Of the two dozen Bassmaster Classics that he has fished and lost a streak that stretches back to his first in 1979 Gary Klein figures that he should have won perhaps three.
BASS has hosted 36 Bassmaster Classics in its illustrious history and not one has featured a winner that hailed from the state the marquee event was held in.
When the 37th annual Bassmaster Classic unfolds on Lay Lake Feb. 23-25, it will be familiar waters for some of the highly accomplished tournament field.
More than one champion will be crowned during Classic week.
2007 Bassmaster Classic Sweet Home Alabama For Nine Contenders
After 36 years, Bassmaster Classic has earned its name and its spotlight
Final seven qualify through Series, Federation Nation championships
Event winner will be the 50th qualifier for the 2007 classic
6 Federation Nation pros qualify for the 2007 Bassmaster Classic at Lay Lake in Birmingham, Ala., on Feb. 23-25.