More on Dion Hibdon

30 biggest B.A.S.S. records

Aug 28, 2014

Records are made to be broken. B.A.S.S. records began getting set and reset 46 years ago when the company was founded. Here are several you know — and some we bet you don't.

Video: 1997 Bassmaster Classic

Feb 9, 2014

Dion Hibdon's final day tally of 11 pounds, 12 ounces was enough to give him a 1-ounce victory over B.A.S.S. Nation angler Dalton Bobo. Classic XXVII (27) was held Aug. 7-9, 1997, at Logan Martin Lake, Ala.

Video: 1994 Bassmaster Classic

Feb 6, 2014

Bryan Kerchal, 23, of Newton, Ct., ignored the odds to become the only "amateur" to claim the coveted Bassmaster Classic champion title and the $50,000 prize that accompanied it. The 24th annual Classic was held July 28-30, 1994, in High Rock Lake, N.C.

The best who never won a Classic

Feb 17, 2013

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.

One name, three titles

Feb 13, 2013

The name is Hibdon. Two of the titles (Classic championships) belong to Guido, 1988 on the James River, and Dion, 1997 on Logan Martin Lake. Guido’s grandson and Dion’s son, Payden, has a Junior title. He won the Junior Bassmaster World Championship on the Harris Chain of Lakes in 2006.

Closest Classics

Feb 7, 2013

The Bassmaster Classic is the Super Bowl of bass fishing, and like the Super Bowl it's sometimes a nail biter and sometimes a blowout.

Curse of the Classic local

Jan 30, 2013

Baseball had the Curse of the Bambino and still has the Curse of the Billy Goat. In fishing, there's the Curse of the Bassmaster Classic Local Favorite.

Bassmaster Classic record book

Feb 22, 2012

You probably already know who's won the most Bassmaster Classics, but take a look at some of the other (and lesser known) records for the biggest tournament in fishing.

The Classic champions

Feb 20, 2012

Once a Bassmaster Classic champion, always a Classic champion. It's one of those things that truly can't be taken away from you. These anglers know what it means to hoist this trophy and be introduced as a world champion.

Jill Hibdon, ex-wife of Classic champ, killed in car accident

Dec 9, 2011

As part of one of fishing's most famous families, Jill Hibdon was wife of one Classic champ, daughter-in-law to another and mother of a Junior champion.

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