The Bassmaster Classic usually brings out the finest performances of bass fishing's elite anglers, so any blunders can prove costly in this test of the best.
This gallery features images from the 2011 Bassmaster Classic Championship. The tournament was held on the Louisiana Delta, Louisiana.
Official Sponsors of the 2011 Bassmaster Classic
It's been about a week now since the Classic has been over. I have a few more thoughts about it that I'd like to share.
Can I talk about something that has nothing to do with bass fishing, but has everything to do with bass fishing? Quite honestly all I can think about is Kevin Oldham, a 34-year-old firefighter from Chicago who is fighting Cancer.
The Bassmaster Classic is one of the most comprehensively covered tournaments in the world, and the droves of reporters leave few stones unturned when it comes to getting the stories.
Forgive me if I brag just a little. You'll notice that my pick to win — KVD — did just that. OK, he wasn't exactly a dark horse, and my second pick had a miserable tournament, but still I got it right.
Take a look at the largest catches from day three of the 2011 Bassmaster Classic.
There are people on this planet put here for the sole purpose of saving us, from ourselves. They run to what we run from.
I didn't say this in the story, "Angels & Heroes," because we wanted to keep it a surprise for Kevin, but all along we had planned to give Kevin the best seat in the house for the Bassmaster Classic weigh-in.