The eighth annual Bassmaster Classic championship was held Oct. 25-27, 1978, at the Ross Barnett Reservoir, in Mississippi.
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.
The fifth annual Bassmaster Classic Championship was held Oct. 29-31, 1975, in Currituck Sound, North Carolina.
Get tips on everything from patterns to lures from the Top 12 finalists at the 2012 Bass Pro Shops Central Open #2.
Rob Russow gives us a peek at what goes on behind the stage at Table Rock Lake.
You probably already know who's won the most Bassmaster Classics, but take a look at some of the other (and lesser known) records for the biggest tournament in fishing.
This photo gallery features images on the water from the second day of competition at the 2010 Bassmaster Central Open #3.