From rookies to repeat champions, 2010 field puts wild spin on fourth Bassmaster Classic on Alabama's Lay Lake
>Skeet Reese of Auburn, Calif., shares the spotlight with Boyd Duckett of Demopolis, Ala., in this look at two champs aiming for the same prestigious prize in the 2010 Bassmaster Classic
Feb. 19-21 Bassmaster Classic on Alabama's Lay Lake also competed in the 1996, 2002 and/or 2007 Classics, all of which were on Lay Lake.
Cold, muddy water figure into tough 2010 Bassmaster Classic
Local ace Chris Rutland from Wetumpka, Ala., has won more tournaments on Lay Lake than most anglers alive (close to 50) and in his nearly 30 years of experience on the Coosa River impoundment, he has never seen the water temperature so low and the fishing so tough.
Kevin VanDam talks about his experiences in the 2010 Classic on Lay Lake
Mother Nature toys with competitors' Bassmaster Classic strategies.
Beating the cold can mean winning the 2010 Bassmaster Classic.
In this photo gallery, you'll find images of anglers and lunkers from the Day 3 weigh-in at the 2007 Bassmaster Classic held on Lay Lake near Birmingham, Alabama.
Personally, I don't buy a lot of what has been preached on the behavior of winter bass. And evidently, the fish on this trip (and many others I have taken) didn't either.