Latest Classic Series News

Another cold Classic?

Feb 19, 2013

Tournament Director Trip Weldon asked if any competitors in the field fished the coldest event in B.A.S.S. history. Qualifiers including Shaw Grigsby, Alton Jones, Kevin VanDam and Mark Davis raised their hands.   It was here on Grand Lake, in 1991. On one competition morning the mercury read 9 degrees. Weldon had just started at B.A.S.S. but was absent from the tournament to fish another event he’d qualified for on Kentucky Lake, where it was a balmy 15 degrees at blast-off. The 1991 Invitational here was won by Ron Shuffield.

Matt Lee is "playing it cool"

Feb 19, 2013

How is the college student handling the stresses of the biggest tournament there is?

A little laugh to start us off

Feb 19, 2013

  The loudest laughs of an otherwise-serious tournament briefing came when Trip Weldon described where the competitors could get supplies like lunches and drinks in the morning. “And if you need ice,” he said, drawing a few chuckles and causing him to reverse course, “You can scrape it off your windshield or the ramp.”

Keeping the toes warm

Feb 19, 2013

Two-time Classic qualifier Tracy Adams hopes that it’s cold on tournament day, partly because he believes it will deter additional boat traffic (“You don’t see too many recreational fishermen out when it’s 38 and snowing”) and partly because he has a secret weapon: Battery-powered socks.  

You snooze, you lose

Feb 19, 2013

Classic competitors come together as official tournament duties begin in earnest.

What We Know

Feb 19, 2013

Here’s what’s great about the Bassmaster Classic and bass fishing in general: nobody really knows what’s going on until they know.

Weldon kicks off angler briefing

Feb 19, 2013

The official Bassmaster Classic angler briefing begins with a word from B.A.S.S. Tournament Director Trip Weldon.

Oh, the stuff we all get

Feb 19, 2013

Anglers come away with armfuls of stuff

Classic anglers convene in Tulsa

Feb 19, 2013

The 2013 Bassmaster Classic field has officially convened in Tulsa, Okla.

Some last-minute shopping

Feb 19, 2013

Ott DeFoe hits Bass Pro Shops for some last-minute shopping.

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