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Annual Bass Fishing Hall of Fame Auction Goes Digital

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September 22, 2020 • MLF • Industry News

The Bass Fishing Hall of Fame is excited to announce its first Digital Hall of Fame Week, which will be anchored by a massive online auction offering up an incredible selection of fishing-related items not available elsewhere. All proceeds from event will fund the Hall’s continuing efforts to celebrate, promote and preserve the sport of bass fishing. Last month the Hall’s Board of Directors announced that it was funding grants for four conservation efforts. Those projects and others will be the direct beneficiaries of the auction’s revenue.

“Unfortunately, we were not able to hold our 2020 induction banquet as planned,” says Hall of Fame President John Mazurkiewicz. “Nevertheless, the fishing community has demonstrated its strength and resilience by coming together around this common goal. We have been truly overwhelmed by the generosity of the industry and pro bass anglers in filling this auction with amazing items, and we are glad that the public will be able to participate.”

Whether you are looking for a signed jersey from your favorite pro, a fishing trip to a world-class lake, or some top-of-the-line gear, this event has something for everyone. Most notably, it offers one-of-a-kind items, not available anywhere else, like coaching sessions with Kevin VanDam, a day of angling on Jimmy Houston’s ranch, or a fishing trip with 2017 Bassmaster Angler of the Year Brandon Palaniuk. For a full list of items, click here.

“I got very excited the first time I saw all 100+ premium auction items up for grabs in one place,” says board member Casey Shedd, President of AFTCO. “There are trips throughout the country, and even into Canada, along with rare memorabilia and enough tackle to outfit a complete college team.”

Because the Board decided to hold this event exclusively in the digital arena, the five new members of the Hall – Steve Bowman, James Heddon, Bryan Kerchal, Ron Lindner and Jay Yelas – will be honored in person at the 2021 banquet to ensure that their contributions to the sport are properly celebrated.

All Digital Hall of Fame Week event details are located here.


Event details 

Event Preview – You can learn more about the event at this link: Bidding starts Tuesday, September 22 at 9 a.m. ET and ends Friday, September 25 at 2 p.m. ET. 

Sponsors – The efforts of the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame would not be possible without the generous assistance of our sponsors. Bass Cat Boats, Wired2Fish and Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium have signed on as event supporters for 2020. If you or your company would like to explore a similar role, please contact Barbara Bowman at [email protected]

About BFHOF – The Bass Fishing Hall of Fame is a nonprofit organization led by a volunteer board of directors and is dedicated to celebrating, promoting, and preserving the sport of bass fishing.

The Bass Fishing Hall of Fame exhibit, within the Wonders of Wildlife facility at Bass Pro Shops’ flagship store in Springfield, MO showcases the achievements of individuals who helped shape the sport of bass fishing and have been enshrined in the Hall. It is open under COVID-19 restrictions. Appointments to visit the 350,000-square-foot Wonders of Wildlife museum can be made at For more information about the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame and to learn how to become a supporter of its missions on behalf of bass fishing, visit