See every Bassmaster Classic winner

The Bassmaster Classic is the greatest tournament in all of fishing. The brainchild of B.A.S.S. founder Ray Scott and <em>Bassmaster</em> Magazine editor Bob Cobb, it has undergone some fine-tuning through the years, but it has always been the ultimate test of the best. Meet the men that have laid claim to the biggest championship in professional bass fishing. <br><br> <em>Caption: Ken Duke</em>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - The Bassmaster Classic is the greatest tournament in all of fishing. The brainchild of B.A.S.S. founder Ray Scott and Bassmaster Magazine editor Bob Cobb, it has undergone some fine-tuning through the years, but it has always been the ultimate test of the best. Meet the men that have laid claim to the biggest championship in professional bass fishing. Caption: Ken Duke
Though the trophy, the prize money and the name of the tournament have changed through the years – Bass Masters Classic, BASS Masters Classic and Bassmaster Classic (since 2002) – the feeling is the same. The winner has climbed the highest peak in the sport. He is the world champion. <p> <em>Caption: Ken Duke</em>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - Though the trophy, the prize money and the name of the tournament have changed through the years – Bass Masters Classic, BASS Masters Classic and Bassmaster Classic (since 2002) – the feeling is the same. The winner has climbed the highest peak in the sport. He is the world champion. Caption: Ken Duke
<b>1971 – Bobby Murray, Lake Mead, Nev. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 1971 – Bobby Murray, Lake Mead, Nev.
<b>1972 – Don Butler, Percy Priest Reservoir, Tenn. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 1972 – Don Butler, Percy Priest Reservoir, Tenn.
<b>1973 – Rayo Breckenridge, Clarks Hill Reservoir, S.C. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 1973 – Rayo Breckenridge, Clarks Hill Reservoir, S.C.
<b>1974 – Tommy Martin, Wheeler Lake, Ala. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 1974 – Tommy Martin, Wheeler Lake, Ala.
<b>1975 – Jack Hains, Currituck Sound, N.C. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 1975 – Jack Hains, Currituck Sound, N.C.
<b>1976 – Rick Clunn, Lake Guntersville, Ala. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 1976 – Rick Clunn, Lake Guntersville, Ala.
<b>1977 – Rick Clunn, Kissimmee Chain of Lakes, Fla. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 1977 – Rick Clunn, Kissimmee Chain of Lakes, Fla.
<b>1978 – Bobby Murray, Ross Barnett Reservoir, Miss. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 1978 – Bobby Murray, Ross Barnett Reservoir, Miss.
<b>1979 – Hank Parker, Lake Texoma, Texas</b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 1979 – Hank Parker, Lake Texoma, Texas
<b>1980 – Bo Dowden, St. Lawrence River, N.Y. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 1980 – Bo Dowden, St. Lawrence River, N.Y.
<b>1981 – Stanley Mitchell, Alabama River, Ala. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 1981 – Stanley Mitchell, Alabama River, Ala.
<b>1982 – Paul Elias, Alabama River, Ala. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 1982 – Paul Elias, Alabama River, Ala.
<b>1983 – Larry Nixon, Ohio River, Ohio</b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 1983 – Larry Nixon, Ohio River, Ohio
<b>1984 – Rick Clunn, Arkansas River, Ark. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 1984 – Rick Clunn, Arkansas River, Ark.
<b>1985 – Jack Chancellor, Arkansas River, Ark. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 1985 – Jack Chancellor, Arkansas River, Ark.
<b>1986 – Charlie Reed, Tennessee River, Tenn. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 1986 – Charlie Reed, Tennessee River, Tenn.
<b>1987 – George Cochran, Ohio River, Ky. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 1987 – George Cochran, Ohio River, Ky.
<b>1988 – Guido Hibdon, James River, Va. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 1988 – Guido Hibdon, James River, Va.
<b>1989 – Hank Parker, James River, Va. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 1989 – Hank Parker, James River, Va.
<b>1990 – Rick Clunn, James River, Va. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 1990 – Rick Clunn, James River, Va.
<b>1991 – Ken Cook, Chesapeake Bay, Md. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 1991 – Ken Cook, Chesapeake Bay, Md.
