The Alan Report Debuts Classic Week

The Ultimate Angler Blog • by Keith Alan
The Alan Report Debuts Classic Week

A busy week is about to get better as I head to New Orleans for the Bassmaster Classic.  For the first time since 2005 I wont be standing on the weigh stage, and I'm okay with that.  Lots of exciting things on the horizon with the Experience, and I'm looking forward to going to the Classic, seeing friends and enjoying the Outdoor Expo; something I never really had time to do when I was working the event.  This particular tournament is going to have some unique challenges.  You can read about them in my new feature on   The Alan Report debut was Tuesday.  It's going to run as a special feature around Bassmaster Elite Series events all season long.

I'm especially excited about this trip, since I'm taking a day to "do some research."  The lab is in Venice, LA,  my research partner is former Redfish Cup All-star, Mike Frenette and our mission is secret.  Okay, maybe it's not so secret.  The destination has some significance since a good portion of the Classic field is making the 2 hour run from Bayou Signette every morning, and since it's considered the best redfish destination in the world.  I'm interested in both reasons.

If you've never caught redfish before you are missing out on one of in-shore fishing's most popular game fish.  In Louisiana, for some reason they are more aggressive and there are more of them than anyplace else in the world.  They are popular because they are readily available from Texas to North Carolina, they are fun to catch both on the flats and on offshore structure like bass and they are fantastic table fare.  We are going to target the redfish and leave the bass alone for the Classic competitors who start fishing on Friday.

Be sure and check our Facebook Fan Page for a report from Venice, and I will most definitely post updates from the Classic.  Monday or Tuesday my post event story should be up on

Safe travels & tight lines,


Warning: Missing argument 3 for ShareaholicPublic::canvas(), called in /home/ultim355/public_html/wp-content/plugins/sexybookmarks/global_functions.php on line 21 and defined in /home/ultim355/public_html/wp-content/plugins/sexybookmarks/public.php on line 380

3 Responses



It was great to see you again at the Classic. Although Stephens Browning didnt have a good trip we enjoyed it and already look forward to Shreveport next year. Really missed you not being on stage. If ever in Hot Springs give Stephen & I a call.

All my best,
Bobby Brown


Thanks Bobby, always good to see you guys.




Thanks Madge. I’ll be a little more thorough with the spell checker.



Leave Your Response

* Name, Email, Comment are Required


Warning: mysql_query(): Access denied for user 'ultim355'@'localhost' (using password: NO) in /home/ultim355/public_html/wp-content/plugins/collision-testimonials/collision-testimonials.php on line 215

Warning: mysql_query(): A link to the server could not be established in /home/ultim355/public_html/wp-content/plugins/collision-testimonials/collision-testimonials.php on line 215

Warning: mysql_fetch_array() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /home/ultim355/public_html/wp-content/plugins/collision-testimonials/collision-testimonials.php on line 217

Warning: mysql_free_result() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /home/ultim355/public_html/wp-content/plugins/collision-testimonials/collision-testimonials.php on line 247



stanley-lodge-big-bass central-florida-bass-fishing0001 ufe-tv-4-draughn192 ufe-tv-4-draughn218 ufe-2-leavellwood032 ufe-2-leavellwood043


American Outdoors Fund is a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation committed to creating and supporting programs and projects that provide, improve or enhance opportunities for Veterans, children and families to enjoy outdoor activities.  Our mission is to distribute equipment and grant money to Veteran, Youth and Conservation based programs and charities, and to increase public awareness on the needs of the charitable causes we support

Largemouth Bass Fishing in Kissimmee, FL

Fish with the pros you see on TV