If the baby doesn't come by Thursday, I'm going to fly to New Orleans and do the first three days of practice.
There's nothing bigger in the bass fishing world than the Classic, and maybe I can make it even more interesting.
Michael Iaconelli, one of professional bass fishing's elite anglers and host of City Limits Fishing on the Versus Network, is giving his support to help the National Wildlife Federation and Louisiana Wildlife Federation raise awareness for the need to restore and protect Louisiana's imperiled coastal wetlands.
B.A.S.S. and the Super Retriever Series (SRS) have teamed up for several B.A.S.S. tournaments in 2011, beginning with the Feb. 18-20 Bassmaster Classic in New Orleans.
Three longtime PRADCO-Fishing pros head to the Bassmaster Classic with their lure sponsorships sewn up by re-signing with PRADCO and its family of fishing companies, including Booyah Bait Co., Bomber, Yum, XCalibur and more. Florida's Terry "Big Show" Scroggins and Oklahoma's Edwin Evers and Terry Butcher will again fish on the PRADCO team.
Second-year Bassmaster Elite Series pro Cliff Crochet of Pierre Part, La., has three more sponsors behind him: Rat-L-Trap (Bill Lewis Lures); Falcon Rods; and Reins Tungsten, a Japanese company that recently brought its lures and weights to U.S. markets.
Bassmaster Elite Series pro Greg Hackney of Gonzales, La., got his start at the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation level in his native state of Arkansas.
Coverage of the 2011 Bassmaster Classic by ESPN2 will be aired Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 26-27, and again on Sunday, March 6.
In the 10 days since his first Bassmaster event victory, Gerald Swindle has been in demand. Every major Internet site has featured him, major newspapers have run pieces on him, radio interviewers are calling him. He has fielded hundreds of phone calls, voice mails and text messages from friends and fans.
NEW ORLEANS; Fifty of the top anglers in the world will be at Mardi Gras World on Feb. 17 and available for one-on-one interviews. This exclusive media event comes the day before the 41st Bassmaster Classic is slated to begin on the Louisiana Delta.