Now I've told this story on several occasions before, and I'm going to try and tell it again, from a different angle. The story is about how a little pound and a half bass, which doesn't have a clue as to what's going on above the water, can be so important to so many fans.
The baby panic is over. Last Wednesday morning, Vegas Michael Iaconelli was born. Becky and I couldn't be happier.
NEW ORLEANS, La. ;All weekend long, anglers have talked about the cold weather being a major factor effecting the fishing. Almost equally important has been the low water, making navigating and fishing more difficult.
Photos of the 2011 Bassmaster Classic pros practicing on the Louisiana Delta, Louisiana.
NEW ORLEANS, La; In the words of Matt Herren, the last three days have been nothing but a "wasted practice."
Photos from practice day three for the 2011 Bassmaster Classic.
NEW ORLEANS, La; On the opposite end of the Delta from Venice, over at Bayou Segnette State Park, anglers were finding more of the same: the water is still cold, the fish are still cold and bites are still hard to come by.
This photo gallery features photo from the second day of practice leading up to the 2011 Bassmaster Classic.
By now, the reels are spooled, the hooks have been sharpened and plastics organized and reorganized in trays and storage bins. No doubt, readying the tools of the trade stands essential for Bassmaster Classic competitors, but so is the preparation of their most important piece of equipment -- their bodies.
VENICE, La. Wait with fingers crossed. That's the mantra most anglers fishing Venice are living by as they launch for the second day of official Classic practice. With the time already invested in scouting and fishing that far from the launch, all the anglers can do is hope the water warms up enough to get the bass active.