The rods of 1976 made it a little easier for the consumer, though. Anglers primarily threw a jig, a crank, a worm, and maybe a topwater bait or spinnerbait. Because of this, most bass fishermen only had three or four rods with them.
Numerous things impress me about Japan’s bass fishing industry. Of course they design and manufacture some of the best tackle ever produced. What many people outside of Japan don’t know is their production of small, fully-outfitted bass boats.
For those of you out there who are certified worm freaks, here’s a blast from the past with respect to some worm-fishing history, specifically Creme, DeLong and Bagley.
In the world of bass fishing there’s huge controversy over who and where finesse fishing got its start. There are good arguments for many parts of the nation and who played their part, but personally it doesn’t matter to me anymore. Necessity is the mother of invention and when it […]
Another one of these writers is Dave Precht. In this installment of The Writers, we’ll spend a little time with Dave and learn where he got his start, how he ended up at B.A.S.S. and what his life as a writer and editor of Bassmaster was like for nearly 40 years.
Then about three years ago, 360 imaging by Humminbird and forward-facing, real-time sonar by Garmin rocked the fishing world, and the talk of banning this technology has hit new heights.
Tommy had eight bass, but as in the prior days, his fish were much bigger. His weight of 15-06, the biggest of the event, would give him a total of 33-07 and the win at Classic IV.
The Champion reels, models 700, 700B, were the same size as the ABU 5000 and 5500 reels, while the 800 and 800B matched the ABU 6000 and 6500.
In the February ’75 issue of Bassmaster Magazine, B.A.S.S. not only gave the Classic report, the magazine also dedicated a substantial number of pages to the Classic qualifiers with respect to their bios. We’re going to go through these bios and touch on the anglers’ accomplishments up to this point in time.
“We’ve made BASS CHAMP as realistic as possible,” Schorr said. “We wanted players to feel that they were actually out on the water.