Topics: George Cochran

The Classic champions

Feb 20, 2012

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.

Diamond Drive Day Two Blog

Jun 10, 2011

Revisit the Day Two blog from the Diamond Drive on the Arkansas River.

Martin fishing another era

Feb 25, 2011

Classic title helped make Tommy Martin's career, but in actuality he's among the fishing legends.

What's at stake in the Classic

Feb 17, 2011

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.

The Classic is widely regarded as the be-all end-all in competitive fishing.

Feb 17, 2011

NEW ORLEANS -- For professional fishermen, the Bassmaster Classic is widely regarded as the be-all end-all in competitive fishing. Why? For starters it's got a $500,000 purse, winning it will give your career a degree of longevity and qualifying for it is one of the most daunting tasks in bass fishing. The only thing more difficult than qualifying for the Classic is winning it. Win or lose, first time or 29th, the Classic makes an impression on all who compete.

Precht: A river of memories

Jul 30, 2010

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Riding along the Alabama River Friday, chasing competitors in the Toyota Trucks Championship Week and filing reports on the practice fishing for www.bassmaster.com, I was overwhelmed with memories of past days and events on this river.

Classic XXVI - Aug. 8-10, 1996

Feb 8, 2009

In this article, you can read how George Cochran went against conventional wisdom to win the 1996 Bassmaster Classic at Lay Lake, Alabama.

1993 Bassmaster Classic

Feb 5, 2009

The standings changed every day, and especially in the final round, as David Fritts of Lexington, N.C., weighed in a three-day catch of 48 pounds, 6 ounces and became the 23rd Classic champion.

Classic Countdown: 16

Feb 5, 2009

Clunn has clearly been the most accomplished angler in Bassmaster Classic history. With back-to-back wins in 1976 and 1977, he established himself as the first Classic-created superstar in the sport.

Classic XVIII

Jan 31, 2009

Guido Hibdon tells what he used to win the 18th. Bassmaster Classic.

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