The first Bassmaster Classic was held in Lake Mead, Nevada, in 1971. Bobby Murray of Hot Springs, Ark., won the inaugural Bassmaster Classic with a catch of 17 bass weighing 43 pounds, 11 ounces.
While aspiring anglers put forth great efforts to launch into the Elite series from the Opens, none of them comes close to those taken by Carl Jocumsen.
Since the 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series schedule was announced last summer, professional anglers have been kept in the dark about the seventh stop on the circuit — the Mystery Lake Elite June 28-July 1.
If you’ve ever considered making a bucket list of lakes to fish, don’t bother, we’ve done it for you. Here, in order, are the best bass lakes in the country. Now, set forth and fish them all.
Only 11 of the 12 Elite Series pros qualified for the Toyota Trucks All-Star Week competition were on hand for the pre-tournament dinner. One was busy fishing far away.
36 World Championships are culled down to give us the Top 10 Classic moments.