David Walker ends the 2002 Bassmaster Classic in Third Place.
Jay Yelas steps out of the shadows and captured the 2002 Bassmaster Classic on Lay Lake.
Five top Classic finishers tell us how they managed to fight the midday current.
In response to a scheduling change to the FLW Championship that conflicts with traditional CITGO Bassmaster Classic dates, BASS officials have responded by calling the move damaging to the sport of professional bass fishing.
The spots aim to raise awareness of the Bassmaster Classic, providing a better understanding of what the sport is all about while positioning the event as an entertaining and worthwhile viewing experience.
They were eight of the most precious hours of the year for pros competing in the 34th annual Bassmaster Classic, yet none of the casts made during Wednesday's practice round even counted.
Some anglers have won from the lead, while others have stormed back from behind to claim fishing's biggest prize.
The Classic is the most prestigious, most watched, most exciting, most heavily anticipated, most publicized and the most lucrative tournament of all. It is simply the most important contest in competitive fishing.
Even as he recited his list of potential disasters, however, Jay Yelas never truly exhibited any doubts that he would catch enough fish on the morrow and claim his first BASS Masters Classic world championship.
wire-to-wire and claiming big bass honors each day en route to professional fishing's world championship. Even held July 25-27, 2002