NEW ORLEANS -- If the Bassmaster Classic was a bake-off, Wednesday wouldn't be the day when you made your cake. You might add the icing, perhaps put the candles on top, but for the most part the hard work would have already been done.
This album contain images from the first official 2011 Bassmaster Classic practice.
Photos of Cliff Pace at the official practice on the Louisiana Delta, Louisiana, for the 2011 Bassmaster Classic.
Lowrance's new "BR24" sounds like a code name for a secret weapon, and it could possibly turn out to be just that for a handful of Bassmaster Classic anglers.
Photos on the water from the 2011 Bassmaster Classic practice.
Pundits have been calling the Bassmaster Classic the "Super Bowl of Fishing" for decades. You can't argue their point.
NEW ORLEANS -- The 50 boats exited stage left from the launch site at Bayou Segnette State Park as they did a final dress rehearsal for the 2011 Bassmaster Classic.
FLIPPIN, Ark. In conjunction with the 2011 Bassmaster Classic in New Orleans, Stratos Boats is calling all Stratos enthusiasts and avid anglers to visit the Stratos booth and receive limited-edition free gear while taking in one of the industry's most exciting displays. With some of the biggest names in the sport among the Stratos pro staff, including Skeet Reese, Mike McClelland and Larry Nixon, Classic attendees will have the opportunity for first hand buying advice and insight from bass fishing's elite.
Miscellaneous candid photos of anglers, marshalls and staff at practice for the 2011 Bassmaster Classic
As Friday morning approaches, I can't help but think back to my own Classic appearance in 2008 on Lake Hartwell.