Ray Scott

Ray Scott lake gallery

Recently, it was announced that Ray Scott's iconic property that included President's Lake had been sold. Here's a look back at some of the history of the lake where Presidents and stars fished with the founder of B.A.S.S.
Photo: National Land Realty - Recently, it was announced that Ray Scott's iconic property that included President's Lake had been sold. Here's a look back at some of the history of the lake where Presidents and stars fished with the founder of B.A.S.S.
After the success of his Presidents Lake, Scott began designing and building other small-waters fisheries, including this one at his “Bridge Creek” retreat.
Photo: Gerald Crawford - After the success of his Presidents Lake, Scott began designing and building other small-waters fisheries, including this one at his Bridge Creek retreat.
Scott sweetened his lakebed with tree trunks, brushpiles and rockpiles . . .
Photo: Gerald Crawford - Scott sweetened his lakebed with tree trunks, brushpiles and rockpiles . . .
. . . and even junk cars. He removed the batteries, he joked, so fish couldn’t roll up the electric windows.
Photo: Gerald Crawford - . . . and even junk cars. He removed the batteries, he joked, so fish couldn't roll up the electric windows.
One of Scott’s favorite fish attractors is a “pickle barrel brushpile” filled with limbs and concrete.
Photo: Gerald Crawford - One of Scott's favorite attractors is a pickle barrel with tree limbs and concrete
B.A.S.S. fishing legends and industry leaders joined forces to help Scott raise funds for his church in the Eagles of Angling tournaments.
Photo: Gerald Crawford - B.A.S.S. fishing legends and industry leaders joined forces to help Scott raise funds for his church in the Eagles of Angling tournaments.
Rick Clunn and Gary Klein were partners in at least one Eagles of Angling tournament . . .
Photo: Gerald Crawford - Rick Clunn and Gary Klein were partners in at least one Eagles of Angling tournament . . .
. . . and another former Classic champion, Ken Cook (now deceased), got into the action, too.
Photo: Gerald Crawford - . . . and another former Classic champion, Ken Cook (now deceased), got into the action, too.
Scott loved his 55-acre lake and surrounding farmland . . .
Photo: Dave Precht - Scott loved his 55-acre lake and surrounding farmland . . .
. . . and could always count on catching some solid keepers out in front of his home.
Photo: Dave Precht - . . . and could always count on catching some solid keepers out in front of his home.
Scott was generous to let the Dave Precht’s children, including his son, Joseph, fish the lake for bluegill . . .
Photo: Scott was generous to let the Dave Precht’s children, including his son, Joseph, fish the lake for bluegill . . . - Scott was generous to let the Dave Precht's children, including his son, Joseph, fish the lake for bluegill . . .
. . . as well as bass.
Photo: Dave Precht - . . . as well as bass.
Precht enjoyed the fishing action on the President's Lake, but even more . . .
Photo: Dave Precht - Precht enjoyed the fishing action on the President's Lake, but even more . . .
. . . he enjoyed spending time with Scott and friends, including former Bassmaster editor Bob Cobb.
Photo: Dave Precht - . . . he enjoyed spending time with Scott and friends, including former Bassmaster editor Bob Cobb.
Former First Lady Barbara Bush (center) always seemed to catch the biggest bass.
Former First Lady Barbara Bush (center) always seemed to catch the biggest bass.
President George H.W. Bush loved fishing the lake and participated in Scott's Eagles of Angling tournaments. Here, he's fishing with Charlie Ingram (holding bass) and Guy Eaker.
Photo: Gerald Crawford - President George H.W. Bush loved fishing the lake and participated in Scott's Eagles of Angling tournaments. Here, he's fishing with Charlie Ingram (holding bass) and Guy Eaker.
In campaigning for light-tackle fishing, Scott showed how to catch an 8-pounder on 4-pound-test line.
Photo: Dave Precht - In campaigning for light-tackle fishing, Scott showed how to catch an 8-pounder on 4-pound-test line.