Bass Fishing Hall of Fame kicks off online auction

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – With its mission of celebrating, promoting, and preserving the sport of bass fishing, the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame (BFHOF) invites bass anglers both in the U.S. and Canada to support that mission by bidding on items during its ‘Classic Week’ online auction. To participate, simply visit and bid on a large lineup of jerseys from many Bassmaster Classic anglers, along with an assortment of fishing tackle, marine items, and many other fishing-themed gear. The auction is now live and will end at noon on Monday, March 27.

Among the more unique items up for bid include pro angler Tyler Rivet’s ripped-sleeve jersey from his win at the B.A.S.S. Elite event on Lake Okeechobee earlier this year, a large list of new bass rods and reels being introduced at the Classic Expo from leading brands including Abu Garcia, Academy Sports & Outdoors, Lew’s, St. Croix, and Daiwa, along with lure bundles to fill any tackle box from the likes of Bizz Baits, Booyah Bait Co., Damiki, Missile Baits, Rapala, Strike King, and YUM. There’s also a special package for two to attend the 2023 BFHOF Induction Ceremony being held on Sept. 28 at Johnny Morris’ Wonder of Wildlife Museum & Aquarium in Springfield, Mo. where the Hall’s venue is located.

“We want to offer a big thanks to the folks at B.A.S.S. for letting us be a small part of all the activities that take place at the Classic, and to all the pro anglers and companies supporting the auction,” said BFHOF Board president John Mazurkiewicz. “During Classic Week, the Hall’s Board will also be hosting its annual ‘Classic Mixer’ for past supporters, pro anglers, fishing industry executives and invited guests. This year we will also honor ‘Big Jim’ McLaughlin from Seeley Bay, Ontario with our special Meritorious Service Award.”

The Hall uses the funds raised to support bass fishing conservation efforts nationwide, a scholarship program to assist students pursuing degrees in natural resource fields, and for its annual induction ceremony and dinner where it honors its most recent inductees. For more information on this year’s event taking place on Sept. 28, visit

To view all the online auction items, visit

About the 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. Since 2017, the Hall’s inductees and memorabilia representing the history of bass fishing is showcased in Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Aquarium in Springfield, Missouri, where it has rapidly become a popular destination. The 2023 BFHOF Induction banquet will be held September 28, 2023 at Wonders of Wildlife.

For more information about the Hall, its mission, and to become a supporting member, visit, or contact BFHOF executive director Barbara Bowman at