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2010 Classic picks

Feb 17, 2010

When this year's Bassmaster Classic officially begins just after daybreak on February 19, the collective adrenalin rush of the 51 competitors will probably be enough to push over some of the pine trees surrounding Lay Lake. In the years I have been fortunate enough to attend the Classic, this one has already generated more excitement than any I remember in a long time.

2010 Bassmaster Classic: Elite Series Picks

Feb 17, 2010

In this photo gallery, you'll find images of several Elite Series anglers who name their picks to perform well in the 2010 Bassmaster Classic on Lay Lake near Birmingham, Alabama.

Down to the wire

Feb 17, 2010

Today was the last practice day before competition starts on Friday. I had a pretty good practice, all things considered. At least I accomplished some of the things I wanted to get done. That's not to say it's getting much better out there, though. It's still really tough.

Head and heart picks

Feb 17, 2010

At the Classic qualifier level there isn't as much difference between these guys' fishing skills as you might think. Longtime competitors didn't get here by accident. You don't survive in this business if you can't fish.

One more day to go

Feb 17, 2010

The final practice day is now history. I can honestly say that despite the tough, nasty conditions I'm pumped and ready to go. I might have something going out there. You never know for sure but I think I have a couple of patterns that'll work for me.

The final practice

Feb 17, 2010

Day 1 of practice was one of the few times I've fished in an absolute blizzard. Our predictions of this cold winter Classic are coming true.

2008 Federation Central Divisional: Day Two

Feb 16, 2010

In this photo gallery, you'll find images from the 2008 Federation Central Divisional held on Lewis & Clark Lake near Yankton, South Dakota.

2008 Federation Northern Divisional: Day Two

Feb 16, 2010

In this photo gallery, you'll find images from the 2008 Federation Northern Divisional held on Lake Winnebago near Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

2010 ICAST, Accessories

Feb 16, 2010

In this photo gallery, you'll find numerous images of innovative new products featured at the 2010 ICAST show.

2010 ICAST, Best of Show

Feb 16, 2010

In this photo gallery, you'll find images of innovative new products deemed to be Best of Show at the 2010 ICAST.