In this photo gallery, you'll find images of the anglers as they complete the registration process for the 2009 Bassmaster Classic on the Red River, near Shreveport, Louisiana.
Michael Iaconelli held up to the pressure of being the leader to score a narrow victory in the 33rd annual Classic.
B.A.S.S. pro, Gary Klein, demonstrates how to fish a drop shot.
Legendary actors John Wayne and Montgomery Clift duke it out in the 1948 Western "Red River." Sixty years later, there ae more legends to be trading blows in the 2009 Bassmaster Classic to be held Feb. 20 on the Louisiana River.
Clunn has clearly been the most accomplished angler in Bassmaster Classic history. With back-to-back wins in 1976 and 1977, he established himself as the first Classic-created superstar in the sport.
Robert Hamilton Jr., of Brandon, Miss., caught 59 pounds, 6 ounces, the third-highest Classic creel ever.
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Incredibly, the 1987 Bassmaster Classic was won with just 15 pounds 5 ounces. And it took 14 fish to get there.
With fishing conditions made difficult by low oxygen levels from a summer-long drought, only ounces separated the top positions.
Fishing his Carolina rig Do Nothing worm along a sandbar, Chancellor caught seven-bass limits during the first hour of fishing each of the first two days.