Here are some archived
pictures from years past..
State Champion Howard Cartright
Team member Heath Annin
Team member Mick Ratcliff
Wills with a nice Oklocknee river bass
Smith with a Eufaula Keeper
Shook looking official
Smith recording weights
"Leroy" Roy with a nice 9 pounder from lake Jackson
Foran with a couple nice Oklocknee river fish
Heath and Lyle checking out the weights for the day
and Jim. We think maybe Jim was using a camouflaged worm. The fish never did
Carter fixin to go load the boat
"Shade Tree" Harrison at the post tournament pre weighin B.S. session.
and Bryan at the post tournament B.S. session.
Ray, Lyle and Dave
Roy after his Apalachicola win
Devils ain't they? Dave Smith and James Harrison
just coolin out
James and Ray Check out the weights
tournament director Marvelous Marvin Foran at work
member, club counselor, poker king and all around good egg Chuck Stannard
relaxes after a hard days fishing.
Carter relaxes after a day on Seminole
and Leroy with, unbeknownst to the rest of us, over 30 pounds of fish in the
there's a sack of fish!! Sorry, lucky @!$#$!@#%
trying to suck it in!!
a great picture but it's Marcus Rickets discovering America... One Appalachicola
sandbar at a time!! Six hours later the tide came back... Bummer..
"Shade Tree" Harrison with a fine Seminole largemouth.
"Leroy" Roy with a couple from Seminole.
Smith with a good one from Seminole.
Cathey got to the scales and when he dumped his fish in the basket this is
what he found. One of them fish needed more to eat than the bait Brian fed him
and tried to devour another. Them Appalach fish is bad hombres eh? Recon they
would have weighed the same if the biggun had finished the meal. Mighta even got
Brian big fish of the tournament.
Pro Staff and Big Bend B.A.S.S. Casting Kids Champions for 2002. From
Left, Tom Mann Jr., Denny Brauer, Larry Nixon, Gerad Williamson, Kim
Stricker, Kevin VanDam, Derek Hedman, Tom Biffle, Jimmy Houston and David
Bend B.A.S.S. members with Casting Kids Champions. Back left; Tom Jacobs,
Lyle Clanton, Eric Wills, Jerry Shook, Mike Prindle, Warren Summer. Front left;
Scott Williamson, Gerad Williamson, Jim Longfellow, Derek Hedman
and Ricardo Smith.
is Tom Jacobs with a nice little Lake Blackshear Shoal Bass. Sure is purrty....
the fish.... I meant the fish..... These things are more rare on Blackshear than
the largemouth....... Rare indeed!!
Prindle shows off a largemouth bass from Lake Blackshear.
Jim Longfellow with a couple nice Blackshear bass.
Smith found this nice 3 1/2 pounder on Blackshear. It was the day one big fish.
day two big fish was this 5 1/2 of Jim Longfellow's.
Cox with the big fish of the tournament on the Ochlocknee river.
Cullpepper with a goodun' from the Ochlocknee.
Nichols with his version of an Ochlocknee river largemouth.
guy" Daniel McCall with a couple nice Lake Talquin fish that helped him win
his first club tournament he ever entered.
Bass man of the year Eric Wills with a pair of Lake Talquin largemouth.
Rogers shows off a nice striper he caught on the Choctawhatchee river. Wrong
pedigree but still quite a fish.
Angler of the Year Eric Wills idling by during the Classic.
Roy and Jim Longfellow add up the classic weights while Heath Annin looks on.
of the guys gettin ready for the Calcutta. Time to break out the big bucks
the other half of the room at the Classic Calcutta 2002.
Classic Champion Leon Roy shows off a nice 8.50 largemouth that helped him take
the classic win.
Smith shows off a January Suwannee bass
Ricketts shows us two of his limit.
Annin with two of the five Suwannee bass that earned him third place.
Cutrer shows off a couple.
Meredith with a really nice Suwannee River Largemouth. This is the target for
Big Fish of the Year at 8.65 pounds
Wills with an almost as impressive 8.15 pound Largemouth.
Roy gives us a great look at what a Suwannee Bass is supposed to look like.
Harrison with a couple Appalachicola River Bass
Smith shows what wearing a red shirt can get you.
Sumner show us what he found at Appalach
Bedford with a couple from Appalach
Ricketts show us a couple that helped him out
Culpepper with a couple green friends
Harper with a nice Appalach largemouth
Longfellow strikes a pose
Gun Daniel McCall showin what he can do
"Weighmaster Willy" Williamson shows that not only can he weigh em he
can catch em.
Ditto holds a couple that helped him move towards the top six
"Lucky Leroy" Roy with the big fish of the tournament at Talquin.
We're thinkin this may be the big fish of the century for Big Bend B.A.S.S. At
11.21 pounds it will probably stand for a while.
Nichols with one that didn't quite top Leon's fish at Talquin. Hey Nick aint you
supposta hold yer fish towards the camera so it looks bigger?
Wills with a pair of his Second Place Talquin stringer.
is Eric's Dad Gene Wills who fishing as Eric's guest whooped most of the field
with a third place but came up shy of whoopin his boy by 6 100ths of a pound.
Now we see where E' gets it from!!
Cathey lookin a little stiff... Nice fish though!
Meredith with a couple nice Lake Talquin Bass
Heath Annin with a pretty nice pair of Talquin fish........ Uh.... Heath?.....
Uh...... the one in your left hand is the wrong pedigree..... Two time state
team member....... whatever.......:-)
Ricardo was doin his best to fill in for Dave Smith at the Eufaula tournament.
Uh Ralf..... Eufaula has a 14 inch limit......
of the cool things about Eufaula is the nice campground. All of the camp spots
are pretty nice...... even if it's not the one you've been assigned as Eric
Wills, Jason Meredith and Mike Prindle demonstrate here.
Annin shows off the day one big fish on Eufaula
Beene with a Eufaula Largemouth
Cathey with a couple that helped him earn third place.
Culpepper with a Eufaula keeper.
Cutrer with his Eufaula catch.
Nichols showing us what he found.
Prindle with his first day fish that got him started towards the win.
ever present Marcus Ricketts showing part of what earned him 4th place.
of the guys at the weigh in.
Annin showing us the big fish of the tournament on Seminole in May.
Cartright doin his "I finally caught some fish" Dance!
a little more serious pic of Howard with some nice Seminole fish.
Jacobs shows us a couple from Seminole
Longfellow with a Seminole Hawg and it's little brother.
Pledge Brian Satterfield shows that even the new guys can stick em.
Thompson with a nice Seminole Largemouth.
Williamson shows us what he found.
Rogers shows us Lake Blackshear has bass in it.
Roy with a couple Blackshear bass.
boys, we know your out of town and the wives aren't around but do you really
think this kind of hanky panky is called for?..... Musta been a long
Cathey doin his best TV personality impression...... Oh Son..... Its a Giant
Ochlocknee River Monster Bass!!
Clanton with a pair of nice Ochlocknee area fish.
Bend BASS Synchronized Swim team Captain Ed "Greg Louganis" Ditto with
one of his fish.
Swim Team...(L to R) John "Mark
Spitz" Cutrer Rick "Rowdy Gains" Bedford and team captain Ed
"Greg Louganis" Ditto.
Marvin Foran shows off the fish that helped him get the Ochlocknee win.
Harper does the water dance.
Longfellow shows he has what it takes to be a garbage man.
McCall with an Ochlocknee bass.
Meredith with a pair.
Shook with one that helped him take third place.
Willie with a pair.