In fact, Paul Chamblee may have been the best professional angler who never won a BASS event. He was that good.
In the toughest Classic to date, Larry Nixon outpaced a frustrated field. The Ohio River produced only five 6-bass limits over the three competition days.
Elias fished deep running crankbaits near the bottom, holding his rod with all but the handle under the water, to force the diving plugs even deeper.
In 2003 when a landowner fired at him with a rifle, Klein turned around and found a safer area rather than risk his life and the life of his cameraman.
Stanley Mitchell of Fitzgerald, Georgia, is the Classic's youngest champion at 21, winning the 11th Bassmaster Classic.
If an athlete has set any records, you remember him and his golden number. This is about Rick Clunn's.
29 is not a number on anyone's uniform and it's not the number of consecutive wins or competitions. It is the record setting one day weight back in the 5-bass limit era, brought in by Luke Clausen.
Bo Dowden caught the biggest bass of the Bassmaster Classic X on the St. Lawrence River.
I just returned from the boat show at Richmond and was it ever an uplifting experience. The crowds were good and the interest in competitive fishing was high. I think that says something about our sport.
Hank Parker won the Bassmaster Classic IX with a flipping rod he borrowed from another competitor.