Today’s young aggressive bass fishermen have equipment that anglers like Bill Dance could have never even dreamed of back in the day. But Dance still won 23 National Bass Titles; was a Bassmaster Classic Qualifier 8 out of 9 years and finished 2nd in 1973.
He has won just about every award that you can imagine. The biggest bass he ever caught was 14 pounds, one ounce and came from Lake Pickwick in his home state. That is, incidently, now his favorite lake.
But he was most known for “Bill Dance Outdoors”, which began airing in 1968 with over 2000 shows in its history. Bill has produced over 36 educational videos and 12 audio educational tapes on a variety of subjects. His 4 hilarious out-take shows or “Bloopers” have been aired all over the world. Bill Dance Outdoors airs on NBC Sports Network and Destination America; Bill Dance Saltwater airs on the Outdoor Channel.
He has also written seven books; Practical Black Bass Fishing; There He Is (The Art of Plastic Worm Fishing); Techniques on Bass Fishing; and Bass N’ Objects, Bill Dance on Crappie, Bill Dance on Largemouth Bass and most recently, IGFA’s 101 Freshwater Fishing Tips & Tricks. His articles have been published in most major outdoor magazines including Sports Afield, Field & Stream, Bassmasters, Outdoor Life, etc.
We’ll talk more about that first one tomorrow….
If you want to know everything there is to know about Bill, here you go: