When a competitor finally qualifies for the Classic the first time, an angler can get a little overwhelmed by bass fishing's biggest event.
It's been said that Rick Clunn's 28-year streak of consecutive Bassmaster Classic qualifications could be the most remarkable achievement in all of sports.
Carl Lowrance revolutionized the sport with his Fish Lo-K-Tor and Tom Mann perfected it.
Before bass tournaments there were no specialty bass boats. How the bass boat of today has evolved through the years.
Many sports have a history of sons following in their father's footsteps.
In 1970, Harold Sharp joined up with the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society.
Anglers don't really know what type of special magic is out there that sets someone on a hot streak but they all seem to agree that it is there and each of them strives to achieve it.
Bryan Kerchal is the only Federation bass club member to win the Classic.
Places like Zimbabwe and Japan have even had participants qualify for the Classic. Truly making the competition a world championship.
Like with most businesses there was a learning curve to running B.A.S.S.