Kevin VanDam on smallmouth tactics this is part 2 of a 2 part episode.
In the early years of B.A.S.S., many techniques were shared amongst the competitive anglers.
In 1967, Ray Scott came up with the idea to put on a fully regulated big money fishing tournament. He called it the All-American and held it on Beaver Lake in Springdale Arkansas.
With the addition of Outdoor writer Bob Cobb to the staff in 1969, Bassmaster Magazine was born, giving to the public a direct guide to bass fishing.
Carl was the founder of Mercury Marine and has a very colorful background. He began his business with no intention of building outboard motors.
Ray Scott was invited to host a trout fishing event and was amazed at how excited grown men got when they released one of the small fish alive. If these guys got excited about a puny trout, how would people react seeing an 8-pound bass released?
When a competitor finally qualifies for the Classic the first time, an angler can get a little overwhelmed by bass fishing's biggest event.
It's been said that Rick Clunn's 28-year streak of consecutive Bassmaster Classic qualifications could be the most remarkable achievement in all of sports.