See every Bassmaster Classic winner Posted on December 24, 2021 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.Caption: Ken Duke 1971 - Bobby Murray, Lake Mead, Nev. 1972 - Don Butler, Percy Priest Reservoir, Tenn. 1973 - Rayo Breckenridge, Clarks Hill Reservoir, S.C. 1974 - Tommy Martin, Wheeler Lake, Ala. 1975 - Jack Hains, Currituck Sound, N.C. 1976 - Rick Clunn, Lake Guntersville, Ala. 1977 - Rick Clunn, Kissimmee Chain of Lakes, Fla. 1978 - Bobby Murray, Ross Barnett Reservoir, Miss. 1979 - Hank Parker, Lake Texoma, Texas 1980 - Bo Dowden, St. Lawrence River, N.Y. 1981 - Stanley Mitchell, Alabama River, Ala. 1982 - Paul Elias, Alabama River, Ala. 1983 - Larry Nixon, Ohio River, Ohio 1984 - Rick Clunn, Arkansas River, Ark. 1985 - Jack Chancellor, Arkansas River, Ark. 1986 - Charlie Reed, Tennessee River, Tenn. 1987 - George Cochran, Ohio River, Ky. 1988 - Guido Hibdon, James River, Va. 1989 - Hank Parker, James River, Va. 1990 - Rick Clunn, James River, Va. 1991 - Ken Cook, Chesapeake Bay, Md. 1992 - Robert Hamilton, Lake Logan Martin, Ala. 1993 - David Fritts, Lake Logan Martin, Ala. 1994 - Bryan Kerchal, High Rock Lake, N.C. 1995 - Mark Davis, High Rock Lake, N.C. 1996 - George Cochran, Lay Lake, Ala. 1997 - Dion Hibdon, Lake Logan Martin, Ala. 1998 - Denny Brauer, High Rock Lake, N.C. 1999 - Davy Hite, Louisiana Delta, La. 2000 - Woo Daves, Lake Michigan, Ill. 2001 - Kevin VanDam, Louisiana Delta, La. 2002 - Jay Yelas, Lay Lake, Ala. 2003 - Michael Iaconelli, Louisiana Delta, La. 2004 - Takahiro Omori, Lake Wylie, N.C. 2005 - Kevin VanDam, Three Rivers, Pa. 2006 - Luke Clausen, Kissimmee Chain of Lakes, Fla. 2007 - Boyd Duckett, Lay Lake, Ala. 2008 - Alton Jones, Lake Hartwell, S.C. 2009 - Skeet Reese, Red River, La. 2010 - Kevin VanDam, Lay Lake, Ala. 2011 - Kevin VanDam, Louisiana Delta, La. 2012 - Chris Lane, Red River, La. 2013 - Cliff Pace, Grand Lake, Okla. 2014 - Randy Howell, Lake Guntersville, Ala. 2015 - Casey Ashley, Lake Hartwell, S.C. 2016 - Edwin Evers, Grand Lake, Okla. 2017 - Jordan Lee, Lake Conroe, Texas 2018 - Jordan Lee, Lake Hartwell, S.C. 2019 - Ott DeFoe, Tennessee River, Tenn. 2020 - Hank Cherry, Lake Guntersville, Ala. 2021 - Hank Cherry, Lake Ray Roberts, Texas 2022 - Jason Christie, Lake Hartwell, S.C.