The Jones Clan is in Alabama now, and we're getting settled in for the Classic. I'm making final preparations for practice, which starts today, and they're a little different this year.
Overall, I'm really excited. I think BASS did a good job of putting us on premier bass fisheries at the right times. And this schedule should help me fish to my strengths. How could I not be excited about something like that?
Classic contenders reach Lay Lake for practice, they will have a major decision to make: focus on fishing the main lake or run up the river.
Weekend warrior Darrell West lives his dream of becoming a pro fisherman
40th Bassmaster Classic, Feb. 19-21 on Lay Lake out of Birmingham, Ala., will contribute heavily to the annals of the sport.
From rookies to repeat champions, 2010 field puts wild spin on fourth Bassmaster Classic on Alabama's Lay Lake
>Skeet Reese of Auburn, Calif., shares the spotlight with Boyd Duckett of Demopolis, Ala., in this look at two champs aiming for the same prestigious prize in the 2010 Bassmaster Classic
Feb. 19-21 Bassmaster Classic on Alabama's Lay Lake also competed in the 1996, 2002 and/or 2007 Classics, all of which were on Lay Lake.
Cold, muddy water figure into tough 2010 Bassmaster Classic
Local ace Chris Rutland from Wetumpka, Ala., has won more tournaments on Lay Lake than most anglers alive (close to 50) and in his nearly 30 years of experience on the Coosa River impoundment, he has never seen the water temperature so low and the fishing so tough.