In any sport, there are certain weeks of the year where there is that proverbial “buzz in the air” (or via Social Media now) that people greatly look forward to. In the bass-fishing world, that week is upon us…the Bassmaster Classic is set to kick off this Friday, February 21.
As I write this blog, 55 of the best bass anglers in the world are searching for that potential winning stringer of largemouth bass on the famed Lake Guntersville in Alabama. Leading up to this event, there are three things that have floated across my mind:
1. How will the recent string of uncharacteristic winter weather in the southeast, effect the anglers? Seeing photos on Facebook of Classic competitors using shovels to clear the snow off of the boat covers, gave me a chuckle, but not to worry these are the best in the business and they’ll show up each and every day ready to compete!
2. I don’t think it will be IF any Classic records are broken, but how many. Lake Guntersville is filled with big bass and there is no better time to catch those big-uns than now. And judging by some of the angler’s photos that have dotted the Social stratosphere after day-one of practice, spectators will not be disappointed.
3. Every year the coverage of the Classic seems to gets better and better, allowing anglers like myself who are still iced in up in the North Country to watch the excitement unfold right away. It will be exciting to experience again this year, as GoPro is the presenting sponsor of the event. That’s a perfect combination if you ask me! Should be as exciting as any Classic in history.
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