Well-known outdoor writer and TV host, Homer Circle, died unexpectedly Friday at the age of 97.
Circle, whose column in Bassmaster magazine was titled, “Ask Uncle Homer” was a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America since 1946 and was perhaps best known to most as the long-time fishing editor for Sports Afield magazine. He filled that role from 1968 through 2002 and remained active in writing and fishing until his death.
Circle wrote numerous books on bass fishing, the last, “Bass Wisdom,” was published in 2000. He also hosted several TV shows including “The Fisherman” and “The Outdoorsman,” as well as starring in two fishing films, Bigmouth (1973) and Bigmouth Forever (1996).
“His is a remarkable life, with simple beginnings. While fresh out of high school, he took a job as a salesman in an outdoor store in Ohio. For the next eight years, he had the chance to see and use every new hook, line and sinker that was introduced to the market,” wrote Jay Cassell in an OWAA Legends piece he wrote about Circle.