'Manny' statue unveiled in Eufaula


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Eufaula Mayor Jack Tibbs and B.A.S.S. founder Ray Scott pose in front of new statue honoring Eufaula native Tom Mann.

Eufaula, Ala. – There's a new statue in Eufaula honoring one of its local heroes, and B.A.S.S. founder Ray Scott made sure he was present at its unveiling. Tom Mann, a B.A.S.S. legend and entrepeneur, was the inspiration of the name of the new statue. Mann fished in seven Bassmaster Classics and started Mann's Bait Company in Eufaula in 1958. 

Along with the statue, a plaque was erected honoring Mann's accomplishments. Read more about the unveiling here