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Classic Countdown: 30

Updated: January 22, 2009, 9:31 AM ET
By Ken Duke | Senior Editor, BASS Publications

If you had to pick an ideal temperature for bass fishing, you'd probably pick something warmer than 30 degrees. But that was the morning low on November 4, 1976, the second day of the sixth Bassmaster Classic on Lake Guntersville in Alabama.

A temperature below freezing seems less than ideal for a cold-blooded fish in the Deep South, but the Classic anglers made the most of it. They found ways to exploit it and smashed a bunch of Classic records in the process.

The 1976 Classic was ...

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