Charlie Reed, 51, of Broken Bow, Okla., became the oldest angler at that time to win a Classic, with a 21-bass, 23-pound, 9-ounce creel. The 16th annual Bassmaster Classic was held Aug. 14-16, 1986, in Chickamauga, Tenn.
Open anglers get started in the Northern Open #2.
Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open angler Mark Hicks takes a look back at the James River competition.
Finishing last in a Bassmaster Classic is no disgrace. You might be surprised at some of the last-place finishers.
Baseball had the Curse of the Bambino and still has the Curse of the Billy Goat. In fishing, there's the Curse of the Bassmaster Classic Local Favorite.
As the Classic approaches it seems appropriate to talk a little about some of the past winners, and tell a little about what they’re really like.
Known for flipping, Terry Scroggins used a variety of tactics for a great 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series season.
What happens Aug. 16-18 on New York’s Cayuga Lake could direct the future of several anglers.
See pictures from the launch of Day Two on the Detroit River.