Tuesday, May 27, 2008

News of the Week: 27 May 2008

A hungry pig eats a tackle box...tackle inventor Joe Sayers is profiled...the charity Fishing Classic in Brainerd celebrates its 25th anniversary...the Goliath Grouper is making a comeback...a bait shop owner shows how to compete in a Wal-Mart world...a transmission shop moonlights as a custom bait maker...knot wars...the toughness of the American Shad...a tackle company sponsors an Indy car...an ode to a slip bobber...it must be THE NEWS OF THE WEEK!

The Big Lead: Clarion, Mississippi has a problem with a hungry pig and an open tackle box...

The Times Leader declares that collectors are lured in by vintage fishing tackle.

Joe Sayers, tackle inventor, is profiled by his hometown Battle Creek Enquirer.

Doug Dypwyck celebrates 15 years as chair of the Fishing Classic in Brainerd, Minnesota--a huge fund raiser.

Saltwater anglers rejoice, as the Goliath Grouper makes a comeback.

These two Louisiana sisters make their living on the water.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch tells us how pro bass fishing is cashing in on its popularity.

This Brockton teen knows how to lure big bass.

This North Carolina bait shop owners shows how to survive in a Wal-Mart world.

Kentucky launches Fishing 101 for novices.
This transmission shop moonlights as a tackle manufacturer.

Bill Baab tries to count the number of lures ever made.

Knot Wars, Part II.

This angler gets a surprise of the sturgeon kind.

The American shad is a very tough fighting fish.

The opening of fishing season has brought some strange sights.

Targus Fly & Feather sponsors Arie Luyendeck Jr. at the recent Indianapolis 500.

This writer extols the virtues of slip bobbers.

When they're not wrasslin' gators and crushing Fosters' cans on their foreheads, Aussie anglers are reeling in monster cod.

The search is on in Ohio for the state record blue catfish.

15 year old boy better angler than you; catches 56 pound dolphin fish.

Finishing with a Flourish: Why fish carving is this man's passion.

-- Dr. Todd

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