Bass fisherman re-enact lure makers' 1910 competition





Warren Platt and Brent Wagaman were taking a trip back in time.

One hundred years ago to the date, two lure manufacturers competed in the first bass tournament — a contest to see which of their surface plugs could catch the most fish.

Now, Platt and Wagaman — avid collectors of antique fishing equipment — were re-creating that piece of fishing history.

Fishing on a private lake in the Kansas City area, they used the same lures that William Jamison and Ans Decker did on those three days a century ago. They even used the same type of reels and other vintage tackle that fishermen did back in the day....

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