Ray Scott, (on the right) the founder of the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (B.A.S.S.) and the originator of the Bassmaster tournament series in the United States, joined Phil Bangert, a 13 year veteran of the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship, at the Town of Fort Frances booth at the Outdoors Expo held in conjunction with the 2009 Bassmaster Classic in Shreveport Louisiana. Ray travels through Fort Frances annually to fish Canadian Lakes and indicated that he looks forward to fishing Rainy Lake in the future. Record breaking attendance at the 2009 Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo reached 107,000 over three days. Crowds at the weigh-ins and at the morning launch site raised total event attendance to 137,700.