COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Former President George H.W. Bush’s well-known appreciation for fishing has landed him a giant replica of a lure.

Bush, who has fished off the Maine coast countless times while staying at his summer home in Kennebunkport, was honored Thursday night as part of an effort to get more children – especially Hispanics – interested in fishing. Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris presented the long lure to the nation’s 41st president.

The George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar Education Fund gave a $50,000 check to groups that are trying to get more Hispanic children to go fishing. The fund was launched with a $125,000 donation from Morris.

The Eagle newspaper reports that Morris also helped some children try their luck in a specially stocked pond behind the Bush library on the Texas A&M campus.

Bush, 91, caught a catfish.


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