Almost since the beginning, B.A.S.S. has worked to shake things up with different tournament formats.
The Bass Fishing Hall of Fame welcomed some new members last night, and a visit from some old friends.
Sure, you know how to watch a bass tournament, but this isn't just any bass tournament. It's the Bassmaster Classic, and things are very different.
The eighth annual Bassmaster Classic championship was held Oct. 25-27, 1978, at the Ross Barnett Reservoir, in Mississippi.
The first Bassmaster Classic was held in Lake Mead, Nevada, in 1971. Bobby Murray of Hot Springs, Ark., won the inaugural Bassmaster Classic with a catch of 17 bass weighing 43 pounds, 11 ounces.
Thirty-five years ago this week Roland Martin and Tommy Martin competed on Ross Barnett Reservoir for the first time. They were back this week for the Bass Pro Shops Central Open #3.
If you're a bass fisherman and you don't have a Zara Spook in your box, you don't know what you're missing.
The Bassmaster Classic is a tournament where heroes are made and winners become household names. But what about the other guys?
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.