The calendar might say spring, but in many parts of the country it's still mighty cold in the lakes and rivers. Still, the days are getting longer and things are warming up so the bass are starting to move shallow.
Chris Lane has been enjoying a fast ride since winning the Classic, but he offers a couple surprises on his biggest memories since that $500,000 victory.
The song can make the man, at least that's the way some pros see it. The tunes can set the tone for the angler at the weigh-in: fast and funky, patriotic, or slow and smooth.
"This is the moment! This is the day, When I send all my doubts and demons On their way … " Dateline: Ding … Enough with the hoopla. Enough, ALREADY, with the jacket and tie stuff. Your chicken dinner banquets are over. All that is left is the headlight lit darkened launch ramp, tomorrow's sunrise, the national anthem and then just this: 06:59:58. 06:59:59 Go.
With the Bassmaster Classic just around the corner, 15 of the world championship competitors joined forces to visit the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center in Shreveport, La.
Once a Bassmaster Classic champion, always a Classic champion. It's one of those things that truly can't be taken away from you. These anglers know what it means to hoist this trophy and be introduced as a world champion.
With experience, credentials and undeniable star power, the 2012 Bassmaster Classic field just might be one for the ages.
Shaw Grigsby has been around long enough to know who is who in the game. Find out who is on his Classic Fantasy Fishing team.
Winning a Bassmaster Classic is a complex feat but a handful of strategies are employed by all Classic champs and sometimes one single choice stand outs as key to their win.
The B.A.S.S. Federation Nation and the Bassmaster Classic go back a long way, almost as far back as the first Classic.