Air temperatures below freezing and a race to the warmer waters of the northern river portion of Lay Lake
In this photo gallery, you'll find images of the newest additions to the Lunker Club from March 2010.
With the 40th Bassmaster Classic only days away, it may be tough to top the previous three Lay Lake championships that produced stirring moments for anglers and fans.
Losing keeps you awake.Those competing in the Bassmaster Classic know this feeling. Fifty-one dreaming of a win.
Berkley will continue as the official fishing line and soft plastic baits of BASS and its prestigious tournament trails.
This is the most extreme Classic ever. I know there have been hot ones, and a few held on tough waters, but as far as the cold is concerned this is the worst ever. I've never practiced under conditions like I did on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
I've always said that the toughest fishing in the world is when the water's cold and muddy. Nowhere was that more evident than on Lay Lake last weekend during the official practice period. It was by far the most difficult Classic practice I've ever fished.
Jamie McMurray raced the Bass Pro Shops car to victory in the Daytona 500 on Sunday.
Some think river is hot spot; others stay south at the 2010 Bassmaster Classic on Lay lake, Alabama