What kind of mark will 2015 Bassmaster Classic leave on the record books?
What's different and unusual about the 2015 Bassmaster Classic is who won't be there.
In 2015, for the first time since 1990, Kevin VanDam is not a part of the Classic field.
The first "full" set of fishing cards came out in 1990 when "Big League Bass" put out 60 cards covering most of the big-name pros of the day.
Bryan Kerchal had potential. He had already accomplished the unbelievable. People wanted to see if he was the real deal, if his skills would hold up against the competition — or if he was a fluke.
There are two reasons why I like cold fronts so much. One is about the fishing and other is about the mental side of competition.
Lipless crankbaits are great search baits all year long, but in the fall they're especially strong — not merely for the search process, but also for maximizing your catch once you've located bass.
He's known for being slow and methodical, but the angler they call "The Squirrel" speeds things up in the fall.
They say records are made to be broken, but some -- like Cy Young's 511 Major League wins -- seem destined to last forever. Either way, Rick Clunn's 28 consecutive Bassmaster Classic appearances will be with us for a long, long time.
"I haven't done much fishing the past two years, and some of the times I've been out there it felt like the last place I wanted to be."