A four year old girl is a better angler than you are...Al Lindner plays with his tackle...Everol comes to America (again)...A 50-pound striper on 2-pound test line...A pike party in Michigan's Tip Up City...The Kiwis tango with the Spiny Dancer...a 7-year old kid catches a world-record Smallmouth, sort of...it must be THE NEWS OF THE WEEK!
The Big Lead:: 4-Year Old Girl is Better Angler Than You; catches 50 pound Black Drum on Pink Reel and Barbie Fishing Pole. Complete with video. You may now gently weep .
Sad News: Noted Pflueger collector and NFLCC member Lou Bacigalupo has passed away.
Al Lindner still like to play with his tackle.
A Save-the-Fluke fund has been inaugurated.
From the Slightly Fish-Related Cryptozoology Files: Debating the merits of America's Loch Ness Monster--the Lake Champlain Monster "Champy." And no, it doesn't really exist.
Alabama has big news as a Mobilian now owns exclusive rights to sell Everol reels in America.
From the Personal Interest Files: A Fishing Birthday Party is a big hit.
UK Fishing Writer Keith Elliot gets a nice letter from Pres. Jimmy Carter, thanks to his recent purchase at Lang's Auctions.
Alabama Game & Fish tells us about Stripers in the Cotton State.
Wayne Hooper argues that fishermen need to clean up their act by eliminating lead sinkers.
UK Angler lands a near record bass...and no, its not a largemouth.
Let's hear it for light line fishing: a 50 pound Striper on 2 pound test!
A legendary fly angler comes to California, perhaps for the last time...
The Arizona Republic declares the outdoor industry as big business. Next week's groundbreaking Republic expose: chocolate and peanut butter make tasty combo.
Michigan fishermen still love their hand lines and reels.
Dave Richey extols the virtues of fishing alone.
The Susquehanna River is a hidden treasure...for walleye fishing?
Dave & Emily Whitlock visit Kettering High School and the Miami Valley Fly Fishers club.
Dennis Anderson of The Minneapolis Star-Tribune believes (as I do) that moving up Minnesota's fishing opener a week is a big mistake.
The Daily Freeman reports that ice fishing might be a dying sport.
Our Midland (Michigan) reports that in Tip Up City there is no party like a pike party...because a pike party never stops.
There is a new world-record Giant Grouper caught off the African coast.
This Week in Know Your New Zealand Fishes, Part I: The Spiny Dancer.
This Week in Know Your New Zealand Fishes, Part II: The Warehou.
Bassfan.com (and Rick Clunn) declares the return of the Fred Young-inspired square bill crankbait.
Finishing With a Flourish: 7-Year Old breaks smallmouth world record...Smallmouth Buffalo, that is.
-- Dr. Todd