Nobody forgets 'the one that got away' especially if it's your first Bassmaster Classic.
In the closest finish in the 27-year history of the Bassmaster Classic, Dion Hibdon was the champion at the 27th Bassmaster Classic at Lake Logan Martin, Alabama.
The 23-year-old Bryan Kerchal worked as a short order cook in Connecticut and was living his dream fishing the Classic.
Most Classic fans know about the 10 pounds rule, but if you don't here it is: Each Classic competitor is allowed just 10 pounds of terminal tackle in the boat with him. That includes lures, sinkers, hooks and the like.
These are the 31 champions in the history of the Bassmaster Classics along with additional facts of the competitions.
Besides it being 37 days until the 2009 Bassmaster Classic, there are some other memorable events attached to this number.
Kenyon Hill has learned some valuable life lessons along the way, and one of them is to enjoy each day for what it brings.
36 World Championships are culled down to give us the Top 10 Classic moments.
Here are some highlights from the last 35 years of Classics that you can WOW your fishing buddies with.
Three of the anglers are at the 2002 Bassmaster Classic are anxious to begin the tournament on their home water.