Classic I Oct. 20-22, 1971
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LAKE MEAD, Nevada Bobby Murray of Hot Springs, Ark., won the inaugural Bassmaster Classic with a catch of 17 bass weighing 43 pounds, 11 ounces.
The tournament winning weight earned Murray the $10,000 prize in the winner-take-all event.
Roland Martin landed a 6-pound, 9-ounce fish to claim big bass honors.
Murray ran from cove to cove fishing a 1/4-ounce Zorro Aggravator tandem-blade spinnerbait as far as he could heave ...
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