<b>1992 – Robert Hamilton, Lake Logan Martin, Ala. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 1992 – Robert Hamilton, Lake Logan Martin, Ala.
<b>1993 – David Fritts, Lake Logan Martin, Ala. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 1993 – David Fritts, Lake Logan Martin, Ala.
<b>1994 – Bryan Kerchal, High Rock Lake, N.C. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 1994 – Bryan Kerchal, High Rock Lake, N.C.
<b>1995 – Mark Davis, High Rock Lake, N.C. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 1995 – Mark Davis, High Rock Lake, N.C.
<b>1996 – George Cochran, Lay Lake, Ala. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 1996 – George Cochran, Lay Lake, Ala.
<b>1997 – Dion Hibdon, Lake Logan Martin, Ala. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 1997 – Dion Hibdon, Lake Logan Martin, Ala.
<b>1998 – Denny Brauer, High Rock Lake, N.C. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 1998 – Denny Brauer, High Rock Lake, N.C.
<b>1999 – Davy Hite, Louisiana Delta, La. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 1999 – Davy Hite, Louisiana Delta, La.
<b>2000 – Woo Daves, Lake Michigan, Ill. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 2000 – Woo Daves, Lake Michigan, Ill.
<b>2001 – Kevin VanDam, Louisiana Delta, La. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 2001 – Kevin VanDam, Louisiana Delta, La.
<b>2002 – Jay Yelas, Lay Lake, Ala. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 2002 – Jay Yelas, Lay Lake, Ala.
<b>2003 – Michael Iaconelli, Louisiana Delta, La. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 2003 – Michael Iaconelli, Louisiana Delta, La.
<b>2004 – Takahiro Omori, Lake Wylie, N.C. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 2004 – Takahiro Omori, Lake Wylie, N.C.
<b>2005 – Kevin VanDam, Three Rivers, Pa. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 2005 – Kevin VanDam, Three Rivers, Pa.
<b>2006 – Luke Clausen, Kissimmee Chain of Lakes, Fla. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 2006 – Luke Clausen, Kissimmee Chain of Lakes, Fla.
<b>2007 – Boyd Duckett, Lay Lake, Ala. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 2007 – Boyd Duckett, Lay Lake, Ala.
<b>2008 – Alton Jones, Lake Hartwell, S.C. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 2008 – Alton Jones, Lake Hartwell, S.C.
<b>2009 – Skeet Reese, Red River, La. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 2009 – Skeet Reese, Red River, La.
<b>2010 – Kevin VanDam, Lay Lake, Ala. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 2010 – Kevin VanDam, Lay Lake, Ala.
<b>2011 – Kevin VanDam, Louisiana Delta, La. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 2011 – Kevin VanDam, Louisiana Delta, La.
<b>2012 – Chris Lane, Red River, La. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 2012 – Chris Lane, Red River, La.
<b>2013 – Cliff Pace, Grand Lake, Okla. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 2013 – Cliff Pace, Grand Lake, Okla.
<b>2014 – Randy Howell, Lake Guntersville, Ala. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 2014 – Randy Howell, Lake Guntersville, Ala.
<b>2015 – Casey Ashley, Lake Hartwell, S.C. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 2015 – Casey Ashley, Lake Hartwell, S.C.
<b>2016 – Edwin Evers, Grand Lake, Okla. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 2016 – Edwin Evers, Grand Lake, Okla.
<b>2017 – Jordan Lee, Lake Conroe, Texas </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 2017 – Jordan Lee, Lake Conroe, Texas
<b>2018 – Jordan Lee, Lake Hartwell, S.C. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 2018 – Jordan Lee, Lake Hartwell, S.C.
<b>2019 – Ott DeFoe, Tennessee River, Tenn. </b><br>
Photo: B.A.S.S. - 2019 – Ott DeFoe, Tennessee River, Tenn.
<b>2020 – Hank Cherry, Lake Guntersville, Ala. </b><br>
2020 – Hank Cherry, Lake Guntersville, Ala.
<b>2021 – Hank Cherry, Lake Ray Roberts, Texas </b><br>
2021 – Hank Cherry, Lake Ray Roberts, Texas