Recently, longtime fishing author and photographer, Bob McNally contacted us here at the Bass Fishing Archives and offered up some of his photographs from days gone by. Back in the day, Bob used to cover all the Classics and other events let alone have a byline in nearly every fishing magazine that’s ever been printed. That includes non-bass fishing print too.
We’ve posted a few of these pictures already here on the site (click here if you want to see the 1975 Currituck Sound Classic) and now it’s time for some more.
Today we’re looking at pictures that Bob took of big fish either at tournaments or fun fishing with writers from all over. In this collection you’ll see famed writers from the past such as Vic Dunaway, Charlie Waterman, Spence Petros Ken Schultz and Carl Malz. Also in here are some pictures of tournament anglers like Billy Westmorland, Ricky Green, Jimmy Houston and Al Lindner.
As much as writers were important in communicating to the would-be professional, it was the photographer who provided invaluable visual aids of what to do and how to do it. More importantly, they also captured time so we could look back today and see those who paved the way for us today.
Thanks Bob for sharing these pictures with us and also for being there to take them.