In 14 seasons on the Bassmaster circuit (1967-80), during a time when there weren’t nearly as many tournaments as there are today, Dance had seven first-place finishes, 40 Top 10s and three Angler of the Year titles.
This is the first Ray Scott tournament, which he held right before he founded B.A.S.S.
For one brief, shining season, these guys were among the best in the business.
If you look at AOY by the numbers, 20 anglers have won it — 10 of them more than once.
ICAST is the annual gathering of everyone who's anyone in the fishing industry. Surely, a lot of work is done at this show. But there's also a lot of goofing off, selfie-taking and posing going on. And no matter how many years you've been working in fishing, it's still cool to get your photo taken with legends like Bill Dance and Jimmy Houston.
Almost since the beginning, B.A.S.S. has worked to shake things up with different tournament formats.
Fishing legend Bill Dance on his four favorite lures for fun summer fishing.
With his start-to-finish win at this past weekend’s Toyota Texas Bass Classic — bringing his total of TTBC trophies to three — Keith Combs may have established himself as the greatest tour level pro in Texas…ever.
You have to go back a ways to find a run like this. Here's a look back at some of the great streaks in B.A.S.S. tournament history.