B.A.S.S. has grown from a wild idea to an organization with more than 500,000 members worldwide and magazines read by 4.3 million people a month.
Baseball had the Curse of the Bambino and still has the Curse of the Billy Goat. In fishing, there's the Curse of the Bassmaster Classic Local Favorite.
Rick Clunn of Montgomery, Texas, claimed his fourth Classic crown on Aug. 25, 1990, in James River, Virginia.
The 17th annual Classic was held Aug.13-15, 1987, in Ohio River, KY.
In every respect, the 1984 Bassmaster Classic must be considered one of the premier fishing events of all-time. The 14th annual Classic was held Aug. 16-18, 1984, on the Arkansas River.
The Classic was held Oct. 15-17, 1981, on the Alabama River.
The eighth annual Bassmaster Classic Championship was held Oct. 25-27, 1978, at the Ross Barnett Reservoir, in Mississippi.
After only fishing professionally for one year now, I can really appreciate what guys like Rick Clunn, Gary Klein and Denny Brauer have done for many years.
Rick Clunn of Montgomery, Texas, became the first angler to win back-to-back Classics with a catch of 27 pounds, 7 ounces. The seventh annual Bassmaster Classic was held Oct. 26-28, 1977, at Lake Toho, Florida.
The Classic was held Nov. 3-5, 1976, at Lake Guntersville, Alabama