Fishing fan George H. W. Bush gets giant replica lure

In this April 14, 2016 photo, Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris, center, joins Pedro Sors, president of the fishing association of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, as they present former president George H.W. Bush with a giant-sized fishing lure at the Bush Library in College Station, Texas. (Dave McDermand/College Station Eagle via AP)

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush loves to fish and his well-known appreciation for angling landed him a giant replica of a lure.

The 91-year-old Bush was honored Thursday night as part of efforts to get more children — especially Hispanics — interested in fishing. Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris presented the long lure to the nation’s 41st president.

The George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar Education Fund gave a $50,000 check to groups trying to get more Hispanic children to go fishing. The fund was launched with a $125,000 donation from Morris.

The Eagle newspaper reports that Morris also helped some children try their luck in a specially stocked pond behind the Bush library on the Texas A&M campus.

Bush also caught a catfish.

KXAN.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s