What follows is the original breaking story published in the January 1995 issue of B.A.S.S. Times.
The Bassmaster Classic is a tournament where heroes are made and winners become household names. But what about the other guys?
In a few days, the sportfishing industry will get an up-close look at what the upcoming tackle sales season will look like as manufacturers and dealers pile into Raleigh, N.C., for one of the country's largest trade shows.
Bryan Kerchal, a Classic that people will not soon forget.
Dustin Wilks has been competing in pro tournaments since before graduating college and is still one of the youngest in the field.
Read about Dustin Wilks, one of the youngest anglers in the field who is regarded as a star on the rise.