Already in the Classic, EE craves the heavy-duty hardware
"By the time we start on Monday, it should be down and it should be right." - Billy McCaghren
From Okeechobee to Murray, Oklahoma's Fred "Boom Boom" Roumbanis is having a 2011 season to remember....
“I’m not going to blow a $10,000 check by going out the second day of the tournament and throwing a swimbait all day and possibly blank.” - Dustin Wilks
Without much fanfare, Defoe leads the Rookie of the Year race and sits in 9th place overall on the strength of four Elite Series finishes between 20th and 32nd place.
"When you stop learning you might as well quit whatever it is you are doing because you stop advancing." - Lee Sisson
"This takes the pressure off having to play catch up.” - Cliff Crochet
FORMER AND WOUNDED MARINES PAIR WITH P DAVE WOLAK FOR 22ND ANNUAL BATAAN MEMORIAL DEATH MARCH IN NEW MEXICO
Winner of two Bassmaster tournaments, 2005 Bassmaster rookie of the year, Dave Wolak, traded in his rod and reel for a 40 lb. military ruck sack, March 27.
“After a while you better learn or go home.” - Pat Golden
“These close calls just fuel the fire even more.” - Brent Chapman
If History is Any Indication, the Florida Swing Will Reveal a Lot About the 2012 Classic Field.
What did we learn besides the obvious?
“It takes the nerves off a little bit because now that it's my third Classic, I know what to expect." - Derek Remitz
Three anglers break the century mark as McMillan outdistances Tharp and Prough
“My goal the entire year last year was to make the Classic, so I was tickled pink to make the Postseason." - Terry Butcher
“No matter where we go, I always seem to go shallower than everyone else."
“If I keep a good attitude and stay focused, the success will come." - Jay Keith
“I know what to expect and I’m a lot calmer headed into the season."
“It’s really fulfilling for me to teach real information to people.” – Mark Menendez
“It's just a huge burden off of me heading into the year."
“On Toledo Bend, there are so many places on the lake that I’ve never even been and I want to have the time to broaden my horizons and learn more about the lake.” - Harold Allen
“Just by making the Classic, the Japanese fishing industry is already excited. I cannot imagine how it would be if I won the Classic.” - Morizo Shimizu
BOATU.S. ANGLER WEIGH-TO-WIN CONTINGENCY PROGRAM DEBUTS FOR 2011 SEASON
“Part of being successful in this arena has to do with fishing, but a lot of it also has to do with being able to promote and sell product.”
“I hope that my inexperience on the Delta actually works to an advantage.”