On March 18, 1940 in a mill house in the town of Rossville, GA, Benny Hull was born. From the time he was 8 years, every week young Benny and his dad could be found fishing the Tennessee River at the famous Hales Bar Dam, just a few miles above present-day Nickajack Dam. Renting a 16-foot wooden boat with a 10-hp Scott, they fished the boils for white bass, sauger, catfish, smallmouth and largemouth bass, and skippjack. During his late teens and early twenties, Hull traveled to the Florida Keys many times. It was there that he fell in love with saltwater fishing. Drawing on the skills and talents he had honed over the years, Benny ran a successful fresh and saltwater fishing guide service for four years.
Hull launched his TV career in 1986 with a one-hour, live call-in fishing show. For two years he had several guest on the air. The show, called American Outdoors, grew into a nationally broadcast 30-minute show on the Outdoor Channel and Comcast Sport South. Hull later added a live radio outdoor talk show called Stump Bumper Outdoors Live on WGOW 102.3 FM.
For the last 26 years, Benny Hull has done it all, and along the way he landed himself in the Fishing Hall Of Fame Word Record books a total of eight times. He still holds six line class records. Benny has a love like no other for the great outdoors and loves sharing his knowledge with others.