TALLAHASSEE, Fla. At first, angling advocates gave Florida State Senator Joe Negron the benefit of the doubt.
With a tough Friday-Sunday practice finally behind them, Bassmaster Classic anglers are bone-tired. But that feeling is almost incidental to their relief about the end of frigid air over the Louisiana Delta. In the nick of time, milder weather is on its way.
Casey Ashley hopes to make some waves in Music City this year as he adds the finishing touches to a country music demo album. He hopes this abbreviated album will positively affect professional fishing, as well as get him some work on Music Row in Nashville, Tenn.
The Classic is a fishing tournament but it's much more than that. We (anglers) are committed almost every minute of every day.
In other news, I just took my boat to get wrapped. I'm getting it done here in Waco, Texas, for a couple of reasons. The most important is that the wrap on a boat is subjected to a pounding that a truck wrap isn't.
Elite Series angler Casey Ashley sings the National Anthem at the 2011 Bassmaster Classic.
NEW ORLEANS -- The patients at Tulane Hospital for Children received a special surprise this Valentine's Day when they were visited by celebrity anglers Kevin VanDam, Aaron Martens, Brian LaClair, Ryan Said Shaw Grigsby, Stephen Browning and Edwin Evers.
The 2011 Bassmaster Classic professionals took the time to visit with some very special fans at the Tulane Hospital for Children.
The rich outdoor heritage of Louisiana blends perfectly with the 2011 Bassmaster Classic, which is just as much a celebration of the outdoors as it is a world-class competition.