BASS writer Tim Tucker dies

Moderators: MKA, Caudawg

User avatar
Posts: 3784
Joined: Tue May 03, 2005 1:15 pm
Location: Smithville, TN

BASS writer Tim Tucker dies

Postby Gator » Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:09 pm

News reports confirm that longtime BASS Senior Writer Tim Tucker was killed today in an automobile accident near Gainesville, Fla. Details of the accident are incomplete, but news reports indicate that a crash occurred on Interstate 75, about a mile south of the Newberry Road exit at approximately 2:30 p.m.

"To those of us at BASS who worked with Tim over the past 25 years, he was more than just a co-worker and contributor. He was family," said Dave Precht, Senior Director of BASS Publications. "He was passionate about the sport of bass fishing, and was one of its greatest advocates. We are devastated by this loss."

Tucker was one of the country's most widely published outdoor writers with articles in dozens of magazines and newspapers as well as eight fishing books, a bi-monthly newsletter and a series of instructional fishing audiotapes. His photographs have graced the cover of Bassmaster Magazine and numerous other publications, and his writing and photography earned him more than 100 awards.

"Tim brought more to the sport of bass fishing than just his writing and photography," said Precht. "He had a love for the sport and all who enjoyed it, and he did a great deal to help others get more out of their fishing, whether he was giving young people instruction on how to catch more fish or teaching aspiring pros how to find sponsors. Tim was immersed in our sport, and it will be tough to imagine its future without him."

He is survived by his wife, Darlene, and their two children.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete Monday evening.


User avatar
Posts: 4574
Joined: Sat May 07, 2005 10:07 pm
Location: Oakley, CA

Re: BASS writer Tim Tucker dies

Postby sTony » Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:42 am

My condolences to the Tucker family.


Posts: 189
Joined: Mon Apr 24, 2006 8:41 pm
Location: Antelope

Re: BASS writer Tim Tucker dies

Postby Jerkbait0071 » Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:15 am

Truly very sad news, I had met this guy once before and he had a lot of passion for the sport of bass fishing.. I'm curious if he is related to Mark Tucker..

Posts: 1214
Joined: Sat May 07, 2005 11:56 am
Location: Fair Oaks, CA

I've read just about everything he's written...

Postby NaCl » Tue Jul 17, 2007 2:24 pm

...Tucker's contribution to bass fishing ranks right up there with Ray Scott. Anyone can put on a show but it takes someone like Tim to tell the world about it! He will be missed.


Larry Hemphill
Posts: 781
Joined: Thu May 26, 2005 8:08 pm
Location: Yuba City, California

Re: BASS writer Tim Tucker dies

Postby Larry Hemphill » Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:21 pm

This is very sad news - he was really a great writer with passion for the sport.

Return to “Fishing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 44 guests