Prior to the Day 3 weigh-in of the Bassmaster Elite at Lake Martin presented by Econo Lodge, our very own Dave Precht was inducted into the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. Precht’s induction was based in part on his 19 years as the editor of Bassmaster Magazine where he used the publication to promote boating safety, youth fishing, conservation, sportfishing ethics and bass fishing as a family activity.
David Rainer with Outdoor Alabama presented the award.
“I have long been an admirer of the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame and all it does for sportfishing and the people who are involved in it, so I am extremely honored to be inducted into the Hall today,” said Precht.
Precht is the longtime V.P. of Publications and Communications for B.A.S.S., and with 39 years at the organization he is its longest-serving employee. B.A.S.S. is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. B.A.S.S. founder Ray Scott hired Precht in 1979 to be the eventual editor of Bassmaster Magazine, after training behind then-editor Bob Cobb for a time.