The Great American Fisherman Debuts
On January 29, 1970, Roland Martin fished his first BASS tournament, the Toledo Bend Invitational. It was the start of one of the greatest bass fishing careers in history.
Ironically, the Toledo Bend event was not the first that Martin attended. He was at the weigh-in for the first day of the Eufaula National on Alabama's Lake Eufaula nearly two years before. That was the day that Rip Nunnery set the BASS single day record with 15 bass weighing 98 pounds, 15 ounces!
It was also the ...
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