There may be no bigger leap in all of professional sports than the jump from the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens to the Elite Series.
It was an early, cold and rainy start for 180 boats on Day One of the Bass Pro Shops Southern Open #2 on Douglas Lake.
Overheard on Day Two at the Rigid Industries Falcon Slam in Zapata, Texas.
Anglers return to Falcon in search of the giant bass that lurk underneath.
Scott Hausman, Utah's youth director, got a great view of the Classic action as a Marshal in Pace's and Palaniuk's boats.
New BASSTrakk phones allow Marshals to take photos of their angler from their boat. Check out these one of a kind shots from the 2013 Bassmaster Classic.
Items that could bring that little bit of luck to win it all.
More photos from the Day Two launch of the 2013 Bassmaster Classic.
2013 Bassmaster Classic anglers launched in chilly conditions on Day One of competition on Oklahoma's Grand Lake O' the Cherokees.
On the morning of the biggest competition of your life, what do you eat and drink to get you going?