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Legend Biography

Jimmy Houston


Professional Angler & TV Personality

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Jimmy Houston, "America's Favorite Fisherman", is in his 31st year on national television with Jimmy Houston Outdoors. His show consistently ranks as the #1 Outdoor Show on ESPN for over 20 years and now on Versus and other networks. A huge crowd favorite at bass tournaments and over 120 personal appearances a year, Jimmy represents most of America's top outdoors related companies. He is also a deacon at First Southern Baptist Church of Keys, and speaks at many large churches around the country.
Since winning the Oklahoma State Championship as a college senior in 1966, Jimmy Houston has gone on to win over a million dollars in bass tournaments. He has fished 15 Bassmaster Classics and won the B.A.S.S. "Angler of the Year" title In 1976 and 1986. A legendary angler, Jimmy was inducted into The National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in 1990, and The Professional Bass Fishing Hall of Fame in 2002, and will be inducted into the IGFA Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in 2008. Jimmy was named "King of Sports" for fishing in 1989, and in June of 2004, The Jim Thorpe Association recognized Jimmy as "The Jim Thorpe Man of the Year".
Jimmy has written five books which are spiritual and inspirational collections taken from fishing situations. His book "Caught Me a Big'un", is the #1 selling fishing book of all time.

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