35 for 30

Currently in 35th place in the AOY standings is none other than Gary Klein, a two-time AOY and an all-time great who has now qualified for his 30th Bassmaster Classic. Only Rick Clunn with 32 has been to more championships. Klein's fate slipped out of his own control on Friday, when he missed the first cut, but things worked out and now he's making plans to fish Guntersville in February. Not only has Klein qualified for 30 Classics, but he's done it all using Mercury outboards and is one of two anglers to fish the Classic in each decade of its existence — the 1970s through the 2010s. Paul Elias is the other.