Latest Classic Series News

Hope Reigns

Feb 22, 2013

  Matt Lee has certainly never seen anything like this. The Carhartt College Series Classic qualifier from Cullman, Ala., had 15 people, three video cameras, eight and one dog surrounding his boat this morning as he tried to prepare for the biggest day of his life.   You could feel his nervous energy from the dock.  

Omori and Miyazaki cheering section

Feb 22, 2013

Official launch proceedings under way

Feb 22, 2013

Photos from the Day One launch of the 2013 Bassmaster Classic.

Emergency coffee run

Feb 22, 2013

Kevin VanDam was running around in between several satellite and TV production trucks near the boat dock just before takeoff at 7 a.m. "I'm looking for coffee," he told me. I asked him to grab two. "I'm not drinking it," he said. "My livewell is frozen shut."

Who do you "like" in the Classic?

Feb 22, 2013

Not who you "think" will win, but who you'd "like" to see win. That's what I asked the Classic qualifiers.

Lane had an attitude

Feb 22, 2013

Bobby Lane is tired of all the talk about cold weather, especially when his sunny Florida heritage is mentioned in conjunction.   "The high was 36 degrees [Wednesday] in all that snow," Lane said.

Evers

Feb 22, 2013

Edwin Evers is one of the few people here not lamenting the cold. "It's actually warmer here than they predicted," he said. His boat is comfortable, too. He kept it in a heated garage last night.

Dawn breaks

Feb 22, 2013

Dawn breaks in Grove.  Ott DeFoe is ready. Fans bundle up. 

No chopper ride this morning

Feb 22, 2013

We're froze out of our early morning chopper ride.

Tokyo to France to Oklahoma

Feb 22, 2013

I just spoke with Hideyuki Nomura, editor-in-chief of Japan's Lure Magazine.

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