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Ray Scott

Ray ScottRay 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.