This year’s GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by Diet Mountain Dew and GoPro should be one of the most interesting in recent memory, and we have Mother Nature to thank for that.
Bryan Kerchal, 23, of Newton, Ct., ignored the odds to become the only "amateur" to claim the coveted Bassmaster Classic champion title and the $50,000 prize that accompanied it. The 24th annual Classic was held July 28-30, 1994, in High Rock Lake, N.C.
Do you think you can walk on water? If you want to test the principle and come out on top, I suggest that you visit the Guntersville area in late February. They’ve got this little fish derby going on, and I suspect that the boats are going to be packed so tight that you’ll be able to walk from the launch ramp to any competitor’s fishing spot without even getting a toe wet.
B.A.S.S. Senior Editor Ken Duke breaks down the 2014 Classic field as only he can.
With Fantasy Fishing ownership split down the middle in buckets A and C, your buckets B and D could be more likely to help you win this year’s Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing contest for the Classic.
Bassmaster Elite Series pro Skeet Reese has an impressive history on Lake Guntersville. This just might be his year to take home another Classic title.
Registration for the 2014 season of Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing is open as of Feb. 1.
Robert Hamilton Jr., caught a total of 21 bass weighing 59 pounds, 6 ounces, the third-highest Classic creel ever. The 22nd annual Clasic Championship was held July 30-Aug.1, 1992, on Lake Logan Martin.
Rick Clunn of Montgomery, Texas, claimed his fourth Classic crown on Aug. 25, 1990, in James River, Va.
Guntersville will be a great venue for on the water spectators at the 2014 GEICO Bassmaster Classic.