Today’s anglers are probably familiar with The Bass University classes organized and run by Mike Iaconelli and Pete Gluszek. What many may not realize is that this is a concept that is almost as old as the sport of bass fishing itself.
Bill Dance was one of the earliest bass angling superstars, at a time when not many people knew or could recognize who any of the professional bass anglers were. But one piece of apparel changed all that – the infamous orange University of Tennessee hat.
The first day of the event Ike had a livewell malfunction and lost it. During the course of realizing he was losing fish, he threw a fit, which included kicking his anchor light and pulling it from its socket to render more damage. There was a problem, though. To the light pole was affixed an American flag.