Most of the field for the Classic is set. See how they got there.
On this week's episode of The Livewell, Tommy Sanders interviews newly crowned Cabela's Bassmaster Federation Nation champ Mark Dove.
Competitors and their family and friends attended the final event of the 2012 Cabela's Bassmaster Federation Nation Championship, the banquet. The Top 10 anglers were given awards, as were the JWC contenders.
Six 2013 Bassmaster Classic berths were awarded to anglers that finished at the top of the Cabela's Bassmaster Federation Nation Championship.
With the newest six, the Fed Nation has now qualified 181 anglers for the Bassmaster Classic since the program started in 1973. They've represented 44 different states and three foreign countries.
The best amateur anglers are getting ready for the championship on Alabama's Wheeler Lake.
Iowa angler JJ Patton cashed in on his home waters advantage to win the Federation Nation Northern Divisional today.
When he took off this morning on the Mississippi River, tournament leader Mark Dove was more focused on the ultimate prize rather than winning the Cabela’s B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Championship.
Sticking with what worked in practice lands Dove atop the leaderboard.