In other news, I just took my boat to get wrapped. I'm getting it done here in Waco, Texas, for a couple of reasons. The most important is that the wrap on a boat is subjected to a pounding that a truck wrap isn't.
Elite Series angler Casey Ashley sings the National Anthem at the 2011 Bassmaster Classic.
NEW ORLEANS -- The patients at Tulane Hospital for Children received a special surprise this Valentine's Day when they were visited by celebrity anglers Kevin VanDam, Aaron Martens, Brian LaClair, Ryan Said Shaw Grigsby, Stephen Browning and Edwin Evers.
The 2011 Bassmaster Classic professionals took the time to visit with some very special fans at the Tulane Hospital for Children.
The rich outdoor heritage of Louisiana blends perfectly with the 2011 Bassmaster Classic, which is just as much a celebration of the outdoors as it is a world-class competition.
Angler wait for warmer weather to practice for the 2011 Bassmaster Classic in New Orleans.
Photo gallery of Ryan Said's journey to the 2011 Bassmaster Classic.
Now I've told this story on several occasions before, and I'm going to try and tell it again, from a different angle. The story is about how a little pound and a half bass, which doesn't have a clue as to what's going on above the water, can be so important to so many fans.
The baby panic is over. Last Wednesday morning, Vegas Michael Iaconelli was born. Becky and I couldn't be happier.
NEW ORLEANS, La. ;All weekend long, anglers have talked about the cold weather being a major factor effecting the fishing. Almost equally important has been the low water, making navigating and fishing more difficult.