With the 40th Bassmaster Classic only days away, it may be tough to top the previous three Lay Lake championships that produced stirring moments for anglers and fans.
Losing keeps you awake.Those competing in the Bassmaster Classic know this feeling. Fifty-one dreaming of a win.
This is the most extreme Classic ever. I know there have been hot ones, and a few held on tough waters, but as far as the cold is concerned this is the worst ever. I've never practiced under conditions like I did on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
I've always said that the toughest fishing in the world is when the water's cold and muddy. Nowhere was that more evident than on Lay Lake last weekend during the official practice period. It was by far the most difficult Classic practice I've ever fished.
Some think river is hot spot; others stay south at the 2010 Bassmaster Classic on Lay lake, Alabama
For Skeet Reese, this offseason included a special fishing trip.It was all set in motion on May 29, when Philadelphia Phillies ace and eventual National League Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay threw a perfect game .
Lay Lake make for tough fishing, but sun improved the bite for many of the contenders on the second official day of practice.
Notes from the day two practice of the 2010 Bassmaster Classic
Snow hampers anglers on first practice day of the 2010 Bassmaster Classic