Gary Klein earned the status of legend, has long been a personal hero to me and now I'm proud to call him a friend.
For every Rayo Breckenridge, Jack Hains or Jack Chancellor (who all won a Classic yet are mostly unknown to young fans), there's a Roland Martin, Bill Dance or Jimmy Houston who have earned almost all the accolades but never picked up the big hardware.
Remembering the best single-day weight in B.A.S.S. tournament history
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.
The Elite Series is full of highs and lows. Here are the highest highs and lowest lows of performance in the Elites.
Jimmy Houston has kissed a lot of bass that struck big, heavy spinnerbaits in the shallows. The key is in the cast.
We can all count Classic wins, but who's consistently competitive on fishing's biggest stage?
BOOYAH Bait Company is a new Official Supporting Sponsor of the Bassmaster Elite Series, the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation and the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens.
Jimmy Houston has been catching (and kissing) bass for almost all of his 67 years.