Remembering A Texas Legend – Floyd Mabry

Mabry2If you search for any length of time through many of the old magazines from 30 or so years ago, one set of ads will look very familiar, the old Bomber ads featuring Floyd Mabry. Many probably can recall Mabry as an early bass fishing expert who traveled throughout the country fishing with and promoting Bomber baits.  He even earned the nickname “Mr. Bomber”, and he was a heavy tackle, play with ’em in the boat, cranking kind of guy. What many may not know though is the story behind this Texas Fishing legend. [Read more…]

Bass Master Classic 1984 – Future Presidents and a Secret Service Dude

[Editor’s Note: Yesterday Brian talked about the ’84 Classic and how ironic and coincidental it was to have two presidents on the weigh-in stage when Rick Clunn won his third Classic. Well today Harold Sharp reflects back on that Classic and how they ended up on the Arkansas River and some interesting things that happened during the weigh-in.]

Setting up a BASS Master Classic isn’t an easy task by any means. It takes time as venues must be found and then agreed upon by BASS and the host city. While I was at BASS, I would start setting up the following year’s Classic at least a year in advance. The 1984 Classic was no different. [Read more…]