Bassmaster Classic 2012: 3 Reasons You Will Be Hooked to the Action

Jeff ChaseSenior Analyst IIFebruary 24, 2012

For those of you who don't know, this weekend is the Bassmaster Classic, taking place on the Red River in Shreveport, La. For those of you haven't tuned in, there are plenty of reasons to tune your television sets to the 2012 event, and get in on the action.

Maybe bass fishing isn't your thing, but there are plenty of reasons to tune your television sets to the 2012 event and get in on the action.

This weekend is packed with many sporting events, including the NFL combine, NBA All-Star Weekend and the Daytona 500. The Bassmaster Classic may sit behind all of those in most people's minds, but for the following reasons you should tune in and check out the action.


1. Big Surprises

Fishing is pretty impressive, as it is all about where you get your boat at, as well as a little luck of the draw. You can watch any other sporting event and pretty much everything is in control of factors that are within reach.

As for bass fishing, these fishermen have no real say in what is going to bite or not. They do have their approaches, and obviously each is good at what they do, but at the end of the day it is pretty hard to be skilled in bringing in the biggest fish.


2. The Other Events Get Old

If you are watching the NFL combine or NASCAR's Daytona 500, it can get a little boring watching the same thing over and over again. With the Bassmaster, you get to see different angles, storylines and the ability to learn a thing or two about fishing.

It is really entertaining to watch, as these fishermen get pretty crazy on their boats. While sometimes it looks as if it is going to slip from right under their feet, somehow they all make it back to the dock without losing a thing.


3. We Could Have Our First Ever Three-Peat

Winning three titles in a row in any sport is tough, so things are no different with the Bassmaster Classic. Kevin VanDam is going for his third straight title, and that will certainly put him in his own elite spot in the sport of fishing.

He has already won the tournament four times over his career, which ties him with Rick Clunn. A victory this year will make him the only five-time winner, as well completing the first three-peat in the history of the classic.