They say that all good things must come to an end. But for Rick Clunn, we all know it's just a little down time.
There are a lot of new names fishing the CITGO Bassmaster Classic this year. A few you may recognize, or not.
Some anglers have won from the lead, while others have stormed back from behind to claim fishing's biggest prize.
The Classic is the most prestigious, most watched, most exciting, most heavily anticipated, most publicized and the most lucrative tournament of all. It is simply the most important contest in competitive fishing.
"I wasn't always fishing to win, and that was a direct departure from previous years," Clunn said. "I was going for quality fish instead of using my knowledge, and I just wasn't having fun."
With air temperatures pushing the century mark each day and steamy water temperatures above 90 degrees, few bass experts believed the Classic's weight record would fall in the vast Louisiana Delta … except Hite, that is.
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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.
In one of the most challenging Classics ever staged, Woo Daves, brought in a total of 14 bass weighing 27 pounds, 13 ounces. The 30th annual Classic Championship was held on July 20-22, 2000, on Lake Michigan.