On this episode of The Livewell, Tommy Sanders and Mark Zona check in with four-time Classic champ Kevin VanDam as he prepares for the 2013 Bassmaster Classic to be held Feb. 22-24 on Oklahoma's Grand Lake.
It's a huge lake, and I've only covered about half of it. I need another day.
I have a feeling there are going to be a lot of fish caught during this event.
It's a risk, but choosing the lesser-picked anglers could pay off big.
The trip out here was uneventful. We arrived on Wednesday evening, set the camper up and settled down. I spent Thursday getting ready for practice and then it was off to the races.
What if someone told you before last year's Bassmaster Classic we had a tool that would predict the exact Classic-winning pattern – and weight?
The Bassmaster Classic is a tournament where heroes are made and winners become household names. But what about the other guys?
Guess how many Larew baits are in this tank, win a boat!
For every Rayo Breckenridge, Jack Hains or Jack Chancellor (who all won a Classic yet are mostly unknown to young fans), there's a Roland Martin, Bill Dance or Jimmy Houston who have earned almost all the accolades but never picked up the big hardware.
Defending Classic champ Chris Lane faces a formidable foe in his search for the winning pattern on Grand Lake -- Old Man Winter.