Bubble is uncomfortable for Classic hopefuls

Updated: December 29, 2006, 5:20 AM ET
BASS Communications — June 15, 2005

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. — Pressure is a byproduct of tournament angling. Even legendary anglers like Gary Klein and Larry Nixon are not immune to the pressure of qualifying for the CITGO Bassmaster Classic.

Both Nixon and Klein find themselves on the proverbial bubble going into the final Bassmaster Elite 50 event of the 2005 series, June 15-18, on Wisconsin's Lake Wissota. The two semi-finalists in ESPN's Greatest Angler Debate have 45 Classic appearances between them, but both need ...

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