Topics: George Cochran

The life of Bryan Kerchal

Nov 23, 2014

Bryan Kerchal fished as often as he could. His job at The Ground Round allowed him to fish all day and work at night.

Bassmasters TV more real than ever

Jul 9, 2014

Bassmasters show not afraid to show real conflict on the water.

Keith Combs, the once and future King of Texas

May 12, 2014

With his start-to-finish win at this past weekend’s Toyota Texas Bass Classic — bringing his total of TTBC trophies to three — Keith Combs may have established himself as the greatest tour level pro in Texas…ever.

Video: 1998 Bassmaster Classic

Feb 10, 2014

Denny Brauer of Camdenton, Mo., adds to recorded finishes of second, third, fourth and fifth places in his 15 previous Classics. Classic XXVIII (28) was held Aug. 6-8, 1998, in High Rock Lake, N.C.

Video: 1996 Bassmaster Classic

Feb 8, 2014

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.

Video: 1993 Bassmaster Classic

Feb 5, 2014

Even though the poundage was down from the previous Classic on the same lake, no one could say this Classic was a humdrum affair. Classic XXIII (23) was held Aug. 12-14, 1993, in Lake Logan Martin, Ala.

Video: 1990 Bassmaster Classic

Feb 2, 2014

Rick Clunn of Montgomery, Texas, claimed his fourth Classic crown on Aug. 25, 1990, in James River, Va.

Video: 1988 Bassmaster Classic

Jan 31, 2014

After three days of dogged determination, Guido Hibdon, the runner-up in the year's Bassmaster Angler of the Year race, won with a three-day catch weighing 28 pounds, 8 ounces to obtain the crown for the 18th Classsic. The tournament was held Aug. 25-27, 1988.

Video: 1987 Bassmaster Classic

Jan 30, 2014

Fishing just a long cast away from the launch ramp, George Cochran caught 14 bass that weighed 15 pounds, 5 ounces, the second lowest winning poundage in Bassmaster Classic history. The 17th annual Classic was held Aug.13-15, 1987, in Ohio River, Ky.

One hit wonders

Feb 15, 2013

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.

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