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By Peter Baker | February 27, 1991
Gov. William Donald Schaefer postponed a news conference scheduled yesterday to announce that the BASS Masters Classic will be coming to Baltimore and the upper Chesapeake Bay this August, but the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society officially acknowledged the Super Bowl of bass fishing will be here Aug. 22, 23 and 24.Schaefer plans a formal contract signing at a later date.The fishing operations for the Classic, B.A.S.S. spokeswoman Ann Lewis said, most likely will be based at Dundee Creek Marina in Gunpowder State Park, a few minutes north of Baltimore.
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By CANDUS THOMSON | February 19, 2009
To break into the all-male club called the Bassmaster Classic, Kim Bain-Moore answered the call of nature and solved the dilemma of answering nature's call. Before dawn tomorrow, Bain-Moore will point the bow of her low-slung boat onto Louisiana's Red River to kick off three days of competition in the king of all bass fishing tournaments. First place is worth $500,000. "I can see myself up there," she says of standing on the stage for Sunday's final weigh-in. "I actually can." Being the first woman to qualify for the 38-year-old tournament known as "the Super Bowl of bass fishing" didn't happen overnight, and it wasn't a gimmick cooked up by some overactive flack.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Staff Writer | March 1, 1992
A bill that would allow smaller size limits for croaker (hardheads) in Maryland waters has been heard by the House Environmental Matters Committee and received support from the Department of Natural Resources and the Maryland Charter Boat Association.The bill, which also would put a daily limit of 20 fish into force, calls for a decrease in size limit from 10 inches to 8 inches for recreational fishermen. The bill, sponsored by Del. Samuel Q. Johnson III of Wicomico, has not passed out of committee.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | January 24, 2004
In the world of professional bass fishing, Mike Iaconelli announced his arrival at the top like a boombox set on stun. The New Jersey wise guy shook the cultural underpinnings of a sport long dominated by sons of the South last summer when he won the Bassmasters Classic, the Super Bowl of bass fishing. As he begins his drive toward another Classic and a shot at Angler of the Year honors with the start of the Bassmaster Tour on Thursday in Florida, Iaconelli has more than a few old-timers hoping he disappears as quickly as a ripple on a lake.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Sun Staff Correspondent | February 22, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- The BASS Masters Classic will be held on Maryland waters this summer, sources in the Department of Natural Resources and the bass fishing community said yesterday.The Classic, a $200,000, three-day tournament among the top 41 professional and amateur bass fishermen in the nation, would be headquartered in Baltimore, with fishing operations based at Dundee Creek Marina in Gunpowder State Park.The Classic would be the first major bass tournament on the upper Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | August 4, 1996
Next Saturday evening in Birmingham, Ala., 41 bass fishermen will be wheeled into the Birmingham Civic Center and mount the weigh-in stand at the BASS Masters Classic. Throughout the parade, spectators will cheer, flash bulbs will pop and video cameras will whir.But the focus will be on the last few anglers towed in, sitting atop Ranger bass boats, on which live wells will hold a limit or a few lunkers that will win $100,000 cash -- and the prospect of earning $1 million or more from endorsements or personal appearances over the next year.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | August 3, 2001
NEW ORLEANS - There are almost as many bass tales as bass tails at the 31st BASS Masters Classic, starting with how each of the 45 anglers got to the sport's premier event. At 61, Roland Martin is the sentimental favorite to win the $100,000 first prize, and it's not because he needs the money. Martin, who looks like a famous country singer whose name you can't remember, has been Bass Anglers Sportsman Society's Angler of the Year nine times and won 19 tournaments. Except the big one. He was at the first Classic in 1971, when 24 anglers competed for the winner-take-all $10,000 prize, and has made the cut for 22 others.
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By CANDUS THOMSON | February 19, 2009
To break into the all-male club called the Bassmaster Classic, Kim Bain-Moore answered the call of nature and solved the dilemma of answering nature's call. Before dawn tomorrow, Bain-Moore will point the bow of her low-slung boat onto Louisiana's Red River to kick off three days of competition in the king of all bass fishing tournaments. First place is worth $500,000. "I can see myself up there," she says of standing on the stage for Sunday's final weigh-in. "I actually can." Being the first woman to qualify for the 38-year-old tournament known as "the Super Bowl of bass fishing" didn't happen overnight, and it wasn't a gimmick cooked up by some overactive flack.
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By PETER BAKER | February 3, 1991
At the close of the BASS Masters Classic last August in Richmond, Va., there were those who were hopeful that the 1991 tournament could be held in Maryland waters. In the time since, representatives of the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society have been deliberating their next move, and no decision has been made on where the Classic will be held this summer.However, Gov. William Donald Schaefer and aides met Wednesday with representatives of B.A.S.S., and the possibility of the Classic coming to Maryland remains -- with a few interesting twists.
