KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Shaw Grigsby vividly remembers his first B.A.S.S. tournament experience on Lake Tohopekaliga, site of this week’s 2014 Bass Pro Shops Southern Open #1 presented by Allstate. On Day One of the 1982 B.A.S.S. Florida Invitational his partner would be none other than Forrest L. Wood, the founder and president of Ranger Boats. Back then, Wood competed on the tour and qualified twice for the Bassmaster Classic. “I went to sleep the night before thinking about how awesome it will be to fish with him,” recalled Grigsby.
Ranger Boats founder and fishing industry legend Forrest L. Wood received one of the highest honors bestowed on members of the angling community when he was inducted into the International Game Fish Association Hall of Fame Oct. 26.
In this photo gallery, you'll find images from the massive 2010 Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo presented by Dick's Sporting Goods.