Take a ride on the water with a B.A.S.S. angler on day one of the 2011 Bassmaster Classic.
At the start of competition in the 41st Bassmaster Classic, 50 men are gunning for the win. Only one will wear the championship ring, of course, but all 50 have their eyes on the prize.
This gallery is a compilation of photos featuring all 50 of the 2011 Bassmaster Classic competitors.
Lowrance's new "BR24" sounds like a code name for a secret weapon, and it could possibly turn out to be just that for a handful of Bassmaster Classic anglers.
This album features images from the registration day for the 2011 Bassmaster Classic. The 2011 Bassmaster Classic was held on the Louisiana Delta, Louisiana.
VENICE, La. Wait with fingers crossed. That's the mantra most anglers fishing Venice are living by as they launch for the second day of official Classic practice. With the time already invested in scouting and fishing that far from the launch, all the anglers can do is hope the water warms up enough to get the bass active.
VENICE, La. On the first day of practice for the 2011 Bassmaster Classic, at least a dozen competitors were launching from Venice Marina, a good two hour boat ride from New Orleans.
VENICE, La. It plain stinks to be stuck out in the middle of the marsh with no one around for miles, but for at least five of the anglers fishing out of the Venice area, beaching the boat was a fact of life on the first day of official practice.
Getting familiar with the natural contours of a lake and the hiding places for fish is necessary when preparing for the Bassmaster Classic. This album features photos from the first day of the 2011 Bassmaster Classic practice sessions.
This album features photos from the first practice day leading to the 2011 Bassmaster Classic.