A guy supposedly named “Rip Bass” won the American Bass Anglers American Fishing Tour event on the Pamlico-Tar Rivers, NC in February 2010…which we recently tripped over in the process of checking FishingGold data fyi.
Anyone know the guy?
Asking because that name sounds…suspicious. Reminds me of the Simpsons episode when Homer changes his name to Max Power and it transforms his life.
So I have to wonder:
1. If Rip Bass is a real name (Rip I guess being a nickname).
2. If it is a real name, was the guy’s father a diehard basser.
3. If it’s not a real name, was it used for purposes of disguise â€“ or, like Homer, to see what would happen if he had a cool fishin’ name.
Here’s the link on the ABA website. Note the lack of a photo. Like I said, suspicious….