Aaron Martens classified his finish in the 2011 Bassmaster Classic as "the easiest second place I've ever had."
Aaron Martens has competed at 11 diffrent Bassmaster Classics. This album features images of Aaron throughout the years.
What lies ahead at the 2011 Bassmaster Classic, can the numbers predict?
I attended my first Classic in 2002, the year Jay Yelas won the event on Lay Lake by swimming a jig around shallow shoreline cover. Because it was a new experience for me, a newspaper journalist covering it for my paper's sports section, everything seemed significant. I loved seeing the anglers enter the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex arena as their favorite song blared over the loudspeakers.
Elite Series pro Greg Hackney goes hunting after a long fishing season.
Jay Yelas' performance dominated on Alabama's Lay Lake as he became the first angler to claim the big bass on each day of Classic competition.
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.
If an athlete has set any records, you remember him and his golden number. This is about Rick Clunn's.
These are the 31 champions in the history of the Bassmaster Classics along with additional facts of the competitions.
Whether it's days, months, years or ages, the number 36 has some significant correlations in the Bassmaster Classics.