What kind of mark will 2015 Bassmaster Classic leave on the record books?
At Classic Media Day, we asked the competitors and others for their best guesses at the Classic winning weight. Here's what they said.
Classic contenders prepare for the biggest tournament of the year, and you can see the intensity in their expressions during the angler briefing.
Even though the poundage was down from the previous Classic on the same lake, no one could say this Classic was a humdrum affair. Classic XXIII (23) was held Aug. 12-14, 1993, in Lake Logan Martin, Ala.
Hank Parker of Denver, N.C., won the 19th annual Bassmaster Classic, held on the James River for the second consecutive year.
After three days of dogged determination, Guido Hibdon, the runner-up in the year's Bassmaster Angler of the Year race, won with a three-day catch weighing 28 pounds, 8 ounces to obtain the crown for the 18th Classsic. The tournament was held Aug. 25-27, 1988.
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.