The Bass Fishing Hall of Fame class of 2012 was inducted in Shreveport, La., on Friday, Feb. 24, in conjunction with the Bassmaster Classic.
In what has become an annual event during Bassmaster Classic week, the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame will hold its annual induction banquet, honoring four pioneers in the sport.
In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2008 elite series Citrus Slam on the Kissimmee chain of lakes. It is day three behind the scenes.
I want to start by telling you that this has been one of the greatest weeks of my life, and as the Photo Manager for BASS for the last three decades, that's saying something very special.
"I have been totally shocked at the magnitude of what winning the Classic has meant." VanDam says. "Without a doubt, bass fishing is far more mainstream than ever before."