His reward was the biggest bass of the 2009 Central Open on Toledo Bend.
In this photo gallery, you'll find weigh-in images from Day Two of the 2009 Central Open #1 on Toledo Bend Reservoir, near Many, Louisiana.
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.