The Classic is a fishing tournament but it's much more than that. We (anglers) are committed almost every minute of every day.
In other news, I just took my boat to get wrapped. I'm getting it done here in Waco, Texas, for a couple of reasons. The most important is that the wrap on a boat is subjected to a pounding that a truck wrap isn't.
Elite Series angler Casey Ashley sings the National Anthem at the 2011 Bassmaster Classic.
NEW ORLEANS -- The patients at Tulane Hospital for Children received a special surprise this Valentine's Day when they were visited by celebrity anglers Kevin VanDam, Aaron Martens, Brian LaClair, Ryan Said Shaw Grigsby, Stephen Browning and Edwin Evers.
The 2011 Bassmaster Classic professionals took the time to visit with some very special fans at the Tulane Hospital for Children.
The rich outdoor heritage of Louisiana blends perfectly with the 2011 Bassmaster Classic, which is just as much a celebration of the outdoors as it is a world-class competition.
A rising star of the Bassmaster Elite Series, has joined the pro staff of a leading innovator in fishing reels.
Angler wait for warmer weather to practice for the 2011 Bassmaster Classic in New Orleans.
Photo gallery of Ryan Said's journey to the 2011 Bassmaster Classic.