Rookies have been a part of the Bassmaster Classic since the very beginning -- 1971, when all the anglers were rookies. In 2011, there will be 15 Classic rookies competing. It seems like a big number, but it's actually quite average.
A Classic win, and a "never give up" statement, launched Mike Iaconelli to another level, but my point is still what I started the piece out with. Winning the Bassmaster Classic is by far the most important thing that can happen to an angler in our world.
A look back at the last 40 Classics from Murray to KVD
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Riding along the Alabama River Friday, chasing competitors in the Toyota Trucks Championship Week and filing reports on the practice fishing for www.bassmaster.com, I was overwhelmed with memories of past days and events on this river.
Few know the name of Glen Andrews even though he was one of the all-time great professional bass anglers. In this article, read how he became the only two-time world champion.
In this article, read about the significance of the number 8 in Bassmaster Classic history.
Bobby Murray explains his fishing technique for winning the title of World Champion.
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.