probably one of the most interesting was the ineligibility of Georgia and South Carolina guides from the contest. Not only that, if you’d been a guide within the last four years, you couldn’t play.
I’m not sure how it happened, Bob and Ray are not sure, but the one thing that I remember was that Bob Cobb invented the B.A.S.S. AOY by naming Bill Dance at the end of the 1970 BASS Tour.
Roland Martin would make his Bass Master tournament debut – which almost didn’t happen after he saw the weights posted at the Eufaula National in 1969. It took some cajoling from Ray Scott to get Martin to test the waters that year – Martin never looked back.