Montgomery native Ray Scott (1933-2022) was an insurance salesman before he founded the Bass Anglers Sportsman's Association (B.A.S.S.) in the late 1960s. Since the organization's first bass fishing tournament in Arkansas in 1967, B.A.S.S. has grown into a bass-fishing empire to include numerous fishing contests per year, in addition to magazines and television programs.
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