It was frickin’ awesome to come into the arena with a big bag on the first day of the Bassmaster Classic.
I didn’t lose any fish that I think I should have caught, I made pretty good decisions all three days and I stayed on my game plan even when things got tough.
I’ve always appreciated the effort that goes into producing the Bassmaster Classic, but my perspective has always been as a competitor. This year, I got a behind-the-scenes look and I’m blown away by the efforts, resources and time exhibited by B.A.S.S. officials, sponsors, the local community, companies who display at the Outdoors Expo and JM Associates, the television production company.
Looking back, maybe I should’ve done something different, but I felt confident that this was how I had the best chance to win.
A name was drawn there and at every Bassmaster Elite Series event last season, plus an online contestant was selected to determine the finalists for the truck giveaway.
Anyone of 10 or 12 guys could be hoisting the trophy tomorrow evening.
How will Saturday differ from Friday? Here’s one pundit’s perception of a few things to watch on Day 2.
Cliff Pace was injured last year, but he won the last Classic he competed in.
Whether you’re on-site or at home, there are so many ways to watch the Bassmaster Classic.
Greg Hackney could have asked just about anyone to be his guest at the Bassmaster Classic’s annual Night of Champions celebration; he chose Kevin VanDam.