Acclaimed fishing writer Don Wirth of Nashville, Tenn., along with three fellow nominees, will officially become members of the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame at the organization's annual induction to be held Thursday, Feb. 19, in Greenville, S.C., the evening prior to the first tournament fishing day for the 2015 Bassmaster Classic.“North American Fisherman readers are very familiar with Don’s excellent work,” says Editor Kurt Beckstrom. “His byline first appeared in the magazine in 1990, and he’s written hundreds of pieces on bass, striper and crappie fishing for NAF since. I’d have to say that Don is one of the all-time Top 5 fishing writers/storytellers/photographers, plus, he’s one of the best bass fishermen I know.”
Wirth’s writing and photographs have been published in many outdoor magaines, including Outdoor Life, Field & Stream and In-Fisherman among others. Undoubtedly, he’s best known for this long-running humor series, “The Adventures of Harry ‘n Charlie,” and his highly popular “A Day On The Lake” series, both of which appeared in Bassmaster Magazine.
Joining Wirth as new members of the BFHOF will be his friend and central character in many of his stories, Harold Allen, who is a professional bass fisherman and Toledo Bend fishing guide. William 'Bill' Huntley of Bumble Bee Baits and T-H Marine fame, as well as B.A.S.S. and FLW Tour pro Stacey King, will also be officially inducted that evening.
"These four gentlemen have all lived their lives with the best interests of the sport of bass fishing always front and center," says BFHOF president Sammy Lee. "On behalf of the members, past inductees and board of directors of the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame, I commend Harold, Bill, Stacey and Don for their contributions to the sport. They are all very deserving, and we hope all the fans of the sport of will join us in celebrating their induction next week."