Bassmaster Classic competitors struggle to stay warm in last hours of practice.
db and Gene Hacker take a memorable ride on Route 66.
All around the official Classic hotel, anglers and their families are buzzing about. Yesterday, we caught a glimpse of Bill Lowen and his 1-year-old son, Fischer, walking through the halls. Fischer looks like a teeny professional fisherman. Too cute!
"Is this Maine or Grand Lake?" said Jonathan Carter, the first angler from Maine ever to compete in a Bassmaster Classic. "It reminded me of home today!" Only three weeks ago, Carter was practicing for the Classic using an ice auger. This wintry weather is right up his alley.
All Mark Pierce had to say about this morning was: "Brrrrrr!"
It’s about noon. I’m on my way back from practice. As nasty and ugly as it is out there I have to say that this weather didn’t hurt my fishing or my Classic strategy one bit. In fact, it might have gotten better after this morning.
Anglers took on ice-cold Grand Lake on the final day of practice for the 2013 Bassmaster Classic.
As the last competitors put their boats on the trailers, the talk is of course about the weather.
Mark this day because it's the rarest of events for pro anglers.
No one's giving up ... yet.