This is the view of Todd Ruffin, a photojournalist from Tulsa's News on 6, who's riding along today with Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Bassmaster Classic qualifer Matt Lee. We hope Ruffin is as bundled up as Lee is!
The snow is still heavy but it's getting wetter and therefore less comfortable.
Classic records get broken just about every year. Which ones will be in jeopardy this year?
Several pros were late arrivals for the 7 a.m. take-off.
David Walker: "I've got so many layers of Cabela's Guidewear on, Louis Vuitton couldn't afford this outfit."
Randy Howell caught a 6-pounder earlier, but he’s fishing with five of the six trebles of his jerkbait bent in.
As we ran through increasingly heavy snow looking for more boats, we came across two boats pleasure fishing. Begs the question....why would anyone be out here for less than a half million bucks?
There were many adventures on the drive back from Grove to Tulsa, including a stop for a snowball fight, led by Nanook of the North, Canadian Dave Mercer. He actually likes this weather. But Steve Bowman guided Mercer, Jim Sexton and me safely to our hotel, finally. On the way back, Classic competitor Jason Quinn passed us at one point with his boat in tow. It was 9:30, and Quinn had concluded a very short practice day on Grand Lake. "I'm from South Carolina," said Quinn. "I ain't used to this stuff."