Situated southeast of Birmingham, Ala., Lay Lake is decidedly in the Deep South. But lately it's been more like the Deep Freeze.
The 2010 Bassmaster Classic is setting up to be one of the coldest Classics in the event's 40-year history. Fold recent rainfall into the mix — and the muddy mess it has created on Lay Lake — and you have a stiff challenge for the 51 anglers hoping to ascend to the throne of Classic champion.
"It's going to be a grind, no doubt," said Kevin VanDam, ...
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