A look back at what the home-field advantage has really meant to Classic anglers, and who will reap the "benefits" at Lake Guntersville.
In every respect, the 1984 Bassmaster Classic must be considered one of the premier fishing events of all-time. The 14th annual Classic was held Aug. 16-18, 1984, on the Arkansas River.
For winning the sixth annual Bassmaster Classic, Rick Clunn of Montgomery, Texas, earned $25,000, half of the $50,000 total payout, for his catch of 59 pounds, 15 ounces. The Classic was held Nov. 3-5, 1976, at Lake Guntersville, Ala.
Counting bonus money for daily lunker prizes, Tommy Martin of Hemphill, Texas, pocketed $15,400 for winning the Classic. The fourth annual Bassmaster Classic was held Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 1974, at Wheeler Lake, Alabama.
Don Butler of Tulsa, Okla., claimed the Bassmaster Classic for his first tournament win, and a $10,000 check.
It only makes sense that bass fishing's greatest championship comes to one of the sport's best fisheries.
Ricky Green's 14 straight Bassmaster Classic appearances made him Mr. Consistency. Now he needs some help.
Ricky Green is a class act, and he needs our help now. I mean right now. Today.
How one man changed my life, and how you can help him.
Bass fishing luminary Ricky Green is in need of a life-saving lung transplant, and the bass fishing community is coming together for a "Hook, Line & Legends" fundraiser.