Jack Chancellor, from Phenix City, Ala., won the Classic and $50,000 with a three-day total of 19 bass weighing 45 pounds. The 15th annual Bassmaster Classic was held Aug. 15-17, 1985, on the Arkansas River.
He won only one B.A.S.S. tournament, but Jack Chancellor’s lone victory is the one all Bassmaster competitors dream about winning.
Fishing his Carolina rig Do Nothing worm along a sandbar, Chancellor caught seven-bass limits during the first hour of fishing each of the first two days.