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A historic look at Day One of the Bassmaster Classic

Feb 18, 2011

A look at Classic tournaments that's received plenty of attention.

Starting Right at the Bassmaster Classic

Feb 18, 2011

There's an old saying about the Bassmaster Classic that you can't win it in one day, but you can surely lose it. Just ask Basil Bacon, who blanked on the first day of the 1979 Classic then came roaring back to finish second, just three pounds - one good fish - behind Hank Parker.

The rules at the Bassmaster Classic

Feb 17, 2011

The Bassmaster Classic is a tournament full of tradition and lore. With the 41st Classic this weekend, it's a good time to explore some of the old bromides about fishing's greatest championship.

Biffle has special color for Classic baits

Feb 17, 2011

As a veteran of 16 previous Bassmaster Classics, Tommy Biffle knows all about fishing's biggest stage. As a two-time runner-up, Biffle also knows about being so close to your dream that you can almost taste it.

Rookies and the Classic

Feb 11, 2011

Rookies have been a part of the Bassmaster Classic since the very beginning -- 1971, when all the anglers were rookies. In 2011, there will be 15 Classic rookies competing. It seems like a big number, but it's actually quite average.

Dark horses and sentimental favorites

Feb 9, 2011

The Bassmaster Classic is more than just the biggest and best bass tournament in the world. It's an event, a test of the very best and a stage where legends are made.

Yamaha to display world record bass at Classic

Feb 7, 2011

Have you ever seen a 22-pound, 4.97-ounce largemouth bass? Few have, but you can join their ranks by attending the 2011 Bassmaster Classic in New Orleans, La., and stopping by the Yamaha booth at the Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo presented by Dick's Sporting Goods.

Ready to fall

Feb 7, 2011

In the annals of Bassmaster Classic history, there are many records. You probably know most of them — Rick Clunn's four championships, Luke Clausen's 56-2 winning catch in 2006, Preston Clark's 11-10 lunker from the same year. These are our World Series and Super Bowl marks.

2011: A look ahead

Jan 3, 2011

Here are five can't miss predictions for 2011.

A new Kalamazoo Kid?

Dec 3, 2010

Jonathon VanDam to become the new Kalamazoo Kid. JVD will join the Elite Series for the 2011 season.