To Menendez, his wife Donna and their two kids, Caroline and Max, Barkley was family.
In this photo gallery, you'll find images of Country music star Darryl Worley and Bassmaster editor James Hall as they fish on a small lake near Selma, Alabama prior to the 2010 Bassmaster Classic. Worley later performed at the Classic.
In this special video edition of 'The B.A.S.S. Reporters' from the Bassmaster Classic in Birmingham, Alabama, the guys talk about what unfolded on Day 1 of the tournament.
Today was a lot tougher than I thought it would be. This has been a different Classic. First I thought one big day would do it, and then I thought the weights would go up as the tournament progressed
I'm telling you, today was tough. I had five keeper bites all day; five, and one of them shook lose! You don't win the Bassmaster Classic with five bites, at least not the five I had.
Today was a lot tougher than I thought it would be. This has been a different Classic. First I thought one big day would do it, and then I thought the weights would go up as the tournament progressed. Neither one of them happened like I thought it would.
2010 Classic field finds solid action in cold waters
In these photos of the 2010 Bassmaster Classic Lay Lake: Day One Behind The Scenes, the spectators entertain the crowd with their creative costumes.
Kevin VanDam has firm grip on Day One lead at the 2010 Bassmaster Classic.
Conditions changed on Day One of the 2010 Bassmaster Classic on Lay Lake. Those who adapted survived, while others found themselves with an impossible hill to climb.