Jamison vs. Decker: The World's Championship Bass Fishing Contest of 1910
Stephen L. Lumpkin
6” x 9” Softcover • 108 Total Pages • Black-and-White Images
ABOUT THIS BOOK
In 1910, two titans of the tackle industry -- William "Smilin' Bill" Jamison and Anson B. Decker -- pitted themselves and the finest fishing lures that they manufactured in what was widely billed as the first "World's Championship of Bass Fishing." Taking place over three days on beautiful Congress Lake in Ohio, this titanic battle has spawned controversy and discussion ever since, with both sides claiming victory based on the ages-old debate of "more fish" versus "bigger fish." In the most detailed account of this event ever put in print, author Stephen Lumpkin has cut through the mystery of this event and penned an engaging account of two of the best bass fishermen in the world in their prime crossing lines for the title of World Champion. From Jamison's initial challenge published nationally (unmet for nearly two years) to Decker's acceptance, to the breathtaking coverage by the national sporting press, this book details all aspects of the contest, including a break down of each day's fishing. A fascinating subject that covers the history of the two men's bass tackle as well as how it impacted the wider world, this book is a must for any tackle collector, historian, and anyone interested in bass fishing and its great history.
The Whitefish Press