Fishing Fan George H. W. Bush Gets Giant Replica Lure

Former President George H.W. Bush loves to fish and his well-known appreciation for angling landed him a giant replica of a lure.

The 91-year-old Bush was honored Thursday night as part of efforts 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 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 also caught a catfish.

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