Monday, February 25, 2008

News of the Week, 25 February 2008


Grits Gresham passes away...Minnesota DNR seizes trophy musky for being caught out of season, gives it back when it realizes it doesn't know when season ends...plastic baits are clogging our waterways...get inside the head of Kevin Van Dam...Judy Wong is a bassmaster champion...mark your calendars, May 18 is Ladies' Fly Fishing Day...world's largest kayak fishing tournament...Lindy Little Joe is sold...Zebco gets profiled...Kiwis love their Bluenose Warehou...the Vandalia Rod Works makes nice bamboo rods...Ski bum is traumatized by the sight of a naked angler...it must be THE NEWS OF THE WEEK!

THE BIG LEAD: Noted outdoor writer, angler, and conservationist Grits Gresham has passed away at the age of 85.

For those who missed the 48 hours of wall-to-wall coverage on ESPN2, Alton Jones won the 2008 Bassmaster Classic.


Sportsmen shoot at global warming.

Anglers seek to clean up buildup of plastic worms in waterways.

The Detroit Free Press seeks to go where no man has gone before: Inside the mind of Kevin van Dam.


A 75 pound catfish on 12-pound test is the Real McCoy.

BREAKING NEWS! The outdoors is perfect for women.

A fisherman fulfills lifelong dream of boating a tarpon.

Joe Ognibene gives you the skinny on the latest rods and reels.

Judy Wong wins the Women's Bassmaster Tour Championship.


An Englishwoman looks at the other side of the Bassmaster Classic.


Britain declares May 18, 2008 Ladies' Fly Fishing Day.

A Kiwi angling writers is glad we have technology on our side in the eternal battle of wits with fish.

An Oregonian trips the bass fantastic.

Noted outdoor writer Bob Schmidt has passed away.

After it wins Field & Stream's Best of the Best award, Doug Hannon's Wave Spin gets even more positive press from The Salt Lake Tribune.


Pro angler Skeet Reese gets profiled by the august New York Times.


The world's largest kayak fishing tournament starts May 2nd. You know, for those who are into that kind of thing.

Long time Minnesota tackle company Lindy Little Joe has been sold.

The Greater Tulsa Reporter profiles the history of Zebco.


Mel Cotton--namesake of the San Jose sporting goods store--has passed away.

Six year old girl is better angler than you, catches 15-pound gag grouper.


The Mitchell Daily Republic opines on Minnesota's obsession with ice fishing.


The Janesville Gazette profiles a Whitewater, Wisconsin man hooked on custom rodbuilding.

This Week in Know Your New Zealand Fishes: the Bluenose Warehou.


Veteran angler hooks, almost lands scuba diver.

Bill Thompson outlines the merits of the Echo Micro Rod.

The Charleston Daily Mail profiles the Vandalia Rod Works, makers of fine split bamboo fishing rods.


Doug Pike explains why direct-drive reels have stood the test of time.

Minnesota DNR seizes ice fisherman's prize musky for being caught out of season, then gives it back when it realizes it doesn't know when the season actually ends.

The growth of professional bass fishing is chronicled in this article by the Anderson Independent Mail.

Finishing with a Flourish: Ski bum runs across naked angler fishing in the Adriatic Sea, does not mention whether his initial reaction was "Dude!" or "Duuuuude." As an aside, Dubrovnik is an awesome place to visit.


Ski bum traumatized by naked angler.


-- Dr. Todd

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