Classic V

CURRITUCK SOUND, N.C. — Opening day of Classic V was a blissful bass bash.

 Twenty-five of the 30 BASS pros boated the North Carolina eight-bass limit.

 Jack Hains of Rayne, La., was crowned champion and won a check of $15,950 for catching 18 bass weighing 45 pounds, 4 ounces.

 Hains cast purple/yellow-tail plastic worms, Johnson Silver Minnow spoons and Fleck Weed-Wader spinnerbaits around man-made wooden structure, such as duck blinds, piers and pilings.

Of note

 •  North Carolina's Paul Chamblee led the first two days of the Classic, but failed to catch a bass in the final round.

 •  Tom and Don Mann became the first brothers to qualify for the Classic in the same year. They finished fifth and 22nd, respectively.

 •  Bill and Gregory Ward became the first father-and-son duo to compete against each other in the Classic. They finished 28th and 26th, respectively.

 Top 6 finishers

 1. Jack Hains Rayne, La. 45-04

 2. Marvin Baker Broaddus, Texas 39-12

 3. Paul Chamblee Raleigh, N.C. 38-07

 4. Tommy Martin Hemphill, Texas 33-01

 5. Tom Mann Eufaula, Ala. 32-15

 6. Bo Dowden Natchitoches, La. 32-10