I was not at the 2013 Bassmaster Classic but I followed every minute of it online. It looked to me like this was the most organized and put together one that I have ever experienced. And what an exciting finish.
It’s time for my annual look at who’s fishing the Bassmaster Classic and who I think we should keep our eyes on as everything unfolds.
The name is Hibdon. Two of the titles (Classic championships) belong to Guido, 1988 on the James River, and Dion, 1997 on Logan Martin Lake. Guido’s grandson and Dion’s son, Payden, has a Junior title. He won the Junior Bassmaster World Championship on the Harris Chain of Lakes in 2006.
As the 2013 Bassmaster Classic approaches I thought we’d continue our look back at some of the greats, guys who are great fishermen but also great guys.
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.
As the Classic approaches it seems appropriate to talk a little about some of the past winners, and tell a little about what they’re really like.
I’m on the Kissimmee Chain getting ready for the first Southern Open of the year. The weather has been fantastic here. For the past couple of weeks it’s been well above normal, temperature wise.
This past weekend I had a wonderful experience that I want to talk about. I was getting ready to go fishing when my phone rang. It was Terry Segraves.
Back in the day when I had to run the business five days a week I’d take advantage of the break between the Christmas and New Year holiday to go someplace warm(er) and fish. It was one of those things I looked forward to all year.
This is the year I’m going to dedicate to discipline and preparation. In an abundance of caution, however, I’m not going to call it a New Year’s Resolution.