The standings changed every day, and especially in the final round, as David Fritts of Lexington, N.C., weighed in a three-day catch of 48 pounds, 6 ounces and became the 23rd Classic champion.
These are the 31 champions in the history of the Bassmaster Classics along with additional facts of the competitions.
Whether it's days, months, years or ages, the number 36 has some significant correlations in the Bassmaster Classics.
Crank it up. That is the advice of some of America's brightest fishing minds when it comes to locating and catching bass throughout the entire spring fishing season. When the throes of winter begin to loosen their grip, and both bass and bass fishermen begin thinking shallow, many abandon crankbaits — particularly when the spawn approaches. And that is a major mistake, because these diving plugs can be productive during each phase of spring.
Roland Martin and a host of other pro anglers explain the importance of sensitivity to feeling while fishing.
In this article, you can read how the increased spectator traffic during the Bassmaster Classic has created two schools of thought on the importance of getting off to a fast start.
"I have been totally shocked at the magnitude of what winning the Classic has meant." VanDam says. "Without a doubt, bass fishing is far more mainstream than ever before."