Bassmaster Classic History - Price & Duke
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Bassmaster Classic History - Price & Duke



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Bass journalists Steve Price and Ken Duke sit down at the 2021 Bassmaster Classic to talk about the history of this great tournament. From Steve Price's first Classic tournaments in 1976 & 1977, which were both won by Rick Clunn, up to today, Ken and Steve talk about what has changed, highlight moments and the future of the sport. Watch as Duke and Price talk about the where, when and how of Bassmaster Classics that were won and lost by some of the biggest names in bass fishing from the 70s through the 2000s.

  • 0:46 Introducing Ken Duke & Steve Price
  • 2:26 A changing of the guard with anglers coming out of college ready to fish pro-level events
  • 7:05 The early years of the Bassmaster Classic and how it's changed over the years
  • 10:42 Why the "mystery lake" Bassmaster Classic ended
  • 11:43 Press tournament at the early Bassmaster Classics
  • 14:09 Steve Price's first Bassmaster Classic, live updates in 1976 and Rick Clunn's first Classic trophy
  • 22:06 As a bass fishing tournament anglers you have to win the Classic to have a really successful career
  • 23:55 The 1977 Bassmaster Classic and Rick Clunn vs Larry Nixon
  • 27:59 The 2006 Bassmaster Classic and cold fronts in Florida
  • 30:16 What's the most important thing that Steve Price has covered in professional bass fishing?
  • 31:44 Hank Parker's James River Bassmaster Classic
  • 34:53 The 1991 Bassmaster Classic that Ken Cook won on the Chesapeake Bay

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