In this photo gallery, you'll find images of the anglers as they prepare to launch on Day Two of the 2009 Bassmaster Classic on the Red River, near Shreveport, Louisiana.
In this photo gallery, you'll find on-the-water images from Day One of the 2009 Bassmaster Classic on the Red River, near Shreveport, Louisiana.
Bryan Schmidt is fishing his first Bassmaster Classic. He qualified for the Classic by winning the BASS Federation Nation Championship. He is from Olney, Texas. About 3,500 people live there. Many more people will attend the weigh-ins for the Bassmaster Classic than live in his hometown. You would guess that nerves are running high through Bryan's whole body this week. You would guess right.
38 is the magic number for many of the anglers who have won the Bassmaster Classic, age-wise.
In this photo gallery you will see the 2008 federation nation championship in Kansas. It is the third day on the water and it shows the winner Bryan Schmidt.
In this photo gallery, you'll find images from Day Three of the 2008 Federation Central Divisional on Lewis and Clark Lake, near Yankton, South Dakota.
The Louisiana angler had to make some adjustments, especially after today's takeoff was delayed for two hours as a severe thunderstorm passed over the lake.
On his run up the river in the morning he noticed a boat stuck in the shallows, so he pulled over to help. "It delayed 30 minutes off our time but it was my nephew (Tim Carmouche) so I had to stop and push him off," said Bourque.