The Bassmaster Classic 2011 starts today, giving us the opportunity to watch 50 of the best people in freshwater fishing competing during the three days of the event. For this year, the Bassmaster Classic moves to New Orleans, and the boats will be launching from Bayou Segnette State Park.
This angling competition will have the top prize of $500,000, so anglers will need to be prepared for some tough competition. The vent will be watched closely by thousands of spectators in site; people will also be able to attend the Classic Outdoor Expo held at Ernest Memorial Convention center.
Competitors in the Bassmaster Classic 2011 reach the event by qualifying to it. Each pro tournament they win will gather points that will dictate whether they qualify for this competition or not. You could spend many years trying to enter and never make it. Others, like Gary Klein, have years appearing in the tournament thanks to their skills. And well, winning is a whole other thing.
The Bass Master Classic was won last year by Kevin VanDam.