This album features images from both current and past winners of the Bassmaster Classic.
Rookies have been a part of the Bassmaster Classic since the very beginning -- 1971, when all the anglers were rookies. In 2011, there will be 15 Classic rookies competing. It seems like a big number, but it's actually quite average.
Photos of several anglers whose lives were dramatically changed - or might have been - by a Bassmaster Classic win
A Classic win, and a "never give up" statement, launched Mike Iaconelli to another level, but my point is still what I started the piece out with. Winning the Bassmaster Classic is by far the most important thing that can happen to an angler in our world.
A look back at the last 40 Classics from Murray to KVD
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Riding along the Alabama River Friday, chasing competitors in the Toyota Trucks Championship Week and filing reports on the practice fishing for www.bassmaster.com, I was overwhelmed with memories of past days and events on this river.
Rick Clunn talks about the one that got away from him.
Few know the name of Glen Andrews even though he was one of the all-time great professional bass anglers. In this article, read how he became the only two-time world champion.
An Insider's look at the 2010 Bassmaster Classic numbers