The B.A.S.S. Federation Nation and the Bassmaster Classic go back a long way, almost as far back as the first Classic.
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.
A lost Manhattan tourist approaches a New York City local and asks him "How do you get to Carnegie Hall?" The grizzled native responds, "Practice, practice, practice."
In this article, you can read how Bryan Kerchal, an amateur, won the 24th Classic title before a record weigh-in crowd.
Read how when practice for the Bassmaster Memorial begins, three Berkley pros give their thoughts on the lake and what baits and tackle will be important in determining the winner of the event.
Denny Brauer put the soft plastic tube bait on the map for angler's when he won the 1998 Bassmaster Classic using it.
Fred Roumbanis' impending fatherhood seems to have played a role in his victory at the 2007 Major-Bassmaster American tournament.
The six remaining anglers going into the final day of the 2007 Major-Bassmaster American, tell us what a win would mean to them.
Fred Roumbanis has a commanding lead heading into the final day of the 2007 Bassmaster American.