2012 Cabela's B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Eastern Divisional
Mystic/Charles River - Medford, MA, Sep 12 - 14, 2012

Fed Nation Mosaic


of all the species on this planet, have we been given the gift,

of wonder.

Think about that.

Does a bird, wonder about the next branch.

Does a fish, think about yesterday, does a bass plan for tomorrow.

I hope they do.

I hope they too have been given the gift we all have.

I hope every creature we share this planet with, every living breathing species, knows wonder.


Think about that.

How lonely it would be, if only we knew, that tomorrow comes. 

That there is something called, the future.

And how horrible it would be, if only we, we alone on this planet, control it.

The future.

And how sad it would be,

If we did not want to bring a future, to all the species we share this rock in space with.

If the bird, knows there is a future.

If the fish, knows there is a future.

Would they take us with them, to it.

What if we are the only species that knows of this concept called future, because if all the other species knew, of future, we might not have one.

A future.

Would the duck choose us to bring to tomorrow.

Think about that.

If we weren’t the only one to choose, would we be doing what it is we do.

If the animals could choose.

Our tomorrows.


I think it is our children, they would choose to take with them to the future.

The youngest, of our species, for what it is they will do to help the planet.

Not the old, or the middle age, because of what we have already done.

‘…oh this must be what paradise is like…”

Paint for me, paradise.

The universe has given us the canvas,

but left us free to pick the paintbrush.

Here, on the banks of the Mystic River, in a suburb of Boston called Medford, B.A.S.S. has brought together a mosaic.

Seven states.

Three countries.

More photos: Our Children gallery