When you start talking about bass fishing books, especially ones dealing with bass tournaments, one book leaps immediately to the top of most conversations, Bass Wars: A Story of Fishing, Fame and Fortune, by Nick Taylor (1988). This year, 2013, marks the 25th Anniversary of the publishing of this great book, the first by Taylor in what has become a storied career.
The book takes a close – behind the scenes – look at tournament angling back in the late Eighties. It followed the trail and many of it’s participants, including Rick Clunn, who was at the top of the “food chain” so to speak, in professional angling, Randy Mosely, who was a young rookie trying to break into the sport, and Randy Blaukat, who had already been on the trail for a couple years, yet hadn’t secured that first B.A.S.S. victory (that would come in 1989). [Read more…]