If you're coming to Pittsburgh for the Bassmaster Classic, here are some additional attractions in the area.
Read about the beginnings of the Classic as the idea sprang from the fertile and adventurous mind of Ray Scott.
Hosting the Classic on your home waters is clearly an economic boost to the area.
"It was the landmark accomplishment of my career," said 1991 champion Ken Cook. "It was the achievement that brought me to the top of the mountain professionally and has made a big difference in the rest of my life."
Central Florida's Lake Tohopekaliga, near Kissimmee, will host the 2006 Bassmaster Classic.
Pittsburgh's three rivers harbor three species of bass
Check out the newest additions to the Lunker Club from June 2005.
Part of the lore and allure of the CITGO Bassmaster Classic has always been the storybook participation of the fishermen who climb through the BASS Federation amateur ranks to earn a shot at winning professional fishing's crowning event.
The Classic is the most prestigious, most watched, most exciting, most heavily anticipated, most publicized and the most lucrative tournament of all. It is simply the most important contest in competitive fishing.
Check out the newest additions to the Lunker Club from May 2005.