‘Celebrate Bass Fishing Week’ online auction goes live to support Bass Fishing HOF’s Celebrate-Promote-Preserve Mission

SPRINGFIELD, MO – For Immediate Release – Sept. 21, 2023 – If bass fishing is your thing, you can have all kinds of fun this coming week even if you don’t get on the water. Bass fishing enthusiasts in both the U.S. and Canada have a great opportunity to not only bid on tackle, lures and gear, tournament pro jerseys, exclusive fishing trips with expert anglers and more, but also support the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame’s mission by participating in the ‘Celebrate Bass Fishing Week’ online auction presented by Major League Fishing. Simply log in with your smartphone, tablet or computer to https://one.bidpal.net/bfhof/browse/all to access the auction-dedicated website.

The website will be ‘live’ from 9 a.m. EST Friday, Sept. 22 through 9 p.m. EST on Thursday, Sept. 28, the night when many involved in the bass fishing world will be gathered to celebrate the induction of Glen Andrews, Bruce Holt, and Michael Iaconelli into the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame, located within Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife Aquarium & Museum.

The auction is loaded with tournament jerseys from dozens of pro angler along with rods, reels, lure assortments and technical clothing, not to mention unique items, experiences and fishing and hunting trip to some premier destinations. Here’s a sampling of what’s up for grabs:

• Fishing trips – alongside noted tournament bass pros or Bass Fishing HOF inductees, to famed waters like Clear Lake, Lake O.H. Ivie, Lake Amistad, Lake Guntersville, Lake Tenkiller, Table Rock Lake, the St. Lawrence River, Lake St. Clair, and Lake Havasu.

• One angler, along with a friend who is so very lucky, will spend a day on the water with the legendary Bill Dance.

• An extremely unique experience fishing and filming with the staff from Wire2fish in northern Minnesota, including dinner with the W2F crew and two-nights lodging at the Timberlake Hotel in Grand Rapids, MN; or how about being the co-host on the popular Bass Talk Live podcast with Matt Pangrac, who then will take you fishing for trophy crappie and send you home with a freezer bag full of cleaned filets.

• Interested in hunting? There’s a black bear trip and turkey hunt in eastern Oklahoma, and even a night-vision ‘Sasquatch Hunt’ with pro angler Greg Hackney at his camp in south Mississippi. You’ll need to log into the ‘Celebrate Bass Fishing Week’ online auction to read all the interesting info on this trip.

“There are more than 200 packages to bid on, and we will continue to add a few more items during the week,” said BFHOF inductee Steve Bowman, who also volunteers on the BFHOF Board of Directors as chair of its Development/Fundraising committee. “We made it a point to have nice assortment of tackle and assorted fishing gear that may go for a great price, along with many considered ‘bucket list’ items. Those interested will bid them up into the thousands, and in part contribute to the conservation grants and scholarship program administered by the Board, along with our induction ceremony and efforts at tournament and other industry events.”

The Bass Fishing Hall of Fame acknowledges the major sponsorship support from Major League Fishing, B.A.S.S., Phoenix Boats, Bass Cat, PRADCO Brands, Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s, Wired2fish, Daiwa, Yamaha, Rather Outdoors, Shimano, Rapala, AFTCO, the Bass Fishing Archives, Sunline, the Costa Compete + Conserve program, Simms, and St. Croix.

Any problems in accessing the online auction site – https://one.bidpal.net/bfhof/browse/all – please contact the Hall’s Executive Director Barbara Bowman at bbowman@bassfishinghof.com– or text your inquiry to 501.541.6600. Visit the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame website for more information on the Hall and its inductees, articles about the history of bass fishing, details on the BFHOF conservation grants and scholarship at https://www.bassfishinghof.com – or check out the Hall on both Facebook and Instagram.