Despite all the good that competitive bass fishing has brought to fishing over the years, bad boating etiquette often is what people remember most.
Don Corkran, B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Director, said, "I feel that this organization is stronger and more vibrant than ever."
The poignant irony of the Bassmaster American is that some of the very pros that Kerchal beat in that fateful event on High Rock Lake are here fishing the Major.
Four Federation Nation states are recognized by BASS for their efforts in increasing membership.