This album features photos from the 2011 Bassmaster Classic day one launch.
This gallery is a compilation of photos featuring all 50 of the 2011 Bassmaster Classic competitors.
The last time Denny Brauer competed in a Bassmaster Classic on the Louisiana Delta he took second place in 1999. The 1998 Bassmaster Classic champion and 20-time qualifier missed out on this year's Big Show, so the Missouri pro has been enjoying his winter residence at Lake Amistad in Texas.
FLIPPIN, Ark. In conjunction with the 2011 Bassmaster Classic in New Orleans, Stratos Boats is calling all Stratos enthusiasts and avid anglers to visit the Stratos booth and receive limited-edition free gear while taking in one of the industry's most exciting displays. With some of the biggest names in the sport among the Stratos pro staff, including Skeet Reese, Mike McClelland and Larry Nixon, Classic attendees will have the opportunity for first hand buying advice and insight from bass fishing's elite.
Miscellaneous candid photos of anglers, marshalls and staff at practice for the 2011 Bassmaster Classic
VENICE, La. Wait with fingers crossed. That's the mantra most anglers fishing Venice are living by as they launch for the second day of official Classic practice. With the time already invested in scouting and fishing that far from the launch, all the anglers can do is hope the water warms up enough to get the bass active.
Heeeeeeeere's Jeff. Although he's not gone completely Jack Nicholson yet, Classic competitor Jeff Kriet admits his Ardmore, Okla., household is stir crazy.
BASS Signature Series Mike McClelland on Football Jigs
Jewel Bait Co. announces the signing of Bassmaster Elite Series angler Casey Ashley to its pro staff.
Mike McClelland likes the versatility of the football jig.