The scouting report on Alabama's Lay Lake predicted bass would be holding deep along river ledges, to escape the brutal summer heat. But George Cochran knew better. The 26th annual Bassmaster Classic was held Aug. 8-10, 1996.
Read as Texas pro Bud Pruitt explains how as part of the food chain, crawfish are preferred by bass. Crawfish lures are also easy to fish. "You just can't go wrong with them."
Davy Hite is hoping to extend his winning 2002 season at the Classic.