You don't have to qualify for more than one Bassmaster Classic to leave your mark on the sport's greatest championship. These anglers did it even though they were one and done.
The scouting report on Alabama's Lay Lake predicted bass would be holding deep along river ledges, to escape the brutal summer heat. But George Cochran knew better. The 26th annual Bassmaster Classic was held Aug. 8-10, 1996.
Rick Clunn of Montgomery, Texas, claimed his fourth Classic crown on Aug. 25, 1990, in James River, Virginia.
The 17th annual Classic was held Aug.13-15, 1987, in Ohio River, KY.
We can all count Classic wins, but who's consistently competitive on fishing's biggest stage?
Once a Bassmaster Classic champion, always a Classic champion. It's one of those things that truly can't be taken away from you. These anglers know what it means to hoist this trophy and be introduced as a world champion.
Revisit the Day Two blog from the Diamond Drive on the Arkansas River.
Classic title helped make Tommy Martin's career, but in actuality he's among the fishing legends.
At the start of competition in the 41st Bassmaster Classic, 50 men are gunning for the win. Only one will wear the championship ring, of course, but all 50 have their eyes on the prize.