Topics: New Orleans

A historic look at Day One of the Bassmaster Classic

Feb 18, 2011

A look at Classic tournaments that's received plenty of attention.

The Weighmaster Trip Weldon

Feb 18, 2011

Trip Weldon's got one of the best seats in the house at the Classic: on stage with the anglers.

Two Bassmaster Classic stages this year

Feb 18, 2011

Fans who attend the 41st Bassmaster Classic at the New Orleans Arena will be treated to alternating action on two stages.

New emcee to make his debut

Feb 18, 2011

Dave Mercer claims that emceeing the Classic in the New Orleans Arena is the first job he's ever studied for.

Keeping things in perspective

Feb 18, 2011

Here's the deal: I'm really pumped up about this Classic. I can't say I've ever felt this way.

Time to roll the dice

Feb 18, 2011

It's the first day of the Bassmaster Classic, and I hope I'm putting 5-pounders in my livewell as you read this.

A change of plans for Bill Lowen in the Bassmaster Classic

Feb 17, 2011

Bill Lowen, well-known shallow water specialist and one of a number of anglers observers are keeping an eye on as the 2011 Bassmaster Classic gets underway, has made a major last minute adjustment in his strategy. It's the kind of thing few anglers would do. But Lowen says he doesn't feel he has any other option.

Speculation ends with Classic launch Friday

Feb 17, 2011

NEW ORLEANS -- With a bright light shining in his face, Cliff Pace leaned up in his chair, a little annoyed with the line of questioning.

What's at stake in the Classic

Feb 17, 2011

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.

The Classic is widely regarded as the be-all end-all in competitive fishing.

Feb 17, 2011

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.

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