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Three into Bass Fishing Hall of Fame

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Long-time bass tournament pro anglers Guy Eaker and Ken Cook,

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

weekend events.

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.

Bush.

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.

“On 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,†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.