Bass Fishing Hall of Fame

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.

The Past is Never Dead

The Past is Never Dead

On Thursday night I attended the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame’s annual induction banquet in Springfield, Missouri and I was heartened by the appreciation for our sport’s history that seemed to defy otherwise semi-clearly drawn battle lines, both new and old.