46 Years on the air and still going strong Jimmy Houston, Americas Favorite Fisherman, will be in his 46th year on national television in 2023. For 20 years, Jimmy Houston Outdoors consistently ranked as the #1 outdoors show on ESPN. In 2021 Jimmy Houston Outdoors returned to ESPN2 and is going strong! Jimmy Houston Outdoors also airs on: WFN, Discovery Channel, Pursuit, You Too America, My Family TV, Walk TV, Action Network, Heartland TV, The AT&T Sports Southwest Network, Wired2Fish Jimmy Houston Adventures airs on: You Too TV, ATT Sports SW, My Family TV, Hunt TV, Pursuit and Wired2Fish. More networks are added as they become available. A huge crowd favorite at bass tournaments and over 100 personal appearances a year, Jimmy represents most of American's top outdoors related companies. Included are Ranger Boats, Shell Rotella, Mercury, MinnKota, Bass Pro Shop, Tracker Boats, SuperStart Batteries, O'Reilly Auto Parts, South Fresh Feeds, Morrell Targets, Southeast Pond Management, Solar Bat Sunglasses, Spike-It, Color-c-Lector, HiTech Rods, RiteHite, NutriPlot Luck-E-Strike, Orion Coolers, Garmin, T&H Marine, New Pro Products, Power Pole, and Turbo Power Energy. Jimmy is well known as the hardest working pro in the country. In addition to working a lot of trade shows and store promotions, he speaks at a lot of churches around the country. Since winning The Oklahoma State Championship as a college senior in 1966, Jimmy Houston has gone on to win over a million dollars in bass tournaments. He has fished 15 BASSMaster Classics and won the B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year title in both 1976 and 1986. Jimmy stepped down from tournament fishing in 2020, primarily due to the change in rules where he would not be allowed to practice with his wife Chris. A legendary angler, Jimmy was inducted into the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in 1990 and the Professional Bass Fishing Hall of Fame in 2002. In 2008, he was inducted into the IGFA Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame and the Legends of the Outdoors Hall of Fame. Jimmy was named King of Sports for Fishing in 1989. In June of 2004, the Jim Thorpe Association recognized Jimmy as the Jim Thorpe Man of the Year. Jimmy was recognized as the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus of NSU. In 2016, he was inducted into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. Also in 2016, he celebrated his 50th year of fishing national Tournaments. In 2017, he was awarded the National Lewis and Clark Conservation Award along with Bill Dance and Roland Martin. In 2017, Jimmy was presented a Bass Pro Shop Angler of the Century award. Jimmy has written six books including "Caught Me a Big'un" which was a #1 selling fishing book. "Hooked for Life" and "The Reel Line" are spiritual and inspirational collections taken from fishing situations. "Catch of the Day," is a 365-day daily devotional built around fishing tips, tales, and events. An updated "Catch of the Day" was released in 2012. Jimmy’s newest book “Catch a Better Life was released in early 2022 as a new 365-day daily devotional with teaching related to fishing and the outdoors and a daily fishing tip. Jimmy has a growing presence on social media. His You Tube channels Jimmy Houston Outdoors and Catch a Better Life (where he posts a daily video devotional EVERY day) are constantly growing and have a very interactive audience. His Facebook page – Jimmy Houston Outdoors – continues to grow with posts and videos from sponsors, life on the ranch, fishing tips and of course his deer herd. Jimmy has just recently added both Jimmy Houston Outdoors and Catch a Better Life to Rumble. Posts are also uploaded to Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and Fish Brain. Jimmy is a deacon at Midway Hill Baptist Church near Sulphur. OK. Jimmy's wife of 58 years, Chris, was one of America's top female bass anglers and was named to the Professional Bass Fishing Hall of Fame in 2005, the first woman named to this Bass Fishing Hall of Fame. In 2008, she was inducted into the Legends of the Outdoors Hall of Fame. In 2021, Chris survived major brain bleed. She is on a long road to full recovery. Jimmy, along with their children and spouses have been a major support to Chris since and will continue to be. Jimmy and Chris have a son, Jamie, (Amanda) and daughter, Sherri (Jack). Both are active in the company's businesses. They have five grandchildren and soon to be sixteen great grandchildren.