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Show up for the big show

Feb 4, 2011

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.

Velvick is out for 2011 Elite Series season

Feb 3, 2011

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

Overfished Anglers: New treatment helps anglers' elbow injuries

Feb 3, 2011

Browning seeks help for his elbow injury after seeing Evers recovery; His elbows are healed - he feels no pain whatsoever.

A cold snap could change the game

Feb 3, 2011

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.

Open weigh-in time-lapse

Feb 3, 2011

Time-lapse of Bassmaster Southern Open weigh-in at Bass Pro Shops in Orlando, Fla. (Jan. 22, 2011).

Angler lands 13.5-pound Florida bass

Feb 3, 2011

Tracy Nelson, of Lee Summit, Mo., fights and lands a 13.5-pound largemouth bass on a Florida lake.

The G-Man gets his 'W'

Feb 3, 2011

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.

The mental side

Feb 3, 2011

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.

BASS Signature Series

Feb 3, 2011

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.

Scroggins on flipping and pitching

Feb 3, 2011

BASS Signature Series Terry Scroggins on flipping and pitching matted vegetation

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