Click here to continue 1 / 15 So how's that home-field advantage working for ya? Kevin VanDam always seems to have some sort of advantage, but when it came to the 2000 Classic on Lake Michigan, the home-field advantage went out the window. Woo Daves won that event. Photo: B.A.S.S./James Overstreet 2 / 15 Woo Daves knows all too well the home-field jinx. He had three events on his home water, the James River (1987-1989) -- but had to go to VanDam's home water to win the 2000 Classic. Photo: B.A.S.S. 3 / 15 David Fritts was a reported "lock" to win in 1994 on High Rock Lake, but Bryan Kerchel became the only B.A.S.S. Nation angler to win a Classic. Photo: B.A.S.S. 4 / 15 Ricky Green was known as "Mr. Consistency" when it came to the Classic, but when the event was held on the Arkansas River in his home state, he was never a factor. Photo: B.A.S.S. 5 / 15 Jason Christie knows the pressures of being at home. He fished the last Classic on his home lake and finished in 7th place. Photo: B.A.S.S./James Overstreet 6 / 15 Which Christie did in front of a large flotilla of spectators. If the home-field advantage provides a surplus of anything, it's the witness count. Photo: B.A.S.S./James Overstreet 7 / 15 Boyd Duckett was a virtual unknown Opens angler, who slipped by all the home-field voodoo to become the only Classic champion to win at home. Incidentally, he lives on Lake Guntersville now, but failed to qualify for the 2014 event. Photo: B.A.S.S. 8 / 15 Russ Lane was a favorite on Lay Lake - about an hour from his hometown of Prattville, Ala. - but fell to Kevin VanDam. Photo: B.A.S.S. 9 / 15 The 2014 Classic involves many players with the home-field advantage, such as Chris Lane, who claimed a Classic win in 2012. Photo: B.A.S.S. 10 / 15 Randy Howell, originally from North Carolina, has lived nearby for 12 years. Photo: B.A.S.S. 11 / 15 Aaron Martens, originally from California, now lives in Alabama. Martens won an Elite event on Guntersville back in 2009. Photo: B.A.S.S. 12 / 15 Gerald Swindle, who has had his share of heartbreaks in Alabama, owns a cabin on the shores of the lake. Photo: B.A.S.S. 13 / 15 Randall Tharp has lived most of his life in Alabama. Photo: B.A.S.S. 14 / 15 Cody Carden is a B.A.S.S. Nation angler, but as history shows us, you can't count out the underdog -- even at home. Photo: B.A.S.S. 15 / 15 Auburn University's Jordan Lee joins the Classic field by way of winning the Carhartt College Series Bassmaster Classic Bracket. Photo: B.A.S.S.