In the toughest Classic to date, Larry Nixon outpaced a frustrated field. The Ohio River produced only five 6-bass limits over the three competition days.
Stanley Mitchell of Fitzgerald, Georgia, is the Classic's youngest champion at 21, winning the 11th Bassmaster Classic.
Stanley Mitchell was the youngest competitor in the field and had barely squeaked into the tournament as the 10th place finisher in the Western Division of the BASS Tournament Trail.
Challenging best describes the 2003-2004 tournament season as new qualifying formats, stiff competition, unpredictable weather and diverse waters put the competitors to the test.
Day One of the 2001 Bassmaster Classic on the Louisiana Delta has David Walker in the lead.
Kevin VanDam wins the 2001 Bassmaster Classic.
David Walker is leading after a grueling Day One on the Louisiana Delta.
Michael Iaconelli is starting the final day of the 2003 Bassmaster Classic in the lead.
Michael Iaconelli won the 2003 Bassmaster Classic in the last 5 minutes of the tournament.