“Bill Dance is probably the best angler I ever fished with,” he said. “Bill would come out every year for seminars and when he did, we’d go fish all the southern Cal lakes.
Another record of interest is the California 5-fish limit record of Roger Dickson. Five fish for 40-pounds 10-ounces is a heck of a record, even today, but for southern California in 1971 I’m sure it turned some heads.
Originally posted 15 March, 2012 Sticks from the Past is a column devoted to anglers who made an impact either in their local region or state. They’re the anglers who made all the other anglers shudder when they plopped down their entry fees. In this first installment we look at […]
This is part-two of a two-part article on the first California bass tournament organization. This article was completed in part by interviewing Dave Coolidge, the founder of the California Lunker Club (CLC) and taking excerpts from the August 1974 issue of the CLC magazine. Excerpts are italicized. In Part One, […]
“Here I was holding an event where I was responsible to hand out $100 and I only had nine members,” he said. “Then we show up at Cachuma and 37 anglers show up to participate – 28 of which were new members.”