Gary Klein will graciously carry, and possibly compete, with a Zebco 33 at the 2014 GEICO Bassmaster Classic in honor of R.D. Hull’s life-shaping invention.
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.
B.A.S.S. Senior Editor Ken Duke breaks down the 2014 Classic field as only he can.
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.
Only the very best pro bass anglers in the world get a shot at competing in the Bassmaster Elite Series. Meet the field of 108 anglers, including 12 rookies, who are set to take on the challenge in 2014.
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 44th annual Bassmaster Classic will feature 56 highly accomplished anglers from 23 states in what promises to be one of the most hotly contested championships in history.
Who's competing in the 2014 Bassmaster Classic? Here's the official list of who's in and how they got there.
On January 28, 1977, Dave Gliebe of won the American Bass Fisherman Hurst Open on Lake Okeechobee. You may remember Gliebe as one of the original Bassmaster Elite Series anglers in 2006, but I remember him from much further back.
Gary Klein earned the status of legend, has long been a personal hero to me and now I'm proud to call him a friend.