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On September 10, 1813 U.S. Navy Master Commandant Oliver Hazard Perry took advantage of a wind shift on Lake Erie to defeat a British squadron led by Commander Robert Heriot Barclay in the Battle of Put-in-Bay.
Nearly two hundred years later, Bassmaster Elite Series pros are looking forward to another potential Lake Erie battle – this time for a chance to be crowned 2013 Bassmaster Angler of the Year.
Since its debut in 1971, Michigan anglers have qualified for the Bassmaster Classic thirty six times and only six times in the last 32 years has the state failed to produce a qualifier. In fact, only 14 states have produced more Bassmaster Classic qualifiers than Michigan.
However, before engaging in any inter-state trash talking, know that these statistics are significantly skewed by the fact that 23 of those 36 Classic appearances are attributed to one angler - Kevin VanDam. Exclude VanDam's numbers and Michigan's representation is a more pedestrian 13 appearances by 10 anglers over the 42 year history of the Classic.
Detroit Lions and Kevin VanDam team up again for a charity fishing tournament on Monday, June 10, 2013
The 2013 KVD Charity Classic returns to Kent Lake Monday, June 10, 2013 allowing anglers the chance to fish and compete with the Detroit Lions and seven-time BASS Angler of the Year, Kevin VanDam. The event consists of a day on the lake competing with Head Coach Jim Schwartz, players, alumni, KVD and other Elite Anglers to catch the biggest bass.
Only three states sent more pros to the 2013 Bassmaster Classic than Michigan. But despite the state’s strong representation - three qualifiers, including four time winner Kevin VanDam - Michigan pros were unable to match the consistency of Mississippi’s lone representative, Cliff Pace.
Bassmaster Classic To Come Home To Alabama In 2014
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — B.A.S.S. LLC announced today that a new combination of sites — Birmingham and Lake Guntersville — has been selected for the 2014 Bassmaster Classic, the world championship of bass fishing.
Three anglers from Michigan! Two from Indiana!
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The 2013 Bassmaster Classic on Oklahoma's Grand Lake o' the Cherokees, Feb. 22-24, will feature 53 of the best bass anglers in the world. Fifty-two of them have been identified. One is yet to be determined.
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2013 Bassmaster Elite Series Schedule Announced
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The 2013 Bassmaster Elite Series offers something for everyone: rivers and lakes; largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass; opportunities for record catches; and plenty of challenges for the world’s greatest bass anglers. Eight events in seven different states promise to create a true test of the best and one of the most exciting Elite seasons ever.
DETROIT, Mich. – The weather changed for all of the competitors at the Northern Open on Lake St. Clair today, but the sun continued to shine the brightest on local angler Brian Metry. Many pros complained that the emerging sun and fierce winds didn’t have their expected effect, but Metry added 22 pounds to his 23-05 catch from Day 1 and has a 14-ounce lead over Oklahoman Jason Christie.