Hackney took some time this week to discuss with LouisianaSportsman.com how he sees the 2011 edition of the Classic shaking out. And he believes on-the-water adjustments will determine who rises to the top.
View the attached video to hear what he has to say about the event, which is scheduled for Feb. 18-20 in New Orleans.
Anglers fishing the Classic will launch daily from Bayou Segnette State Park, and weigh-ins will be held each afternoon in the New Orleans Arena near the Superdome.
There also will be an outdoor expo held in connection with the Classic.