by Jay Kumar
What makes a great bassin’ name? Well, guess if your name was Ketch Bass that would be a good one, but if not it’s just something memorable. Out of the ordinary. Not John Smith…not that there’s anything wrong with that…. So here’s some cool bassin’ names that BB readers like, in no particular order:
Woo Daves â€“ Not sure if Woo’s his birth name, but either way it’s great.
Guido Hibdon â€“ “GhEE-doe” not “”GWEE-doe” â€“ patriarch of the Ozarks bassin’ clan.
Dion Hibdon â€“ Son of Guido. Love it.
Bo Dowden â€“ Sounds like a southern bass fisherman fo sho. Only beat by….
Dalton Bobo â€“ Shazam!
Ott DeFoe â€“ Another awesome southern bass-head name.
Basil Bacon â€“ Two ingredients in an eye-talian dish, and a great bassin’ name.
Matt Herren â€“ Find the heron, find the fish. Or find the Herren, find the fish?
Cliff Pirch â€“ Pirch, perch. Only way this would be better is if he was Cliff Bluegill.
Gerald Swindle â€“ Always made me think of a western gunfighter…but really he’s a southern junk-fisherman (lol).
Stetson Blaylock â€“ Another name that makes me think of Westerns.
Fish Fishburne â€“ Not sure what’s a better name: Fish Fishburne, Claudius Maximus or Team Grandma.
Jim Bitter â€“ Nothing to do with the Classic lol (seriously Jim was always cool about it).
Mike Wurm â€“ Think he made Sports Illustrated for his name…seriously, they thought it was hilarious for a fisherman.
Not Top National Guys
> Rip Bass â€“ Seriously. How do you beat that? Maybe: “Crank Bass”??
> Donny Bass â€“ Don’t know what to say except his last name is “bass”….
> Speed Goodnight â€“ LA bassin’ club member, who I believe has passed on. RIP bassin’ brother.
> Billy Westmoreland â€“ Somehow classy. RIP smallmouth king.
> Flash Butts â€“ Yep, fo’ real.
My Fave Current Nickname
Didn’t cover that here, but did mention that in the BassBlaster that led to this list. Some good ones but the best has gotta be: the Hack Attack.