Don Butler of Tulsa, Okla., claimed the Bassmaster Classic for his first tournament win, and a $10,000 check.
Gerald Blanchard, a participant in 19 Bassmaster events and winner of the second-ever B.A.S.S. tournament in 1967, passed away at his home in North Port, Fla. Formerly of Memphis, Tenn., Blanchard was 75.
For everything that gets accomplished, someone had to do it first. Here are some of the more famous 'firsts' in B.A.S.S. history.
The fifth annual Bassmaster Classic Championship was held Oct. 29-31, 1975, in Currituck Sound, North Carolina.
Rayo Breckenridge of Paragould, Ark., out fished the 1973 Classic field of 26 fishermen to earn a $15,000 paycheck. The third annual Bassmaster Classic was held Oct. 24-26, 1973, at Clarks Hill, in South Carolina.
The first Bassmaster Classic was held in Lake Mead, Nevada, in 1971. Bobby Murray of Hot Springs, Ark., won the inaugural Bassmaster Classic with a catch of 17 bass weighing 43 pounds, 11 ounces.
We meet a lot of amazing people over the course of an Elite Series season, and Dick Garlock is one who really stands out.
Brekenridge, Berrryman, Hannon, and Honeycutt are the class of 2014.
If your bass fishing is in a downward spiral, perhaps it’s time to go retro with bait selection. Elite Series pros explain why the old tailspinner still deserves a place on your casting deck.
Lots of anglers talk about pattern fishing without knowing what it really is or how the concept developed. It's one of the most powerful tools in your arsenal to catch more and bigger bass.