BassWestUSA - November/December, 2009, Page 23

For many people, April 15 is a day to be on alert, as their taxes are due. On April 15, 2000, the fishing community was on point for an entirely different reason.

Byron Velvick Pose

Byron takes aim

Velvick claimed the California BASS Invitational at Clear Lake with 83 pounds, 5 ounces, a weight that still holds the three day weight record in BASS competition. His aston- ishing dominance of that event, and the way in which he did it was a shot across the bow for bass anglers the world over; swimbaits had arrived on the national tournament radar screen.

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