Topics: John Crews

The Big Day

Feb 20, 2009

After all a Classic angler has been through, here is the big day. You have a grueling process to qualify. You come to pre-practice and scout. You buy and/or order extra and new baits. You have to wait and think about it all the time. You practice more. You find yourself in a whirlwind of media, excitement, jitters, and the best bass anglers in the world. Now the first day of the Bassmaster Classic is here. It has all culminated to this.

First Practice

Feb 19, 2009

Bryan Schmidt is fishing his first Bassmaster Classic. He qualified for the Classic by winning the BASS Federation Nation Championship. He is from Olney, Texas. About 3,500 people live there. Many more people will attend the weigh-ins for the Bassmaster Classic than live in his hometown. You would guess that nerves are running high through Bryan's whole body this week. You would guess right.

Check, please.

Feb 18, 2009

When fishing the Classic you have already prepared thoroughly, so what do you do with the official practice day? In this article, you can read how the answer to this golden question is different every year for the same angler.

Butterfly Net

Feb 16, 2009

When the official Classic pre-practice is over, you need a butterfly net to keep your stomach in your shirt. If you didn't, you would need to just hang it up. The anticipation is continuing to build. From Rick Clunn (although he may not readily admit it) to an Open rookie, everyone feels it. After all the time preparing, now it is time for the big show.

Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Feb 13, 2009

In this article, read about the angler prepares for the Classic; also, the importance of keeping a routine and how that contributes to a high performance level.

2007 Elite Series - Blue Ridge Brawl

Sep 11, 2008

The 2007 Elite Series Blue Ridge Brawl was held at Smith Mountain Lake in Moneta, VA.

2008 JWC Behind the Scenes

Aug 11, 2008

In this photo gallery you will see the junior world championships on Lake Onondaga behind the scenes.

2008 Champion's Choice Day Two Behind The Scenes

Aug 8, 2008

In this photo gallery you will see the 2008 elite series champion's choice on Lake Oneida. It is the second day behind the scenes.

Short conquers Oneida's waters and air

Aug 8, 2008

The largemouth was the only thing that Kevin Short couldn't catch at the Champion's Choice.

2008 Empire Chase Day Three Weigh-in

Aug 2, 2008

In this photo gallery we will see images of the 2008 elite series Empire Chase on Lake Erie. It is The third day weigh in.