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Jack Hains and Villis P. "Bo" Dowden both from Louisiana are Classic winners

Feb 8, 2011

Louisiana, host state of the Feb. 18-20 Bassmaster Classic, has produced two Classic winners: 1975 champ Jack Hains of Rayne, La., and 1980 champ Villis P. "Bo" Dowden of Natchitoches, La. Hains took his title on Currituck Sound in North Carolina; Dowden won on the St. Lawrence River in New York.

A Bassmaster Classic 40th birthday bash

Feb 8, 2011

Looking back, Victoria Centak says she pretty much knew without asking that her husband would choose to celebrate his 40th birthday by taking a trip to the Feb. 18-20 Bassmaster Classic.

The vow of Ryan McMurtury

Feb 8, 2011

2011 Bassmaster Classic qualifier Ryan McMurtury got off to a bad start this season, but his correction was swift and sure. A week later, the South Carolina angler won a tournament on Lake Murray in his home state of South Carolina.

Clunn to be at New Orleans Classic show

Feb 8, 2011

Four-time Bassmaster Classic champ Rick Clunn is scheduled to be at the TroKar booth on the afternoons of Feb. 18 and 19 at the Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo presented by Dick's Sporting Goods in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

Elite pro Poche is excited to work with new sponsor Bonnie Plants

Feb 8, 2011

Keith Poche will be sponsored in 2011 by Bonnie Plants, an Alabama-based grower of bedding plants for home gardeners. "It's a great deal; I'm excited," said Poche.

Last-minute frenzied prep for Classic anglers

Feb 8, 2011

Heeeeeeeere's Jeff. Although he's not gone completely Jack Nicholson yet, Classic competitor Jeff Kriet admits his Ardmore, Okla., household is stir crazy.

AOY Playoff: The perfect scenario

Feb 8, 2011

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- For many, a Kevin VanDam victory in the Evan Williams Bourbon Trophy Triumph with Skeet Reese as runner-up would be a win-win scenario.

Groundhog Day AOY-style

Feb 8, 2011

For Skeet Reese, the alarm clock keeps waking him to "I Got You Babe," only it's not Sonny and Cher singing, it's Kevin VanDam. "This is not the way I wanted it to end up," said Reese, who wanted so bad for this year to be different.

2011 Bassmaster Classic Prep

Feb 8, 2011

Photos of several 2011 Bassmaster Classic anglers who have previous Classic wins or near-wins

Let it snow!

Feb 8, 2011

Like the title says, there has been quite a bit of snow here in central Texas. I never thought I'd use the phrases "snowed in" and "central Texas" in the same sentence.

Skeet Reese is happy to be onboard as a partner of Dick's sporting Goods

Feb 7, 2011

Auburn, California—Skeet Reese, the 2007 Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year and the 2009 Bassmaster Classic champion has reached an endorsement agreement with Dick's Sporting Goods; the largest U.S. based full line sporting goods retailer.

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