Kevin VanDam gives us his perspective on rookie qualifiers at the Bassmaster Classic. Why do so many of them struggle? What makes this one tournament so difficult? Is there anything they can do to lessen the challenge?
BASS Insiders get a preview of the 2010 Bassmaster Classic weigh-in stage.
MarkTucker goes above, beyond to be 2010 Bassmaster Classic-ready
My professional performance is important to me. I want to do my best every time I launch my boat. It's not always about where I finish in a tournament, although that does matter. It's knowing that I did the best I possibly could and that I didn't leave anything out on the water.
Becky and I are in the hotel and settled down for the winter Classic of 2010. This one is going to be a mental bass tournament. Every angler out there can catch bass. That's no big deal. What's going to matter come Friday morning will be mental toughness under some of the most difficult conditions I've ever faced in a professional grade tournament.
Jim and Donna Tyree got married at Toledo Bend and are honnymooning at the 2010 Classic
Air temperatures below freezing and a race to the warmer waters of the northern river portion of Lay Lake
With the 40th Bassmaster Classic only days away, it may be tough to top the previous three Lay Lake championships that produced stirring moments for anglers and fans.
Losing keeps you awake.Those competing in the Bassmaster Classic know this feeling. Fifty-one dreaming of a win.