I am pleased to present Bassmaster's Superstars tourney, held in Peoria, IL from '93 until '95. Those guys were fishing the Illinois River - water I now look at every day.
Now I look at the river and wonder just how good the fishing was back then, it is a bit surreal to imagine. You see, the bass fishery is currently a shadow of the hot action they had back then. I've heard talk things are now improving, but I can not independently verify.
However, we are the center of the universe for "aerial bowfishing." So there's the upside.
- You can watch the '93 video here ('94 video is strangely absent...do I smell a conspiracy?)
- Official tournament results: from '95 - from '94 - from '93. A few of those names are pretty big these days.