Inside the Tournament Trail

While at the Classic, Guy Eaker watched enviously as his fellow pros made their appearances in fishing's Big Show.

Updated: April 1, 2005, 5:41 PM ET
By Tim Tucker | BASSMASTER, Aug. 5, 2002

While in Birmingham to represent his sponsors during the recent CITGO BASSMASTERS Classic, Guy Eaker watched enviously as his fellow near-senior citizen pros Roland Martin (62) and Tommy Martin (61) made their 24th and 19th appearances, respectively, in fishing's Big Show.

The 62-year-old North Carolina pro has enjoyed the Classic stage 10 times and yearns to get back to that level again. Never has the past B.A.S.S. winner been more anxious to make another run at a coveted Classic invitation.

That ...

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