B.A.S.S. names Dave Mercer Elite emcee

Written by Dave Mercer on December 3, 2010

For those of you that follow me on Facebook & Twitter (If you don’t you should) you know I have been teasing the fact that I have some really big news coming up. Well, yesterday around 3:30 in the afternoon my big secret was shared with the fishing world via bassmaster.com. Since that moment my phone has not stopped ringing and I think it is just now starting to sink in how big this is. First, I want to thank everyone for all the kind words and messages that you have left me, it means so much to me to have all of your support. This is a life-long dream of mine and I am still amazed and in awe that I really got this job. If you ask me it does not get any bigger than this in the fishing world. This is truly the equivalent of a comic getting to host The Tonight Show or a football commentator  hosting Monday Night Football.

I think everyone has that one HUGE dream of doing something but it almost seems way to big to even tell people about and it’s so big you never ever even really think it’s going to happen. Well, this is mine. Thank you Jerry McKinnis and the whole B.A.S.S team for having faith in me to give me this unbelievable opportunity of a lifetime.

Now I guess all that is left to do is me to report to my first day at the office which will be at the New Orleans Arena in front of 20,000 screaming Bassmaster Classic fans and broadcast to over 100 million homes on ESPN 2!!!! I think I have to go throw up now lol

B.A.S.S. names Dave Mercer Elite emcee

Orlando, Fla. — There will be a new mouthpiece of the Bassmaster Elite Series, B.A.S.S. announced today. Starting with the upcoming Bassmaster Classic in New Orleans (Feb. 18-20), popular television personality Dave Mercer will control the microphone as contenders weigh fish for the world championship title. Mercer also will emcee all Elite Series events for 2011. Read More

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    Not bad for a guy who was once given a wheelbarrow by an admirer to carry his tackle to the lake.

  • Aaron

    Congratulations Dave!! Will you still be doing the “Facts of Fishing” as well?

    Aaron Shea

  • factsoffishing

    Thanks and don't worry Facts of Fishing is not going anywhere.

  • Fisherwong

    Congratulations, Dave! You absolutely deserved it! You are my hero! Have fun!

  • Frank Russo

    Great news Dave! Congratulations.


  • FishingFury

    Dave, congratulations. I for one can't wait and think you'll make the TV broadcast of B.A.S.S. far more exciting and engaging than I've seen in the past. My hat is off to you good sir, congrats again!

  • Fishnfix

    Congrats Dave, they are gonna go nuts, it will be mayhem, the fishing world will go crazy…………Ladies and gentleman, here he is, the one and only Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaave Merrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrcerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

  • Garry2rs

    Great News!

  • Ocbassman

    Awsome news Dave Congrats……They couldent have hired a better guy for the job.

  • Haulinbass65

    Way to go Dave!!!!!!!!!!! this will be a walk in the park for you give em hell!!!

  • River

    Good luck Dave!!

  • Ronald Boileau

    Dave : let them have it.great to see a Canadian in there.

    AWESOME Job.