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Zoom Bait Company founder to be inducted into BFHOF

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The late Ed Chambers, founder of the Zoom Bait Company, is among the latest inductees to the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame.

Ed Chambers, the late founder of the Zoom Bait Company, is among five people named  for induction into the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame (BFHOF).

Chambers began pouring plastic worms as a hobby while working full-time selling and repairing juke boxes and pinball machines. He went on to become one of the most respected and copied creators of soft plastic lures.

He developed numerous industry staples, including Pumpkinseed, the Brush Hog and the Super Fluke. He also designed and produced the WEC line of crankbaits. His products earned millions of dollars for tournament anglers.

The four other inductees are pro anglers Mark Davis, David Fritts and Davy Hite, plus artist/illustrator, the late Chris Armstrong.

Inductees are nominated by supporters of the BFHOF and elected by a 30-member panel of industry leaders, outdoor media, pro anglers and current inductees.

“All these men reflect perfectly on the BFHOF’s mission to celebrate, promote and preserve the sport of bass fishing,” said John Mazurkiewicz, Vice President of the BFHOF Board and Nominations Committee chair.


The formal induction ceremonies will take place at the Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Aquarium in Springfield, Missouri, on September 19.

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