Randy Howell is our new champion. Bass fishing couldn’t have a better one, and he couldn’t have a better family to support him.
Twenty years ago, B.A.S.S. Nation champion Bryan Kerchal won the Bassmaster Classic on North Carolina’s High Rock Lake. This week, the Nation’s Paul Mueller, another son of the Nutmeg State, threatened to match Kerchal’s feat but ultimately fell short by a pound.
Catch up with the pros in the Expo -- meeting fans and signing autographs!
No one had ever come from as far back as 11th place to win the Bassmaster Classic on the final day before Randy Howell did it Sunday. Like everything that occurred over the three days of competition, Howell seemed to have a feeling it was going to happen.
After 27 of these Classics it never really gets old watching a new champion hoist the trophy and make a victory lap.
Don Barone captured the moment when Robin Howell learned her husband was the 2014 GEICO Bassmaster Classic champion.
Here's a look behind-the-scenes at the Super Six preparing for the final weigh-in of the 2014 GEICO Bassmaster Classic!
Go backstage at the final weigh-in of the 2014 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by Diet Mountain Dew and GoPro.
I rode from the boatyard to the weigh in arena with Paul Mueller who told me that BASSTrakk was way off. He's got 26 pounds and change, which would give him 67 and change, maybe 69 pounds. This could be a much closer weigh in than we thought. Every fish he weighed in today ate a ChatterBait pro Elite with a swim bait trailer on grass humps. Mueller is one cool customer. "It's in God's hands right now." If he's ready for me to win, I'll win. But, I like my chances."
Here's what Randall Tharp's final afternoon on Lake Guntersville looked like!