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 B.A.S.S. Federation Nation and the Bassmaster Classic go back a long way, almost as far back as the first Classic.
Sure, everyone knows the first champion and the guys who have gone back-to-back, but how much do you really know about the 2012 Classic?
2011 Bassmaster Classic's statistics are record setting in many ways.
With fishing conditions made difficult by low oxygen levels from a summer-long drought, only ounces separated the top positions.
Tips from Kevin VanDam and other pros for fishing in clear water for smallmouth.