Topics: Jim Bitter

Video: 1989 Bassmaster Classic

Feb 1, 2014

Hank Parker of Denver, N.C., won the 19th annual Bassmaster Classic, held on the James River for the second consecutive year.

Working with the media, Part 1

Jul 17, 2013

An early tournament win got me noticed by a writer and led to a 30-year relationship with the outdoor media.

Classic collapses

Feb 18, 2013

The Bassmaster Classic is a tournament where heroes are made and winners become household names. But what about the other guys?

Epic fails

Feb 18, 2013

A tournament angler’s stock in trade is looking forward. Reminiscing about lost fish and lost opportunities doesn’t affect the scale one iota.

There is crying in bass fishing

Feb 15, 2013

I grew up in the era where men had specific roles in life.

Closest Classics

Feb 7, 2013

The Bassmaster Classic is the Super Bowl of bass fishing, and like the Super Bowl it's sometimes a nail biter and sometimes a blowout.

Where were you on 9/11?

Sep 11, 2012

To this day, the phrase 9/11 conjures horrifying images for most Americans. I'm sure most of you know precisely where you were as the events of that sad day unfolded. I know I do. I remember it as if it happened yesterday.

Ten keys to winning (or losing) a Classic

Feb 17, 2011

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."

A life-changing event

Feb 9, 2011

A Classic win, and a "never give up" statement, launched Mike Iaconelli to another level, but my point is still what I started the piece out with. Winning the Bassmaster Classic is by far the most important thing that can happen to an angler in our world.

Classic XIX

Feb 1, 2009

It was a Bitter loss to Hank Harper at the 19th. Bassmaster Classic on James River.

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