Rookies have been a part of the Bassmaster Classic since the very beginning -- 1971, when all the anglers were rookies. In 2011, there will be 15 Classic rookies competing. It seems like a big number, but it's actually quite average.
I feel sorry for the first fish that bites my bait during practice Friday on the Delta. He's going to get an unexpected surprise when I set the hook.
Photos of anglers prep for their first day of practice before the 2011 Bassmaster Classic.
This album contains images of the 2011 Bassmaster rookies.
Lazer TroKar is thrilled to announce the expansion of their pro staff by adding Jonathon VanDam. Jonathon will join Skeet Reese, Shaw Grigsby, Brent Chapman, Gerald Swindle, Scott Martin, Jason Williamson and Rick Clunn representing Lazer TroKar hooks during the 2011 B.A.S.S. season.
Travel time to New Orleans varies from big to easy for the many anglers
See video from on the water and behind the scenes at Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River Presented by STARK Cultural Venues.
Watch recorded weigh-ins from the Sabine River
Watch live video from the Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River Presented by STARK Cultural Venues.
Before the weigh-in, get Hooked Up with Mark Zona and Tommy Sanders.
Here's the deal ... Denny's Grand Slam in the morning ... four cups coffee ... black. A meal that would pretty much last all day, if lunch was needed, two Butterfingers drowned by Vernor's.