Into this fray came Oklahoman OT Fears III, who’d left a Federal job two years earlier to pursue a career in bass fishing. He’d fished nearly three dozen B.A.S.S. events by the time of the 1987 All-American, including two Classics
Blaukat removed the drain plug from his boat, along with the outboard cowling and trolling motor. “I flooded the whole floor and my partner and I lay on the front deck and pulled the boat through.” Fortunately, he had a 360-series Ranger, which had low sides and, more importantly, a flat transom.