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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Sun Staff Correspondent | February 22, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- The BASS Masters Classic will be held on Maryland waters this summer, sources in the Department of Natural Resources and the bass fishing community said yesterday.The Classic, a $200,000, three-day tournament among the top 41 professional and amateur bass fishermen in the nation, would be headquartered in Baltimore, with fishing operations based at Dundee Creek Marina in Gunpowder State Park.The Classic would be the first major bass tournament on the upper Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.
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By SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL | February 25, 2006
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Lake Toho and the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes lived up to the hype yesterday, producing record weights on the first day of the 36th Bassmaster Classic. Luke Clausen of Spokane Valley, Wash., took the lead with a five-fish limit weighing 29 pounds, 6 ounces. That broke the single-day Classic record of five fish weighing 21-8 caught by Paul Elias in the 1993 Classic on Alabama's Lake Logan Martin, as well as the seven-fish record of 27-5 caught by Rick Clunn in the 1984 Classic on the Arkansas River.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | August 3, 1997
Bass fishing and Alabama just seem to go together, and this week on Lake Logan Martin, near Birmingham, the best of the best among pro bass fishermen will compete for a tournament championship that could be worth more than $1 million.The event is the BASS Masters Classic, called by some the Super Bowl of bass fishing, with a $100,000 first prize and the potential to reap a whirlwind of endorsements from tackle, gear, boat and motor manufacturers.One might think that an angler who can win it once can win it many times over -- like Tony Gwynn of the San Diego Padres winning multiple batting titles.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | August 3, 1997
Bass fishing and Alabama just seem to go together, and this week on Lake Logan Martin, near Birmingham, the best of the best among pro bass fishermen will compete for a tournament championship that could be worth more than $1 million.The event is the BASS Masters Classic, called by some the Super Bowl of bass fishing, with a $100,000 first prize and the potential to reap a whirlwind of endorsements from tackle, gear, boat and motor manufacturers.One might think that an angler who can win it once can win it many times over -- like Tony Gwynn of the San Diego Padres winning multiple batting titles.
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By SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL | February 25, 2006
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Lake Toho and the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes lived up to the hype yesterday, producing record weights on the first day of the 36th Bassmaster Classic. Luke Clausen of Spokane Valley, Wash., took the lead with a five-fish limit weighing 29 pounds, 6 ounces. That broke the single-day Classic record of five fish weighing 21-8 caught by Paul Elias in the 1993 Classic on Alabama's Lake Logan Martin, as well as the seven-fish record of 27-5 caught by Rick Clunn in the 1984 Classic on the Arkansas River.
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By Bill Burton | August 15, 1991
40 of best will make for classic week of fishingConsidering it's midsummer, bass fishing should be fairly good during BASS Master Classic week that starts Sunday, with actual competition running Thursday through Saturday.Many rooster tails will splash skyward from bassboats during the week as 40 of the world's best bass fishermen speed around the upper Chesapeake complex in an attempt to win the $50,000 first prize in the $200,000 payoff in the 21st annual event.Fishing will be allowed in Magothy, Patapsco, Back, Gunpowder, Bush, Susquehanna, Northeast, Elk, Bohemia, Sassafras and Chester rivers and their tributaries in addition to the Susquehanna Flats, and possibly the upper bay itself.
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By Peter Baker 5/8 ... 5/8 | August 23, 1991
Gary Klein and Woo Daves, two tournament pros from different parts of the country, took entirely different approaches to scouting the bass areas of the Upper Chesapeake Bay for the BASS Masters Classic.Klein, from Montgomery, Texas, based a lot of his scouting on overflights that allowed him to quickly spot promising grass beds, muddy creek heads, good feeder streams, etc."I spent seven days on the water and an afternoon flying," Klein said. "And every hour I spend flying is worth a day on the water."
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By Peter Baker d | August 25, 1991
Gov. William Donald Schaefer was greeted by a chorus of boos at the BASS Masters Classic weigh-in yesterday, but undaunted, he invited the tournament to return to Maryland next year."
