The defending Bassmaster Classic champion is "heartbroken" about not being able to compete at Guntersville or anywhere else this year.
In one of the most challenging Classics ever staged, Woo Daves, brought in a total of 14 bass weighing 27 pounds, 13 ounces. The 30th annual Classic Championship was held on July 20-22, 2000, on Lake Michigan.
We had some fun looking at a snowy Guntersville today. Meanwhile in Grove, Okla., the site of the 2013 Bassmaster Classic, it's an even more extreme weather situation. Anyone know where you can rent one of those cool ice breaking ships?
A friend of Tournament Director Trip Weldon sent in this picture of next week's take-off site at City Harbor in Guntersville. Hopefully next week's Day One will not look like this!
Richard Howes continues to send in great blog posts about his pre-Classic experience. Since he can't do anything else, he made himself a friend.
This place is ready to go. I’m telling you there isn’t any part of Guntersville, Ala., that isn’t into the 2014 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by Diet Mountain Dew and GoPro. It’s the talk of the town, regardless of where you go or what you’re doing.
When we last saw Rich Howes, a competitor in the Classic, he was leaving sunny Florida to travel to Guntersville. Rich let us know he's sorry he didn't bring Florida weather with him.
They say records are made to be broken. Some of these will fall in 2014 ... others will almost certainly live another year.
The Classic this year is not at the North Pole, despite this picture.
I spent this week organizing my new Nitro while a nearby heater in my Michigan garage reminded me it’s still winter.