Places like Zimbabwe and Japan have even had participants qualify for the Classic. Truly making the competition a world championship.
Read about the eighth stop in the Bassmaster Elite Series in Gilbertsville, Kentucky for the Bluegrass Brawl, June 12-15 on Kentucky Lake.
Co-angler and former boxer Dave Elder sweats it out at the final weigh-in at the 2008 Pride of Georgia.
Takahiro Omori's vision, as a young man in Japan, has come to fruition.
Bass will rest under any kind of cover and do not like to be disturbed.
The field has been trimmed to 6 at the Bassmaster American on Lake Wylie with Dave Wolak in the lead.
2006 Bassmaster Classic champ returns home to Japan