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NEW EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE NAMED TO LEAD IN 2018

Written by on February 16, 2018 in Uncategorized with

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – For Immediate Release – 2/6/18 – To lead its efforts in honoring key contributors to the sport of bass fishing, the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame Board of Directors voted in new officers for its executive committee at its recent Board meeting. Re-elected BFHOF Board president, Donald Howell from Birmingham, Ala. will […]

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Bass Fishing Hall of Fame moves into new home

Written by on November 15, 2017 in News with

From our friends across the big pond – nice article by U.K.-based Angling International about our recent induction dinner and the opening of the BFHOF exhibits at Wonders of Wildlife. Big thanks to Mel Bagnall and Anthony Hawkswell.

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Bass Fishing Hall of Fame celebrates grand opening, inducts 2017 class at Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium

Bass Fishing Hall of Fame celebrates grand opening, inducts 2017 class at Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium

Written by on November 14, 2017 in News with

Springfield, Mo – The all-new Bass Fishing Hall of Fame celebrated its grand opening and honored the 2017 inductees at Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium, located next to Bass Pro Shops National Headquarters in Springfield, Missouri. The first expansion within Wonders of Wildlife since its grand opening in September 2017, the […]

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BASS FISHING HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES 2017 INDUCTEES – ENSHRINEMENT DINNER SET FOR NOVEMBER 9

BASS FISHING HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES 2017 INDUCTEES – ENSHRINEMENT DINNER SET FOR NOVEMBER 9

Written by on July 28, 2017 in News with

While all 62 current Bass Fishing Hall of Fame members have waited for a place where others could honor them, the class of 2017 Hall inductees are being afforded a special benefit. The five new members – including Wade Bourne, Shaw Grigsby, Bob Sealy, Morris Sheehan and Louie Stout, will be enshrined at the Hall’s […]

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Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium to be permanent home for Bass Fishing Hall of Fame

Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium to be permanent home for Bass Fishing Hall of Fame

Written by on July 27, 2017 in News with

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.  — Officials from the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame together with noted conservationist and Bass Pro Shops founder/CEO Johnny Morris today announced plans to establish a permanent home for the exhibit and collection honoring bass fishing’s legends as part of Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium in Springfield, Missouri. The […]

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Bass Fishing Hall of Famer Ricky Green Dies at 69

Bass Fishing Hall of Famer Ricky Green Dies at 69

Written by on May 20, 2014 in News with

Ricky Green, a bass fishing pioneer and tournament-fishing legend, has died. Green died May 11 from an infection after lung transplant surgery in Methodist Hospital in Houston, according to his son, Keith Green. He was 69 years old. Keith said his father appeared to be recovering well from the surgery, but over the weekend the […]

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Induction Ceremony Video: Acceptance Speeches

Induction Ceremony Video: Acceptance Speeches

Written by on April 11, 2014 in News with

Thanks to everyone who came out to support and celebrate the hall at the 2014 Induction Banquet. Following are the four acceptance speeches for the Class of 2014.  

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2014 Induction Banquet: Photo Gallery

2014 Induction Banquet: Photo Gallery

Written by on March 13, 2014 in News with

Thanks to everyone who helped make the 2014 official Induction Banquet such a success!  

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Rayo Breckenridge: The Soft-Spoken Dude from Paragould

Rayo Breckenridge: The Soft-Spoken Dude from Paragould

Written by on February 17, 2014 in News with

By Terry Battisti (photos by Joey Breckenridge) When Ray Scott started the Bassmaster Tournament Trail there weren’t any nationally known anglers. Although the Bill Dances, Roland Martins and Billy Murrays all existed, no one outside their area codes knew of them. In 1971 Scott decided that a year-end championship would crown the best bass angler in […]

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Inductee Spotlight: Honeycutt’s Unbreakable Record

Inductee Spotlight: Honeycutt’s Unbreakable Record

Written by on February 9, 2014 in Uncategorized with

BY TERRY BATTISTI Blake Honeycutt will be formally inducted into the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame during the Hall’s 2014 Induction Ceremony. Bass Fishing historian Terry Battisti, founder and owner BassFishingArchives.com, details a unique aspect of Honeycutt’s career in the following story. Although Blake Honeycutt only fished a total of 36 B.A.S.S. events, his record […]

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