Five top Classic finishers tell us how they managed to fight the midday current.
There are a lot of new names fishing the CITGO Bassmaster Classic this year. A few you may recognize, or not.
Tough river fishing will make for an extemely exciting Classic finish
"I have been totally shocked at the magnitude of what winning the Classic has meant." VanDam says. "Without a doubt, bass fishing is far more mainstream than ever before."
Even as he recited his list of potential disasters, however, Jay Yelas never truly exhibited any doubts that he would catch enough fish on the morrow and claim his first BASS Masters Classic world championship.
All the hype and hoopla of the Bassmasters Classic has rattled the psyche of the best professional anglers throughout the history of this world championship.
wire-to-wire and claiming big bass honors each day en route to professional fishing's world championship. Even held July 25-27, 2002
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, Louisiana.