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.
Sports are full of "magic" numbers. This week in bass fishing, that number is about 445.
B.A.S.S. and Rigid Industries have signed a multiyear agreement for Rigid to be an Official Supporting Sponsor of multiple Bassmaster circuits.
Andrew Cuomo is the first fisherman of New York. Though he usually spends his time chasing stripers in the Atlantic, today he was after smallmouth on the St. Lawrence.
db relates his experience distributing rods and reels to children in tornado-ravaged Moore, Oklahoma.
Virginia’s Jeff Lugar came out of nowhere to win the B.A.S.S. Nation Mid-Atlantic Divisional with a final day rally on Lake Erie.
West Virginia’s Henry Schomaker made sure he got one last chance to win a Junior Bassmaster World Championship by clinching another Mid-Atlantic Divisional title at Lake Erie.
A backup plan paid big dividends today for tournament leader Chris Price during the B.A.S.S. Nation Mid-Atlantic Divisional on Lake Erie.
Mitchell Gowen and Brianna Tucker of Decatur Heritage outfished 65 other high school teams to win the inaugural 2013 B.A.S.S. High School Invitational on Lake Wheeler.
The stage is set for the inaugural B.A.S.S. High School Invitational, which will be held July 20th on Lake Wheeler in Decatur, Ala.