The tournament hype before the 2014 GEICO Bassmaster Classic predicted loads of big bass and plenty of heavy limits. It was a lot to live up to. Despite the coldest winter in decades and frigid water temperatures, Guntersville put on a show.
No one had ever come from as far back as 11th place to win the Bassmaster Classic on the final day before Randy Howell did it Sunday. Like everything that occurred over the three days of competition, Howell seemed to have a feeling it was going to happen.
The Illinois youngster thought his 7-9 was big — until he caught a 9-14 five hours later.