Ray Scott
Class of 1990

Category: Distinguished Alabama Sportsman

Ray W. Scott, Jr., Born August 24, 1933 in Montgomery, AL, graduated from Auburn University. He has achieved his own legacy as the “Bass Boss,” the founder of the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (B.A.S.S.), the Whitetail Institute of North America, and as publisher framed the foundation for successful outdoor publications, including BASSMASTER Magazine, Southern Outdoors, Fishing Tackle Retailer, and the award-winning national television series “The BASSMASTERS,” the highest rated program on The Nashville Network (TNN). His name and fame has spread internationally to draw hundreds of thousands of members to the BASS angler’s sportsman’s Societies Montgomery, Alabama headquarters (many as far as Japan and Spain). In 1967 Scott invented and penned the competitive rules for the sport and founded the “Bill of Rights of Bass Fishing.” Scott has worked closely with his regular fishing companion, former President George Bush, to spearhead further enhancement of America’s Fisheries. 

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