By Oct. 1986, The Midwest Angler was in its 4th year of production, airing in 9 states and reaching over 22 million anglers. Jack became a regular speaker at boat and sport shows around the Midwest.
Last week I ran across this 1972 Bass Pro Shops Spring Sale ad in the 1972 March/April issue of Bass Master Magazine and thought you’d find it interesting. During the months of March and April, Johnny was hosting the first two BASS Anglers of the Year, Bill Dance and Roland Martin along with future legend Billy Murray. Wallace Lea, who was a considerable threat in those early days would also be there to visit.