The Bassmaster Classic was born in the desert of the Nevada, but it's rarely thrived so well as in the Louisiana Delta. The 2011 edition was a record setter in lots of ways.
The most telling number about the Bassmaster Classic after two days of competition is that the leader goes on to win 57.5 percent of the time.
Day One by the numbers
Now that the field is set, let's look at the 2011 Bassmaster Classic qualifiers as a group. Words tell great stories, but numbers can reveal truths that words only hint at.
Eight is a very interesting number in Bassmaster Classic history for a couple of reasons.
When we started this Classic Countdown on Bassmaster.com, we were confident that we'd have something relevant to say about each and every number between 39 and 1.