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By Bill Burton and Bill Burton,Evening Sun Staff | July 2, 1991
It should be interesting when 40 of the world's best bas chasers arrive Aug. 18 to try to find fish in 12 rivers of the upper Chesapeake complex during the 21st annual BASS Masters Classic. Until recent informal practice sessions, few had ever heard of the Northeast, Sassafras, Bohemia, Dundee and so forth.Word is that some of them found nice bass before Sunday' practice cutoff -- no more fishing here until official warmups start Aug. 19, then the big three-day event itself Aug. 22-24.The field represents 17 states, and only two of them have ha much previous experience with local waters.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | August 27, 2000
The top finishers in the Maryland leg of the BASSMaster 150 yesterday proved that you could get ahead by standing put. Eschewing the "run and gun" style favored by many on the professional circuit, winner Carl Maxfield, from Summerville, S.C., and runner-up Rick Clunn took up residence in the backwaters of Mattawoman Creek and walked away from the rest of the field of 10 finalists. Maxfield, who had not won a major BassMaster event in his 10 years as a pro, never looked back from the commanding 5 1/2 -pound lead he established on Day 3 of the tournament and added an additional 17 pounds, 3 ounces on the final day for a total of 64 pounds, 3 ounces.
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By Peter Baker d | August 25, 1991
Gov. William Donald Schaefer was greeted by a chorus of boos at the BASS Masters Classic weigh-in yesterday, but undaunted, he invited the tournament to return to Maryland next year."
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By Peter Baker 5/8 ... 5/8 | August 23, 1991
Gary Klein and Woo Daves, two tournament pros from different parts of the country, took entirely different approaches to scouting the bass areas of the Upper Chesapeake Bay for the BASS Masters Classic.Klein, from Montgomery, Texas, based a lot of his scouting on overflights that allowed him to quickly spot promising grass beds, muddy creek heads, good feeder streams, etc."I spent seven days on the water and an afternoon flying," Klein said. "And every hour I spend flying is worth a day on the water."
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By Bill Burton | August 15, 1991
40 of best will make for classic week of fishingConsidering it's midsummer, bass fishing should be fairly good during BASS Master Classic week that starts Sunday, with actual competition running Thursday through Saturday.Many rooster tails will splash skyward from bassboats during the week as 40 of the world's best bass fishermen speed around the upper Chesapeake complex in an attempt to win the $50,000 first prize in the $200,000 payoff in the 21st annual event.Fishing will be allowed in Magothy, Patapsco, Back, Gunpowder, Bush, Susquehanna, Northeast, Elk, Bohemia, Sassafras and Chester rivers and their tributaries in addition to the Susquehanna Flats, and possibly the upper bay itself.
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By Bill Burton and Bill Burton,Evening Sun Staff | July 2, 1991
It should be interesting when 40 of the world's best bas chasers arrive Aug. 18 to try to find fish in 12 rivers of the upper Chesapeake complex during the 21st annual BASS Masters Classic. Until recent informal practice sessions, few had ever heard of the Northeast, Sassafras, Bohemia, Dundee and so forth.Word is that some of them found nice bass before Sunday' practice cutoff -- no more fishing here until official warmups start Aug. 19, then the big three-day event itself Aug. 22-24.The field represents 17 states, and only two of them have ha much previous experience with local waters.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Sun Staff Correspondent | February 22, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- The BASS Masters Classic will be held on Maryland waters this summer, sources in the Department of Natural Resources and the bass fishing community said yesterday.The Classic, a $200,000, three-day tournament among the top 41 professional and amateur bass fishermen in the nation, would be headquartered in Baltimore, with fishing operations based at Dundee Creek Marina in Gunpowder State Park.The Classic would be the first major bass tournament on the upper Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.
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August 18, 1991
Tournament waters for the BASS Masters Classic Thursday, Friday and Saturday include 12 major rivers, dozens of major creeks and hundreds of coves and feeder creeks.The following is a look at the waters that Gene Kane of Totchterman's Bass Guide Service and DNR biologist Alan Heft believe hold the most promise for the 40 contenders in the Classic.Magothy River, Western ShoreAlthough this area is open to contestants, in 20 years Kane never has heard of a largemouth bass taken. Not worth fishing.
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By PETER BAKER | June 22, 1995
Practice and preparation. Sounds like something a high school baseball or football coach might tell an incoming class of ninth-graders on the first day of workouts.But they also are words that Rick Clunn uses often when asked what keeps him at the top of his game, 21 years into the rat race that is professional bass fishing."Productive and enjoyable days fishing are based upon education and preparation," said Clunn, who has won the B.A.S.S. Masters Classic four times. "When you arrive, you must have a plan and a starting point already selected.
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