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.
One mistake in the excitement of zeroing in on a school of big smallmouth could have cost Brandon Palaniuk his lead in the Evan Williams Bourbon Showdown.
For Barr and Walker - the team to travel farthest to Lake Chatuge - it might as well have been a day on their home lake.
Max's enthusiasm for fishing is off the charts. It’s one of those things you’re either born with or you’re not.
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.
Retired West Virginia State Trooper Bill Pioch relied on his patrolling skills to uncover schools of Lake Erie smallmouth and seize the lead at the Mid-Atlantic Divisional.
db bids farewell to Noreen Clough, a woman to who has dedicated her life to conservation.
Oklahoma’s Tommy Biffle wins Bassmaster Elite Series event on the Mississippi River.
Virginian Wayne Vaughan holds the Day One lead on the James River, with two Elite pros - Randy Howell and Fletcher Shryock - on his heels.