Bass Madness: Bigmouths, Big Money, and Big Dreams at the Bassmaster Classic
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.
"Bass Madness is an entertaining picaresque." –New York 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 all here—the go-for- jugular competitors, in-your-face marketers and wowser TV coverage that define the bizarre world of big bucks tournament bass fishing. Fans of any high profile sport will delight while Ken Schultz systematically dissects villains and heroes alike with the kind of authoritative chutzpah that would have made Howard Cosell cackle in glee. It’s fast, furious all the way—a wicked good read."
—Jerry Gibbs, Fishing Editor, Outdoor Life