Blowouts, big bass and the beginning of one of the sport's greatest careers are just a few of things that make "the Bend" special to fishing fans.
You probably already know who's won the most Bassmaster Classics, but take a look at some of the other (and lesser known) records for the biggest tournament in fishing.
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.
The 2012 Sebile pro team will include Bobby Lane, Jeff Kriet and Todd Faircloth.
It's happened three times before - brothers fishing against each other in the Bassmaster Classic.
Berkley says that the Bottom Hopper has an enticing action thanks to enlarged tapered head and tail sections.
As a kid, it was a huge thrill for me to meet the guys that I'd read about in Bassmaster Magazine or saw on TV for the first time — guys that I would later compete against on the tournament trail.
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While the four-time Classic winners shun comparisons, they respect each other's accomplishments
Classic title helped make Tommy Martin's career, but in actuality he's among the fishing legends.