Topics: Florida

Costa signs Bassmaster Elite Series angler Casey Ashley to title spot

Feb 24, 2011

Costa sunglasses recently signed on as the title sponsor for Bassmaster Elite Series angler Casey Ashley. The news comes as Ashley prepares to compete in the 2011 Elite Series, starting with The Sunshine Showdown Mar. 10 - 13, in Tavares, Fla. This is Ashley's fifth year competing in the Bassmaster Elite Series, with nine Top 10 tournament finishes to his name. He has been a member of Costa's pro staff since 2007.

Classic quest: Kriet trying to make it back

Feb 24, 2011

No rest for the weary in Kriet's schedule.

VanDam runs away with fourth Classic title

Feb 20, 2011

Kevin VanDam demonstrated, again, how records are made at the 2011 Bassmaster Classic.

Day One by the numbers

Feb 19, 2011

What lies ahead at the 2011 Bassmaster Classic, can the numbers predict?

A historic look at Day One of the Bassmaster Classic

Feb 18, 2011

A look at Classic tournaments that's received plenty of attention.

The Classic is widely regarded as the be-all end-all in competitive fishing.

Feb 17, 2011

NEW ORLEANS -- For professional fishermen, the Bassmaster Classic is widely regarded as the be-all end-all in competitive fishing. Why? For starters it's got a $500,000 purse, winning it will give your career a degree of longevity and qualifying for it is one of the most daunting tasks in bass fishing. The only thing more difficult than qualifying for the Classic is winning it. Win or lose, first time or 29th, the Classic makes an impression on all who compete.

The rules at the Bassmaster Classic

Feb 17, 2011

The Bassmaster Classic is a tournament full of tradition and lore. With the 41st Classic this weekend, it's a good time to explore some of the old bromides about fishing's greatest championship.

Texas' Bryan Schmidt wins Federation Nation Championship

Feb 17, 2011

Texas' Bryan Schmidt wins Federation Nation Championship

Toho reflections

Feb 16, 2011

Yesterday was Valentine's Day. I normally bring a dozen roses to my wife, Debbi, at her office. This year, I waltzed into her office during business hours with my guitar in hand. It was a first. I'm a closet guitar player. I strum with 10 thumbs and have a voice like a bullfrog with laryngitis.

Licensed to fish!

Feb 15, 2011

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. At first, angling advocates gave Florida State Senator Joe Negron the benefit of the doubt.

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