This album features photos taken from the 2011 Bassmaster Classic media day, Mardi Gras World.
The Bassmaster Classic is a tournament full of tradition and lore. With the 41st Classic this weekend, it's a good time to explore some of the old bromides about fishing's greatest championship.
This gallery is a compilation of photos featuring all 50 of the 2011 Bassmaster Classic competitors.
Texas' Bryan Schmidt wins Federation Nation Championship
Angler Hometown No./lbs-oz Total $$$ 1. Gene Lowrey Dalhart, Texas (TX) 5 15-05 2. Jamie Laiche Gonzales, La. (LA) 5 15-00 3. Zachary King Clarksville, Ark. (AR) 5 14-05 4. Dale Hightower Sand Springs, Okla. (OK) 5 14-00 5. Greg Cooper Monroe City, Mo. (MO) 5 12-15 6. Keith Hendrix Monroe City, Mo. (MO) 5 12-09 7. Travis Tunnell Benton, Kan. (KS) 5 12-07
Day Three Southern Divisional Results
The last time Denny Brauer competed in a Bassmaster Classic on the Louisiana Delta he took second place in 1999. The 1998 Bassmaster Classic champion and 20-time qualifier missed out on this year's Big Show, so the Missouri pro has been enjoying his winter residence at Lake Amistad in Texas.
For more than a decade, the Bassmasters TV show has aired exclusively on ESPN. That will soon change when the program will be "re-aired" on the Outdoor Channel beginning later this year, B.A.S.S. owner Jerry McKinnis announced today.
NEW ORLEANS -- On the final Classic practice day, 29-time Classic qualifier Gary Klein seemed confident, but not overconfident.
NEW ORLEANS -- Brian Snowden is making miles -- headed west from Bayou Segnette, crisscrossing and shortcutting where he can on the final day of practice before the Bassmaster Classic.
Phoenix Boats president Gary Clouse announced today that Elite Series pro Aaron Martens has made the move to Phoenix Boats. "Aaron is obviously one of the biggest names in bass fishing and will be a great asset in our marketing efforts," said Clouse. Martens will be fishing in the 2011 Bassmaster Classic in New Orleans in a Phoenix 721 Pro XP as well as the 2011 Bassmaster Elite Series and FLW Tour.