Dick Garlock has been bass fishing tournaments on the St. Lawrence River since the BASS Invitational days. At age 82 he is still tournament fishing.
Note the suicide knob on his steering wheel. He says that it makes driving the boat easier, especially in rough water.
Garlock claims that he had the first bass boat equipped with a foot throttle, and that he started the trend of using long baitcasting rods. Before then, all bass anglers used short pistol-grip rods.