Bob and I fished together and against each other pursuing those little green fish. Additionally, he wrote several articles regarding my fisheries biology research while I was with TPWD. What a loss, and my next bass is for you Bob!
I met Bob in the 80's and enjoyed hunting and fishing with him several times. I'm sure he wouldn't have any trouble getting a 21 gun salute from his friends locally. Bass on topwater coming soon. The first one's for you. Tight lines.
I met Bob while attending Weatherford College back in the mid 60's. Working at Safeway in River Oak to pay his way to college, he always said he wanted to be a outdoor writer.
We fished in the same bass club (Arlington Bass Club). I was shocked to hear about his passing. He was a Great Person and will be missed by many. Rest in Peace my Friend.
Bob was a great person & writer. In the 80"s He went Deep Sea fishing with me on my boat The Honey Do. He wrote 2 articles about our trip. He will be missed.
So sorry for your lost. My husband and I met Bob at the FWAC We both served on the board with him. RIP Bob
I just heard about Bob's passing. I really hated to hear that. I have spent years hunting and fishing with Bob in the Star Telegram. I had some great times him, and learned several tricks that have helped me be a successful outdoors-man. He was a great writer and I'm sure he was a great person and family man. My condolences to all who knew, or like me, knew him through his writings.
"Where do we get such MEN"? Fabulous Man! He will be missed, big-time! So Sorry to see him depart.
Not enough men like you to go around. Yours(column)was the only reason I would pick up the sports page.
I'm so very sorry for your loss. He was always a very kind gentleman. I enjoyed talking with him on Thursdays. Christy Ramsey (volunteer @ PPGH)
Great man and writer, a icon in the outdoor community, he will be missed.
I guess you could say I grew up with Bobby Hood. My sisters and I attended the same church as he and his brothers. I remember he use to give me a ride on his bike, such good memories. We are so sorry to hear about his passing. We pray for you family.
My sincere sympathy to family. Grew up in Ft Worth and read his articles on the outdoors . God bless
I grew up reading Bob Hood's columns on fishing and hunting in the Star Telegram, and always enjoyed his writing style and passion for the outdoors, may he rest in peace.
I never met Mr. Hood, but I always read his articles in the local paper. He was very knowledgeable and I learned from his stories and articles. RIP Mr. Hood MY condolences to your family.
Bob and I fished together more than several times and met and talked a lot at many sporting goods trade shows I was working. His writings of his adventures were so good and accurate that readers could clearly envision everything as if they were there with him. A good man with a passion for his work, a love of the outdoors and his fellow man will be greatly missed.RIP
Hello to his and my buddies Ronnie, Hoyt and Rita, by the way it was 1983.
Bob was my cousin. I have fond memories of him. The family was so proud when he got his by-line in the Star Telegram.
Mrs. Hood and Family, I am so sorry for your loss.
Growing up in Fort Worth during the 60s,there were men to look up to. When men worked downtown. Real Men. Outdoors Men. Bob Leonard. Doc St.Clair, George Charles, Red Davis, Max Price, John Thomson and Bob Hood. Just to name a few. I think I read every article Bob Hood wrote in the Thursday and Sunday paper. He even published a poem I wrote a few years ago about my Dad and I fishing for Sand Bass on the Brazos. I was so proud of that.
He was a Blessing
He was our Friend
He was a Fort Worth Man
Peace Bob Hood
Had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Hood one time in a store, the thing I remember the most was his smile and willingness to stop and talk. He will be greatly missed by all.
First met Bob on the banks of the Brazos river when he and Jerry Dale of Honey Hole magazine were making there 32 day 262 mile canoe trip down the upper Brazos. My ranch borders the river where they were camped on there last night before paddling to Bob's cabin on Possum Kingdom. Never forget Bob's first words when we met when he said " Is is ok to shoot this rattlesnake" Apparently he was doing his morning business when he squated down and saw a four foot rattler coiled up under him. All I could say was "sure" and from that time on we became friends and laughed about the adventure through the years. I know him and Jerry Dale are up there swapping outdoor stories.
With all the publicity I got from Bob Hood when I started fishing tournaments, I was able to get tournament sponsors, boats, etc... He was a big help in my life and a good friend.
I had the opportunity to fish with Bob three times on Lake Benbrook when I lived in the Fort Worth area. We had some great times fishing and I learned so much from Bob about the history of Lake Benbrook and his experiences on the Tarrant County Trinity River growing up. Bob caught a 9# bass on the first day we fished together on Benbrook. He wrote an article for the Star Telegram and also published an article in the first issue of Honey Hole Magazine. I still look back at those from time to time and remember the good times I had fishing with Bob. What a great man. He left a legacy. I consider myself fortunate to spend a few days in the boat with him.
Brent Johnson, Duncan,OK
Bob, What a true Pleasure knowing & having you in our lives. Tom Coker (my daddy) & yourself displayed the true meaning of mutual admiration & great friendships exists!
We are celebrating your life, your career & living were one in the same. Many men, and some women merely dream & admire your gifts. Genuine, honest, caring, loving, smart, not to forget informational at the very least! Bob you taught us all, from your experiences thru trial & error, i.e. books were not easily available on Hunting & Fishing. Thank you from us all! May you Rest in Peace:)= You will certainly be missed! The Coker Family+
I didn't know Bob, but I remember seeing him in the elevator @ work. I said to myself, that's him, the outdoorsman. He was so cool looking. I'm sorry you lost your husband, father, and grandfather. May God bless your family and ease your pain.
