2012 Bassmaster Classic Red River - Shreveport-Bossier City, LA, Feb 24 - 26, 2012

Lane representing Florida

7:29 am CST, Feb 26, 2012 | By Pete Robbins

Now we're wondering if anyone from Florida has ever won the Classic -- Ken Duke, help us please. It's an important place in the history of the sport and it has produced dozens of talented pros, is it possible that it's never produced a world champion?


The stereotype is that Florida only produces shallow water grass fisherman. A cursory glance at Chris Lane's resume might support that notion -- all three of his Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open wins have come in the Sunshine State -- but brother Bobby won the 2009 Elite Series event on Kentucky Lake with a swimbait on deep structure. You don't get this far without being versatile.