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Remembering The Early Years

May 15, 2008

The phone call I received early one evening in 1967 remains etched in my memory. The voice on the other end said, "I'm Ray Scott. Your name was given to me by W.A. Bill Cox Jr. He said you worked with him on a spotted bass article. I'm hoping you'll be able to help me. I recently organized a bass tournament that was held on Beaver Lake in Arkansas. The tournament was a success and I am excited!"

70-Year-Old Tackle

May 15, 2008

In the mid-'60s, I fished from the bank, or a small aluminum johnboat, mostly small ponds and lakes close to home. I fished with minnows some when I was a kid.

Treated Like A Lady

May 15, 2008

I had been fishing for a lot of years before BASS came along. I read about it in Field & Stream magazine, and I said, "I gotta get in on that. Anything that had to do with fishing, I wanted to be part of it."

Fastest Rig On The Water

May 15, 2008

When BASS was founded, it sounded like a good thing to me, so I joined. Ray Scott and BASS taught us how to have tournaments. There was a lot of cheating in those days. There'd be "runaway tournaments" ; you'd go get your check and find out they were bankrupt.

The Bass That Changed My Life

May 15, 2008

The Story of how one bass caught in 1969 changes a man's future.

BASS Federation: 2008 Western Divisional

May 15, 2008

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho — Temperatures swung upwards more than 30 degrees between practice and the first day of the BASS Federation Nation Western Divisional on Coeur d'Alene Lake, but anglers still managed to drop 10 stringers over 20 pounds onto the scales. After the first day's weigh-in concluded on May 14, Arizona's Murray White was leading the board with 23 pounds, 2 ounces.

2008 Carolina Clash: Day One Launch

May 15, 2008

In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2008 elite series Carolina Clash on Lake Murray. It is the first days launch.

2008 Carolina Clash: Registration

May 14, 2008

In this photo gallery you will see the 2008 elite series Carolina Clash on Lake Murray in South Carolina. It is registration day.

Elite returns to 'Classic' state

May 14, 2008

Both Davy Hite and Casey Ashley are hoping to cash in on their history on Lake Murray.

Serving up swimbaits

May 14, 2008

The news, when it happens, is nearly always the same: a 15- to 20-pound bass, caught in California, on a swimbait.

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