The Classic on TV

Coverage of the 2011 Bassmaster Classic by ESPN2 will be aired Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 26-27, and again on Sunday, March 6. The Saturday show will recap the world championship from 10-11 a.m. On Sunday, Feb. 27, the air times will be at 5-8 a.m.; 3-5 p.m.; and 10 to midnight. The March 6 shows will air from 5-9 a.m. The Feb. 18-20 Classic will pit 50 of the world's best anglers against the vast Louisiana Delta for a top

prize of $500,000. The action shifts to New Orleans for the daily weigh-ins. To whet fans' appetites for the coverage of the world championship, ESPN Classic will present a five-hour Bassmaster Classic marathon on Friday, Feb. 25, beginning at 7 p.m. The marathon will kick off with an hour each of the 2001 and 2003 Classic competitions, which, like the 2011 Classic, were on the Louisiana Delta out of New Orleans.

The third hour of the marathon will highlight the 2004 Classic on Lake Wylie out of Charlotte, N.C. The final two hours will recapture the 2007 and 2010 Classic contests, both on Lay Lake out of Birmingham, Ala. All times are Eastern. View the entire Classic TV schedule.