Local ace Chris Rutland from Wetumpka, Ala., has won more tournaments on Lay Lake than most anglers alive (close to 50) and in his nearly 30 years of experience on the Coosa River impoundment, he has never seen the water temperature so low and the fishing so tough.
Kevin VanDam talks about his experiences in the 2010 Classic on Lay Lake
Mother Nature toys with competitors' Bassmaster Classic strategies.
Beating the cold can mean winning the 2010 Bassmaster Classic.
In this photo gallery, you'll find images of anglers and lunkers from the Day 3 weigh-in at the 2007 Bassmaster Classic held on Lay Lake near Birmingham, Alabama.
Personally, I don't buy a lot of what has been preached on the behavior of winter bass. And evidently, the fish on this trip (and many others I have taken) didn't either.
Classic XXXIX Feb. 20-22, 2009 winner Skeet Reese
BASS announced today a new multiple-year sponsorship agreement with Humminbird a leading innovator in cutting-edge technology in the electronics category.
Like most of you I've been thinking about the Classic. What I'd like to do over the next few weeks is talk about the venue, give you my thoughts about the anglers and then we'll see how I did.
There is no doubt that fine-tuning the pattern fishing technique is the real key to success, and you must be alert to recognize patterns within patterns.