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Jimmy Houston #13129458
04/21/19 12:41 PM
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Was at the Texas Rangers game last night and Jimmy was there. Was sitting a section over and a few rows down from where I was. Went down and talked to him for a few minutes really cool guy.. [Linked Image]
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Re: Jimmy Houston [Re: Schroeder] #13129459
04/21/19 12:45 PM
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How could you tell it was Jimmy Houston ? roflmao


I am a Senager. (Senior teenager) I have everything that I wanted as a teenager, only 50 years later. I don't have to go to school or work. I get an allowance every month. I don't have a curfew, I have a drivers license,a PU truck and I have a bass boat. I am blessed.

Conscience never acquits, it either accuses or excuses.
Re: Jimmy Houston [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES] #13129462
04/21/19 12:47 PM
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The hair man!! Gotta love that hair..

Re: Jimmy Houston [Re: Schroeder] #13129463
04/21/19 12:47 PM
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Seems like a great guy, Id like to fish with ol Jimmy sometime. Best hes a hoot to be in a boat with.


sinner..... saved by grace I don't deserve & proudly putting BEANS in chili since I can remember
Re: Jimmy Houston [Re: Schroeder] #13129498
04/21/19 01:22 PM
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I'm sorry but I had to laugh because that hair looks a little fake to me..... roflmao

I started bass fishing about the time Jimmy and Bill Dance first came onto the scene back in the day. thumb


Just one more cast!

Re: Jimmy Houston [Re: Schroeder] #13129518
04/21/19 01:39 PM
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Met Jimmy a few years ago at Texas Boat World during fishing for freedom, he was a very nice man and talked with us for at least 30 minutes. Gave a good talk about his personal life at the banquet.

Re: Jimmy Houston [Re: Schroeder] #13129526
04/21/19 01:46 PM
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He used to own a little gas station and snack shop in Oklahoma. We drove all the way up from Texas one year when he was doing pictures and autographs just to get pictures with him, about a 7 hour drive back then (@55mph). i was 10 years old and he was my fishing hero. Never forget how friendly and open he was. He's truly one of the greats. Lots of great stories, and he had my little brother and I arguing over who caught the biggest fish then broke it up with a "Y'all still love each other though. Be good!" and we left happy & shaking his rough old hands.

I lost the pictures in a divorce a few years back (along with a lot more) but I'll never forget him. We're close to his place now. He still does special guide trips on his private lake for disabled kids. Awesome guy, and I don't say that about anyone anymore.

Re: Jimmy Houston [Re: Schroeder] #13129536
04/21/19 01:51 PM
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Never met him but he seems like a nice guy. I used to watch his show in the 80s and to this day I still always hum the theme song idling through the no wake zone.

Re: Jimmy Houston [Re: jippedgenes] #13129547
04/21/19 02:04 PM
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Ran into him at a valero in waco several years ago. He was nice and chatted for a minute.

Re: Jimmy Houston [Re: Schroeder] #13129677
04/21/19 04:42 PM
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A lot of you younguns don't know this about Jimmy but he could make them bite a spinnerbait when nobody else could in the BASS events. I attended a seminar at the Dallas Boat Show a few (decades) years ago and he was talking about spinnerbaits & blade combos.

He bent the hook down on a spinner and asked for a volunteer from the crowd. He gave the guy a coffee cup and asked him to walk around in the curtained off area. As he spoke about all the different spinnerbaits he has used he would tell the guy to stop and hold out the cup. He would make his famous underhanded roll cast and the spinner would go in the cup. He would reel it back and tell the guy to walk around some more.

A couple mins later he would tell the guy to stop again and he would put the spinner in the cup again. He did this about six times and never missed, at times the guy was a good 50' away.

He has mad casting skills and is a great ambassador for the sport.

Re: Jimmy Houston [Re: Schroeder] #13129705
04/21/19 05:38 PM
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Wow, Jimmy Houston is as good as gold. Of course, he's Okie. I've met him several times and he has always been very personable. He's my believer in the fact that green line is the only color line that cannot be detected in underwater photography. That's what he said and I believe Jimmy Boy! And that laugh!


