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.
Bo Dowden caught the biggest bass of the Bassmaster Classic X on the St. Lawrence River.
It's a good thing that the fish were still biting at 30 degrees at the sixth Bassmaster Classic in the Deep South. 30 being a record low temerature.
These are the 31 champions in the history of the Bassmaster Classics along with additional facts of the competitions.
Rick Clunn was the first angler to win back-to-back Classics, and was quoted as saying " I want to perform consistently over many year." which he has done.
Rick Clunn has been involved in many of the Classic Countdowns, and this one is for rebounding to win the 1976 Bassmaster Classic with a one day catch of 33 pounds, 5 ounces.
Currituck Sound, North Carolina was the location where Jack Hains won the Bassmaster Classic V.