I’ve been reading about some of the old Classics on the site lately and they made me think of one of the first winners I can remember.
The Classic was held Oct. 15-17, 1981, on the Alabama River.
Former Bassmaster Classic champion Stanley Mitchell is living the good life thanks to his family’s business.
For some reason, a lot of fishing fans seem to think that Bryan Kerchal, the Federation Nation angler who won the Classic in 1994, was the youngest winner in Classic history. He wasn't.
Stanley Mitchell was the youngest competitor in the field and had barely squeaked into the tournament as the 10th place finisher in the Western Division of the BASS Tournament Trail.