The 2014 Bassmaster Elite Series promises to be one for the history books. Several of the fisheries are steeped in B.A.S.S. lore, and the others soon will be.
Ray W. Scott turns 80 years old Saturday, Aug. 24. In observing this milestone, I think it’s appropriate to celebrate the evolution of the sport of bass fishing and Scott’s impact on it. Born Aug. 23, 1933, in Montgomery, Ala., Scott was just 33 years old when he got the wild idea to hold a big-time, high-stakes bass fishing tournament on Beaver Lake, Arkansas. He was 34 when he began organizing the bass fishermen of America into a cohesive, powerful force for the good of the sport. He called his group B.A.S.S., the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society.
Gene Gilliland, a widely respected bass biologist and conservation advocate from Oklahoma, has been named B.A.S.S. National Conservation Director.
Toyota will host its second annual no-entry fee team tournament on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, on Alabama’s Lake Wheeler.
dreamCast “Give us your tired and weak…” Dateline: Las Vegas Convention Center As the blind man who built kites, would build, he would sing, music was his sight, and he would build kites and sing, and in broken English, he would sing songs of America, and the blind man who built kites, would cry, and as he finished the kite, he would run his hands over the sticks and paper,
It’s July. It’s time to celebrate Independence Day to its fullest.
B.A.S.S. has signed an agreement with Oklahoma-based Folds of Honor Foundation to assist in its mission to provide educational scholarships to the dependents of soldiers killed or disabled while serving our country.
B.A.S.S. writer Don Barone goes freestyle interviewing at the Elite Series Marshal meeting for the Alabama River.
Chad Morganthaler of Illinois is all in. He's fishing each of the three Opens divisions as he looks to make the Elite Series and qualify for the Classic.
Bassmaster Magazine's 100 Best Bass Lakes list got me thinking. They chose Lake Guntersville, Ala., as No. 4 on their official list but for me Guntersville is No. 1 for a lot of reasons.