The Bassmaster Classic is a tournament where heroes are made and winners become household names. But what about the other guys?
Baseball had the Curse of the Bambino and still has the Curse of the Billy Goat. In fishing, there's the Curse of the Bassmaster Classic Local Favorite.
The fifth annual Bassmaster Classic Championship was held Oct. 29-31, 1975, in Currituck Sound, North Carolina.
The Bassmaster Classic is a tournament full of tradition and lore. With the 41st Classic this weekend, it's a good time to explore some of the old bromides about fishing's greatest championship.
In fact, Paul Chamblee may have been the best professional angler who never won a BASS event. He was that good.
Besides it being 37 days until the 2009 Bassmaster Classic, there are some other memorable events attached to this number.
Currituck Sound, North Carolina was the location where Jack Hains won the Bassmaster Classic V.