Crowds Are Bigger In Day Two Of Bassmaster Classic

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GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) -- Spectators from all over the nation came to watch the kickoff of the second day of the Bassmaster Classic.

At six forty-five in the morning Saturday thousands packed the sidewalks at city harbor.

Guntersville Police say the crowds numbered around five thousand Saturday morning. That is more than Friday.

Spectators from all over the nation, some as far as California, came to watch the pros take on the second day of the tournament.

Robert Graham didn't have far to drive. "I'm from Boaz, Alabama," Graham says,"Last time I come to a boat race here it was 30 years ago, so this is exciting for me."

He doesn't have a pro he's pulling for, he just comes for the excitement of seeing the boats take off. "I just love to see events like this, it's all free, tell the people to come out, there's one more day of this, and it's really impressive," Graham says.

After the blastoff much of the crowd headed to Birmingham where the weigh-ins are taking place.

Marshall County officials tell WHNT News 19 facilities in the immediate area and Huntsville aren't big enough to comply with what the weigh-in event entails.


  • Nuclear Mike

    Common sense tells you the ‘marketing game’ is trying to recover from their advertised monetary results not happening for the City of Guntersville …does it even make sense that “much” of the 5,000+crowd drove another 1 & half+ hours to Birmingham???

    And that the City of Huntsville cannot accommodate a crowd of 5,000 visitors at once including the procession of boats & trucks for a weigh-in?

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