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.
Campbell walked away – or was that walked the dog – with the event, weighing in 55-15 (25 fish).
Here’s an ad that’s always made me chuckle. The interesting thing about the ad, though, is my first recollection of it was from the late 70s or early 80s.
Editor’s Note: This is Part Two of the 1974 Bass Master Trail and covers the second half of the 1974 season. Part Three will dive into the 1974 Federation Nationals and the angler who got a birth into the 1974 Bass Master Classic. Part Four will cover the 1974 Classic […]
But, nearly 10 years later the paper graph would again be on the chopping block – not because of some crazed politician, though.
Bill Norman Lures was one of the leading U.S. manufacturers of hardbaits since the early 70s. It is without argument that the Deep Little N and DD22 are probably two of the best crankbaits ever designed
“Not only did I never get to see the story that Matt put together, none of the readers of BASS Times got to read it because Helen Sevier was too chicken to publish it,” Scott said.