No one was more thrilled with his performance the first day of the Bassmaster Classic than James Niggemeyer.
2010 Bassmaster Classic Day 1: A look inside on Lay lake
Photo gallery of the 2010 Bassmaster Classic Lay Lake: Day Two Launch-3.
To Menendez, his wife Donna and their two kids, Caroline and Max, Barkley was family.
In this photo gallery, you'll find images of Country music star Darryl Worley and Bassmaster editor James Hall as they fish on a small lake near Selma, Alabama prior to the 2010 Bassmaster Classic. Worley later performed at the Classic.
In this special video edition of 'The B.A.S.S. Reporters' from the Bassmaster Classic in Birmingham, Alabama, the guys talk about what unfolded on Day 1 of the tournament.
Today was a lot tougher than I thought it would be. This has been a different Classic. First I thought one big day would do it, and then I thought the weights would go up as the tournament progressed
I'm telling you, today was tough. I had five keeper bites all day; five, and one of them shook lose! You don't win the Bassmaster Classic with five bites, at least not the five I had.