Topics: Classic

It's About the Weather!

Feb 20, 2013

While the weather won't be as apocalyptic as many fear it' will challenging. When asked if he was concerned about ice on the launch ramp, frozen boat locker lids and frigid hands, Iaconelli replied, "All of the above.”

Rookies and Champions

Feb 19, 2013

2013 Bassmaster Classic rookies and champs of Classics past register in Tulsa.

Day One for a Classic angler

Feb 19, 2013

The 2013 Bassmaster Classic is unofficially under way for the current field of anglers.

BASSTrakk stirs controversy with anglers

Feb 19, 2013

The hot topic of today's Classic angler briefing was the new edition of BASSTrakk we are planning to launch this week.

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.