VENICE, La. For many fans, the Classic starts February 18, when they will pack the arena to see the Day One weigh-in, but for the 50 qualifiers, the Classic begins tomorrow. Friday is the first of three grueling days of practice, a time when the Classic will likely be won or lost.
That's right, it appears that "further deliberation" may be taking place before Connecticut reconsiders banning lead sinkers.
Rookies have been a part of the Bassmaster Classic since the very beginning -- 1971, when all the anglers were rookies. In 2011, there will be 15 Classic rookies competing. It seems like a big number, but it's actually quite average.
I feel sorry for the first fish that bites my bait during practice Friday on the Delta. He's going to get an unexpected surprise when I set the hook.
Photos of anglers prep for their first day of practice before the 2011 Bassmaster Classic.
This album contains images of the 2011 Bassmaster rookies.
Whether you dream of becoming a full-time professional tournament angler, or just want to put more bass into your livewell on weekends, Bassmaster Classic winner Michael Iaconelli and Bass Fishing Hall of Fame writer Steve Price tell you how in Finesse Fishing with Mike Iaconelli.Under their guidance, you'll learn all the secrets of using lighter rods, reels, lines, and lures to increase your catch, techniques that have taken Mike Iaconelli to the very top of the bass fishing world in both B.A.S.S. and FLW competition.
Lazer TroKar is thrilled to announce the expansion of their pro staff by adding Jonathon VanDam. Jonathon will join Skeet Reese, Shaw Grigsby, Brent Chapman, Gerald Swindle, Scott Martin, Jason Williamson and Rick Clunn representing Lazer TroKar hooks during the 2011 B.A.S.S. season.
Travel time to New Orleans varies from big to easy for the many anglers
See video from on the water and behind the scenes at Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River Presented by STARK Cultural Venues.