along with respected journalist Dave Precht, will join 40 other members of the
Bass Fishing Hall of Fame this coming February when they are officially
inducted. The annual BFHOF Induction Banquet takes place on Friday, February 18
at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Grand Ballroom during Bassmaster Classic
Eaker, from Cherryville, N.C., went from
guiding on Santee Cooper Reservoir to casting for cash first at American Bass
events and then on the B.A.S.S circuit. He qualified for10 Bassmaster Classic
events, and won the 1994 B.A.S.S. Texas Invitational on Lake Sam Rayburn. He has
fished in B.A.S.S. events for more than 35 years, and has had a pleasure of
fishing with both Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.
From covering the Bassmaster Classic as outdoor
editor for the Houston Post, to his current position as Senior Director for
B.A.S.S. Publications, Dave Precht’s career spans more than 35-years of writing
about bass fishing and the professional tournament scene. Like Eaker, he’s also
talked fishing with the most powerful man in the world. In 1989, Precht
represented the interests of bass anglers and the bass fishing industry during
roundtable discussions about our nation’s fisheries with President George H.W.
Winner of the 1991 Bassmaster Classic on
Chesapeake Bay casting a spinnerbait he designed, Ken Cook started his career
as a fisheries biologist for the Oklahoman Department of Wildlife Conservation.
In 1983, he won the Super B.A.S.S. 1 event on the St. Johns River in Florida,
and with it, a $100,000 cash prize that at the time was the richest payout in
bass tournament fishing history.
â€œOn behalf of the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame
Board of Directors, we all look forward to February 18 when the bass fishing
community will come together to honor these true greats in our sport,â€ said
Sammy Lee, BFHOF president.
Visit the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame web site – bassfishinghof.com
– or call 888/690-2277 – for more details on the Feb. 18 BFHOF Induction
banquet. The Bass Fishing Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization dedicated
to all anglers, manufacturers, tackle dealers, media and other related
companies who further the sport of bass fishing.