Homer Circle Dies at 97

Homer Circle then and recently. He fished each week up to his death. (B.A.S.S. photos)

MISSOULA, Mont. -- OWAA mourns the death of the outdoor communication community's favorite uncle — Homer Circle, who died unexpectedly Friday at the age of 97.

A member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America since 1946, Circle was perhaps best known to many as the long-time fishing editor for Sports Afield magazine, serving in that role from 1968 through 2002. He authored numerous books on bass fishing, including "The Art of Plug Fishing" (1965), "New Guide to Bass Fishing" (1972), "Worming and Plugging for Bass" (1972), "Circle on Bass" (1996) and "Bass Wisdom" (2000).

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