CELEBRATION, Fla. Mercury/Nashville recording artist Randy Montana and Casey Ashley have signed on to perform live, free concerts from the Costa stage for thousands of fishing fans filling the New Orleans Arena during the 2011 Bassmaster Classic. The Bassmaster Classic is set for Feb. 18-20 on the Louisiana Delta out of New Orleans, La.
The Bassmaster Classic is more than just the biggest and best bass tournament in the world. It's an event, a test of the very best and a stage where legends are made.
Photos of several 2011 Bassmaster Classic contenders with unique travel challenges.
Photos of several anglers whose lives were dramatically changed - or might have been - by a Bassmaster Classic win
Photos of several anglers considered to be either dark horses or sentimental favorites in the 2011 Bassmaster Classic
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Arizona; McCoy Fishing announced today that it has re-signed Bassmaster Elite Series pro Jason Williamson (Wagener, S.C.) for the 2011 season. "I am very pleased to once again be part of the McCoy team," Williamson said.
Mike and Becky Iaconelli became parents to Vegas Michael Iaconelli Wednesday morning. Mike says he was born with a fishing rod in his hand!
My wife hates facial hair, but there's a good reason I haven't shaved in several days. First, she's had the bronchial flu crud for the past three weeks. Second, I shunned the razor in support of densely bearded defensive end Brett Keisel and his Steeler teammates as they continued to score wins en route to the Super Bowl.
It's just a little over a week until the guys launch their boats in the 2011 Bassmaster Classic. What an event! It's truly one of a kind, the greatest show in all of bass fishing. But, it's still fishing.
A Classic win, and a "never give up" statement, launched Mike Iaconelli to another level, but my point is still what I started the piece out with. Winning the Bassmaster Classic is by far the most important thing that can happen to an angler in our world.