Original Caption: Danny Correia of Marlboro, Mass., holds up Friday's big bass - 5 pounds, 11 ounces. Behind him is Ray Scott, president of the B.A.S.S. Anglers Sportsman Society. August 1986, The Shreveport Journal, AP Laserphoto.

Today’s Throwback Thursday historical photo, Correia’s Classic, dates back to the second day of the Bassmaster’s Classic being held out of Chattanooga in 1986.  B.A.S.S. Federation angler, Danny Correia, 24 years old, was sitting in second place with just one day of fishing left to go.  Day-one leader Roland Martin, had slipped down to 9th place, and Jerry Rhyne had taken over the top slot on the leaderboard – but it was tight.  News reports stated that just three pounds separated the top five anglers headed into that final day.

Danny was trying to become the first Federation angler to win a coveted Classic title but would end up holding his position and finishing second.  At the time, “the highest finish to date in the Classic’s then 16-year history for an angler who qualified through BASS’s affiliated club anglers.”

Meanwhile, Charlie Reed came from 4th place to grab the title.  At one point on stage, Reed discussed his age, saying, “I plan to do this until I’m 75.  As long as I can still stand up in front of the boat, I’m going to be there.”