Bass Fishing Hall of Fame

Game-Worn Jerseys

Game-Worn Jerseys

One of the highlights of the annual Bass Fishing Hall of Fame dinner is the chance to bid on items that are – as they used to say on TV – “not sold in any store.” Yes, there are screaming deals to be had on jackplates and flipping sticks and raingear, but typically the highlights of the auction are the trips with famous anglers to incredible places.

My Trophy Case Grows

My Trophy Case Grows

I’ve written previously about the thrill I experienced a couple of years ago when I was first published in Field & Stream, the magazine that truly lit a fire under my desire to fish as a 9 year old kid. Now, two years later, they’ve published me several more times.

Tommy Boy, Hall of Fame Edition

Tommy Boy, Hall of Fame Edition

Before last week’s Bass Fishing Hall of Fame induction ceremony fades too far into the rearview mirror, I wanted to offer one last thought about the inductees. While nonagenarian Berkley Bedell wowed me, Gary Klein and KVD were shoo-ins, and Helen Sevier could probably buy them all (James Henshall, who died 93 years ago, slightly before Bedell caught his first fish, was not in attendance), it would be irresponsible not to give broadcaster Tommy Sanders some love in print.