Bassmaster Classic show 2008
March 31st in Events, Reviews by .

2008 Bassmaster Classic Expo Part II

Up for grabs is the second installment of the Classic Expo, from Greenville, S.C. We take a look at the Abu Garcia Skeet Reese REVO, and boats from Champion, Ranger, BassCat, and Triton. Bassaholics was also at the show, with their new designs….and tons more!

Triton Boats

Maybe a X2 is your style when you are zipping across the lake. Triton had it latest X2 Series to try out this year, with its expanded deck, and improvements over the X Series from years past.

Triton boats X2 Series

Triton boats X2 Series

Toyota Trucks

Offering something for any age group, Toyota really shined through with their gigantic booth. They sported a casting area, live 3d test drive, and a workshop area for the kids to create and customize a wooden truck or bass. They definitely won the biggest and most interactive awards this year by a long shot.

Toyota Trucks Classic booth

Toyota hard at work

Unstoppable dad and son combo

Unstoppable dad and son combo

Toyota's Bassmaster Classic Booth

Just part of the Toyota workshop

BassCat Boats

One of my better decisions on this article was saving the best for last. BassCat brought out its Anniversary models this year with the Cougar FTD sporting 20″ rims that turned heads. Even Marty Stone dropped by to talk for a bit. The imagination of Ron and Rick Pierce sure shined bright this year for BassCat at the Classic.

BassCat Cougar FTD sitting on 20s

BassCat Cougar FTD sitting on 20s

BassCat 20 inch rims

20 inches nothing less...

Overall

For any angler, the Bassmaster Classic is something that needs to be experienced at least once. Watching it on TV just isn’t enough, and never will be. Seeing fishing celebrities Bill Dance, Hank Parker, Zell Roland, and even the zany Fish Fishburne (Team Grandma!) walking around was just part of the weekend experience. Here’s a few more teaser’s to last us until next year’s Classic, wherever it may be held.

Bill Dance

Bill Dance, minus the bloopers.

2008 Bassmaster Classic Trophy

2008 Bassmaster Classic Trophy

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When not working his heart out on websites, e-commerce, and programming, Branson like to enjoy time on the lake. His best times are spent with friends trophy bass hunting in Southern California.

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