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Legend Biography

Ray Scott


Founder of B.A.S.S.

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Ray W Scott JR has achieved his own legacy as the “Bass Boss” The Founder of
Bass Anglers Sportsman Society, B.A.S.S. The Whitetail Institute of North America
and as publisher, framed the foundations for such successful outdoors publications
including Bass Masters Magazine, Southern Outdoors, Fishing Tackle Retailer and
the award winning TV series, Bass Masters.
His climb to the heights began with a brainstorm in a rainstorm in 1967 while on a
fishing trip to Jackson MS. Ray clicked the channels on the television se. To his
disappointment, he found the only sport on was a professional basketball game.
What began with four names on a 4 X 5 card in a metal box would swell to over
650.000 worldwide members and Bass Masters Magazine would become respected
as the “ Bible of Bass Fishing”.
“Mr. Bass”, the founder of B.A.S.S is where Ray Scott left his indelible mark on the
outdoor world.
From the society’s organization in 1968, and for over three decades, Ray Scott was
the “Face” on the BASS Patch. He was the Master of Ceremonies for the world
championship Bass Masters Classic, an event that debuted as a mystery location
tournament in 1971 at Lake Mead, NV and went on to achieve “Super Bowl” status
for Bass Fishing professionals, providing the Champion with a potential payout of
over one million dollars.

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