Before bass tournaments there were no specialty bass boats. How the bass boat of today has evolved through the years.
Many sports have a history of sons following in their father's footsteps.
In 1970, Harold Sharp joined up with the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society.
Anglers don't really know what type of special magic is out there that sets someone on a hot streak but they all seem to agree that it is there and each of them strives to achieve it.
Bryan Kerchal is the only Federation bass club member to win the Classic.
Places like Zimbabwe and Japan have even had participants qualify for the Classic. Truly making the competition a world championship.
Like with most businesses there was a learning curve to running B.A.S.S.
In 2001, Mark Davis became the fourth professional fisherman in history to win the B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year title three times. A remarkable achievement when you consider that just a year earlier Mark believed that his fishing career might be over
Ray Scott called them his "minute men", stouthearted souls that will raise their voice and fight for a cause. One of those causes was the Wallop/Breaux bill. A bill that expanded an excise tax on boats and fishing equipment.
Roland Martin almost never fished bass tournaments. Ray Scott managed to change his mind and in doing so he changed B.A.S.S. history forever.