Classic and Alabama: A natural combination

Updated: December 29, 2006, 5:21 AM ET
B.A.S.S. Communications — July 22, 2002

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Noting that for a record ninth time the state of Alabama was hosting a CITGO BASSMASTERS Classic, Gov. Don Siegelman kicked off the 32nd annual Classic Week Monday at a press conference at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex.

"Alabama has hosted more Classics than any other state and there's a reason for that — we've got great bass fishing," Siegelman said. "Alabama is the birthplace of (professional) bass fishing. And we've got the Alabama Bass Trail.

"We ...

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