2009 Bassmaster Classic set to kick off Friday

Last year’s Bassmaster Classic champion Alton Jones looks to defend his title this weekend against a field of 50 other competitors at the 2009 Bassmasters Classic at Shreveport-Bossier City, La.

Josh Rouse

The 2009 Bassmaster Classic is set to begin Friday, Feb. 20 at 7:15 a.m. and will run through Sunday, Feb. 22. This year’s Classic takes place on the Red River in Shreveport-Bossier City, La. Updates on the Classic will be posted each night during the three day event on the Washburn Review blog.

The final results will be printed Monday in the Outdoors Section of the Review. Among this year’s 51 competitors are a pro from Kansas, the first woman to compete in a Bassmaster Classic and a defending champion.

To check out the Washburn Review’s coverage of the 2009 Bassmaster Classic, go to the blog.

Some of the major storylines for this year’s Classic have already been covered on this blog: http://blogs.washburnreview.org/?p=263. This includes information on a Kansas native in the Classic, the first woman fishing in the Classic and the defending champion Alton Jones. It also includes a list of all 51 anglers in the 2009 Classic.