2017 Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic Attractions

40 Years on the air and still going strong

Jimmy Houston will join us for the Classic this year on Friday and Saturday

Jimmy Houston, Americas Favorite Fisherman, is in his 40th year on national television. For 20 years, Jimmy Houston Outdoors consistently ranked as the #1 outdoors show on ESPN. Jimmy Houston Outdoors now airs on NBC SPORTS; Destination America; WFN, You Too America; My Family TV; Walk TV, America Media Group; Heartland TV, and The Texas Channel Cable Network. In 2017, JHO will also air on CBS Sports Network. Jimmy Houston Adventures is on You Too TV; JHL.TV; My Family TV; AMG Network; Hunt TV and on the American Heroes Network in the 4th quarter.

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, Quaker State, Shell Rotella, YUM, Hi Seas Fishing Line, Mercury, Raymarine, Blakemore, MinnKota, Bass Pro Shop, Tracker Boats, Duracell Marine Batteries, Cherokee Nation Entertainment, South Fresh Feeds, Morrell Targets, Daiichi Hooks, Southeast Pond Management, Solar Bat Sunglasses, Spike-It, Lil’ Anglers, Color-c-Lector, All Day Energy, Soft Science Shoes; HiTech Rods; Lucky Strike; Jackson Kayaks, Orion Coolers, T&H Marine and Power Pole.

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. A legendary angler, Jimmy was inducted in to the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in 1990 and the Professional Bass Fishing Hall of Fame in 2002. He was inducted into the IGFA Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame and the Legends of the Outdoors Hall of Fame in 2008. 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 recently 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.

Jimmy has written five 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. His latest book, "Catch of the Day", is a 365 day daily devotional built around fishing tips, tales, and events. An updated “Catch of the Day” has been released in 2012. Jimmy is a deacon at Midway Hill Baptist Church near Sulphur. OK. Jimmy's wife of 53 years, Chris, is 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. They have a son, Jamie, and daughter, Sherri. Both are active in the company's businesses. They have three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Extreme Raptors Show

Extreme Raptors Show

They're fierce, feathered and fantastic, winging your way in an avian extravaganza that captures the spirit of the wild. Extreme Raptors is the premium wildlife production, featuring birds of prey like you've never seen them before. Eagles, Hawks, Falcons and Owls are cleared for takeoff!! The show, produced by Raptor Project Inc. of New York hosts the largest travelling tour group of raptors in the world. Audiences will witness up close and personal the beauty and charisma that these predators have long symbolized to mankind as master falconers and skilled handlers guide the way.

Keith Johnson and his Bass Tub

Keith is the owner/operator of Bass Tubs by Hurt Promotions. The Bass Tub is a 4,000 gallon mobile aquarium that travels in the country performing at over 25 sports, fishing, boat hunting and outdoor expos.

Keith Johnson and his Bass TubKeith is perched on top of a mounted boat on the end of the Bass Tub. You are able to see the fish swimming and chasing the lures. Each fishing demonstration will include a variety of baits and presentations, and be packed full of professional angler tips and tactics.

Keith has bass fished professionally for most of this adult life. He has 7 wins and 48 top tens to his credit in B.A.S.S. Opens, the FLW Tour and FLW Series, Stren Series, Wal-Mart BFLs, Triton Team Trail, Ranger Team Trail, Fishers of Men Team Trail, Angler's Choice Team Trail and many other regional tournaments.

Keith currently lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with his wife of 20 years Jennifer. They have 7 children, 4 grandchildren and a dog.

Joey Mines

Joey MinesIn its 31st year, the Outdoor With Joey Mines TV show has become one of the longest running outdoor shows of all time. Joey brings a sense of humor and "country charm" to the show that audiences from all around the world can relate to. Seen weekly on The Walk TV, over 93 million households tune in to watch Joey as he interviews local sportsman and takes his audience on the adventure with him. You can meet Joey Mines in the Cantey Building.