Catch a glimpse into the life of Elite Series rookie Brandon Palaniuk, at the 2011 Bassmaster Classic. The 2011 Classic championship was held in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Another Classic title. It still seems surreal and hasn't soaked in. Don't get me wrong — I went to the Louisiana Delta with intentions of winning. I go to every tournament thinking I can win. But winning against this quality of a field isn't easy.
Don't get me wrong — I'm not complaining. It's all good, but the schedule is a time buster.
The Bassmaster Classic usually brings out the finest performances of bass fishing's elite anglers, so any blunders can prove costly in this test of the best.
The final stop on the Manabu Kurita world record bass tour came Feb. 24 in South Georgia. The Japanese angler who tied George Perry's longstanding world record visited the waters where history was made in 1932.
Mark Fisher and Joe Crosby put a plastic cup on the front table of their Wiley X booth, stuffed some dollar bills in it, and invited people to contribute toward building a playground at Tulane Hospital for Children in New Orleans.
It's been about a week now since the Classic has been over. I have a few more thoughts about it that I'd like to share.
Can I talk about something that has nothing to do with bass fishing, but has everything to do with bass fishing? Quite honestly all I can think about is Kevin Oldham, a 34-year-old firefighter from Chicago who is fighting Cancer.
Frog color is a definite game changer for Rojas.
Forgive me if I brag just a little. You'll notice that my pick to win — KVD — did just that. OK, he wasn't exactly a dark horse, and my second pick had a miserable tournament, but still I got it right.