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THE STORIES

21 / 21 CLASSIC VISION FOR CLIFF PACE

Mississippi Pro, Cliff Pace, backed up his 21 pound performance on day one with a 21 pound limit on day two and opened up a 7-pound lead over Brandon Palaniuk. A full story will be posted later this evening

A CLASSIC TIE

Cliff Pace and Mike Iaconelli knotted atop the leader board with 21-8 after day one of the Bassmaster Classic on Grand Lake.

THE CLASSIC PREVIEW - BZ STYLE

All the questions they didn't ask at Media Day for the Grand Lake Classic....

WORKING FROM HOME

Even though they’re not fishing, these Oklahoma anglers are making the most of Classic week.

GRAND HISTORY

An in-depth look at results from early March tournaments held on Oklahoma’s Grand Lake...

GOING ROGUE

“If you’re throwing a Rogue in the right places and get five bites, I guarantee that people will be clapping for you when you walk across the Classic stage.” - Jason Christie

BENTON HANGS ON FOR FIRST FLW TOUR VICTORY

Drew Benton holds off Brent Ehrler to win the FLW Tour Major on Okeechobee.

BENTON TAKES THE LEAD ON OKEECHOBEE

Drew Benton leads Rick Cotten by a pound with one day left in the FLW Tour Major.

COTTEN GOES BIG ON OKEECHOBEE

Rick Cotten’s 30-3 limit on Friday vaults him to the top at the FLW Tour Major.

CASEY MARTIN LEADS ON THE BIG O

Alabama’s Casey Martin brings in 26-12 to lead Day One of the FLW Tour Major on Okeechobee

FLW TOUR PREVIEW: THE BIG O

The BZ previews the FLW Tour Major on Florida's Lake Okeechobee

COX GEARING UP FOR 2013

“It’s such a great thing to have already qualified for the Cup on the Red River.” – John Cox

THE FLORIDA FACTOR – REVISITED

Adding another chapter to home cooked domination in Florida….

THE ARBUCKLE EFFECT

“I know that the lake is capable of big weights, but I wasn’t expecting to see anything like this." - Marco Vaca

WANT TO BE IN THE AOY HUNT? DON’T WIN THE FIRST TOURNAMENT…..

Anglers who have won the first tournament of the year on the FLW Tour or Elite Series over the past five seasons have gone on to finish below 30th place in final AOY standings six out of 10 times.

CAPTAIN KRIET

From Ardmore to offshore….

THE GOLDBECK APPROACH

“There are times when you have to fish conservatively in order to make the Classic, and I just don’t fish conservatively.” – Grant Goldbeck

JAMIE HORTON: OUTSIDE THE COMFORT ZONE

“I know that I’m still not very good at fishing for smallmouth with light line, but I’m 1,000% better than I was last year.” - Jamie Horton

EVERS’ DRIVE

“At times, I feel that my drive to win causes me to be a little too intense.” – Edwin Evers

CARD ON THE ROY TITLE, COLLEGE, AND THE CLASSIC

“I thought that winning the ROY would just generate a little bit of hype and be something cool that I could put on my website.” - Brandon Card

KEEPING THE MOMENTUM IN 2013

Four anglers looking to get off to a fast start in 2013…..

ROBINSON’S EVOLUTION

“The truth is that nobody really cares who you are until you can prove that you can compete and that you belong out there.” – Marty Robinson

COLLINS’ CLASSIC

Bassmaster Weekend Series Champion primed for Grand Lake in February

BIGGS STEPS UP TO THE FLW TOUR

“I’ve been fishing tournaments for 17 years with the goal of reaching the top level. It was a surreal moment when I got my confirmation letter from FLW.”

THE 2013 ELITE SERIES ROOKIE CLASS

They're anything but rookies....

THE PRACTICE BEFORE THE PRACTICE (PART 2)

Just how much useful information can you learn from pre-practice?

THE PRACTICE BEFORE THE PRACTICE....

Just how much useful information can you learn from pre-practice?

ELITE SERIES VETERANS – CLASSIC ROOKIES

The BASS ZONE looks at seven 2013 Bassmater Classic rookies with Elite Series experience

EISENMANN ON AND OFF THE WATER

“It all comes down to executing certain fundamentals and being willing to make the sacrifice.” – Gene Eisenmann

THE PORCHE’ PLAN

“That’s just the reality. If you want to play this game and do this for a living, there’s a price tag.” – Chip Porche’

DOVE RETURNS TO THE ELITE SERIES

After making his last Elite Series cast in 2008, Kurt Dove returns for the 2013 Elite Series season as a “different angler” with an entirely new perspective.

YUSUKE’S CLASSIC YEAR

“Every single tournament I had to catch them to make the Classic, and I really only had one bad tournament this entire year.” – Yusuke Miyazaki

LANE LOOKS BACK

“Starting the Elite Series season as the Classic champ, I would have liked to have known the preparation that it takes to be ‘on cue’ all the time.” – Chris Lane

DOUBLE-DUTY

Fishing a full Bassmaster Elite Series and FLW Tour schedule is back in play for 2013.

CHRISTMAS TREES AND CRANKBAITS WITH PAUL ELIAS

“The traditional Christmas tree is the Scots Pine, but the Fraser Fir is really the Cadillac of the Christmas trees.” – Paul Elias