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.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.- Lew's proudly announces that Bassmaster Elite Series angler and former Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year Tim Horton has picked Lew's for his choice of reels, starting immediately. The popular Muscle Shoals, Ala., angler's decision to join Lew's places him among other high profile anglers who have recently signed with the brand that is turning heads in the fishing industry.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. While many fishing tackle companies have been trimming their pro staffs, the Lew's team continues to get stronger. Lew's, a great tradition in American bass fishing equipment, has been busily assembling a group of high-profile anglers to help launch their new lineup of baitcast and spinning reels and rods for 2011.
Keith Combs won the points title in the Bassmaster Central Opens, qualifying for his first Bassmaster Classic in the process. He'll be a rookie on the Bassmaster Elite Series in 2011, and likely a force to be reckoned with for many years down the road. Here's how he fared against our 20 questions.
In this article, read about the significance of the number 8 in Bassmaster Classic history.
The standings changed every day, and especially in the final round, as David Fritts of Lexington, N.C., weighed in a three-day catch of 48 pounds, 6 ounces and became the 23rd Classic champion.
These are the 31 champions in the history of the Bassmaster Classics along with additional facts of the competitions.
Whether it's days, months, years or ages, the number 36 has some significant correlations in the Bassmaster Classics.
Whether you are trying to keep your bait from snagging or keep a hooked bass from throwing your crank, these baits may just be worth a try