Growing up back in the day, I remember waking up early to watch my favorite television shows while my mother would make me breakfast of bacon and eggs. I’d be stapled down solid to that floor leaning up to that itchy wool couch… Besides the ever loved Karate shows on Saturday mornings, BASS FISHING WITH JIMMY HOUSTON was definitely my favorite. Check him out below and then go on and get some bass of your own!
Jimmy is a huge crowd favorite at bass tournaments and over 120 personal appearances a year, Jimmy represents most of American’s top outdoors related companies. Included are Chevy Trucks, Duracell Batteries, Ranger Boats, USReel, Booyah, PRADCO, Trilene, Mercury, Humminbird, Blakemore, Bass Pro Shop, Tracker, Lure Saver, South Fresh Feeds, Toad-a-Flauge Camo, Morrell Targets, Daiichi Hooks, Southeast Pond Management , Foster Grant Sunglasses, Line Keeper, Lucky Buck Minerals, Color-c-Lector, All Day Energy, Power Pole, Oklahoma Tourism, EZ Red Company, U.S.Reels, Toad-A-Flage Camouflage, HiTech Rods, Envirofit Rainwear and many more.
Also well known as the hardest working pro in the country. A deacon at First Southern Baptist Church of Keys, Jimmy speaks at many churches around the country. Since winning The Oklahoma State Championship as a college senior in 1966, Jimmy Houston has gone on to win over a million dollars in bass tournaments. He has fished 15 BASSMaster Classics and won the B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year title in both 1976 and 1986. He still fishes the FLW Series. A legendary angler, Jimmy was inducted in to the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in 1990 and the Professional Bass Fishing Hall of Fame in 2002.
-Jimmy with a Klunker –
He was inducted into the IGFA Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame and the Legends of the Outdoors Hall of Fame in 2008. Jimmy was named King of Sports for Fishing in 1989. In June of 2004, the Jim Thorpe Association recognized Jimmy as the Jim Thorpe Man of the Year.
-Tight Polo Wearing Jim Holding It Down-
A lot of people do not know this but Jimmy’s wife of over 40 years, Chris, is one of America’s top female bass anglers. Chris won seven Bass-N-Gal Anger of the Year titles, three Bass-N-Gal Classics and fished all 21 Bass-N-Gal Classics. She won numerous Bass-N-Gal tournaments as well as several 2nd and 3rd place finishes and many big bass awards. Chris was named to the Professional Bass Fishing Hall of Fame in 2005, the only woman named to this Bass Fishing Hall of Fame to date. In 2008, she was inducted into the Legends of the Outdoors Hall of Fame. In 1977, Chris helped form the first ever all women’s bass club, “The Tulsa Bass Belles”.
I could go on and on about the achievements That Jimmy and his wife had made over teh years, Instead- Lets just jump to some footage – Enjoy!!
1986 – Jimmy and Charlie Polk
Alabama Riggin, Jimmy breaks it down –
2011 Scott Martin VS Jimmy Houston –
So there you go, tons of great footage. Why waste time, go catch some BASS…