AutoZone will continue in 2014 with its title sponsorship of AutoZone Winning Ways, a spinoff of the popular ESPN2 fishing show, The Bassmasters.
Unfortunately, even with incredible fishing in Brazil, scenery and a trip of a lifetime, I found it difficult to keep the Bassmaster Classic from creeping into my thoughts.
The Amazon jungle is a forbidding, dangerous place. Since the first Europeans landed on the shores of South America 500 years ago, thousands of adventurers have entered the gigantic rain forest and were never seen again.
Some 27 years after watching a blurry image from a TV screen in Brazil, Marcos Malucelli is competing in the 2012 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open circuit.
Fighting fish is no easy sport. But fighting other men? Two Ultimate Fighting Championship competitors train and fight by trade but relax by hitting the water.
A blanket of fog adds to the complexities of the 2011 Bassmaster Classic.