Brandon Card caught a 4-pounder early on the first day of unofficial practice. It was his first fish of the day. This is the first fish we've seen come out of Grand Lake O' the Cherokees during the three-day unofficial practice.
On October 22, 1971, Bobby Murray won the first Bassmaster Classic on Lake Mead. In traveling to the event, the 24 qualifiers were put on a plane in Atlanta and not informed of their destination until the plane was airborne.