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Elite 50: Beyond 'par' for the course

Updated: March 9, 2005, 6:26 PM ET
By Angie Thompson | Special to Bassmaster.com

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RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. — Most fans of competitive bass fishing are familiar with the story of the first Bassmaster Classic.

When Ray Scott, the founder of BASS, hatched his idea for the "Super Bowl" of bass fishing, he didn't disclose the location of the tournament until the contenders were in a jet headed toward Lake Mead.

Keeping the location a secret meant all of the qualified ...

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