In 1975, though, B.A.S.S. changed up the rules and instead of inviting the top overall angler to the Classic, the top angler on the winning team would get to go
“I also have to include ‘Lunker’ Bill Murphy and his belief in his big-fish system. I did a lot of articles with him and he said he always liked the fact I’d conduct my interviews on the phone with him.
Lonnie Stanley changed the bass fishing industry through his tackle company by creating baits such as the original Stanley Jig, Stanley Wedge and Vibra Shaft Spinnerbaits and more recently, the Stanley Ribbit.
“A couple days ago BFA ran the “Season at a Glance: 1975 Bassmaster Trail – Part Two” feature. I wanted to share something on the Buggs Island tournament that Woo Daves won.
The first twin spin I ever heard of was a Shannon Twin Spin, originally invented around 1915. Through the 50s the bait style was an old standby up until roughly the mid-70s.
“Daves grew up on Kerr where his folks operate a dock at Palmer Point. Last year he almost led the Virginia State BASS Federation team to the national championship, but Lady Luck spoiled it.
Cobb describes Dance as being, “one of those 10-percent guys.” In other words, one of the 10-percent of the angler population who catches 90-percent of the fish.
In the lead-in picture, there’s Rip and Gerald Blanchard holding his day-one record limit as well as the combined boat record of 180 pounds.
Rip Nunnery of Huntington Park, California shocked everyone with a stringer that required assistance to get from the boat to the weigh-in area. Nunnery’s bass weighed 98 pounds and 15 ounces.
The second day of the event Thomas made a run for the Theodosia area and put eight bass in the boat for 15-14, the top daily weight of the tournament.