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Speculation ends with Classic launch Friday

Feb 17, 2011

NEW ORLEANS -- With a bright light shining in his face, Cliff Pace leaned up in his chair, a little annoyed with the line of questioning.

What's at stake in the Classic

Feb 17, 2011

At the start of competition in the 41st Bassmaster Classic, 50 men are gunning for the win. Only one will wear the championship ring, of course, but all 50 have their eyes on the prize.

The Classic is widely regarded as the be-all end-all in competitive fishing.

Feb 17, 2011

NEW ORLEANS -- For professional fishermen, the Bassmaster Classic is widely regarded as the be-all end-all in competitive fishing. Why? For starters it's got a $500,000 purse, winning it will give your career a degree of longevity and qualifying for it is one of the most daunting tasks in bass fishing. The only thing more difficult than qualifying for the Classic is winning it. Win or lose, first time or 29th, the Classic makes an impression on all who compete.

2011 Bassmaster Classic - Media Day II

Feb 17, 2011

This album features photos taken from the 2011 Bassmaster Classic media day, Mardi Gras World.

The rules at the Bassmaster Classic

Feb 17, 2011

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.

2011 Bassmaster Classic Field

Feb 17, 2011

This gallery is a compilation of photos featuring all 50 of the 2011 Bassmaster Classic competitors.

Texas' Bryan Schmidt wins Federation Nation Championship

Feb 17, 2011

Texas' Bryan Schmidt wins Federation Nation Championship

2010 Central Divisonal - Day One Results

Feb 17, 2011

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

BASS Federation: 2009 Southern Divisional - Day 3

Feb 17, 2011

Day Three Southern Divisional Results

Denny Brauer's Classic picks

Feb 17, 2011

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.

Outdoor Channel to re-air The Bassmasters

Feb 17, 2011

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.

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