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.
Paul Elias of Laurel, Miss., caught a three-day haul of 32 pounds, 8 ounces to win the Bassmaster Classic. The 12th annual Classic was held Oct. 14-16, 1982, at Lake Montgomery, Ala.
See who comes out on top after the Day 2 weigh-in for the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open on Lake Toho.
Take a quick GoPro look behind the scenes before takeoff on Day 2 of the 2015 Bass Pro Shops Southern Open #1.
Breaking down the field in 2015, Ken Duke comes up with his annual odds that each angler will bring home the trophy.
With the conclusion of the 2014 tournaments, the 2015 GEICO Bassmaster Classic field is set. Here are all 56 of the Classic competitors.
The 2015 Bassmaster Elite Series field is now set with a mixture of well-known veteran pros and young up-and-comers ready to zig-zag the country.