Jimmy Houston, Americas Favorite Fisherman, is in his 40th year on national television. For 20 years, Jimmy Houston Outdoors consistently ranked as the #1 outdoors show on ESPN. Jimmy Houston Outdoors now airs on NBC SPORTS; Destination America; WFN, You Too America; My Family TV; Walk TV, America Media Group; Heartland TV, American Heroes Channel and The Texas Channel Cable Network. In 2017, JHP will also air on CBS Sports Network.
Jimmy Houston Adventures is on NBC SPORTS Network; America One; My Family TV; AMG Network; Hunt TV and The Texas Channels Cable network.
More networks are added as they become available.
In November 2015, Jimmy Houston Legends network. JHL.TV is still in its infancy, but already has an impressive lineup of outdoor shows including Fishing with Roland Martin; On The Right Track; Hooked on Fishing; Hooked on Wild Waters; Morrell’s Living on the Wild Side, The American Outdoorsman and of course Jimmy Houston Outdoors and Jimmy Houston Adventures.
A huge crowd favorite at bass tournaments and over 100 personal appearances a year, Jimmy represents most of American's top outdoors related companies.
Included are Ranger Boats, Quaker State, Shell Rotella, Booyah, PRADCO, Hi Seas Fishing Line, Mercury, Raymarine, Blakemore, MinnKota, Bass Pro Shop, Tracker Boats, Duracell Marine Batteries, Cherokee Nation Entertainment, South Fresh Feeds, Morrell Targets, Daiichi Hooks, Southeast Pond Management, Solar Bat Sunglasses, Spike-It, Lil’ Anglers, Color-c-Lector, All Day Energy, HiTech Rods; Power Pole, BTS; Wonder Bar;
Jimmy is well known as the hardest working pro in the country. In addition to working a lot of trade shows and store promotions, he speaks at a lot of churches around the country. Since winning The Oklahoma State Championship as a college senior in 1966, Jimmy Houston has gone on to win over a million dollars in bass tournaments. He has fished 15 BASSMaster Classics and won the B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year title in both 1976 and 1986. A legendary angler, Jimmy was inducted in to the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in 1990 and the Professional Bass Fishing Hall of Fame in 2002. He was inducted into the IGFA Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame and the Legends of the Outdoors Hall of Fame in 2008. Jimmy was named King of Sports for Fishing in 1989. In June of 2004, the Jim Thorpe Association recognized Jimmy as the Jim Thorpe Man of the Year. Jimmy was recently recognized as the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus of NSU. In 2016, he was inducted into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. Also in 2016, he celebrated his 50th year of fishing national Tournaments.
Jimmy has written five books including "Caught Me a Big'un" which was a #1 selling fishing book. "Hooked for Life" and "The Reel Line" are spiritual and inspirational collections taken from fishing situations. His latest book, "Catch of the Day", is a 365 day daily devotional built around fishing tips, tales, and events. An updated “Catch of the Day” has been released in 2012. Jimmy is a deacon at Midway Hill Baptist Church near Sulphur. OK. Jimmy's wife of 52 years, Chris, is one of America's top female bass anglers. Chris won seven Bass-N-Gal Anger of the Year titles, three Bass-N-Gal Classics and fished all 21 Bass-N-Gal Classics. She won numerous Bass-N-Gal tournaments as well as several 2nd and 3rd place finishes and many big bass awards. Chris was named to the Professional Bass Fishing Hall of Fame in 2005, the only woman named to this Bass Fishing Hall of Fame to date. In 2008, she was inducted into the Legends of the Outdoors Hall of Fame. They have a son, Jamie, and daughter, Sherri. Both are active in the company's businesses. They have three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.