50th Classic vibes

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All photos Don Barone

Brock Mosley

“You just get the vibes of your surroundings and it rubs off on you.”
— Gordon Lightfoot

Dateline: The 50th Bassmaster Classic

Little known fact, on the day that the Bassmaster Classic was born, day one of this Classic gig, 339 miles away from Lake Mead in Long Beach, Calif., a young male child was born.

His name, Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., oh, forgot … aka Snoop Dog.

Told you, gotta love “little knowns.”

On that day 50 Classics ago, the no. 1 song on the music charts was Rod Stewart’s “Maggie May.”

Television’s no. 1 show was All In The Family, followed by The Flip Wilson Show and Marcus Welby, M.D.

Gas was 40 cents a gallon, a postal stamp was 8 cents. Wanna see a movie ... $1.50 a ticket. A jar of peanut butter was 59 cents.

Walt Disney World in the then small town of Orlando, Fla., opened, FedEx launched its first delivery flight and the front man for the DOORS, Jim Morrison, died.

Little knowns. 

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come trus that makes life interesting.”
— Paulo Coelho

And so today, they arrived.

Bassmaster Classic anglers from all over the United States and Canada, bringing their stuff and talent to this here Golden Anniversary Classic.