Bassmaster Classic: Inside the Expo
BY JOHN D. FERGUSON World Sports Writer
Saturday, February 23, 2013
2/23/13 at 5:50 AM
Watch videos and view slideshows: Watch a timelapse video of the launch. See a slideshow from the first day, and much more.
Follow along during the event: See unofficial estimates throughout Saturday
Tour the lake: Using Google Earth, World outdoors writer Kelly Bostian gives you a tour of Grand Lake.
Anatomy of a bass boat: We have an interactive map detailing the equipment on a bass boat.
Original Print Headline: Inside The Expo
Question of the day
What is your favorite fishing story?
"I was fishing on a farm pond in Yukon and standing in one spot. I caught a seven-pound largemouth bass. Then, I moved two feet and caught another five-pounder. I went back to the original spot and got a three-pounder. All this happened within 10 minutes."
- Jason Owens, Cashion
"Last summer at Bull Shoals Lake, I caught a four-pound smallmouth bass. It was lots of fun. An hour later, I caught another about the same size. That made my day!"
- Tammy Harris, Morrilton, Ark.
"I caught a fish at Table Rock Lake near Branson, Mo., that weighed five pounds. But, I did not know I had caught it because I thought I was hung up on a log. The fish did not fight (me) until he got near the surface."
- Missy Lee, Western Grove, Ark.
"Fishing, golf and time at the lake have all gone by the wayside with my current duties. I did take a deep sea fishing trip in the Gulf of Mexico years ago where we found a school of red snapper. We used lines with three or four hooks and put it in the water and back out with fish (constantly). That was great fun."
- Mayor Dewey Bartlett Jr., Tulsa
Gadget of the day
Hummingbird fish locator
There are many fine fish locator devices on the market. Hummingbird's 360 Imaging locator takes it one step further in technology, according to marketing product manager Bill Carson. "Nobody has anything else like this," Carson said. He was talking about the High-definition imaging, and the ability to view fish, brush or even a diver while remaining still. The 360 can also be linked to the trolling motor to follow the contours of a bank and/or specific location on the lake. Adjustments can be made for lake depth, too.
Hummingbird's new side-scanning sonar is shown on a tablet during the Bassmaster Classic Outdoor Expo on Friday. MICHAEL WYKE/Tulsa World