Bassmaster Magazine’s first cover boy passes at age 86

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Charles Searcy / The Tennessean

Bassmaster Magazine, volume one, issue one—his face was on it. The sheepish grin peeking out of from under an orange-brimmed hat belonged to Jimmy Holt. Presumably, he’d hoisted the three-fish stringer of bass resting in his hands just moments earlier, fishing through the rain on some stormy spring day in 1968.