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.
Three longtime PRADCO-Fishing pros head to the Bassmaster Classic with their lure sponsorships sewn up by re-signing with PRADCO and its family of fishing companies, including Booyah Bait Co., Bomber, Yum, XCalibur and more. Florida's Terry "Big Show" Scroggins and Oklahoma's Edwin Evers and Terry Butcher will again fish on the PRADCO team.
Bassmaster Elite Series has seen the resurgence of the braided line.
When it comes to flipping and pitching, noted power fisherman Terry Butcher is a force to be reckoned with.
Terry Butcher talks about having to change fishing strategies while on the water.
Terry Butcher gives advice on taking care of your tow vehicle.