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.
Yesterday was Valentine's Day. I normally bring a dozen roses to my wife, Debbi, at her office. This year, I waltzed into her office during business hours with my guitar in hand. It was a first. I'm a closet guitar player. I strum with 10 thumbs and have a voice like a bullfrog with laryngitis.
There are some things you just can't get enough of. Practice for a big tournament is one of them.
Photos of several humorous Bassmaster Classic-related betting scenarios.
NEW ORLEANS -- After three practice days spent trying to figure out the vast Louisiana Delta, anglers had a night off Monday -- or out, depending on the angler.
This year, the winner of the College Bass National Championship will get a spot in the 2012 Bassmaster Classic.