Davy Hite won the 29th Classic with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 55 pounds, 10 ounces; 9-15 more than runner-up Denny Brauer. The Classic was held July 29-31, 1999, in Louisiana Delta, La.
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.
They say records are made to be broken, but some -- like Cy Young's 511 Major League wins -- seem destined to last forever. Either way, Rick Clunn's 28 consecutive Bassmaster Classic appearances will be with us for a long, long time.
The anglers launch on Day 3 of the Bass Pro Shops Central Open #3 presented by Allstate.
See what the pros and cos brought to the scales Day 2 of 2014 Bass Pro Shops Central Open #3.
Elite Series anglers begin the final full-field Elite Series event of the year, the A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite at Cayuga Lake.
Many Elite Series pros have had long and storied bass fishing careers; others are just getting their start. In this gallery, we'll take a look back at how far they've come.
See what the pros brought in from Chickamauga Day 2 of Bassmaster BASSfest.
See how the Elites fared on the second day of the Bassmaster Elite at Lake Dardanelle.
Quotes from the Day 2 weigh-in on Lake Dardanelle.