When the official Classic pre-practice is over, you need a butterfly net to keep your stomach in your shirt. If you didn't, you would need to just hang it up. The anticipation is continuing to build. From Rick Clunn (although he may not readily admit it) to an Open rookie, everyone feels it. After all the time preparing, now it is time for the big show.
When Takahiro Omori held the Classic trophy overhead, bass fishing crowned its first non-American, world champion.
In this article, you can read how Kevin VanDam has finished fifth in the past five Classics with the best 5-year string ever posted in Classic history.
Michael Iaconelli held up to the pressure of being the leader to score a narrow victory in the 33rd annual Classic.
In this article, you can read how the number 6 is a historic number in the annals of the Bassmaster Classic.
Jay Yelas' performance dominated on Alabama's Lay Lake as he became the first angler to claim the big bass on each day of Classic competition.
Read how the number 7 factors into Bassmaster Classic history and in this year's Classic.
In this article, read about the angler prepares for the Classic; also, the importance of keeping a routine and how that contributes to a high performance level.
Despite a hurricane threatening, Kevin VanDam claimed the world championship of professional angling in the 31st Bassmaster Classic.
In this article, read about the significance of the number 8 in Bassmaster Classic history.