Read about the beginnings of the Classic as the idea sprang from the fertile and adventurous mind of Ray Scott.
Adjusting to water movement. Adjusting to changing light conditions. Adjusting to an influx of muddy water. Adjusting to the unseen impact of spectator boat traffic. And more.
The late-August conditions for the season-opening $300,000 CITGO Bassmaster Mississippi Central Open presented by Busch Beer could hardly have been worse for the 200 pro competitors and their amateur partners.