1978 Bass Masters Classic Press Guide Front Cover

Yesterday we posted the video on the 1978 Bass Masters Classic Press Guide and today we’ve got the entire booklet here for you to see. These early Press Guides are scarce due to the fact few were printed. In 1978, B.A.S.S. gave the anglers and the press a one-week lead on where they were to be fishing. Although this pre-announcement was given, it still didn’t give much time for people to plan to attend.

The gallery below is a page-by-page presentation of this rare 1978 Bass Masters Classic Press Guide. It’s filled with the history of how B.A.S.S. was started, what it had accomplished in a short 10 years, biographies for those anglers fishing the 1978 event, and much more.

We’d like to thank B.A.S.S. for the permission to publish this guide as well as Ken Duke for gifting it to us.

We hope you enjoy leafing through this guide and reliving some of the history of the sport.

Click on the first image below to scroll through the entire Press Guide.