Classic: Deep in the heart of Texas

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Bass fishing would not be what it is today without the innovators and anglers who have called Texas home.

It couldn’t be more appropriate that Texas is hosting the 2017 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods in the 50th year of the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society. From the ­onset of B.A.S.S., founded on a shoestring budget by Alabama’s Ray Scott in 1967, Texans have been among the organization’s strongest supporters.

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