By Luigi De Rose
|Cook was a six time BASS champion during his career.|
While visiting one of his three sons, he suffered an apparent heart attack early last Friday morning. Ken's career started in the early 1970s but winning the 1983 Super Bass event on the St. John's River in Florida cemented his legendary pro status. He continued to fish BASS until 2009 and notched six career wins on that circuit including the 1991 Bassmaster Classic. Most will associate him flinging spinnerbaits while he steered his Skeeter bass boat with one foot on his hand controlled trolling motor in the early years.
A fisheries biologist by trade along with tournament angling, he later became an owner of a successful big game ranch. He is survived by his wife Tammy, three sons and their families.
Here's a great BASS video of the 1991 Classic which he won doing what he did best, casting a spinnerbait.
Link here for video