Quality Review 2007


After a rough 2006, Bass Evans exploded on the scene in 2007, producing several huge fish. He boated six bass over 5 lbs (one over 6 and one over 7) to earn Heap Hunter of the Year.

April 2nd – April 4th, 2007

A certain Virginia waterfront was the location of an eight bass over 5 lbs Heap-Hunting bonanza!

April 2nd

Daddy Baker noticed an unexpected drop-off on the depthfinder. He hit the breaks and the Heap Hunters went to work. Moments later Evans boated:

A 4 lb, 15 ounce


A 5 lb, 4 ounce Large!

Later on that afternoon, Bass also bagged a 5 lb, 8 ouncer, giving him three 5 lbers in one day!

April 3rd

The Baker family gets to work. Daddy housed a 5 lb 4 ouncer in the ‘hole’ he located the previous day (we now know this spot is simply a bend in a creek channel adjoining an old roadbed) and his father caught a 5 lber!!!

April 4th

Bass Evans went back to work, BIG. But let’s be clear, it was Daddy who called the spot AGAIN after assessing the condish. On the way to the “hole” Daddy hit the breaks and decided to hit a main-lake spot near a giant spawning area with wood cover right next to deep water (now infamously named “Charlie’s Horse”). Bass nay-sayed the area, (recommending instead to immediately go to their hole) only to eat his words when he caught:

5 lbs, 10 ounces


6 lbs, 5 ounces

Completing "Project 6+lbs," the mission of the trip!

But Daddy didn’t roll over and die, instead he housed:

a 5 lber later that day!

5 lber

A 5 lber later that day!

July 14th, 2007

This is a day that lives on in the hearts of all who live for that which is rare, unique, and special. Remember the first time you were in love? It doesn’t happen everyday. And neither does this.

The location was a private Pennsylvania lake. Hawg Ress ran the guide service, and quietly coasted Bass into a perfect casting distance that fateful morning. The spot was a blow-down planted by the Ress family the previous winter on the ice. It was clear the family knows the lake, when Bass landed the following monstrosity on the first cast of the day at 6 a.m.:

(Mop lipitor):

7 lbs, 5 ounces