An Oklahoman didn’t win the Bassmaster Classic again. The dry spell is now 18 years.
That’s the last time an Okie won the country’s biggest fishing tournament. Ken Cook, who has announced this year will be his last on the Bassmaster Elite Series, did it in 1991.
But I am always trying to come up with bragging rights for Oklahoma so how about this for spin doctoring? If the Bassmaster Classic had been a two-man team tournament, Oklahoma would have won it.
No other state had two fishermen finish as high in the Bassmaster Classic as Oklahoma. Edwin Evers of Talala finished fifth. Kenyon Hill of Norman finished seventh.
Texas had two anglers finish sixth and 10th. Arkansas had two fishermen finish fourth and 11th.
Some day an Oklahoman will win the Bassmaster Classic again. Evers, in the photo above, seems to be the most likely guy to do it. He is a consistent qualifier to the Classic and this year was his best finish.
In the meantime, let’s claim the team title.