2013 BanquetSave the date of March 9, 2013 for the Minnesota B.A.S.S. Nation Banquet. Join us for an evening of fun and hospitality. We will have an assortment of silent auction items. After dinner, Jerry McKinnis, principal owner of B.A.S.S., will be our guest speaker.
Ramada Plaza - Minneapolis
Meeting 3:30 – 5:00 PM
Social Hour and Silent Auction 5:00 PM
Dinner 6:30 PM
Program 7:15 PM
McKinnis was the host and producer of "The Fishin' Hole," which aired on ESPN from 1980 through 2007 and was the second-longest running program on the network after "SportsCenter." McKinnis' company, JM Associates, has produced a wide variety of outdoor programming for ESPN for more than three decades. In 2010, he and two other investors (Don Logan and Jim Copeland) bought B.A.S.S. LLC from ESPN, later adding McKinnis' production company to the fold. Pioneers in outdoor television, McKinnis and JM Associates have produced The Bassmasters television show for ESPN for more than 10 years, receiving an Emmy nomination for the show in 2008. In addition, JM Associates produces numerous other outdoor shows for the Outdoor Channel, including Zona's Awesome Fishing Show, Madfin Shark Series, Stihl Timbersports Series and Carhartt College Bass.