The Bass Reporters for 8/24/2017 – Special Edition – Happy Birthday Ray Scott

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The sport of bass fishing has grown in popularity steadily over the past decades, and with its growth, the sport has spawned the careers of professionals the world over; and without the vision of one man, none of it may have ever happened.

The paragraphs below – written by our own Dan O’Sullivan for a 2010 Legends of the Sport article in Bass West USA Magazine – explain in a nutshell who that person is.
“A quick check of the angler history books on reveals the fact that Ray Scott, as a professional angler, has not entered a BASS event, has no wins, no top 10 finishes and zero career earnings with a rod in his hands.  Whether he has earned an impressive list of angling accomplishments on regional trails anywhere throughout the country is unpublished, and quite literally wouldn’t matter anyway.

Ray Scott Backstage at a Bassmaster Elite Series Event – photo by Ken Duke

The truth about Scott, is that there may be no more important person in the history of bass fishing; period.  How would a person who has never hoisted a Bassmaster trophy of his own overhead become the most influential person in sport?  The answer simply put is this; there would likely not be a sport of bass fishing or the industry as we know it today without him.”

Today, August 24, 2017, the architect of the sport of professional bass fishing, and the founder of the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (now B.A.S.S.) turns 84 years old.  The Bass Reporters, four individuals who have built careers in the industry spawned and championed by Scott’s vision, drive and charisma, have decided to celebrate his birthday with a special edition of their show.  Because, after all, with Scott, there would be no The Bass Reporters.

Please join Steve Price, Louie Stout, Ken Duke and Dan O’Sullivan and help us celebrate the birthday of Ray Scott, the most important person in the history of the sport of bass fishing.