From BassFan Dock Talk:
Classic: It's Lay 3/17/2009
When BASS originally announced the site of its 2010 Bassmaster Classic, the area was identified as Birmingham, Ala. BASS today announced the official Classic waters, and once again, it's Lay Lake near Birmingham. Dates are Feb. 19–21.
Lay Lake has hosted three previous Classics, most recently in 2007 (won by Boyd Duckett). The Birmingham area itself has hosted six previous Classics.
Shelby County manager Alex Dudchock said in announcing the news: "Shelby County's excited about the opportunity to showcase our natural resources and attract an international audience as we host our fourth Bassmaster Classic. Lay Lake continues to be a destination for anglers and water-recreation enthusiasts, and Shelby County will continue to promote tourism through these types of events in our local, regional and state economy."
Could we see a Skeet repeat? I believe he was 2nd to Duckett. Had Swindle not been DQ'd in 2007 he might have been a contender. KVD was leading on Day 2 of the 2007 Classic and came in 3rd, so I think he would have to be the prohibitive favorite going into the tournament. Aaron Martens also got a 2nd at Lay in a Classic but that was in the Summer.