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 in College Station as part of efforts to get more children — especially Hispanics — interested in fishing. Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris presented the several-foot-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 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.