2011 Bassmaster Classic's statistics are record setting in many ways.
A look at Classic tournaments that's received plenty of attention.
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.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Riding along the Alabama River Friday, chasing competitors in the Toyota Trucks Championship Week and filing reports on the practice fishing for www.bassmaster.com, I was overwhelmed with memories of past days and events on this river.
In the toughest Classic to date, Larry Nixon outpaced a frustrated field. The Ohio River produced only five 6-bass limits over the three competition days.
If an athlete has set any records, you remember him and his golden number. This is about Rick Clunn's.
It's a good thing that the fish were still biting at 30 degrees at the sixth Bassmaster Classic in the Deep South. 30 being a record low temerature.
The 1974 Bassmaster Classic's winner Tommy Martin won a Classic and a BASS tournament his first year on the trail.
The 1973 Bassmaster Classic was the first year that BASS Federation sent an angler to the Classic.