In 1971, Ray Scott, the Founder of B.A.S.S. secretly ordered 24 identical boats from a little known manufacturer for selected anglers to fish an unknown to them location in the very first Bassmaster Classic. When their chartered plane landed in Las Vegas, Nevada to fish Lake Mead, the boats were lined up, numbered and waiting in the water. 40 years later, a numbered red boat caught the eye of North Carolinian Doyle Hodgin while driving down the road. What he discovered that day is thought to be the only surviving boat from that event.
Original 1971 Bassmaster Classic Rebel
February 13, 2014 by Leave a Comment