The world's most elite anglers who together have more than 150 BASS victories to their names have signed up for the most elite bass fishing series in the world.
Read how Denny Brauer and his son Chad have both signed up for the Bassaster Elite series and are looking forward to traveling together and competing against one another in 2006.
Michael Iaconelli is starting the final day of the 2003 Bassmaster Classic in the lead.
Michael Iaconelli won the 2003 Bassmaster Classic in the last 5 minutes of the tournament.
In response to a scheduling change to the FLW Championship that conflicts with traditional CITGO Bassmaster Classic dates, BASS officials have responded by calling the move damaging to the sport of professional bass fishing.
Some anglers have won from the lead, while others have stormed back from behind to claim fishing's biggest prize.
Gary Klein shows how to properly texpose a plastic bait.
"I wasn't always fishing to win, and that was a direct departure from previous years," Clunn said. "I was going for quality fish instead of using my knowledge, and I just wasn't having fun."
Even as he recited his list of potential disasters, however, Jay Yelas never truly exhibited any doubts that he would catch enough fish on the morrow and claim his first BASS Masters Classic world championship.
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, Louisiana.