Larry Nixon of Hemphill, Texas, won the 13th Classic by only 10 ounces with a three-day weight of 18 pounds, 1 ounce. The 13th annual Bassmaster Classic was held Aug. 4-6, 1983.
Putting two good days of fishing together at the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open on the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes is proving difficult, but Jeff Cloud has figured something out.
I’ve been hearing a lot lately about Florida bass fishing. Some anglers are saying the bite isn’t as good as it once was while others lament that they wish it was like it was 40 years ago.
Hank Parker of Clover, S.C., caught 12 "keeper" bass (14 inches or longer) with a weight of 31 pounds to earn the Classic crown and the $25,000 paycheck. The ninth annual Bassmaster Classic was held Sept. 22-24, 1979, at Lake Texoma, Texas.
Rick Clunn of Montgomery, Texas, became the first angler to win back-to-back Classics with a catch of 27 pounds, 7 ounces. The seventh annual Bassmaster Classic was held Oct. 26-28, 1977, at Lake Toho, Fla.
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.
When the water is cold and most anglers are fishing steep bluffs or deep water, Davy Hite is quite content to stay shallow and flip the cover.
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.
Minnesotan Seth Feider is on a mission to qualify for the Elite Series through the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens.
Lake Fork produced its third Toyota ShareLunker of the season Sunday night.