Big Bass Hall of Fame
2 Time Arizona State Champion
5 Time Arizona State Big Bass of the year Champion
Bill is a life member of B.A.S.S. ,
Bill owns two Arizona State Record line class records,
Bill is a Member of B.A.S.S. , Lunker Club,
Bill owns a Arizona State Record Inland water record 2003
A member of I.G.F.A.
At the 1992 Big Bass World Championships, he finished in 8th Place.
At the 1995 Big Bass World Championships, he finished in 13th Place.
Bill Warman has 18 Bass registered under World Record Regulations SEE Records
in the World Record Book.
Pro Staff of Kick'n Bass
Pro Staff of Urbina Upholstery
Pro Staff Southwest Fishing Services
|Fishing & Experience|
.Largemouth Bass 10 Lb. 4 Oz. July 4, 1993**
.Chevy Truck World Cup Fishing June 22, 1994
. Largemouth Bass 10 Lb. 6 Oz. March 10, 1994**
.Largemouth Bass 11 Lb. 9 Oz. August 20, 1994**
..Mastercrafters Corp. Congratulations Letter September 20, 1994
.IGFA Annual Fishing Contest Third Place 11 lb. 9 oz. Bass Largemouth**
. The Arizona Fishing News Nocturnal Hawg Hunting June 1994
.Largemouth Bass 11 Lb. 15 Oz. June 23, 1996**
. Largemouth Bass 11 Lb. 14 Oz. April 16, 1997**
.IGFA Hall of Fame Gift Pflueger Reel May 27, 1997
.IGFA Hall of Fame Gift J.C. Higgins Reel May 27, 1997
.Largemouth Bass 13 Lb. 15 Oz. October 30, 1997**
. Bass Master Magazine Lunker Club October 30, 1997
. . BassMaster Lunker Club April 13, 1998
.BassMaster Lunker Club 11.61 Lb. July 13, 1998**
Largemouth Bass 9 Lb. 10 Oz. February 20, 2000
February 11, 2001
Largemouth Bass 10.01 lbs. March 14, 2001
Largemouth Bass 8.89 lbs September 2001
Largemouth Bass 10 lb. 4.16 oz. August 15, 2002
Largemouth Bass 14.11 August 22, 2002
Largemouth Bass 17.13 lbs. January 26, 2002
Big Bass Hall of
A few nice bass caught in 2003 .
Arizona State 2003 Big Bass-of-the-Year Contest Winners:
Large Mouth Bass Category
2003 Catch and Release**
Bill Luke Big Bass Days
Look closely at the leader board. In red on the
corner in 1st place you will see Bill Warman name.
Bill Warman Won the weigh-in on Sunday morning with a largemouth bass that weighed 7.52LBS.
2010 Mel Denning Classic, 25th Anniversary 1st Place
The International Game and Fish Association
Issued To Bill Warman
I am truly grateful for the many accomplishments of my fishing life. I owe my basic knowledge of fishing to my grandfather, my Uncle Fritz, and Chief Smokin' Joe an Indian guide from Toronto, Canada.
I received my first fishing pole at Christmas at grandpa’s house when I was four years old. I was very excited about my new gift. When I was young I would go to church with my grandparents. After church, I would go to my grandma’s home and she would give us chores to do. I would help Grandpa cut the grass and load the car with fishing gear. In the meantime, grandma would make us sandwiches for our lunch. Every Sunday grandpa and I would go fishing. I remember many times being on our favorite lake which was WingFoot. The one story that stands out was Grandpa and I went into the boathouse. We were catching fish on every cast that day. A local newspaper man was interviewing fisherman for The Akron Beacon Journal. He asked me how many fish did we catch? I said too many to count. As the interview finished my grandpa told me you are going to be in the paper. The following weeks fishing report had our story in it.
Every year, my Grandpa would take me fishing at Rice Lake in Canada. We fished for bass, walleye, muskies, and northerns. Every time we would arrive at our cabin in Canada, a fishing guide by the name of Chief Smokin' Joe would meet us. The next morning we would all go fishing. Grandpa, Chief Smokin', and Uncle Fritz. These three fisherman would teach me about fishing.
1. Uncle Fritz would teach me about making lures, the lure movements, and the colors the fish see the easiest.
2. Chief Smokin' Joe taught me how to read the weather and water conditions on a regular basis. He would point out things like the wave movement, the wind direction etc.
3. Grandpa taught me to be persistent and have patience on the water.
I would not have learned what I know without these three fisherman. These were the building blocks I received when I was young which allowed me to catch these trophy bass. As life progressed, I built on these blocks. Fishing today at the age of 46 has become easy. It is a natural thing, a root of my up bringing. I understand the fishing industry, methods, politics, and life stories. I am truly grateful to these great fisherman. They took the time to teach me about an exciting sport.
To catch a Trophy bass you must have sound basic principals of fishing. You must also study the movement and patterns of these bass. The knowledge of these patterns can be found within this Hall Of Fame with the greatest big bass anglers of all, and the rising stars of tomorrow. You will get information from "Fish Chris" Wolfgram, Bob Crupi, Cody Pierce(an amazing rising star!), Doug Hannon "The Bass Professor," Bobbie & Butch Gayle, Javad "J.T." Trew, John Deckard, Paul Duclos and Mike Long.
This is a trophy hunters paradise for information. I am grateful to my peers for this induction into the Hall Of Fame. I am looking forward to teaching you and your children how to catch these trophy bass on a regular basis.
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