Dion Hibdon's final day tally of 11 pounds, 12 ounces was enough to give him a 1-ounce victory over BASS Federation angler Dalton Bobo. Classic XXVII (27) was held Aug. 7-9, 1997, at Logan Martin Lake, Alabama.
This year's Elite event marks B.A.S.S.' seventh professional tournament on Bull Shoals Reservoir.
Spinning gear usually takes a back seat to casting tackle on the Elite Series trail, but on Bull Shoals there could be a place for finesse.
Read how despite the weather, Luke Clausen of Washington state had a rare wire-to-wire victory in the 36th annual Bassmaster Classic on Lake Tohopekaliga.
Sunday's finale of the 2006 CITGO Bassmaster Classic saw four anglers among the top 10 who likely won't return to next year's Bassmaster Classic, as they will be fishing the competing FLW Tour instead of CITGO Bassmaster Elite Series.
Clausen's consistent performance resulted in a record three-day total of 56 pounds, two ounces and earned him victory in the 36th annual Classic.
In this photo gallery, you'll find weigh-in images from Day 3 of the 2006 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Tohopekaliga, near Kissimmee, Florida.
With air temperatures pushing the century mark each day and steamy water temperatures above 90 degrees, few bass experts believed the Classic's weight record would fall in the vast Louisiana Delta … except Hite, that is.
2003-04 Texas CITGO Bassmaster Central Open
Davy Hite won the 29th Classic with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 55 pounds, 10 ounces; 9-15 more than runner-up Denny Brauer. The Classic was held July 29-31, 1999, in Louisiana Delta, Louisiana.