Bass Madness: Bigmouths, Big Money, and Big Dreams at the Bassmaster Classicby Ken Schultz
In Bass Madness, fishing authority Ken Schultz goes behind the scenes of the so-called “Super Bowl of bass fishing” to uncover what turned an unassuming sport into a full-blown sporting spectacle complete with athletes, spectators, TV cameras, and intense drama. This is an entertaining and enlightening guide to the history, legends, and lore of/i>
In Bass Madness, fishing authority Ken Schultz goes behind the scenes of the so-called “Super Bowl of bass fishing” to uncover what turned an unassuming sport into a full-blown sporting spectacle complete with athletes, spectators, TV cameras, and intense drama. This is an entertaining and enlightening guide to the history, legends, and lore of bass fishing’s greatest championship.
- Turner Publishing Company
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- First Edition
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- 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)
What People are saying about this
—Jerry Gibbs, Fishing Editor, Outdoor Life
"Bass Madness is a fantastic book. Written with incredible detail and honesty to make it both interesting and entertaining. A must-read for everyone."
—Mark McQuown, Vice President, Lowrance Electronics
"Ken Schultz has done a masterful job of compiling a most comprehensive review of the Bassmaster Classic. It was refreshing to read Ken’s unbiased, accurate reporting of the current state of affairs of the sport of professional bass fishing. Someone finally tells it like it is. Bravo!"
—Jay Yelas, Professional Bass Angler and Winner of the 2002 Bassmaster Classic
"Ken Schultz provides us with a fascinating insider view on how television is turning the world of Big Bass fishing tournaments into Big Business."
—Don Logan, Former Chairman, Media & Communications Group, Time Warner Inc.
"In Bass Madness, Ken Schultz provides an entertaining and enlightening insider's look at the wonderful, wacky world of professional bass fishing. His research on the origins of competitive fishing is outstanding and very thorough, a must read for any avid angler. By interviewing today's bassheads, he illustrates how our once pastoral sport has become big-time entertainment, with all the foibles and financial obligations that accompany it. Anglers won't want to put it down."
—Steve Quinn, Senior Editor, In-Fisherman Magazine
"Bass Madness is an entertaining picaresque."--NY Times
"I certainly recommend all BassFans read Bass Madness – it's packed with info, and at certain moments, provides the best-ever inside look at the ESPN era of BASS."--Jon Storm, editor-in-chief, BassFan.com
"There's no better place to witness what has transformed this sport than...Bass Madness." – Ken Moran, New York Post
"This is a book that I’ve been waiting for....Very interesting....A terrific book." – Alex Langer, Outdoors This Week, USA & National Radio Networks
"If anyone can do justice to the weird and wonderful world of professional bass fishing, it's veteran fishing journalist and longtime Field & Stream columnist Schultz....The book should appeal to both pro-fishing fans and readers whose minds boggle at the whole idea." – David Pitt, Booklist
"It’s a riveting book....A great read....I highly recommend it. I endorse the book 100 percent." – Steve Sarley, The Outdoors Experience, WIND, Chicago
"What you see from the stands, or watch on your plasma wide-screen TV, doesn’t provide the whole story. Bass Madness does....Everything Schultz describes is right on the money. Even if you’re not into tournament bass fishing you’re going to love this book." – Dick Nelson, Hudson Valley Newspapers
"This book is incredible....Bass Madness is a pulsing read, a real in-your-face-this-is-what-is-really-going-on-now take of the Classic." – Tom Pagliaroli, Rack & Fin Radio
Meet the Author
KEN SCHULTZ, member of the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame and former holder of seven world fishing records, is the award-winning author of Ken Schultz's Fishing Encyclopedia & Worldwide Angling Guide (Wiley), as well as more than a dozen other books. He was a commentator for the weekly show BassCenter on ESPN2 and, for three decades, was fishing editor and a staff writer at Field & Stream. He is currently the Fishing Editor and a featured columnist for ESPNOutdoors.com. Schultz has been a guest on countless radio and television shows. His Web site is www.kenschultz.com.
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