He was one of the most intense competitors in B.A.S.S. history and a power fisherman before the term was coined. Hank Parker has few equals when it comes to fishing or television.
Throughout the years many anglers have earned the respected title 'Angler of the Year,' but only a select few have held it more than once.
The race is on, but the end is in sight. There's just one more Elite event left in 2012, and it looks like we'll be crowning a brand new champion. Here are the past winners and a look at the anglers who still have a chance to win this year.
Narrated by Ken Duke, this slideshow takes a look at the history of the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year award.
We can all count Classic wins, but who's consistently competitive on fishing's biggest stage?
Lights, camera, action! Bassmaster.com takes you behind the scenes of the 2012 Classic. Tune in to ESPN2 March 3 & 4 for more never-before-seen footage from the Red River Classic.
When two-time Bassmaster Classic champion Hank Parker is your casting coach, you know you've arrived in the fishing world.
Check out the busy show floor of the 2012 Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo presented by Dick's Sporting Goods.
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.
It's happened three times before - brothers fishing against each other in the Bassmaster Classic.