Denny Brauer of Camdenton, Mo., adds to recorded finishes of second, third, fourth and fifth places in his 15 previous Classics. Classic XXVIII (28) was held Aug. 6-8, 1998, in High Rock Lake, N.C.
Dion Hibdon's final day tally of 11 pounds, 12 ounces was enough to give him a 1-ounce victory over B.A.S.S. Nation angler Dalton Bobo. Classic XXVII (27) was held Aug. 7-9, 1997, at Logan Martin Lake, Ala.
Catch up with the anglers at Lake Amistad for the 2014 Bass Pro Shops Central Open #1!
Bryan Kerchal, 23, of Newton, Ct., ignored the odds to become the only "amateur" to claim the coveted Bassmaster Classic champion title and the $50,000 prize that accompanied it. The 24th annual Classic was held July 28-30, 1994, in High Rock Lake, N.C.
Robert Hamilton Jr., caught a total of 21 bass weighing 59 pounds, 6 ounces, the third-highest Classic creel ever. The 22nd annual Clasic Championship was held July 30-Aug.1, 1992, on Lake Logan Martin.
Competitors are finding out a quick rise in the water level and unusually cold weather is putting a double whammy on the bass fishing at Lake Amistad.
How do you measure tournament dominance ... and what was the most impressive tournament win in B.A.S.S. history?
This former Classic champ and AOY says you can leave most of your baits at home in the winter. All you need are jigs!
Narrated by Ken Duke, this slideshow takes a look at the history of the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year award.
Bass fishing legend Denny Brauer provides tips for fishing skinny water in the hot summer months.