2014 Bassmaster Classic coming to Birmingham, Lake Guntersville

Birmingham and Lake Guntersville has been selected for the 2014 Bassmaster Classic, the world championship of bass fishing.{} B.A.S.S. LLC made the announcement Thursday.{} Governor Robert Bentley was also on hand for the announcement at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex's Arena Club. Lake Guntersville will provide first-class competition for the February 21-23, 2014 event.{} Birmingham will host the daily weigh-ins and the Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo at the BJCC.{} This is the eighth time that Birmingham has been named the host city.{} Alabama will welcome its 12th Classic.