Congratulations to Don Wallace, former host of the Wallace Wildlife Show that aired for 23 years on Oklahoma City television.
Wallace, 78, has been inducted to the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in Hayward, Wisc. Wallace was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a Legendary Communicator.
“I didn’t think I would ever make it,” Wallace said. “I am thrilled beyond words. I look back and wonder what I did to deserve this wonderful accolade. I was just doing what I liked to do and what I wanted to do and it worked out for everybody. It was the hardest job I ever loved.”
Wallace retired in 1989. His show is included as part of the current exhibit at the Oklahoma History Center called ”Field, Forest and Stream. The History of Oklahomans and the Outdoors.”
“I would film, edit, produce, sell, host, syndicate, bill, collect,” Wallace said of the show. “I did everything.”
Wallace received news of the induction this past weekend in Port Isabella, Texas, where he is spending the winter fishing on the Gulf Coast.
“The fishing has been better than normal this year,” he said. “The temperatures have been warm. The fishing is good for speckled trout, redfish and sheepshead.”
Wish I was there.