Being able to say you caught the biggest bass in the Bassmaster Classic is a huge honor. And Mark Pierce is the one person who can say that for 2013.
Cold, ice, sleet, rain, thunder and lightning — Tulsa has seen it all in the days leading up to the Friday-through-Sunday world championship of bass fishing on Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees.
Southern Indiana angler and the Federation Northern Division qualifier, Mark Dove, has been to the Bassmaster Classic before, but this time it’s different.
It’s time for my annual look at who’s fishing the Bassmaster Classic and who I think we should keep our eyes on as everything unfolds.
Ask any Bassmaster Classic qualifier to describe why being in this particular tournament is cool. Most will come up something like this: “Well, it’s the Classic, isn’t it?”
B.A.S.S. Nation tournament director Jon Stewart makes a case for B.A.S.S. Nation anglers winning the Bassmaster Classic.
Here's the order the anglers will take off on Day One of the 2013 Classic.
In February, these 53 anglers will take to Oklahoma's Grand Lake O' the Cherokees for the biggest bass fishing event of the year.
The anglers competing for the world championship in 2013 are an interesting mix of rookies and veterans, favorites and long shots, usual suspects and virtual unknowns.
Most of the field for the Classic is set. See how they got there.