It's all about the numbers! And these are the ones that matter.
Want to see which Classic records are poised to fall in 2014? You're in the right place.
Things have changed. More than half the field has been eliminated from contention and the savvy fan's attention turns elsewhere.
If you could win a lot of money by correctly predicting the winning weight of the Classic , what would your bet be?
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.
They say records are made to be broken. Some of these will fall in 2014 ... others will almost certainly live another year.
Denny Brauer of Camdenton, Mo., adds to recorded finishes of second, third, fourth and fifth places in his 15 previous Classics. Classic XXVIII (28) was held Aug. 6-8, 1998, in High Rock Lake, N.C.
Bryan Kerchal, 23, of Newton, Ct., ignored the odds to become the only "amateur" to claim the coveted Bassmaster Classic champion title and the $50,000 prize that accompanied it. The 24th annual Classic was held July 28-30, 1994, in High Rock Lake, N.C.
Bass fishing legend Rick Clunn launches on Lake Amistad.
Robert Hamilton Jr., caught a total of 21 bass weighing 59 pounds, 6 ounces, the third-highest Classic creel ever. The 22nd annual Clasic Championship was held July 30-Aug.1, 1992, on Lake Logan Martin.