Bass Angler Clout: Fishermen flex their political muscles in Kentucky

Boat-launching fees at state-run facilities puts some $350,000 into Kentucky coffers each year. Tournament bass anglers, however, don't want to pay up anymore. And given their political clout as part of the state's $1.3 billion-per-year sportfishing industry, they probably won't have to. Late last week, a House committee approved a bill to eliminate the fee.