Photos of several anglers considered to be either dark horses or sentimental favorites in the 2011 Bassmaster Classic
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- For many, a Kevin VanDam victory in the Evan Williams Bourbon Trophy Triumph with Skeet Reese as runner-up would be a win-win scenario.
For Skeet Reese, the alarm clock keeps waking him to "I Got You Babe," only it's not Sonny and Cher singing, it's Kevin VanDam. "This is not the way I wanted it to end up," said Reese, who wanted so bad for this year to be different.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The competion is keen for AOY with five or six anglers withing striking distance. "You never know what's going to happen," says Kevin VanDam.
Aaron Martens on fishing multiple cover waters. Sometimes you'll visit new water where everything looks "bassy."
Somewhere in the bowels of his Alabama home, Elite Series pro Aaron Martens has a crankbait graveyard with an inventory greater than the average tackle shop.
During the 2009 Elite Series campaign, a variety of baits and techniques where used to secure victories. However, in many of those wins, the lure that put an angler in position to win faltered in the home stretch and had to be replaced by an alternate bait on the final day of competition.
Fifty of the world's top anglers will compete for the title of Bassmaster Classic champion on the Louisiana Delta, Feb. 18-20, 2011. Check out the official 2011 Classic field below, and learn more about the qualifying anglers by clicking on their name.
In this lesson I want to talk about crankbait efficiency. Note that I did not say organization. That's because there's more to being efficient with crankbaits than simply putting them in the right box and keeping that box handy.