Bass Fishing photo

From the story in the Birmingham News:

_It’s probably every bass fisherman’s dream to fish on the best bass lake in America. Now that dream is a possibility. All an interested fisherman has to do is bring a thick billfold. Last week, Outdoor Life declared Ray Scott’s 55-acre lake in Pintlala as the best bass lake in America. That’s pretty incredible because there are more than 40,000 public and private lakes just in Alabama. Across the nation? There must be millions. Yeah, you say, but how do you get invited to fish on Scott’s lake? It’s the president of the United States and anglers such as Rick Clunn who get those kinds of invitations.

__Unbeknownst to many people, Scott opened the lake to the public last fall. That needs a little clarification. Plop down about $2,000 and you can fish there for two days. Don’t laugh. There have been plenty of takers thus far. In fact, one group of Birmingham men has already taken four trips to the lake. That may sound stupid to someone wondering where the next house payment is going to come from but there’s a reason that fishermen who can afford it are willing to pay that money. There’s a reason Outdoor Life declared it the best bass lake in America. The bass fishing there is almost beyond belief. I’ve had the joy of fishing there on several occasions. Scott and I once decided to fish with jiggerpoles as we had both done as kids. That’s a cane pole for the uninitiated. We caught three bass over 9 pounds that day. That’s a handful on a cane pole._

Well, would you? Just how much is a ten-pound bass worth to you?