Of all the baits that Storm manufactured over the years, none of them had an impact on bass fishing like the Wiggle Wart. Although Storm had been advertising in outdoor and bass magazines for quite a while with nice, full-glossy ads, the first Wiggle Wart ad
By 1973, bass boats and bass boat companies were coming out of every one-stop town in the U.S. In 1972, 11 manufacturers put ads in the top bass fishing magazines and 1973 would feature 15 boat manufacturers and I’m sure there were a number of other companies who hadn’t yet made the leap to advertise.
The other thing that was really noticeable, and I didn’t understand this until physics in college, was the angle in which the motor head was placed at actually was the main reason the torque of the motor was so little
We organized the Chattanooga Bass Club as the first affiliated club in B.A.S.S., we had weekly club tournaments and if you caught a bass 6 pounds or over the club had it mounted for you. So now I had two mounted bass, the one from Smith Lake and one from Chickamauga Lake.
Today we’re going to continue down the line of old bass boats, specifically the Bass Boats of 1964. Recently a good friend of mine, avid angler and exemplary jig maker from Oklahoma, Jack Hall, contacted me about a book he had called, “Don Fuelsch’s Southern Angler’s and Hunter’s Guide.” Being […]
Then the rumors started to run rampant as Chamblee started up the docks – he’d blanked. No one in the crowd could believe it, including Hains. Then, when Chamblee came up with an empty bag, it was for certain. Jack Hains was the 1975 Bassmaster Classic Champion and first rookie to with the Bass Masters Classic.
Bagley’s first big claim-to-fame came with their original Balsa B, or Big B as seen in the ad from 1973. The bait was 4-inches long, sported a square bill and excelled in areas where anglers would normally throw a spinnerbait.
Between the middle and forward seats is what we’re all probably most interested in, though. It’s Lucas’ tacklebox. A wooden box of hip-roof design with ten foldout trays filled with his lures.
Classic V had three 5-time Classic qualifiers: Roland Martin, Tom Mann and I’ll let you guess who the third was.
These companies – Bagley’s, Burke, Creme, Flip Tail and Mann’s – all are still in business except for Burke, which was bought out by Creme.