<photo1>Nobody likes fishing in a crowd, especially during a tournament. It's the reason so many anglers make long runs. The farther you run, the fewer competitors you have to contend with.
2011 Bassmaster Classic's statistics are record setting in many ways.
Flip through images of your favorite B.A.S.S. pros, as they compete in the 2011 Bassmaster Classic.
Check out photos from the day two launch of the 2011 Bassmaster Classic. The Classic was held on the Louisiana Delta, Louisiana.
What lies ahead at the 2011 Bassmaster Classic, can the numbers predict?
This gallery features photos from the day one weigh-in at the 2011 Bassmaster Classic.
At the start of competition in the 41st Bassmaster Classic, 50 men are gunning for the win. Only one will wear the championship ring, of course, but all 50 have their eyes on the prize.
NEW ORLEANS -- For professional fishermen, the Bassmaster Classic is widely regarded as the be-all end-all in competitive fishing. Why? For starters it's got a $500,000 purse, winning it will give your career a degree of longevity and qualifying for it is one of the most daunting tasks in bass fishing. The only thing more difficult than qualifying for the Classic is winning it. Win or lose, first time or 29th, the Classic makes an impression on all who compete.
This gallery is a compilation of photos featuring all 50 of the 2011 Bassmaster Classic competitors.
NEW ORLEANS -- If the Bassmaster Classic was a bake-off, Wednesday wouldn't be the day when you made your cake. You might add the icing, perhaps put the candles on top, but for the most part the hard work would have already been done.