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It's okay to laugh, but please don't disrespect Bill Dance.

This man was B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year in - 1970, 1974 & 1977.

Fishing in B.A.S.S tournaments he won 7 of the first 17 events he entered

He is credited with popularizing the famous "Carolina Rig".

He has written seven fishing books and has been on TV since 1968!

That's forty years my friends...

Here is a short list of the awards he has received...

-1978 Congressional National Water Safety Award [Past Recipients: Lloyd Bridges and Jacques Cousteau];

-US Army Corps of Engineers Commander's Achievement Award for Water Safety, 1999.

-Inductee: National Freshwater Hall of Fame, 1986.

-Professional Bass Fishing Hall of Fame, 2001, and inducted into the International Game Fish Association Hall of Fame, 2006.

-National Water Safety Spokesman for the US Coast Guard, 2005.

-Male Professional Athlete of the Year, Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, 2006.

-President's Award, National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA).

This man is a fishing icon and a living legend.

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Just shows he's no different than you or I. A regular guy who likes fishing but who happens to have his goofups on film. Think about some of the things you've done or have had happen to you. Ya just gotta laugh.

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Just shows he's no different than you or I. A regular guy who likes fishing but who happens to have his goofups on film. Think about some of the things you've done or have had happen to you. Ya just gotta laugh.

Oh so true. I always find the rotten board on the dock to go through :stretcher:

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