If you've been reading Bassmaster for any length of time between now and 1982, you have undoubtedly read an in-depth bass fishing tip from longtime writer Louie Stout. Stout just accepted the Homer Circle Communicator Award at the New Product Preview Reception at ICAST for his years of dedication to covering the sport of bass fishing.
As a long-term fan of Louie's work, and as someone who's served in an editorial role at B.A.S.S. for many years, I can personally attest to Stout's writing skill, ability to tell a story, and knowledge of the sport. I'm very excited to call Louie a friend and see him acknowledged in this way by the industry.
Nice work, Louie!