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Final preparations at the media circus

Feb 21, 2013

Looking over tackle and preparing for tomorrow, anglers take questions from the media.

Weather is the focus

Feb 21, 2013

As 53 Classic anglers filed onto the Tulsa Fairgrounds for Media Day, the buzz was not about lures or boats. Instead, they all played amateur meteorologist.

Hackney catches 10-pound trophy before Classic starts

Feb 21, 2013

Beginning Friday, Greg Hackney will compete in his 11th Bassmaster Classic, but he’s already landed a trophy largemouth that he’ll cherish the rest of his life.

McClelland at home on Grand

Feb 21, 2013

With snow starting to fly, Mike McClelland looked at peace on Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees on the final day of Classic practice.

Metallica to Young Jeezy: Anglers pick their songs

Feb 21, 2013

Since the tradition started a few years ago of anglers choosing their walk-up music, fans have been intrigued by the contenders' picks.

Next step of his dream

Feb 21, 2013

Brent Chapman, the 2012 Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year, ascended the ballroom stage at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino confidently but quietly, without added flair.

2013 Classic: Through Becky’s eyes

Feb 20, 2013

It’s Tuesday night. Mike’s getting ready for the last day of practice tomorrow and then needs to go to bed early so they asked me to give you a look at the Classic through my eyes. I don’t know if I’m a typical wife or not but here goes…

Classic challenges

Feb 20, 2013

Classic Week is exhausting and incredibly demanding. Those that handle the pressure best are likely to excel during the competition.

It's About the Weather!

Feb 20, 2013

While the weather won't be as apocalyptic as many fear it' will challenging. When asked if he was concerned about ice on the launch ramp, frozen boat locker lids and frigid hands, Iaconelli replied, "All of the above.”

You snooze, you lose

Feb 19, 2013

Classic competitors come together as official tournament duties begin in earnest.

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