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Classic XXXIV - July 30-Aug. 1, 2004

Feb 16, 2009

When Takahiro Omori held the Classic trophy overhead, bass fishing crowned its first non-American, world champion.

Classic Countdown: 34

Jan 18, 2009

Our Classic Countdown number 34 story is really the most poignant of this series, and it exemplifies how much this sport and this competition means.

Classic XXXIV; July 30-Aug. 1, 2004

Apr 22, 2008

Bass fishing crowned its first non-American world champion, Takahiro Omori in 2004.

2004 Bassmaster Classic: Omori

Mar 4, 2008

Omori, who first came to the United States in 1992 understanding hardly a word of English, finished with 39 pounds, 2 ounces.

2004 Bassmaster Classic: Patterns revealed

Mar 4, 2008

Adjusting to water movement. Adjusting to changing light conditions. Adjusting to an influx of muddy water. Adjusting to the unseen impact of spectator boat traffic. And more.

Omori's last minute victory

May 24, 2007

Takahiro Omori's dreams have come true, winning the 2004 Bassmaster Classic.

Majors are crowning events

Dec 29, 2006

"The Majors are the way we need to go to increase exposure for the sport ... everything is headed in the right direction," said Rick Clunn, a 29-time Classic qualifier.

2006 Major - American: VanDam

Dec 29, 2006

After one day it's apparent the competition for those top-12 spots will be fierce. With 55 fishermen in the field, only 2 pounds separates fourth place and 20th place in this second of three Bassmaster Major events.

Tough day on Lake Wylie

Dec 29, 2006

Day Two of the 2006 Bassmaster American at Lake Wylie has Timmy Horton at the top of the leaderboard.

2006 Major - American: Wolak

Dec 29, 2006

If Wolak maintains his lead in today's finale of the Bassmaster American, he will be the first angler in eight days of BASS competition on Lake Wylie to hold the lead for more than one day.

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