There's nothing bigger in the bass fishing world than the Classic, and maybe I can make it even more interesting.
Berkley and Abu Garcia have signed Brandon Palaniuk, the young champ of the 2010 B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Championship who exercised his option to join the 2011 Elite Series.
Fifteen anglers will go into the Feb. 18-20 Bassmaster Classic on the Louisiana Delta as first-time Classic rookies, they're called. Some of those anglers, however, have a lot more rookie in them than others with the same label.
B.A.S.S. pro, Brandon Palaniuk, wins the 2010 Federation Nation Championship. It was this win that earned Palaniuk an invitation to compete in the Elite Series.
For most Americans, the opportunity to participate in these great sports is a privilege — not a right. And that means this privilege could come under attack, or perhaps even be taken away, by anti-hunting and fishing groups.
The BASS Junior programs are preparing our youth to compete at an early age.
Bill Golightly saved the best for last here on the final day of the BASS Federation Nation Western Divisional.
The results from the final weigh-in at the 2010 Federation Nation Western Divisional.
In this photo gallery we see images of the Federation Western Divisional on the third day.
A list of the top 25 all-time heaviest smallmouth bass.