Dave Barnes Sr.

Inducted into the Hall of Fame on December 4, 2016

Dave Barnes Sr with his wife and Hall of Fame plaqueOne of Maine's well known anglers, a man that has competed professionally well beyond the Maine State line as well as having done so much for the bass angling community was surprised by long time friend Charles Wilson who presented Mr Barnes with the Maine B.A.S.S. Nation Hall of Fame Plaque.

The plaque reads...David W. Barnes Sr. In recognition of over 39 years of dedicated service and leadership is the first inductee into the Maine B.A.S.S. Nation Hall of Fame.

Some of Dave's highlights over his career are: Master Maine Guide since 1977 (Central Maine Guide Service CentralMaineGuideService.com), Co-Author Maine Bassin 1984, 10 State Championship's, 29 State of Maine team member, 9 Federation Nationals Championship competition, and the Forest Wood Cup Qualifier. You can read more about Dave at DaveBarnesFishing.com

My Favorite Fishing Day

An article from one of Dave's friends

When I think about my Best day of fishing, I immediately remember Lake Champlain and my partner for the day, Mr. David Barnes Sr. Besides his calm and cool general demeanor, he is also quite a character. From the Friday night pairing, where I was informed to not be nervous because I was not the first woman he had fished with, to the weigh in on Saturday afternoon A real southern gentleman with a quick wit and an immense knowledge of fishing, paired with some of the funniest stories you could imagine. Dave, you helped to ignite my love of the sport and I will always appreciate that. God Bless my Friend. Thank you for all that you have done for this sport throughout the years, and thank you for making my very first tournament one of my favorite memories.

Amber Randall