On a day when weather wreaked havoc on his closest pursuers, Luke Clausen of Washington state put the finishing touches on a rare wire-to-wire victory in the 36th annual Bassmaster Classic on Lake Tohopekaliga, Fla. Classic was held Feb. 24-26, 2006.
Watch as Jay Yelas is crowned Classic champ at the 2002 Bassmaster Classic.
Davy Hite won the 29th Classic with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 55 pounds, 10 ounces; 9-15 more than runner-up Denny Brauer. The Classic was held July 29-31, 1999, in Louisiana Delta, La.
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.
Larry Nixon of Hemphill, Texas, won the 13th Classic by only 10 ounces with a three-day weight of 18 pounds, 1 ounce. The 13th annual Bassmaster Classic was held Aug. 4-6, 1983.
Bo Dowden caught a 6-pound, 6-ounce bass, the biggest of the tournament, which anchored his 54-10 three-day catch, and earned him the crown in the "Super Bowl of Bass Fishing." The 10th annual Classic championship was held Sept. 24-26, 1980.
It only makes sense that bass fishing's greatest championship comes to one of the sport's best fisheries.
Ricky Green's 14 straight Bassmaster Classic appearances made him Mr. Consistency. Now he needs some help.
Narrated by Ken Duke, this slideshow takes a look at the history of the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year award.
B.A.S.S. has grown from a wild idea to an organization with more than 500,000 members worldwide and magazines read by 4.3 million people a month.