The B.A.S.S. Federation Nation and the Bassmaster Classic go back a long way, almost as far back as the first Classic.
Fed Nation contenders from six regional divisions have assembled in Louisiana with hopes and dreams of fishing the 2012 Classic.
Vermont’s Skip Sjobeck beat the challenge of facing different weather patterns for three days to win the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Eastern Divisional at Lake Champlain.
Chasing your dream is a whole lot more gratifying than having your dreams chase you at 3:19 a.m.
Jamie Hartman lists his occupation as part-time truck driver and part-time fisherman, but today he acted more like a full-fledged pro angler.
Of course that five-story stage is for fish ... oh, you mean Phish.
The vast waters of Lake Champlain make it an equal opportunity fishery for the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Eastern Divisional anglers this week.
Lake Champlain could be anybody’s game: Where the fish are caught will depend mainly on how the weather fares.
Check out behind-the-scenes and on-the-water videos from the 2011 Eastern Divisional on Lake Champlain in Colchester, Vt.
Watch the anglers weigh in on stage at the Federation Nation Eastern Divisional from Lake Champlain in Colchester, Vt.