In the annals of Bassmaster Classic history, there are many records. You probably know most of them — Rick Clunn's four championships, Luke Clausen's 56-2 winning catch in 2006, Preston Clark's 11-10 lunker from the same year. These are our World Series and Super Bowl marks.
I'm pulling my tackle together for the first Bassmaster Southern Open of 2011 at the Kissimmee Chain in Florida. Since I'm fishing this one as a nonboater, I need to pare my gear down to what I can carry in one trip to my partner's boat.
How one air traffic controller deals with the pressure of going up against the pros at the 2010 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open on Lake Champlain.
Records are broken at every Bassmaster Classic, and the numbers from each tournament tell a big part of the story.
In this photo gallery, you'll find images of anglers and lunkers from the Day 3 weigh-in at the 2007 Bassmaster Classic held on Lay Lake near Birmingham, Alabama.
Read how despite the weather, Luke Clausen of Washington state had a rare wire-to-wire victory in the 36th annual Bassmaster Classic on Lake Tohopekaliga.
29 is not a number on anyone's uniform and it's not the number of consecutive wins or competitions. It is the record setting one day weight back in the 5-bass limit era, brought in by Luke Clausen.
These are the 31 champions in the history of the Bassmaster Classics along with additional facts of the competitions.
Three anglers in this year's field for the 2009 Bassmaster Classic are 35 years of age. This article is all about one of those anglers.