The St John’s River ’73 – A Pool Full of 10s

The first part of the 1973 B.A.S.S. tournament season was posted last week and it brought back some good memories for me. One I had was all the big fish that were weighed in that event, something we hadn’t experienced yet in a B.A.S.S. tournament. Here’s the story.

We had the weigh-in set up at an old resort on the banks of the St John’s in Palatka, FL. The resort was closing down and they were staying open just long enough for us to finish thee tournament. We were actually set up alongside an old swimming pool.

Like I said, we weren’t used to seeing all these huge bass so when an angler came up with one, we’d weigh it and then release the big fish into the pool and put the smaller ones back in the river. [Read more…]