Old Ads – Bass Casters Association

Bass Casters Association ad from 1977.

Last week we posted an ad from 1975 – Bass Cat Boat’s first full-page ad in Bass Master Magazine. In that article, Rick Pierce talked about there being three major tournament organizations (in the East) during the early to mid 70s. One of those was the Bass Casters Association or the BCA.

I’d never really heard of it before but wouldn’t you know it, I was on the phone with a reader Jason the next day and he mentioned it and then the same day I was reading through a 1977 Western Bass magazine and found an actual ad from the organization touting their Association and their magazine, The Lunker Hole.

I was a member of Western Bass during this time and I don’t remember the ad but that’s understandable – I didn’t read the ads unless they had a bait I was interested in or a new shiny boat.

So, my questions to you are; 1) Do you remember the BCA, 2) Who all fished it, 3) was The Lunker Hole any good, 4) Are there any magazines that still exist, and 5) did you fish the circuit?