What a wonderful man he was!!! In 1982 or 1983, my husband and daughter were in a "Father/Daughter" fishing tournament at Toledo Bend . Hoyt Fincher and his daughter also were in the tournament and I believe they won. However, my Daughter, Ronda and here step-father, Jim Bettes placed in the tournament also. What a delight it was to her to have her picture taken w/Bob Hood And Tom Butler, who were friends of Jim's. What a great person Bob was. She had a blast and got her picture taken w/them and published in the Star Telegram. He made many great memories for many people and will be missed by all who had met him and known him.
Bob and my father, Billy Lewis fished Lake Fork on opening Day.
I recall many stories from both Bob and Billy about how much fun they had.
My first experience hunting Dove was with Bob and Billy.
Bob took the time to help this Lil' Snot Nosed 14 year old how to properly site down the barrel of a 28 Gage.
Bob help me "dead shoot" my first Bird.
His Smile will be Missed.
Rest in peace Bob Hood
Growing up around you is something I will never take for granted. It is truly an honor to be able to tell people that I knew you personally. You were and always will be what every man wishes to be: a smart, sincere man with a personality that was impossible not to enjoy. Your love for the outdoors is only outmatched by the love you had for your family & friends. The next time I'm sitting in a blind or waiting patiently on the back of a boat, rod in hand, I'll be thinking of you – and all that you taught me about being a good sportsman and a good person.
ll of the hood boys are life long friends. I will shurely miss Bob. One of his first trips after starting writing was with me and friends on a horse back wilderness trip hunting mule deer in the Gila Nat. Forest Wilderness.
Always enjoyed his columns on fishing. Got to talk to him once, nice guy.
I guess this permanently ends the outdoor articles in the Sunday S/T. His wit and wisdom will be missed. R.I.P., Bob.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hood family. I will always have fond memories of fishing and hunting with Bob.
Bob Hood was a consummate professional and wonderful writer whose columns and stories took you there, allowing you to experience the sights, sounds and smells of the pursuit.
As a person,he was selfless and always willing to share from his encyclopedia of experience. Though I never hunted or fished with him, he taught me all I know about such things as turtles, raccoons and coyotes.
Deeply saddened by this huge loss. Our prayers go out to his family and friends.
Brother Bill and the rest of the family, My thoughts and prayers are with you. Although I didn't personally know Bob, I felt I did through his wonderful columns and working with Bill over the years. God bless you all.
Many fond memorys of reading his articles. I grew up on Eagle Mt Lake. His insight has taught me much as he has for many in the area. He will be sorely missed. Best wishes to his family he was a great man.
Bob took me on my first elk hunt in Colorado back in the 80's.Our hunt was filled with Hood style adventures. On our first day we killed a 5x5 bull and due to temperature we decided to pack down the mountain with our mules. My jenny mule would freak out at the sight and smell of elk blood so it was decided that I would stay and they would go to Montrose. They promised to be back before dark.Well that didn't happen and I prepared to spend my first night in the middle of nowhere by myself. To say I was nervous is a understatement,but I built a huge fire,fed myself and my mule and set in for a long night. Had my 30-06 loaded and across my chest as I tried to go to sleep.About 10 pm I heard a terrific commotion going on outside and shined my flashlight out the tent to see my mule being attacked by a black bear. Heard a load pop as the lead rope broke and the mule started running straight for the tent,knocked me down and came into the tent. Bear ran off and mule and I spent the rest of the night in tent. Saw Bob about 11:30 next day and he inquired about damage to equipment in tent and I told him my story and he said good,great story for paper. RIP old friend and thanks for memories.
My husband Kevin and I knew & loved Bob,
he always had an invitation to his home for us & he was always fun to hang out with. Our sincere condolences go out to our friend, his wife Kim. Bob will be sorely missed. He was one of the best guys we ever met. I am so sorry we did not get to see him in so many years.
Sad when Bob left ST. Joy when he reappeared at TX G&F. Great sadness at his passing. He was a great sportsman!
My thoughts and prayers to the Hood family. Bob's warm smile and kind heart will be missed by all of us.
Bob and I enjoyed kickboat fishing in Eastland. He was a good man with no airs and a love of the outdoors. He'll be missed..
Bob hood was without peer as a sportsman. As a writer he not only took us on his adventure ,he schooled us on how to do. What he had accomplished. He was simply the best
My thoughts and prayers to all of the family! I will never forget such a wonderful smile and your big heart! Thankyou Bob!
To say that Bob was an outdoorsman just seems like such an understatement. To say that he was fun to be around IS an understatement. It almost feels like he had a little bit of John Wayne in him. God Bless you Bob. God bless you, Kim and Shelly and Heather and all the family.
Bob was one of a kind and will be greatly missed. Prayers for Kim and the family. May the peace of God be with you all
Great writer and outdoors man. Not many left like him. Thanks for the great stories and hunting reports.
Bob will always be remembered as a great friend to me and my family. Our sincerest condolences go out to Kim and his entire family.
Always enjoyed his unique insights about the great cathedral of the outdoors.He will be missed.