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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

Right time for Venice bass is now

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Reports that the Venice marshes are filled with bass were confirmed yesterday during a trip south of the little oil port by the author and Louisiana Sportsman magazine editor Todd Masson.Read More...
November 05, 2010 at 12:46 pm

BASS sale finalized, ESPN to continue airing some Bassmaster programming

ESPN Inc. announced today (Nov. 2) that it has finalized the sale of BASS LLC to a group of investors including Don Logan, TV personality Jerry McKinnis and Jim Copeland. An agreement in principle was announced in August by ESPN, and the transaction was completed Monday, the organization said in a release.

November 02, 2010 at 10:18 am

Delaware angler leading BASS Federation Nation Championship, Louisiana's Laiche in 14th

SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CITY, La. — Louisiana’s Jamie Laiche was in 14th place going into the final day of the BASS Federation Nation Championship on the Red River. Unfortunately, he also was in sixth place in the divisional competition – putting him as a long shot for a 2011 Bassmaster Classic invitation.

October 29, 2010 at 8:07 pm

Idaho's Palaniuk takes Federation Nation Championship, Laiche misses Classic

SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CITY, La. — Louisiana’s Jamie Laiche moved up several notches on the final day of the BASS Federation Nation Championship today (Oct. 29) on the Red River, but it was too little too late to earn a ticket to the 2011 Bassmaster Classic.

October 29, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Welcome Relief

Exasperation hung heavily over the heads of the North Louisiana Media Bass team members as they wrapped up the weigh-in at their final tournament at the Ouachita River this past summer.Read More...
October 28, 2010 at 4:26 pm

Louisiana’s Pharr takes Bassmaster Central Open, Reehm snags Classic berths

DENISON, Texas – Shreveport’s Mike Pharr capitalized on some key slip-ups at the top of the leaderboard to claim his first BASS win on Saturday (Oct. 23) during the final stop of the 2010 Bassmaster Central Opens on Lake Texoma. He added 10 pounds, 13 ounces, to build his three-day total to 27 pounds, 4 ounces.

October 25, 2010 at 4:02 pm