Rex Chambers passed 15 June 2019

Rex Chambers

Rex Chambers

We are sorry to learn of the passing of Rex Chambers, well known professional bass fisherman. He spoke out about outboard motors breaking off and flipping into boats after his May 2014 accident on Lake Wheeler in Alabama. In that accident, his 250 horsepower Mercury outboard came in on him and Danny Pettus. Both men were seriously injured but survived. Rex shared his personal experiences in that accident in his his 19 May 2014 column in the Cullman Times titled, Outdoors: A Brush With Death on Lake Wheeler. His article raised awareness of the existence of these accidents.

Rex Chambers' boat with outboard motor broke off

Rex Chambers’ boat with outboard motor broke off

In more recent times, Rex Chambers took to promoting The Leash as a means to prevent these accidents.

We enjoyed following him and his career as one of the colorful, enthusiastic, great bass fishermen of today. One of Rex’s skills was the ability to write. His column and the blog for his fishing guide business were always interesting.

Reports indicate he died of a heart attack Saturday 15 June 2019 returning from the Alabama Bass Trail south division tournament on Lake Eufaula. Thanks to AON for covering his passing.

His daughter announced his passing on his Rex Chambers’ Bass Guide Service facebook page. She posted the photo below, the last photo she received.

Rex Chambers with large bass

Rex Chambers with large bass
Facebook image

We wish comfort upon his friends and family.

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