BFA Schedule Change

New BFA Logo GMFor the past 3-1/2 years we’ve been posting a new story every weekday that takes us back in the history of bass fishing. With the help of stellar writers such as Pete Robbins, Brian Waldman, Stan Fagerstrom and Harold Sharp, we’ve relived much of bass fishing’s history on a daily basis. We’ve taught a number of people some of the more obtuse history but more so, we’ve learned from our readers too.

Unfortunately, due to schedule, other commitments and responsibilities, we’re going to have to curtail that schedule to a minimum of once per week for the unforeseen future. You’ll see a post by me at least once per week and when Brian and/or Pete have the time or something interesting to share, they’ll provide content. Stan Fagerstrom has committed to continuing his look back on the sport he’s been involved with since 1946 (thanks Stan) in his monthly column, Let’s Look Back. So, at the minimum there will be one new post per week and possibly more. [Read more…]

Memorial Day Observance

Memorial DayIn observance of those who have given their lives in order protect our country in the past, present and future, we will be taking Monday off. The Monday trivia contest will resume June 1 and all other features this Tuesday, May 26. We hope you have a good weekend and please don’t forget those who gave it all for this day. See you Tuesday with Part 3 of Old Bass Boats 1978. The staff of the Bass Fishing Archives

Monday Trivia – The Last Class from the West Answer and Winner (February 9, 2015)

The July-August 2002 cover of Bass West magazine showing the four anglers who made the Bassmaster Classic from the Western Opens. Back row from left to right are Mike O'Shea and Aaron Martens. Kneeling in front are Luke Clausen and Jack Gadlage.

The July-August 2002 cover of Bass West magazine showing the four anglers who made the Bassmaster Classic from the Western Opens. Back row from left to right are Mike O’Shea and Aaron Martens. Kneeling in front are Luke Clausen and Jack Gadlage.

Congrats to Andy Williamson for winning this week’s trivia contest sponsored by Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits! JKarbow also had the right answers but came in a little late on time. For the answers, please read below. 

As we prepare for the 2015 Bassmaster Classic this month, it’s easy to overlook how the landscape for professional anglers from the western United States has changed over the past few decades. The full-time pros in this year’s Classic field include Brett Hite (Arizona), Jared Lintner (California), Justin Lucas (Alabama, but originally from California), Aaron Martens (same as Lucas), James Niggemeyer (Texas, but originally from California), Brandon Palaniuk (Idaho), Clifford Pirch (Arizona), Dean Rojas (California) and Skeet Reese (California). While Brian Snowden is typically associated with the Ozarks region, he too cut his bass-fishing teeth in California. [Read more…]

Merry Christmas 2014

fishing-christmas-cardThe staff at the Bass Fishing Archives would like to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We will be taking the rest of the year off to spend with our families and will not be posting the standard daily features until January 5, 2015. Until then, we’ll continue to post the Smallmouth Newsletters from the year 1985 starting tomorrow with the August issue and finishing on Jan 2 with the December issue.

We sincerely thank you for your continued support over this year and the past three years we’ve been online. We hope 2015 brings you much happiness, success and, of course, big fish!

The Staff at the Bass Fishing Archives.

Happy Thanksgiving!

United States troops eating Thanksgiving dinner in Afghanistan.  Please keep the in your hearts and prayers. Photo Stars and Stripes magazine.

United States troops eating Thanksgiving dinner in Afghanistan. Please keep them in your hearts and prayers. Photo Stars and Stripes magazine.

Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday we won’t be posting a feature story today or Friday so we can spend time with our families and friends. Please remember those who are out protecting our Country and freedoms and not able to spend this time at home with their loved ones. Without them, our lives would be completely different.

We would like to wish you all, the best Thanksgiving possible and hope you get to spend some quality time with your family and friends. Hopefully the weather will cooperate enough on the weekend that you’ll be able to get on the water, as we hope to do the same at least one day during the next four. Good luck, stay safe and if you’re in need to fill that bass fishing history jones, please utilize the search engine in the upper right corner of the right sidebar. If you’ve only been frequenting the site for a year or two, there’s plenty that you haven’t seen!

From all the Bass Fishing Archives staff we again wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and we’ll see you back here Monday morning!

Happy Labor Day

Labor Day PhotoIn light of the Labor Day holiday, the Bass Fishing Archives will not be posting Monday Trivia today. We’ll pick right back up next week, September 8th. In the meantime, we here at the Bass Fishing Archives wish you the best Labor Day and hope it’s filled with family, good food and, of course, fish.

If you need to fill your bass fishing history jones, please use the search function located on the right sidebar. Type in some key words and we’re sure you’ll find what you’re looking for and maybe even some things you didn’t know existed.

Have a safe Holiday and please remember those who are overseas protecting our freedom.

The Bass Fishing Archive staff.

Happy 4th of July

american flag eagleThe staff of the Bass Fishing Archives would like to extend a Happy 4th of July to you and yours. Thank you all for your support and have a safe Holiday! We’ll see you back here Monday.

 

Memorial Day Observance

Memorial DayIn observance of those who have given their lives in order protect our country in the past, present and future, we will be taking Friday through Monday off. The Monday trivia contest will resume June 2 and all other features next Tuesday, May 27.

Thank you to all.

BFA Staff

Spreading a Little Christmas Cheer – 1

76 BPS Xmass 5We’re going to spread a little Christmas Cheer here the next week or so, courtesy of some old Bass Pro Shops Christmas catalogs.  We hope you enjoy the pictures and get a kick or two out of them.

So, to start off here’s a look at what a Fenwick Super LunkerStik would cost you at Christmas 1976. The original price of $23.99 is amazing let alone the Christmas deal of $18.88. At that price I wish I would have bought all 6000. I’m sure I could have made double the cost selling them to Rich Zaleski a few years later.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Bass Fishing Archives supporter Ron Colby's Thanksgiving dinner from last year. Unfortunately the coyotes got his dinner this year.

Bass Fishing Archives supporter Ron Colby’s Thanksgiving dinner from last year. Unfortunately the coyotes got his dinner this year.

To all the readers of the Bass Fishing Archives the staff at the Bass Fishing Archives would ike to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. Without your support we wouldn’t have the site we’ve built over the course of nearly two years. We’re taking today and tomorrow off to spend with our families and hope that your Holiday is spent eating good food and maybe even getting on the water or in the field. We’ll see you Monday with more bass fishing memories!

The Staff at the Bass Fishing Archives

Remember our Veterans Past, Present and Future

veterans_day_2013Due to the Veteran’s Day Holiday, we won’t have a Trivia Contest today but we will continue with regular coverage of the history of bass fishing Tuesday. Thanks for all your support over the year and if you enjoy our sport and our freedom to do it, please thank a veteran.

The Bass Fishing Archives staff and contributors.

 

Happy Labor Day

Labor Day PhotoThe staff at the Bass Fishing Archives is taking the day off to spend with friends and family and we hope you’re doing the same. We’ll be back next week with Monday Trivia and a full week’s worth of posts. Until then, we wish you all a Happy Labor Day and hope it recharges your batteries and maybe even puts a few fish in your livewell.

In the meantime, if you need to fill that bass fishing history jones, please feel free to search the site for whatever you’re interested in. You’ll find a number of ways to search material on here – from the menu headings at the top to the category headings on the right-side sidebar. There isn’t much we don’t have here and as tiem goes on, the more we will have.

The Staff at the Bass Fishing Archives