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.