Harold Sharp (center) weighs Roger Moore’s (behind Sharp) fish as Fishing Facts editor Spence Petros (left) looks on. Bassmaster Magazine editor Bob Cobb is in the right bottom corner. Photo by Bob McNally.

I recently received some photos from long-time outdoor writer, photographer, videographer and angler Bob McNally. Within the 20 or so photos were five photographs taken at the 1975 Bassmaster Classic held at Currituck Sound, NC. We previously wrote about the 1975 Classic, which Bassmaster Tour rookie Jack Hains won. This event was also Jimmy Houston’s first Bassmaster Classic and Roland Martin’s fifth straight Classic.

This was another of the famed Mystery Lake Classics where anglers didn’t know the event venue until they got on the plane. Also in this event were a bunch of shenanigans played by Harold Sharp and Ray Scott.  To read of those, please head over to  A Look Back at Classic V – Booze, Nets and a Hit and Run.

McNally’s pictures take you back to that event and reveal several anglers who helped start the sport. You’ll see anglers such as Marvin Baker, brothers Tom and Don Mann, Roger Moore and John Powell as well as Fishing Facts editor Spence Petros and Bassmaster Tournament Director Harold Sharp. They’re a great look back into the history of the Bassmaster Classic and the sport in general.

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