Charlie Reed, 51, of Broken Bow, Okla., became the oldest angler at that time to win a Classic, with a 21-bass, 23-pound, 9-ounce creel. The 16th annual Bassmaster Classic was held Aug. 14-16, 1986, in Chickamauga, Tenn.
The Open on Douglas Lake was a tough experience for me. But I think I’m a better fisherman today than I was before it started.
Powroznik, Mullins and Horton are underrated pros who are likely to shine on Chickamauga.
Committing full time to the Bassmaster Tournament Trail at a late stage in his life is former Classic champion Charlie Reed's biggest regret of his career.
Anglers adjust to changing weather conditions on Day Two as they compete for a classic berth at Lake Guntersville, Alabama. Weights were down across the board.
With fishing conditions made difficult by low oxygen levels from a summer-long drought, only ounces separated the top positions.