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What ever happened to Orlando Wilson???


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#1 Big-Bass

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Posted February 18 2008 - 08:05 PM

What ever happened to Orlando Wilson?  He used to have a show I would watch back on TNN Outdoors in the 1990s and I even looked up info on him and can't find out anything.  Any info would be great.  Thanks.

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Posted February 19 2008 - 08:48 AM

What ever happened to Orlando Wilson?  He used to have a show I would watch back on TNN Outdoors in the 1990s and I even looked up info on him and can't find out anything.  Any info would be great.  Thanks.


I remember that show, was pretty informative. It seemed like he always was using a Rattle Trap for his fishing. Anyway I havent heard anything about that host in years. Is he still alive? wasnt he an oldtimer back then?
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Posted February 19 2008 - 11:56 AM

He wasn't old, alway wore an Atlanta Braves hat. He was the firts guy I saw that reeled a baitcaster with his left hand. His show started on TBS and then went on TNN later.

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Posted February 19 2008 - 01:11 PM

He's probably in a nursing home somewhere in the south watching all his reruns and swearing it happened yesterday with his daily highlight being a diaper change...
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Posted February 19 2008 - 01:31 PM

I was thinking the same thing the other day!

I liked his show because it seemed like he was always fishing the same waters you and I would fish.  No private ponds or gimmiks on his show.
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Posted February 19 2008 - 03:26 PM


I liked his show because it seemed like he was always fishing the same waters you and I would fish. No private ponds or gimmiks on his show.


Say what?  He was always fishing Florida phosphate pits.
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Posted February 20 2008 - 08:51 AM



I liked his show because it seemed like he was always fishing the same waters you and I would fish. No private ponds or gimmiks on his show.


Say what? He was always fishing Florida phosphate pits.


You mean you DON'T fish Florida phosphate pits all the time?  :-?

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Posted April 12 2009 - 11:03 AM

I had the pleasure of spending time with him fishing many years ago and can say without hesitation that he is a great guy. My family lived in Ga in the 80's and early 90's and he would travel from Winter Haven Fl to Athens Ga and spend the weekend fishing our private lakes and going out to dinner.
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Posted April 14 2009 - 05:45 PM

It was another fishing show, man, we will take what we can get. He looked like he was 5' tall. It doesn't matter how tall one is, but he looked funny with a flipstick. I liked him. I once was going to try and count how many times he said  ..a...a....a..  but gave up after the first half of the show.
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Posted April 14 2009 - 06:00 PM

one of the best intro songs ever



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Posted April 14 2009 - 06:26 PM

I use to love it as a kid, great show.  Anyway, I don't know if this is true or not, but I remember speaking with a guide as a kid on the Big "O".  He basically said Mr. Wilson did not earn his stripes in the fishing world. He married into money and daddy's ittle rich girl paid the way in for Orlando.  

I remember being taken back with the news, cause I really liked his show and thought no way, the guys a shame? Not a real tournament angler! Say it isn't so  :(.  Please someone clear the air on this so I can resume a normal life  ;D
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Posted April 14 2009 - 06:27 PM

one of the best intro songs ever

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_n9wd9Z0kw





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Posted April 14 2009 - 09:45 PM

ORLANDO WILSON

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Posted April 15 2009 - 08:15 AM

Who says you have to be a winning tournament angler to host a fishing show? :-?

As far as his show, I could give or take it. I always liked Fish Fishburne's "Go Fish". I can't believe it didn't last very long, but "Beat Charlie Moore" is still on ESPN today.
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Posted April 28 2009 - 11:56 AM

Seems Orlando Wilson is now a Banker!!

http://www.northside...dir.htm#orlando

Early in his career, Mr. Wilson became involved in land development and the construction industry. Beginning in 1975, the focus of Mr. Wilson's career turned to mass media pursuits including print media, television production, talent management, and hosting television programs. From 1975 through 1980 he was the publisher of two outdoor magazines. Following that, Mr. Wilson went on to host his own local and later national fishing program which ran until 2000 when he retired as a television personality. Mr. Wilson sold his production company to a national cable television network in 1996. Following the sale of his television production company and his retirement as a television personality, Mr. Wilson again turned his full time attention to real estate investment and land development. Mr. Wilson played an instrumental role in the organization of North Georgia National Bank, now Bank of North Georgia. He served as a director of the Bank until it was sold in 1997. He is currently chairman of NorthSide Bank, Adairsville, Georgia and its holding company NorthSide Bancshares, Inc. Mr. Wilson is also a director of Bank of Ellijay, Ellijay, Georgia, CreekSide Bank, Woodstock, Georgia, and WestSide Bank, Hiram, Georgia.


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