By Ken Schultz
In Bass insanity, fishing authority Ken Schultz is going backstage of the so-called “Super Bowl of bass fishing” to discover what grew to become an unassuming activity right into a full-blown carrying spectacle entire with athletes, spectators, television cameras, and severe drama. this can be an enjoyable and enlightening advisor to the heritage, legends, and lore of bass fishing’s maximum championship.
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Hot weather is seldom beneficial for daytime bass fishing. And Pittsburgh’s rivers almost certainly don’t have a large population of big bass, meaning that daily weights may be unimpressively low even if anglers catch lots of fish. Part of me thinks that a tough tournament is a good thing. Why shouldn’t the bass pros have to deal with super-tough fishing just like the rank-and-file do? I’m wondering what local anglers have to say about the fishing, and I’m wondering just what it looks like down on the rivers, so it’s time to get a view from the water.
The Western Hemisphere . . the world? Pittsburgh. A bastion of great bass fishing? Not in any list of hotspots I’ve seen. Pittsburgh is an industrial city. qxp 8/15/06 20 10:05 AM Page 20 BASS MADN ESS Protection Agency (EPA) has been unable to get the city to fix, and which would cost Pittsburgh $3 billion to rectify. According to correspondent Elizabeth Shogren’s April 15 report on All Things Considered, Pittsburgh has overburdened sewage plants and crumbling pipes, and its excess sewage is dumped straight into the water.
Clinton’s hat looks small for his head and somehow out of place. Nearly all of the photos from early events depict anglers wearing a few modest patches on their shirts or vests and hats with some company’s name on it. Patches and sponsor names are more prominent by 1988, and around 1993, the anglers start to look a lot like race car drivers. From 2000 on, the shirts or the jerseys are nearly all cluttered billboards; they’re uniforms. Perhaps this is no coincidence, since it was in April 2001 that BASS and its fishing tournaments came under the ownership of ESPN.