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.
Brandon wants to be like Bryan.The Idaho angler looking to make Fed Nation, state proud
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.
Rookies have been a part of the Bassmaster Classic since the very beginning -- 1971, when all the anglers were rookies. In 2011, there will be 15 Classic rookies competing. It seems like a big number, but it's actually quite average.
Photos of anglers prep for their first day of practice before the 2011 Bassmaster Classic.
This album contains images of the 2011 Bassmaster rookies.
Travel time to New Orleans varies from big to easy for the many anglers
Here's the deal ... Denny's Grand Slam in the morning ... four cups coffee ... black. A meal that would pretty much last all day, if lunch was needed, two Butterfingers drowned by Vernor's.
'Fishing Partners' is a comedic promo for the 2011 Bassmaster Classic.