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Classic XIII — Aug. 4-6, 1983

Updated: February 8, 2007, 11:07 AM ET
ESPNOutdoors.com — Feb. 7, 2007

OHIO RIVER, Ohio — Larry Nixon of Hemphill, Texas, won the 13th Classic by only 10 ounces with a three-day weight of 18 pounds, 1 ounce.

All the bass he caught came from water less than 2 feet deep. The bank had a very slight drop, and the fish were in a shallow zone beside cover.

Nixon's basic strategy was to fish shallow, brushy banks in tributary creeks with a 5-inch Ditto Baby Gator Tail worm, black with blue tail.

He paralleled the bank and made short, quick, underhand ...

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