Classic XXXIV (34), was held July 30 - Aug. 1, 2004 in Charlotte, North Carolina. When Takahiro Omori hefted the Classic trophy overhead, bass fishing crowned its first non-American world champion.
Brent Chapman talks about the one that got away from him at the 2004 Bassmaster Classic
When Takahiro Omori held the Classic trophy overhead, bass fishing crowned its first non-American, world champion.
Omori, who first came to the United States in 1992 understanding hardly a word of English, finished with 39 pounds, 2 ounces.
Adjusting to water movement. Adjusting to changing light conditions. Adjusting to an influx of muddy water. Adjusting to the unseen impact of spectator boat traffic. And more.
Takahiro Omori's dreams have come true, winning the 2004 Bassmaster Classic.
An emotional Takahiro Omori wins the 2004 CITGO Bassmaster Classic.
In response to a scheduling change to the FLW Championship that conflicts with traditional CITGO Bassmaster Classic dates, BASS officials have responded by calling the move damaging to the sport of professional bass fishing.
Officials from North and South Carolina and BASS, made the announcement today on Lake Wylie, which will be the official tournament waters for the catch-and-release event.
But Snowden still has hope. If an angler who already qualified for the Classic through the Tour were to finish in the top 10 of the upcoming Bassmaster Elite 50 series, they would double qualify for the Classic and the next angler down on the list of Tour points could pack their bags for Charlotte, N.C.