Topics: Classic

Lane's backwater

Feb 26, 2012

We've made it to Lane's backwater. It's 54 degrees and bordered by a levee that provides a perfect vantage point for shorebound spectators.

Vinson boats first fish

Feb 26, 2012

Greg Vinson put his first fish in the boat at 9:04 a.m. It's not much to look at, but it's a keeper.

DeFoe works earthen dam in McDade

Feb 26, 2012

DeFoe has worked the length of the earthen dam at the back end of McDade without a bite.

Vinson keeping it together

Feb 26, 2012

Greg Vinson arrived about 15 minutes ago, and I'm impressed with his demeanor. He very casually pulled off his heavy jacket and took his time trolling into his first spot. He seems very relaxed for a guy who's a pound off the lead in the Bassmaster Classic. And that's the kind of composure that helps anglers win tournaments.

Backwater ponds

Feb 26, 2012

We entered a beautiful little backwater pond with 54 degree water. Chris said that at normal pool you can't access this place.

Navigating the jungle

Feb 26, 2012

I made an executive decision for now. Because I don't know exactly where Evers is starting, I'm heading into the New Jungle and watching Bobby Lane for a bit. Without Trey Reid's guidance, that wouldn't have been possible. There's a reason this place is known as the jungle.

Boat damage from stumps?

Feb 26, 2012

Takahiro Omori is in Sullivan's as well. He pulled up his trolling motor a minute ago and is grinding his way through the stumps.

Classic by the numbers - Day Two

Feb 26, 2012

Comebacks are rare in the Bassmaster Classic, and for good reason.

Fishing ridges

Feb 26, 2012

Our boat driver Chris runs a local tournament circuit. He said Sullivan's is so productive this time of year because of its many ridges.

Wirth is fishing cypress trees

Feb 26, 2012

We're headed into Sullivan's to find Chris Lane. Kevin Wirth is on the far outside fishing cypress trees -- the staging areas he'd told us he planned to focus on today.

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