On Friday, Classic rookie and B.A.S.S. Federation Nation qualifier Josh Polfer of Nampa, appeared to be calm, waiting in his boat in the staging area outside the CenturyLink Center.
Mike Suchan brings you the bird's-eye view as the 2012 Classic gets under way on the Red River!
Right now, home is about 2,000 miles away for Brandon Palaniuk and Josh Polfer, Bassmaster Classic qualifiers from Idaho.
Josh Polfer, a B.A.S.S. Federation Nation qualifier from Nampa, Idaho, wrapped both his vehicle and boat.
The B.A.S.S. Federation Nation and the Bassmaster Classic go back a long way, almost as far back as the first Classic.
B.A.S.S. Federation Nation competitors must work their way up through multiple qualifiers to compete in the championship. The ones who are going to the Classic are the best of the best.
With six B.A.S.S. Federation Nation qualifiers determined last Saturday, there’s only one seat left on the bus to the 2012 Bassmaster Classic.
Divisional standings after Day One of the 2011 B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Championship on the Ouachita River out of Monroe, La.
Colorado’s balance carried it to the team title at the Western Divisional presented by Yamaha and Skeeter. Jay Salisbury, meanwhile, survived a charge by Curtis Spindler to take the individual crown.
Anglers weigh in on the final day of the 2011 B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Western Divisional in Bloomfield, N.M.