The Super Bowl of bass fishing is trolling up on us. This is fishing's marquee and most hyped event, and it will hit the Red River on February 24th.
This is the 42nd Bassmaster Classic. 100 professional anglers will be competing for the top prize. Last year, the top prize came with a $500,000 check.
Where: Red River in Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana
The launch site is the Red River South Marina. The Weigh-in site is the Century-Link center.
When: February 24-26
Watch: ESPN 2 and the Outdoor Channel
Opening day Friday's coverage will be on the Outdoor Channel. Weekend coverage will be picked up by ESPN 2 (check here for the dates and times of coverage).
When it comes to fishing, it doesn't get any bigger than this. The event is filled with drama, excitement and theatrics.
In case you aren't with familiar with this event, or you just want to relive some of last year's action, these highlights should do the trick.
The Bassmaster site tells us this is one of the largest events in the region. And they aren't just talking about fishing.
Fans will flock to the Red River and the CenturLink center to get close to the action, and they will also be drawn to the The 2012 Bassmaster Classic Outdoor Expo.
In 2009, these events drew more than 137,000 and the website thinks this site will be even bigger.