Best Bass Anglers

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1Kevin Van Dam

He is the best statistical and smartest bass angler of all time (meaning his statistics prove he is the best bass fisherman ever, which they do and he is), most classics, most wins, most money, and most AOY's prove everything! Not to mention all the other records, and he makes amazing lures!

An amazing fisherman, very knowledgable, 4 classic wins, 7 angler of the year awards, owns almost all the records for bass fishing, has all the trophies and accomplishments to prove it.

When he's done, KVD will go down as the best bass angler ever. He already has 4 Bassmaster titles under his belt and I think he could finish with a few more. He also has 6 Anglers of the Year awards. - Shakester

He's on a whole different level on the mental side of the sport.

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2Bill Dance

Bill dance actually inspired me to fish

Greatest of all time

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4Roland Martin

Roland is like a fishing encyclopedia. He is a master at every form of the art. He has done a fantastic job bringing Scott into the ranks. Fantastic Dad. Incredible fisherman. Really nice man.

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5Jimmy Houston

15 BASSMaster Classics and won the B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year title in both 1976 and 1986 - Shakester

6Aaron Martens

BASS angler of the year title in 2004, 6 wins, 55 top-ten finishes (including three 2nd place finishes in the Bassmaster Classic as of 2010), and over $2 million in career winnings across FLW and BASS. - Shakester

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7Woo Daves

Many relate Woo to crappie fishing, but this guy was dominant on the BASS circuit. He won the 2000 classic and has an extensive tournament record. - Shakester

8Mike Iaconelli

One of the more colorful characters on the circuit, but the guy can also fish. He has a Bassmaster Classic win to prove it. He placed 2nd in 2009 and won Angler of the Year in 2006. - Shakester

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9Skeet Reese

Skeet reese has designed many top of the range lures and rods for bass, he is one of my favorite bass fisherman drawing with dave mercer

He only has one Bassmaster Classic title, but plenty of other wins and earnings. - Shakester

10Alton Jones

The 2008 Classic champion which was overdue after making it to 11 of them. - Shakester

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The Newcomers

?Gerald Swindle

Most versatile fisherman out there!

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The Contenders

11"Lunker" Bill Murphy

Never fished tournaments, but was THE pioneer in the "monster bass" fishery in San Diego. Caught more bass over 16 pounds than anyone in history.

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13Kelly Jordan

A great fisherman could find fish in a bath tub! I should know prefished flw tournaments with him. His advice helped me win a co angler tournament. He has the drive an knowledge to beat you on most any water. A great friend. Good luck kj

14Kevin Lucas
15Mark Zona
16Mark Davis

Its embarrassing he didn't make the list

17Mitch B
18Justin Lucas
19Dave Mercer
20Virgil Ward

He taught all the above!

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List StatsUpdated 13 Feb 2016

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23 listings
4 years, 152 days old

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