The Bass Fishing Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors announced this week that five individuals, each of whom has made a substantial mark on the sport of bass fishing, have been selected for induction into the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame.
The Class of 2019, with formal induction ceremonies taking place at Johnny Morris’
Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Aquarium in Springfield on Thursday, September 19, 2019,
includes three stars of professional bass fishing — Mark Davis of Mt. Ida, Ark., David Fritts of
Lexington, N.C., and Davy Hite of Ninety Six, S.C. – along with noted artist/illustrator, the late
Chris Armstrong, and the founder of Zoom Bait Company, the late Ed Chambers.
The inductees were nominated by supporters of the Hall of Fame and elected by a 30-
member panel of sportfishing industry leaders, members of the outdoor media, professional
anglers and current inductees of the Hall of Fame.
“All these men, in both what they have done and continue to do, reflect perfectly on the
Hall’s mission to celebrate, promote and preserve the sport of bass fishing,” said John
Mazurkiewicz, vice president of the Hall of Fame Board and Nominations Committee chair. “We
are confident that the selection process first implemented last year helps ensure that we will continue to induct the most deserving bass fishi