The Alabama Rig ® would bring to the forefront of bass fishing a ton of controversy both on the water and in the courts – some of which has been settled and a lot of which hasn’t.
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.
Campbell walked away – or was that walked the dog – with the event, weighing in 55-15 (25 fish).
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 […]
“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.
This is part one of a five-part series on the 1974 Bass Master Trail. Part One will cover the first half of the season, Part Two will cover the second half, Part Three will cover the Federation Nationals and Part Five will cover the 1974 Bass Master Classic.
A look at the picture taken of center stage during Rick Clunn’s victory speech captures the moment for us all. The personalities on stage are compelling, historic and even ironic.
The agent was wearing a BASS ball cap and no one knew who he was let alone we had a Secret Service agent on staff that day.
“It’s the American dream to build a company and become a millionaire. But it’s also the American way to give back to society.