The B.A.S.S. headquarters office that Dave Precht walked into for the first time, 36 years ago this week, was filled with smoke, typewriters and secretaries in high heels.
Rick Clunn of Montgomery, Texas, became the first angler to win back-to-back Classics with a catch of 27 pounds, 7 ounces. The seventh annual Bassmaster Classic was held Oct. 26-28, 1977, at Lake Toho, Fla.
Local Scott Luster provides some helpful tips for deciphering Alabama’s Lake Jordan.
Patience certainly does have its virtues. Just ask Greg Hackney, the new leader in the Bassmaster Elite Series at Lake Dardanelle.
Rick Clunn of Montgomery, Texas, claimed his fourth Classic crown on Aug. 25, 1990, in James River, Va.
Stanley Mitchell of Fitzgerald, Ga., recorded a final weight of 35 pounds, 2 ounces to win the 11th Bassmaster Classic. The Classic was held Oct. 15-17, 1981, on the Alabama River.
For winning the sixth annual Bassmaster Classic, Rick Clunn of Montgomery, Texas, earned $25,000, half of the $50,000 total payout, for his catch of 59 pounds, 15 ounces. The Classic was held Nov. 3-5, 1976, at Lake Guntersville, Ala.
The fans have spoken in determining the final four Elite Series anglers who may be served a slice of the $100,000 pie during Toyota All-Star Week and the Evan Williams Bourbon Championship, Sept. 27-29, out of Muskegon, Mich.
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.