A Classic win, and a "never give up" statement, launched Mike Iaconelli to another level, but my point is still what I started the piece out with. Winning the Bassmaster Classic is by far the most important thing that can happen to an angler in our world.
It's just a little over a week until the guys launch their boats in the 2011 Bassmaster Classic. What an event!
Columbia, South Carolina — Pure Fishing, Inc., a leading global provider of fishing tackle and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Jarden Corporation, today announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of the Sebile fishing lure business from Sebile International SA and its subsidiaries, a global supplier of fresh and saltwater fishing lures marketed under the Sebilereg brand name.
Salem, Oregon; Alan Olsen (R-Canby), an avid fisherman and past president of the Oregon B.A.S.S. Federation, has been elected to the Oregon State Senate to represent Senate District 20. He will immediately be putting his natural resources and sports fisherman expertise to use on the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee, where he has been appointed as Vice Chair.
Rick Clunn, four time Bassmaster Classic winner, recently joined the ranks of pros, Skeet Reese, Shaw Grigsby, Gerald Swindle, Scott Martin, Brent Chapman and Jason Williamson to represent and endorse Lazer TroKar Bass hooks; "We are excited to work with him on new projects TroKar has in the works," stated Chris Russell, marketing director for Wright & McGill Co.
Like the title says, there has been quite a bit of snow here in central Texas. I never thought I'd use the phrases "snowed in" and "central Texas" in the same sentence. But I am because I was!
Louisiana, host state of the Feb. 18-20 Bassmaster Classic, has produced two Classic winners: 1975 champ Jack Hains of Rayne, La., and 1980 champ Villis P. "Bo" Dowden of Natchitoches, La. Hains took his title on Currituck Sound in North Carolina; Dowden won on the St. Lawrence River in New York.
Looking back, Victoria Centak says she pretty much knew without asking that her husband would choose to celebrate his 40th birthday by taking a trip to the Feb. 18-20 Bassmaster Classic.
2011 Bassmaster Classic qualifier Ryan McMurtury got off to a bad start this season, but his correction was swift and sure. A week later, the South Carolina angler won a tournament on Lake Murray in his home state of South Carolina.
Four-time Bassmaster Classic champ Rick Clunn is scheduled to be at the TroKar booth on the afternoons of Feb. 18 and 19 at the Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo presented by Dick's Sporting Goods in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.