Wayne Barksdale became a Charter Member of BASS in 1969, and is still a member to this day.
There's a lot more to fishing spinnerbaits than meets the eye
In this article, you can read how in his book, Them Ol' Brown Fish, Billy Westmorland related the story of the rescue of Johnny Morris and Robert Craddock, his partner, out of the lake at the BASS Arkansas Invitational on Beaver Lake.
The 2007 BASS Federation Nation Championship doesn't look anything like the first incarnation of the tournament in 1973.
Read about John Powell, one of BASS' first members and Tournament Trail stars, and his 16 year professional fishing career.
Memorial winner to receive trophy named in honor of first BASS member Don Butler
The Bassmaster Classic is hard on home fishermen. It's has also been rough down through the years on "name" fishermen.