After three days of dogged determination, Guido Hibdon, the runner-up in the year's Bassmaster Angler of the Year race, won with a three-day catch weighing 28 pounds, 8 ounces to obtain the crown for the 18th Classsic. The tournament was held Aug. 25-27, 1988.
Counting bonus money for daily lunker prizes, Tommy Martin of Hemphill, Texas, pocketed $15,400 for winning the Classic. The fourth annual Bassmaster Classic was held Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 1974, at Wheeler Lake, Alabama.
Jack Chancellor, from Phenix City, Ala., won the Classic and $50,000 with a three-day total of 19 bass weighing 45 pounds. The 15th annual Bassmaster Classic was held Aug. 15-17, 1985, on the Arkansas River.
The eighth annual Bassmaster Classic championship was held Oct. 25-27, 1978, at the Ross Barnett Reservoir, in Mississippi.
For winning the sixth annual Bassmaster Classic, Rick Clunn of Montgomery, Texas, earned $25,000, half of the $50,000 total payout, for his catch of 59 pounds, 15 ounces. The Classic was held Nov. 3-5, 1976, at Lake Guntersville, Ala.
The fifth annual Bassmaster Classic Championship was held Oct. 29-31, 1975, in Currituck Sound, North Carolina.
Get tips on everything from patterns to lures from the Top 12 finalists at the 2012 Bass Pro Shops Central Open #2.
Rob Russow gives us a peek at what goes on behind the stage at Table Rock Lake.
See images from the Day Three weigh-in at Table Rock Lake as champions are crowned in boater and non-boater divisions!
Check out images from the Day One weigh-in on Table Rock Lake.