If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals. - J.K. Rowling




Re: Jimmy Houston [Re: Schroeder] #13129736
04/21/19 06:10 PM
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He calls his cast an ice cream scoop cast. He is like a machine with it and accurate around boat docks.

I fished with him on RC at Megabucks and he was a hoot. He was in 2nd the day before and when I told him the day we were paired together that I only had 8 pounds and would probably not make the cut for the final amateur day he told me I would make it.
The day started off with him fishing hard, like a seasoned pro. No talk and you could tell he was focused. No fish till 9 something, then he caught 2 five pounders in three casts on his signature spinnerbait and the rest of the day was like the Jimmy Houston show. He kept me entertained. While following him I was throwing a jerk bait and caught a good crappie, maybe 2 pounds. Jimmy had me put it in the livewell in case we caught a few more. We didn't so we put that one back but by the end of the day I had 12 pounds and made the cut to fish the next day.

As we were coming back into the launch cove he asked what I was doing that night. I told him I had already packed and had planned to drive home. He asked me to come to his farm near Tyler and said we could go out after dark and do a little crappie fishing. I declined but kind of wish I hadn't. At the boat ramp as soon as we pulled up the ramp several fans came up to say hi and he spent 10 minutes signing autographs then said he needed to get to weigh in.
At the weigh in he was going to stay in the top 3 as he had another 15 pounds that day but he seemed more interested in where I would end up. He kept watching the weigh in board and when it was apparent I would make the cut he shook my hand.

Ten years later at the Classic I saw him giving autographs and talking to fans and thought I would go shake his hand again and my daughter and wife was in tow. Before I got to the front he looked up and saw me and said hi to me. After all the people he had met in the years between he still remembered the day we spent fishing.

If any of you know Les Kennedy, I think he worked as a mechanic for Jimmy decades ago.


Re: Jimmy Houston [Re: Frank the Tank] #13129752
04/21/19 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Frank the Tank
Seems like a great guy, Id like to fish with ol Jimmy sometime. Best hes a hoot to be in a boat with.



My grandfather was good friends with him. They fished Texhoma a lot. Before my uncle died he went and filmed an episode with him. Not sure if it ever aired or not. Uncle died at 16. I've got an old school Jimmy Houston hat he signed.


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Re: Jimmy Houston [Re: Allison1] #13129771
04/21/19 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Allison1
He calls his cast an ice cream scoop cast. He is like a machine with it and accurate around boat docks.

I fished with him on RC at Megabucks and he was a hoot. He was in 2nd the day before and when I told him the day we were paired together that I only had 8 pounds and would probably not make the cut for the final amateur day he told me I would make it.
The day started off with him fishing hard, like a seasoned pro. No talk and you could tell he was focused. No fish till 9 something, then he caught 2 five pounders in three casts on his signature spinnerbait and the rest of the day was like the Jimmy Houston show. He kept me entertained. While following him I was throwing a jerk bait and caught a good crappie, maybe 2 pounds. Jimmy had me put it in the livewell in case we caught a few more. We didn't so we put that one back but by the end of the day I had 12 pounds and made the cut to fish the next day.

As we were coming back into the launch cove he asked what I was doing that night. I told him I had already packed and had planned to drive home. He asked me to come to his farm near Tyler and said we could go out after dark and do a little crappie fishing. I declined but kind of wish I hadn't. At the boat ramp as soon as we pulled up the ramp several fans came up to say hi and he spent 10 minutes signing autographs then said he needed to get to weigh in.
At the weigh in he was going to stay in the top 3 as he had another 15 pounds that day but he seemed more interested in where I would end up. He kept watching the weigh in board and when it was apparent I would make the cut he shook my hand.

Ten years later at the Classic I saw him giving autographs and talking to fans and thought I would go shake his hand again and my daughter and wife was in tow. Before I got to the front he looked up and saw me and said hi to me. After all the people he had met in the years between he still remembered the day we spent fishing.

If any of you know Les Kennedy, I think he worked as a mechanic for Jimmy decades ago.



Cool story

Re: Jimmy Houston [Re: Schroeder] #13129774
04/21/19 07:00 PM
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