In this photo gallery, you'll find images of the anglers as they prepare to launch on Day One of the 2009 Bassmaster Classic on the Red River, near Shreveport, Louisiana.
The 2009 Bassmaster Classic starts tomorrow. Someone will be a legend by Sunday afternoon and someone else might be a goat, depending on how things go.
Tomorrow's the first day of competition. I'm ready to get started. I'm doing Mike & Mike in the Morning and then it'll be time go fishing. I'm ready to get this thing underway.
In February, Rick Clunn will be on the Red River fishing in his 32nd Bassmaster Classic.
I've been busy the last couple of weeks. It's boat show season so I've been flying around the country making appearances and giving seminars. In between shows I've been trying to get my tackle organized for the Classic and this year's Elite Series.
After more than a week of early practice in December, three official practice days last week, and a final tune-up on the water Wednesday, you'd think this year's Bassmaster Classic qualifiers would have learned every secret the Red River holds.
Bryan Schmidt is fishing his first Bassmaster Classic. He qualified for the Classic by winning the BASS Federation Nation Championship. He is from Olney, Texas. About 3,500 people live there. Many more people will attend the weigh-ins for the Bassmaster Classic than live in his hometown. You would guess that nerves are running high through Bryan's whole body this week. You would guess right.
Take a look at what media day looked like for the B.A.S.S. pros during the 2009 Bassmaster Classic. This Classic was held in Shreveport, La.
In this article you will read about the classic on the Red River
This article is about Greg hackney's final day of practice.