January 31, 2013
Tribute to Jim Hudson – One of Ice Fishing’s Best
The ice fishing world lost one of the best this past Saturday. Jim Hudson hit the ice like he does every winter day, in search of that next big fish (Jim had a knack for catching big fish–ALL THE TIME!) when his snowmobile went through the ice. Jim fought with everything he had but passed away later that day after being air-lifted to the hospital. Jim has touched so many lives, both on and off the ice. His smile and excitement for the sport brightened every room he walked into. The ice fishing world mourns the death of Jim but we take comfort knowing that he died doing something he loved. Jim will be missed by many and let our next fish pulled through the ice be in memory of him!
Here is some additional info posted on the Vexilar website… Jim Hudson was known as one of the best of the business on the big water of Lake Superior. Jim lived in Bayfield, WIand fished in the Chequamegon Bay and the Apostle Islands region of Lake Superior his entire life, where he owned and operated Hudson’s On The Spot Guide Service. Jim catered to ice fisherman in pursuit of most all fish species that roam this vast open water, where these trips not only gave you the opportunity to catch fish but also allowed you to learn cutting edge techniques that help narrow down the search for your quarry on big water.
With his knowledge and expertise, Jim had been a featured guide on John Gillespie’s Waters and Woods television show, written articles for various outdoor magazines, and had been featured in many of the top fishing publications. Also, Jim was an Ice Team Powerstick and was a rising star representing many companies that lead the way for the modern ice angler.
Jim lost his life January 26th, 2013 pursuing his passion for fishing. He was a valuable Vexilar Pro Staff member and will be missed within our ranks.
If you would like to help support Jim’s wife, Hannah, and her family please visit their Give Forward website…http://www.giveforward.com/hudsonfamily
You will be missed by many Mr. Hudson. “Fish on!”