On the first day of the 2011 Bassmaster Elite Series tournament on Florida's Harris Chain of Lakes, Grant Goldbeck weighed in one small bass for 1 pound, 1 ounce.
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.
Tank Pond giants appear in numbers at final Classic weigh-in
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
Bill Lowen, well-known shallow water specialist and one of a number of anglers observers are keeping an eye on as the 2011 Bassmaster Classic gets underway, has made a major last minute adjustment in his strategy.
2011 Bassmaster Classic fact sheet
15 anglers making first appearance in event
The B.A.S.S. Federation Nation and the Bassmaster Classic go back a long way — almost as far back as the first Classic, in fact.
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.
Divers capture invasive species in derby to lower numbers in Keys
2010 Weatherby Deer Camp
Number of hunters greater than expected
Divers capture 534 of invasive species in first derby to lower numbers in Keys