VENICE, La. On the first day of practice for the 2011 Bassmaster Classic, at least a dozen competitors were launching from Venice Marina, a good two hour boat ride from New Orleans.
Predications on who will be the Bassmaster Classic champion are a dime a dozen. Every newspaper article or website having anything to do with the outdoors has a guess from people who think they know the winner.
VENICE, La. It plain stinks to be stuck out in the middle of the marsh with no one around for miles, but for at least five of the anglers fishing out of the Venice area, beaching the boat was a fact of life on the first day of official practice.
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.
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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.