Members of the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation make a significant impact in the sport and in their communities by participating in club events, teaching fishing to children and working on lake improvement projects. However, some also affect the sport by setting up shop in the industry, either by opening a tackle store, a boat repair service or a lure making business.
Here, you'll find nine B.A.S.S. Federation Nation members who have chosen to put their whole lives in the sportfishing world. These are their stories.
Stories by JOHN NEPORADNY JR. and ANDY CRAWFORD, BASS Times Senior Writers
Do you know a B.A.S.S. Federation Nation member who has started his or her own fishing-related business? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for story consideration.