Sylvia Morris wakes up every day around 3:30 a.m. to start packing lunches, and then she cooks their breakfast.
Lowrance Electronics, longtime sponsor of BASS and the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation, awarded $16,800 in merchandise certificates and $12,500 in cash to participating state chapters during the presidents' meetings at the recent B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Championship.
$139,000 was paid out to state chapters and individual members in 2008, courtesy of the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Alliance presented by Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, MotorGuide Trolling Motors, Lowrance Electronics and Optima Batteries.
Two corporate sponsors and BASS founder Ray Scott are continuing to help the Federation Nation grow through the Drive the Nation program.
When BASS member Bob Radney learned about Blake Muhlenbruck's auction to help the disabled go fishing, he knew he wanted to help.
Leading a fizzing study and increasing membership were the golden tickets for an Ontario club and the Michigan chapter, earning them both awards from the Berkley Conservation Institute and the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation.
While Skeet Reese celebrated his Classic victory with sponsors, family and friends, BASS/ESPN Outdoors took time to recognize the accomplishments of other champions whose contributions to this sport may far exceed that of all Classic winners combined.
David Giudice has fished his entire life, but he only began fishing competitively in 2008 after volunteering to serve as an observer during the Elite Series stop at Wheeler Lake.
In this photo gallery, you'll find weigh-in images from Day Three of the 2009 Federation Northern Divisional, held on Big Bay De Noc/Little Bay De Noc, near Escanaba, Michigan.
BASS Federation Nation: 2009 Northern Divisional - Day 3