What they're saying about Ray Murski

“This is so hard for me and Chad and our families. Ray did so much good in his life, and most people didn’t know about it. Ray wasn’t in it for the glory of it — and that says so much about his character. He is going to be missed by the fishing industry as well as the hunting industry.”

— Denny Brauer

“I always loved the little notes he would send — when my kids were born, when I would have a good tournament. You could tell he truly cared about everyone in his family. I’ve saved all those notes and letters over time. I’m very humbled and honored to have gotten to know him and call him a friend.”

— Kevin VanDam

“The person you saw on the outside was not what he was on the inside. He was the biggest hearted guy who wanted so much to make bass fishing relevant.”

— Jerry McKinnis

“He was one of those people that whenever you talked to him, you always left that conversation with a smile or a giggle.”

— Mark Zona

“The sport of bass fishing has lost one of its greatest ambassadors. Ray was always supportive of whatever we tried to do to grow the sport of bass fishing, and he was especially intent on introducing kids to fishing. Anything that had to do with kids, he was there.”

— Ray Scott

“Along with running his businesses, and arranging events to teach tens of thousands of Texas youngsters how to fish and hunt, Ray gave an exceptional amount of time and financial support to the Hall.”

— Sammy Lee, president of the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame.