For every Rayo Breckenridge, Jack Hains or Jack Chancellor (who all won a Classic yet are mostly unknown to young fans), there's a Roland Martin, Bill Dance or Jimmy Houston who have earned almost all the accolades but never picked up the big hardware.
I just returned from Charlotte where Bill Dance, NASCAR driver Tony Stewart and I finished filming more of those humorous Bass Pro Shops commercials that will air nationwide later this year.
Daniel Lanier's 9-pound, 4-ounce lead at the end of Day 1 on the Kissimmee Chain is the biggest I can recall. To find a bigger gap you have to go back to a 10-bass or even 15-bass limit.
Remembering the best single-day weight in B.A.S.S. tournament history
Nowadays, anglers at just about every level of the game have a web presence. I guess it's a validation of sorts, or perhaps a way to be recognized.
Close friend Bill Dance toasts B.A.S.S. owner Jerry McKinnis over his new award.
Fishing legend almost set a state record this week.
Throughout the years many anglers have earned the respected title 'Angler of the Year,' but only a select few have held it more than once.
Long-time B.A.S.S. member takes passion for competitive bass fishing to another level.
The race is on, but the end is in sight. There's just one more Elite event left in 2012, and it looks like we'll be crowning a brand new champion. Here are the past winners and a look at the anglers who still have a chance to win this year.