A look at Classic tournaments that's received plenty of attention.
There's an old saying about the Bassmaster Classic that you can't win it in one day, but you can surely lose it. Just ask Basil Bacon, who blanked on the first day of the 1979 Classic then came roaring back to finish second, just three pounds - one good fish - behind Hank Parker.
The Bassmaster Classic is a tournament full of tradition and lore. With the 41st Classic this weekend, it's a good time to explore some of the old bromides about fishing's greatest championship.
This gallery is a compilation of photos featuring all 50 of the 2011 Bassmaster Classic competitors.
A lost Manhattan tourist approaches a New York City local and asks him "How do you get to Carnegie Hall?" The grizzled native responds, "Practice, practice, practice."
This album features images from both current and past winners of the Bassmaster Classic.
Lazer TroKar is thrilled to announce the expansion of their pro staff by adding Jonathon VanDam. Jonathon will join Skeet Reese, Shaw Grigsby, Brent Chapman, Gerald Swindle, Scott Martin, Jason Williamson and Rick Clunn representing Lazer TroKar hooks during the 2011 B.A.S.S. season.
Photos of several anglers whose lives were dramatically changed - or might have been - by a Bassmaster Classic win
Four-time Bassmaster Classic champ Rick Clunn is scheduled to be at the TroKar booth on the afternoons of Feb. 18 and 19 at the Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo presented by Dick's Sporting Goods in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
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.