Classic decisions

This week, the nation’s best anglers will compete in the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods. For many, it will be their first or second time. And speaking from experience, it’s almost certain most of the newer competitors will be overwhelmed by hype.

The Classic is that big.

They’ll be thinking about the thousands of screaming fans awaiting their arrival to the stage, expecting big weights. And they’ll be thinking about the other competitors … some of whom have tallied millions in winnings and seemingly countless victories.