Another Year, Not Just Another Classic

For me, the Bassmaster Classic is the highlight of the entire year. Just about the only thing that could top it in my eyes would be a new world record largemouth bass catch.

The Classic is the World Series, Super Bowl, Final Four and World Cup of the only sport I really care about, the only sport that truly matters to me. It's not just a collection of the best bass fishermen in the world all in one location — we get that at the Elite Series events.

Truth be told, the Classic isn't even the toughest tournament to win. That particular title would belong to an Elite Series event or to one of the Opens. The fields there are larger and, in the case of the Elite Series, even more prestigious than the Classic field.