Classic V had three 5-time Classic qualifiers: Roland Martin, Tom Mann and I’ll let you guess who the third was.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
“Being in the lead, I did look over my shoulder a lot to see who the challengers were behind me. But you can’t dwell on that. No matter what happens or who was behind me, I knew I still had to catch a good limit each day. I knew I couldn’t be worrying about who was behind me.”