History in Photos: Missouri Bassin’, 1972

From Fishing Facts, 1972

From Fishing Facts, 1972

 

Rex Grady (left) – Educator, editor, guide, historian, and later real estate agent, hoisting a big bass from one of the Ozarks’ newly formed reservoirs of the day for

Joe Hall (right) – Son of Bert Hall, who invented the Roadrunner. Joe purchased the Blakemore Lure Co. of Shelbyville, TN in 1969 and moved their operations to Branson, MO.

…and fishing from an early 70s model Ouachita Boat with Evinrude motor and typical “pre-wrap” signage for those days.