Rick Clunn of Montgomery, Texas, claimed his fourth Classic crown on Aug. 25, 1990, in James River, Va.
Hank Parker of Denver, N.C., won the 19th annual Bassmaster Classic, held on the James River for the second consecutive year.
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.
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.