Lake Guntersville will be the tournament grounds for the 2014 Bassmaster Classic.
The 2014 Bassmaster Classic will fish the waters of Lake Guntersville with tournament headquarters in Birmingham, the B.A.S.S. organization announced in mid-November.
Dubbed “the world championship of bass fishing,” the Classic is returning to Birmingham for the first time since B.A.S.S. co-owner Don Logan bought the organization in 2010 and brought its headquarters back to Alabama.
“Some of the best fishing in the world can be found right here in Alabama,” said Gov. Robert Bentley, lauding the organization’s choice of location. “We have a wealth of natural resources, making Alabama a top destination for anglers and outdoor enthusiasts. The Bassmaster Classic will help us share our natural beauty and southern hospitality with a worldwide audience.”
Rick Clunn won the first of his four bass fishing titles when the Classic was fished on Lake Guntersville in 1976.