The 2008 Bassmaster Classic was not, by all accounts,a record breaker but still exciting.
Angler's father helps him claim his first BASS victory.
There are a lot of new names fishing the CITGO Bassmaster Classic this year. A few you may recognize, or not.
"I have been totally shocked at the magnitude of what winning the Classic has meant." VanDam says. "Without a doubt, bass fishing is far more mainstream than ever before."
Woo Daves wins New York Open by junk fishing
All the hype and hoopla of the Bassmasters Classic has rattled the psyche of the best professional anglers throughout the history of this world championship.
In one of the most challenging Classics ever staged, Woo Daves, brought in a total of 14 bass weighing 27 pounds, 13 ounces. The 30th annual Classic Championship was held on July 20-22, 2000, on Lake Michigan.