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Classic begins tomorrow, pros discuss strategy

Fifty-one of the top professional bass anglers will launch on Alabama’s Lay Lake tomorrow morning as the 2010 Bassmaster Classic kicks off. And those pros have struggled through four days of practice, battling a reservoir that is icy cold and muddy.Read More...
February 18, 2010 at 6:39 pm

Bassmaster Classic returning to Shreveport in 2012

The Bassmaster Classic will make its second stop in Shreveport in 2012, BASS announced today. The 42nd Classic is scheduled for Feb. 24-26, and will come on the heels of the 2011 championship slated for New Orleans.Read More...
February 18, 2010 at 6:35 am

Hackney: Bites are scarce on final practice day for 2010 Bassmaster Classic

The final day of practice for the 2010 Bassmaster Classic left the best anglers in the world scratching their heads over how to catch fish on icy Lay Lake when competition begins Friday.Read More...
February 17, 2010 at 11:18 am

Hackney says Bassmaster Classic could be tough

With one day of practice left, Gonzales’ Greg Hackney said it’s been brutal thus far preparing for the 2010 Bassmaster Classic on Alabama’s Lay Lake.

“The surface temperatures are 36 degrees,” Hackney said. “That’s down from 43.9 degrees when we first got out on the lake.”Read More...
February 16, 2010 at 3:20 pm

Classic ‘unreal’ despite tough practice, Crochet says

Pierre Part’s Cliff Crochet has been battling a tough Lay Lake for the past three days, trying to figure out how to put together Bassmaster Classic limits. And it hasn’t been an easy go.Read More...
February 16, 2010 at 8:46 am

Cold water an issue during Bassmaster Classic

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Freezing air temperatures sent a lot of Bassmaster Classic competitors into the Coosa River north of Lay Lake looking for warmer water and active bass during the official practice period that ran from Friday (Feb. 12) through Sunday (Feb. 14).Read More...
February 15, 2010 at 4:16 pm

Chicot, Caney hold February’s brutes

Most of my attention for the first of this month will be focused on fishing and winning the 2010 Bassmaster Classic on Lay Lake in Birmingham, Ala.Read More...
February 01, 2010 at 2:25 pm

Protein feeding turns corner for hunting club

Serious deer hunters often debate how to grow hammer bucks, and they all agree that age and groceries are critical to growing racks.

A Gonzales hunter learned this year that supplementing with large quantities of protein can push deer over the hump and increase antler development.Read More...
January 15, 2010 at 12:56 pm

Women's Bassmaster Tour killed

The Women's Bassmaster Tour was eliminated Monday (Jan. 4)by BASS, which said the circuit just never gained traction.Read More...
January 05, 2010 at 8:02 am

Bass pro Iaconelli to appear on QVC

Bassmaster pro angler Mike Iaconelli will appear on QVC on Friday to showcase a network-exclusive LaserLure fishing kit. This marks the first time the shopping network has featured a pro angler.Read More...
December 02, 2009 at 12:04 pm

Smith stumbles, Evers wins Bassmaster Central Open

MORGAN CITY, La. — West Monroe's Mark Smith worried about putting together a limit after learning he would be fishing an extra day against Bassmaster Elite Series pro Edwin Evers after the two anglers weighed in identical weights of 35 pounds, 9 ounces Saturday.Read More...
November 08, 2009 at 8:13 am

Central Open tie breaker scheduled for tomorrow, Crochet clinches Classic berth

MORGAN CITY, La. – Fish-offs are a rare thing in Bassmaster events. However, for the second time in a single season, two Bassmaster Central Open anglers will face off against each other after tying for the final-day lead at the Open season finale.Read More...
November 07, 2009 at 8:14 am

Anglers 'banged up' after ejected from boat

The Bassmaster Central Open had barely begun when Monroe’s Marvin Ettredge and Houma’s Kevin Ricks found themselves in the water just after leaving the locks heading east from Morgan City into the Intracoastal Waterway.Read More...
November 06, 2009 at 8:15 am

Smith maintains lead, Crochet moves into second

The first day was easy for Louisiana’s Mark Smith, with the pro easily culling up on one stretch of water. The bite was a lot more difficult today, but Smith still managed 11 pounds, 11 ounces to maintain his lead in the Bassmaster Central Open in Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin.Read More...
November 06, 2009 at 8:15 am

Louisiana anglers hold pro, co-angler leads in Bassmaster Central Open on Atchafalaya Basin

MORGAN CITY, La. — Mark Smith grew up fishing rivers in North Louisiana, so the high, muddy waters of the Atchafalaya Basin didn't intimidate him this week when he arrived at the fishery for the final 2009 Bassmaster Central Open.Read More...
November 05, 2009 at 8:17 am

Fishing for Central Open in Basin could be tough

The final stop of the 2009 Bassmaster Central Open begins tomorrow morning in the Atchafalaya Basin, and the consensus of competitors during the angler’s meeting was that it could be a tough tournament.

November 04, 2009 at 8:19 am

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