Once a Bassmaster Classic champion, always a Classic champion. It's one of those things that truly can't be taken away from you. These anglers know what it means to hoist this trophy and be introduced as a world champion.
Call them avid or rabid, the one thing that sets the Classic apart from any other event is the fans. James Overstreet gives us a glimpse of some of his favorite fan scenes during the last few Classics.
The moment an angler realizes he has just won the Bassmaster Classic is one that sticks with him forever. Over the years, we’ve seen tears, screams, arms pumping, jumps and all sorts of revelations of what that angler is feeling at that moment.
Any one of these lures could win the 2012 Bassmaster Classic.
Launches at the Classic have become a show unto themselves. Photographer James Overstreet shares some of his favorite launch moments in this gallery.
It’s a ride perched in the boat that anglers spend their entire seasons trying to repeat. Photographer James Overstreet gives us a glimpse of some hard-to-forget Classic arena arrivals.
Winning a Bassmaster Classic is a complex feat but a handful of strategies are employed by all Classic champs and sometimes one single choice stand outs as key to their win.
Check out images from Lewisville Lake as Josh Bertrand competes in a fish-off for the Central Open title!
Images from the fish-off weigh-in to decide the Central Open champion.
Check out photos of Brent Chapman's tournament-winning catch during today's fish-off!