I attended my first Classic in 2002, the year Jay Yelas won the event on Lay Lake by swimming a jig around shallow shoreline cover. Because it was a new experience for me, a newspaper journalist covering it for my paper's sports section, everything seemed significant. I loved seeing the anglers enter the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex arena as their favorite song blared over the loudspeakers.
Byron Velvick announced today that he will not be fishing the 2011 Bassmaster Elite Series. In November,the Texas pro was treated to get relief from the pain and needs more time for recovery
Browning seeks help for his elbow injury after seeing Evers recovery; His elbows are healed - he feels no pain whatsoever.
NEW ORLEANS — A cold snap, common in February, could change the game, but depending on Mother Nature, the fishing could be excellent this year. "Winning won't be a matter of who has five, but of who has five big ones," predicted Bassmaster Elite Series pro Keith Poche.
Time-lapse of Bassmaster Southern Open weigh-in at Bass Pro Shops in Orlando, Fla. (Jan. 22, 2011).
Tracy Nelson, of Lee Summit, Mo., fights and lands a 13.5-pound largemouth bass on a Florida lake.
The pressure is off for Gerald Swindle as he puts a win on his resumé. He knew that he was in first place with a solid lead and could relax.
Gerald talks about the mental side of bass fishing and how keeping those ideas fresh in his mind helps him to put everything together for the win.
Peter Thliveros, an expert on the Carolina rig, talks about its history and how using the rig has helped him to win much of nearly $2 million as a professional angler.
BASS Signature Series Terry Scroggins on flipping and pitching matted vegetation