The First Classic
Tournaments have always been a big part of BASS' success and prominence. From the All-American on Beaver Lake, Ark., in 1967 to the Bassmaster Elite Series, tournaments have shone the brightest light on some of the brightest stars of the fishing world.
In 1970, while they were on their way to a tackle show to round up more members, BASS founder Ray Scott and Bassmaster Magazine editor Bob Cobb were discussing some of their frustrations with the tournament structure BASS was using at the ...
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