One of the most enjoyable elements of the GEICO Bassmaster Classic is also one of the most challenging elements – the time before the competition begins. Classic week brings a lot of really cool things together to build an air of excitement for the reason we’re all there.

The Classic is a big tournament, but it’s also about putting on a great show for the fan. It’s like a big party that everyone gets to attend and enjoy at different levels.

As an angler, it’s very important to do a good job of balancing the show with the competition. It’s really two different mindsets that have to work together in your head.

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2016 Classic Photos

  • Day 1 Launch Oklahoma Classic angler Jason Christie is sure to be a crowd favorite this weekend.

    Photo: James Overstreet / BASS
  • Media Day Oklahoma native Jason Christie was one of the more favored interviews on Media Day.
    Photo: James Overstreet / BASS
  • Final Practice Day Like other anglers, Christie pulls up the trolling motor and heads out.

    Photo: Ronnie Moore / BASS
  • Final Practice Day He was as calm as they come as he tries to win the Super Bowl of bass fishing on one of his home lakes
    Photo: Ronnie Moore / Bass
  • Final Practice Day Christie was picking apart cover with numerous baits and presentations Photo: Ronnie Moore / BASS
  • Final Practice Day Local Favorite Jason Christie is the next angler we spotted Photo:Ronnie Moore / BASS


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