If you really want to know what’s new in bass fishing, it might be good to know what’s old. And while mere history doesn’t resonate with everyone, the fact is, everything we do today is based on something someone else has likely forged, observed or refined. A prize part of the game is the heritage and the steps that have led us to where we are today.

For that reason, the recent publication of a one-of-a-kind collectible, “A Gathering of Eagles–The History of Bass Fishing in the West” is a piece with both sentimental and historic value. And now you can get yours.

Originally developed for an intended gathering of the actual fishermen who competed in, organized, sponsored and covered the sport beginning in the 1970’s and 80’s, the project was interrupted by the death of the event’s host, Harvey Naslund, one of those pioneer figures in California.

However, with moral support of the Naslund family, Rich Holland, editor of the special volume, is finally able to deliver the goods in what amounts to a non-profit venture.

If you want your own copy [of the magazine] (and the numbers truly are limited), the cost is $25 which includes shipping, a Silver Eagles patch and a decal, that were to have gone to attendees at the original, though unfulfilled, Silver Eagles banquet. You can make the purchase through Pay Pal by sending $25 to richholland88@yahoo.com or by sending a check to Rich Holland, 32 Via Athena, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656.

Worms and cranks come and go. But this bit of bass fishing history is a one-time deal.




4 Responses to “Western bass fishing history available now…”

by Terry Battisti

Got one on the way George. Can’t wait to read it. It’ll be part of my treasured library.

Thanks for helping put this piece of history together.


Ordered mine. Super excited…

As Jim Morrison used to say: “The West is the best”

CC, that will light somebody’s fire…