BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Bobby Murray gave an unexpected rousing start to the annual Bass Fishing Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Murray won the first Bassmaster Classic in 1971, and on Thursday evening he donated the trophy to the future facility, to be built in Cullman, Ala. "I've been shining this thing for 43 years like it was Aladdin's lamp," Murray said. "It's brought lots of good luck to me. That's why I want to turn it over to the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame."
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.
Don Barone addresses the 2014 rookies and other Opens anglers who are chasing their bass fishing dreams in Florida on Lake Toho for the Bass Pro Shops Southern Open #1 presented by Allstate.
The more positive and motivating experiences that a child receives during his younger years will ultimately transfer over to adulthood.
The Michigan Bass Anglers learned CPR as a group so they could prepared in the event of an emergency, on or off the water.
The Clemson University Bass Fishing Team held a charity tournament to benefit Tackle the Storm Foundation on South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell.
Like a good neighbor, a B.A.S.S. Nation member is there to help a fellow angler in trouble.
More than two dozen kids got a day on the water, thanks to the annual derby hosted by the Central Illinois Bassmasters.
When Ohio's tournament director, Enoch Russell, had two strokes, members of his chapter jumped in to help with his medical expenses.
From Alaska to the East Coast and down to the Keys, anglers are being denied access to public waters during a federal government shutdown.