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April 6, 2013

Bass professor, 66, succumbs in Florida

TAMPA, Fla. — Doug Hannon, a legend in the fishing world who was known as the Bass Professor and whose expertise in a wide range of design skills and academic subjects in and outside of angling, died March 28 at his home in Keystone, a north Tampa suburb, according to a press release from Johnson Communications.          

Hannon was 66. He recently had neck surgery and was recovering at home, said friend Russ Riley, a family spokesman and president of WaveSpin/MicroWave, a fishing components design company Hannon launched eight years ago, and which he served as its chief engineer.

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