Getting familiar with the natural contours of a lake and the hiding places for fish is necessary when preparing for the Bassmaster Classic. This album features photos from the first day of the 2011 Bassmaster Classic practice sessions.
This album features photos from the first practice day leading to the 2011 Bassmaster Classic.
VENICE, La. For many fans, the Classic starts February 18, when they will pack the arena to see the Day One weigh-in, but for the 50 qualifiers, the Classic begins tomorrow. Friday is the first of three grueling days of practice, a time when the Classic will likely be won or lost.
I feel sorry for the first fish that bites my bait during practice Friday on the Delta. He's going to get an unexpected surprise when I set the hook.
Heeeeeeeere's Jeff. Although he's not gone completely Jack Nicholson yet, Classic competitor Jeff Kriet admits his Ardmore, Okla., household is stir crazy.
It's time to talk about it. By "it" I mean the incident that occurred the last time we fished a Bassmaster Classic on the Louisiana Delta.
I noticed several B.A.S.S. pros were arriving to pre-fish for the Bassmaster Classic. My memory was a mixture of envy and "Whew! I'm glad it's not me."
Day One of the 2001 Bassmaster Classic on the Louisiana Delta has David Walker in the lead.
Kevin VanDam wins the 2001 Bassmaster Classic.
David Walker is leading after a grueling Day One on the Louisiana Delta.