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Some anglers just seem to manufacture fish during tournaments, winning time after time. Others never quite take the top spot but are always in contention.

For instance, Kevin VanDam has three Classics – including one in New Orleans – and 19 other B.A.S.S. wins. Our own Greg Hackney, on the other hand, has come close only once in eight previous Classic appearances, but he’s finished in the money 78 out of 99 B.A.S.S. events with 34 of those being top-10 showings.Read More...
February 07, 2011 at 11:57 am

The Classic is coming

Well, we are just two weeks away from the Bassmaster Classic that is going to showcase a great fishery in Southeast Louisiana. There are a couple of ways to put this into perspective for those not familiar with the Classic. For one, I guess you could call it a glitter-boat parade for the Mardi Gras fans or, for the Nascar fans, we could say that it’s like Nascar on the water with all the flash but on a water course. However you look at it, it’s a big money maker for the local economy and big boast for the tourism department.Read More...
February 07, 2011 at 9:17 am

Bassmaster Classic information available on dedicated page

The Bassmaster Classic is arguably the biggest bass-fishing championship in the world, and it’s coming to New Orleans Feb. 18-20. To provide continuous updates about all the festivities, has launched a section dedicated to the tournament.Read More...
February 04, 2011 at 11:02 am

Stage set for big Classic weights, weather still a wild card

The Bassmaster Classic scheduled for Feb. 18-20 in the Louisiana Delta has all makings for a real slugfest, with the overall health of the fishery pointing to hefty weight. Record weights, perhaps.Read More...
February 04, 2011 at 7:50 am

Massive bass-fishing expo part of Classic attraction

Scores of big-name makers of fishing tackle, boats, motors and other outdoor products for freshwater and saltwater anglers have signed up to exhibit at the 2011 edition of the Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo.Read More...
February 03, 2011 at 9:22 pm

B.A.S.S. pro Iaconelli supports Vanishing Paradise effort

Bassmaster Elite Series pro and national fishing show host Michael Iaconelli, who will compete in the Bassmaster Classic set for New Orleans later this month, has announced his support of the Vanishing Paradise program that aims to raise awareness of the need to restore and protect Louisiana’s coastal wetlands, the Louisiana Wildlife Federation announced today (Feb. 2).
February 02, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Fifteen Bassmaster Classic rookies prepare for Big Show

The 2011 Bassmaster Classic features 15 anglers who have never fished the world-championship event, but some of those so-called Classic rookies are a lot more seasoned than their status implies.Read More...
February 02, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Mag offering VIP experience at Classic

The Bassmaster Classic returns to the Louisiana Delta this February to showcase bass fishing’s biggest names and brightest stars, and Louisiana Sportsman wants to give its readers unparalleled VIP access to the weekend’s events.Read More...
February 01, 2011 at 9:23 pm

LSU team to take on Alabama in Bassmaster College Classic

SEC football rivals Louisiana State University and the University of Alabama are set to meet Feb. 20 on the water in the Bassmaster College Classic as part of the Bassmaster Classic events that week. The college championship will be held on Lake Verret.Read More...
January 31, 2011 at 5:23 pm

Hackney looks to shrug off home-state Classic curse

In 2007, Alabama angler Boyd Duckett busted the myth that a Bassmaster Classic can’t be won at home. So, thanks to Duckett, no one can hang that old “home-state curse” on 2011 Classic qualifier Greg Hackney of Gonzales.

Hackney will be the sole representative of his state when he competes in the Feb. 18-20 Classic on the Louisiana Delta out of New Orleans.
January 27, 2011 at 5:23 pm

Risk vs. Reward

The last two Bassmaster Classics that were held in New Orleans opened some eyes as to just how good we have it here in South Louisiana. This one will open the rest of them.Read More...
January 25, 2011 at 11:47 am

Designer bass fishing: Lures to round out your tackle box

I remember 8th grade like it was yesterday. The only problem is there are a lot of things about 8th grade that I don’t want to remember. Toughskin jeans are a great example. While everybody else was walking around in Jordache jeans, I looked like an old Sears ad from the 1970s.Read More...
January 17, 2011 at 9:03 am

Bet on Bayou Black for January bass

Bayou Black, located 15 minutes south of Houma off Highway 90, is one of the southernmost places to catch bass in the state. In January, central and northern Louisiana generally have cold weather. However, near the Bayou Black area, the weather may be just seasonally mild.Read More...
December 29, 2010 at 6:48 am

Angler discusses practice for 2011 Bassmaster Classic

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The 2011 Bassmaster Classic will be held in New Orleans in February, and competitors from across the country have been in the Louisiana coastal marshes for the past few months getting the lay of the land. connected with one of these would-be champions yesterday (Dec. 13), and asked how an out-of-towner approaches the vast Louisiana Delta.
December 14, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Bassmaster Central Open registration begins

If you’re a bass fisherman and have ever dreamed of competing in the Bassmaster Classic, the opportunity to take a first step toward that goal has arrived. Registration for the 2011 Bassmaster Central Opens begins today (Nov. 29).

November 30, 2010 at 11:15 am

2011 Bassmaster Classic field set, Hackney lone Louisiana angler

The 2011 Bassmaster Classic field of 51 anglers was finalized Saturday (Nov. 6) when South Carolina’s Ryan McMurtury won the Bassmaster Weekend Series Championship to score the final Classic berth. Joining him will be a single Louisiana angler: Gonzales’ Greg Hackney.Read More...
November 08, 2010 at 5:24 pm