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By Patrick Hickerson and Patrick Hickerson,Contributing Writer | March 31, 1995
Huck Finn meets Mr. Chips this weekend at Howard Community College.Bass Fishing Techniques Institute, an Edmond, Okla., group, will offer a two-day seminar at the college's Smith Theatre to teach such angling topics as flipping and pitching, jerkbait, spinnerbait and topwater tactics -- essential entries in the fishermen's lexicon.The program is sanctioned by the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (BASS), the largest fishing organization in America.For those who follow bass fishing, this weekend's lineup of instructors is a Murderers' Row of angling talent: Denny Brauer, Charlie Ingram, Randy Romig, Ken Cook, Terry Baksay and Zell Rowland.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | August 8, 2002
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The secret fishing hole is sacred no more. It's being done in - not by a blabby guy at the local tackle shop, but by the electronic marriage of the Global Positioning System and the PDA. The system was developed by the whiz kids at cable giant ESPN to track competitors at big-bucks tournaments such as last month's BASS Masters Classic. The reason is simple fishing math: One angler plus one observer in one boat equals zero audience. That's a far cry from NASCAR racing (which attracts a similar following)
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By CANDUS THOMSON and CANDUS THOMSON,SUN STAFF | December 23, 2001
The Bible story about bread and fish multiplying has nothing on the corporations that have locked into the gold mine that is bass fishing. Earlier this year, ESPN bought the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society for more cash than you can stuff in a mattress. A few months later, Citgo Petroleum Corp. bought title sponsor rights to B.A.S.S.'s signature event, the Tournament Trail. At a flashy news conference in New Orleans, Citgo's top brass praised the folks who go fishing, watch fishing and lie about fishing as their kind of gas guzzlers.
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By CANDUS THOMSON | August 5, 2001
NEW ORLEANS - Can ESPN move the sport of bass fishing from the lakes and rivers to prime time? That's the $40 million question. The media giant bought the country's oldest and largest bass fishing organization for about that amount in the spring and is already gussying up the image of the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society. Eight cameras were out on the Mississippi Delta last week covering the 31st annual BASS Masters Classic for a nightly show, coverage of the weigh-ins and a wrap-up after the finale.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | August 3, 2001
NEW ORLEANS - There are almost as many bass tales as bass tails at the 31st BASS Masters Classic, starting with how each of the 45 anglers got to the sport's premier event. At 61, Roland Martin is the sentimental favorite to win the $100,000 first prize, and it's not because he needs the money. Martin, who looks like a famous country singer whose name you can't remember, has been Bass Anglers Sportsman Society's Angler of the Year nine times and won 19 tournaments. Except the big one. He was at the first Classic in 1971, when 24 anglers competed for the winner-take-all $10,000 prize, and has made the cut for 22 others.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | August 4, 1996
Next Saturday evening in Birmingham, Ala., 41 bass fishermen will be wheeled into the Birmingham Civic Center and mount the weigh-in stand at the BASS Masters Classic. Throughout the parade, spectators will cheer, flash bulbs will pop and video cameras will whir.But the focus will be on the last few anglers towed in, sitting atop Ranger bass boats, on which live wells will hold a limit or a few lunkers that will win $100,000 cash -- and the prospect of earning $1 million or more from endorsements or personal appearances over the next year.
NEWS
By Patrick Hickerson and Patrick Hickerson,Contributing Writer | March 31, 1995
Huck Finn meets Mr. Chips this weekend at Howard Community College.Bass Fishing Techniques Institute, an Edmond, Okla., group, will offer a two-day seminar at the college's Smith Theatre to teach such angling topics as flipping and pitching, jerkbait, spinnerbait and topwater tactics -- essential entries in the fishermen's lexicon.The program is sanctioned by the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (BASS), the largest fishing organization in America.For those who follow bass fishing, this weekend's lineup of instructors is a Murderers' Row of angling talent: Denny Brauer, Charlie Ingram, Randy Romig, Ken Cook, Terry Baksay and Zell Rowland.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | August 8, 2002
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The secret fishing hole is sacred no more. It's being done in - not by a blabby guy at the local tackle shop, but by the electronic marriage of the Global Positioning System and the PDA. The system was developed by the whiz kids at cable giant ESPN to track competitors at big-bucks tournaments such as last month's BASS Masters Classic. The reason is simple fishing math: One angler plus one observer in one boat equals zero audience. That's a far cry from NASCAR racing (which attracts a similar following)
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By CANDUS THOMSON and CANDUS THOMSON,SUN STAFF | December 23, 2001
The Bible story about bread and fish multiplying has nothing on the corporations that have locked into the gold mine that is bass fishing. Earlier this year, ESPN bought the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society for more cash than you can stuff in a mattress. A few months later, Citgo Petroleum Corp. bought title sponsor rights to B.A.S.S.'s signature event, the Tournament Trail. At a flashy news conference in New Orleans, Citgo's top brass praised the folks who go fishing, watch fishing and lie about fishing as their kind of gas guzzlers.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,Staff Writer | March 1, 1992
A bill that would allow smaller size limits for croaker (hardheads) in Maryland waters has been heard by the House Environmental Matters Committee and received support from the Department of Natural Resources and the Maryland Charter Boat Association.The bill, which also would put a daily limit of 20 fish into force, calls for a decrease in size limit from 10 inches to 8 inches for recreational fishermen. The bill, sponsored by Del. Samuel Q. Johnson III of Wicomico, has not passed out of committee.
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By Peter Baker | February 27, 1991
Gov. William Donald Schaefer postponed a news conference scheduled yesterday to announce that the BASS Masters Classic will be coming to Baltimore and the upper Chesapeake Bay this August, but the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society officially acknowledged the Super Bowl of bass fishing will be here Aug. 22, 23 and 24.Schaefer plans a formal contract signing at a later date.The fishing operations for the Classic, B.A.S.S. spokeswoman Ann Lewis said, most likely will be based at Dundee Creek Marina in Gunpowder State Park, a few minutes north of Baltimore.
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