Keith Poche not only took Friday’s lead, he also brought in the largest bass on Day One.
What better tournament to compare the current Red River Bassmaster Classic to than the 2009 Classic: same water, same time, somewhat similar conditions.
One ounce separates Keith Poche and Greg Vinson atop the Bassmaster Classic leaderboard. It's the slimmest of margins in the tightest of Classics.
After Keith Poche stepped off the Classic stage, he did not fully realize he had just taken the lead from Greg Vinson by 1 ounce. Someone backstage helped drive it home to him.
For a quintet of competitors, today’s Bassmaster Classic blast-off rapidly devolved into an ooze-off.
The Bassmaster Classic has been called the “Super Bowl of bass fishing.” But the sport’s most dominant angler says it’s even more than that.
The anglers fishing the 2012 Bassmaster Classic are preparing for changes in the weather on the Red River.
Kevin VanDam is hoping to win his third consecutive Bassmaster Classic. But making history will require a strong Day One on the Red River — something that eluded him here three years ago.
After a good day of practice on the Red River, Mike Iaconelli is feeling cautiously optimistic about his chances in the 2012 Bassmaster Classic.
Born and raised in Natchitoches, La., Keith Poche has come home for his first Bassmaster Classic appearance.