The scouting report on Alabama's Lay Lake predicted bass would be holding deep along river ledges, to escape the brutal summer heat. But George Cochran knew better. The 26th annual Bassmaster Classic was held Aug. 8-10, 1996.
When he first located the deep brushpiles on High Rock Lake, Mark Davis didn't catch a bass there. The 25th annual Classic Championship was held Aug. 3-5, 1995, in High Rock Lake, North Carolina.
The 23-year-old Bryan Kerchal worked as a short order cook in Connecticut and was living his dream fishing the Classic.