More on George Cochran

Video: 1998 Bassmaster Classic

Feb 10, 2014

Denny Brauer of Camdenton, Mo., adds to recorded finishes of second, third, fourth and fifth places in his 15 previous Classics. Classic XXVIII (28) was held Aug. 6-8, 1998, in High Rock Lake, N.C.

Video: 1996 Bassmaster Classic

Feb 8, 2014

The scouting report on Alabama's Lay Lake predicted bass would be holding deep along river ledges, to escape the brutal summer heat. But George Cochran knew better. The 26th annual Bassmaster Classic was held Aug. 8-10, 1996.

Video: 1993 Bassmaster Classic

Feb 5, 2014

Even though the poundage was down from the previous Classic on the same lake, no one could say this Classic was a humdrum affair. Classic XXIII (23) was held Aug. 12-14, 1993, in Lake Logan Martin, Ala.

Video: 1990 Bassmaster Classic

Feb 2, 2014

Rick Clunn of Montgomery, Texas, claimed his fourth Classic crown on Aug. 25, 1990, in James River, Va.

Video: 1988 Bassmaster Classic

Jan 31, 2014

After three days of dogged determination, Guido Hibdon, the runner-up in the year's Bassmaster Angler of the Year race, won with a three-day catch weighing 28 pounds, 8 ounces to obtain the crown for the 18th Classsic. The tournament was held Aug. 25-27, 1988.

Video: 1987 Bassmaster Classic

Jan 30, 2014

Fishing just a long cast away from the launch ramp, George Cochran caught 14 bass that weighed 15 pounds, 5 ounces, the second lowest winning poundage in Bassmaster Classic history. The 17th annual Classic was held Aug.13-15, 1987, in Ohio River, Ky.

Video: 1985 Bassmaster Classic

Jan 28, 2014

Jack Chancellor, from Phenix City, Ala., won the Classic and $50,000 with a three-day total of 19 bass weighing 45 pounds. The 15th annual Bassmaster Classic was held Aug. 15-17, 1985, on the Arkansas River.

Guntersville's Classic history

Jan 11, 2014

It only makes sense that bass fishing's greatest championship comes to one of the sport's best fisheries.

One hit wonders

Feb 15, 2013

You don't have to qualify for more than one Bassmaster Classic to leave your mark on the sport's greatest championship. These anglers did it even though they were one and done.

Analyzing Classic performance

Mar 6, 2012

We can all count Classic wins, but who's consistently competitive on fishing's biggest stage?

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