According to a story posted on the Strike King website last night, Denny Brauer has announced his retirement from the Bassmaster Elite Series following the 2012 season.

“While I will not ever fully retire from this great sport that has been my passion for so many years, it is time for me to step down from competing on the Bassmaster Elite Series,” said the 63-year-old Brauer in the release. “The last 32 years have been tremendous. Shirley and I are so appreciative of all that this sport has been for us.”

We hear at The Bass Cast would like to thank Denny for all of the great memories that he has brought to all of us while on the B.A.S.S Masters tour and we wish him and his wife a great retirement…