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.
The name is Hibdon. Two of the titles (Classic championships) belong to Guido, 1988 on the James River, and Dion, 1997 on Logan Martin Lake. Guido’s grandson and Dion’s son, Payden, has a Junior title. He won the Junior Bassmaster World Championship on the Harris Chain of Lakes in 2006.
I just finished reading Pete Robbins’ column, “Seeing into the future.” As always, Pete gives us incredible insight into bass fishing, going down a path few people ever venture.
Baseball had the Curse of the Bambino and still has the Curse of the Billy Goat. In fishing, there's the Curse of the Bassmaster Classic Local Favorite.
The race is on, but the end is in sight. There's just one more Elite event left in 2012, and it looks like we'll be crowning a brand new champion. Here are the past winners and a look at the anglers who still have a chance to win this year.
Veteran pro Woo Daves has compared himself to a tortoise, but has no plans to slow down in his race against the clock.
We can all count Classic wins, but who's consistently competitive on fishing's biggest stage?
If you're a sight fisherman -- or even if you just want a better look into the world of the bass -- quality optics are critical.
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.
As part of one of fishing's most famous families, Jill Hibdon was wife of one Classic champ, daughter-in-law to another and mother of a Junior champion.