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Legends & Lore - Mark Davis AOY

Sep 16, 2008

In 2001, Mark Davis became the fourth professional fisherman in history to win the B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year title three times. A remarkable achievement when you consider that just a year earlier Mark believed that his fishing career might be over

Legends & Lore - Minute Men

Sep 16, 2008

Ray Scott called them his "minute men", stouthearted souls that will raise their voice and fight for a cause. One of those causes was the Wallop/Breaux bill. A bill that expanded an excise tax on boats and fishing equipment.

Legends & Lore - Roland Martin

Sep 16, 2008

Roland Martin almost never fished bass tournaments. Ray Scott managed to change his mind and in doing so he changed B.A.S.S. history forever.

Legends & Lore - Saving Lives

Sep 16, 2008

B.A.S.S. was the first to require lifevests and kill switches in tournaments. Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris recounts a story about being thrown from his boat and sitting in 40 degree water 45 minutes before being pulled out by Billy Westmorela.

Legends & Lore - Second Place at the Classic

Sep 16, 2008

Nobody remembers the guy who finished second, a fact that Tommy Biffle and Dalton Bobo are all too familiar with.

Legends & Lore - Secrets of the Tour

Sep 16, 2008

In 1971 the very first Super Bowl of bass fishing was held, the only problem was that nobody knew where it would be. By design, Ray Scott kept the location secret until all the competitors were on a chartered jet in-route to the chosen lake.

Legends & Lore - Superstitions

Sep 16, 2008

From bananas in the boat to lucky underwear, the professional bass tour has its share of superstition.

Legends & Lore - Teaching the Next Generation

Sep 16, 2008

TV and Magazine exposure from tournament fishing created a new breed of hero in today's culture. A whole generation of youth has grown up idolizing and more importantly learning from these legends.

Legends & Lore - The Bluebird Tour

Sep 16, 2008

Necessity is the mother of invention, and necessity created the first B.A.S.S. seminar. Trying to appease an unhappy community he was holding a tournament in, Ray Scott decided to hold a free fishing seminar featuring pros from his circuit.

Legends & Lore - The One That Got Away

Sep 16, 2008

One of those unforgettable moments in Classic history, Jim Bitter caught a small bass that was barely a keeper. While he was measuring the fish, it slipped out of his hand and back into the water.