A giant cardboard paycheck brought a grin to Bassmaster Classic champion Cliff Pace’s face when he was presented $7,500 in Toyota Bonus Bucks money.
The heroes of the Bassmaster Elite Series, the best collegiate anglers in the nation, top amateurs from B.A.S.S.’s grass roots and professionals looking for their last chance to qualify for the 2014 Bassmaster Classic now know the route to their dreams, as B.A.S.S. revealed the sites of four 2013 championships.
Here we go – my 23rd Bassmaster Classic - and what a special one it’s going to be.
Looking over tackle and preparing for tomorrow, anglers take questions from the media.
Brent Chapman, the 2012 Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year, ascended the ballroom stage at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino confidently but quietly, without added flair.
Classic competitors come together as official tournament duties begin in earnest.
Defending Classic champ Chris Lane faces a formidable foe in his search for the winning pattern on Grand Lake -- Old Man Winter.
Kevin VanDam, Mike Iaconelli, Terry Scroggins and Gerald Swindle talk about the challenge ahead — the 2013 Bassmaster Classic.
The 16.04-pounder ties for 22nd spot on Texas' Top 50 list.
January 17, 2001 was a day for the record books. It was the first day of the Florida Bassmaster Top 150 tournament on the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes, and conditions were right.