Ray Scott profiles Dan Basore...the glory of the Shellcracker...wounded soldiers get a free fishing trip to Alaska...the old Penn Reels factory has a new tenant...why there is beauty in an Ugly Stick...Jack Lloyd fishing lures are still being made 70 years later...a 700 pound tuna...a record halibut...Cleveland's John Gierach comes home, sort of...it must be THE NEWS OF THE WEEK!
The Big Lead: Ray Scott of B.A.S.S. fame writes up one of our own--Chicago's Dan Basore.
These wounded soldiers get a fishing trip courtesy of Alaskan guides.
The Louisville Courier-Journal tells us why the shellcracker is an overlooked sportfish.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports on the inspirational story of one angler's battle with cancer.
From the Sad Files: The former home of Penn Reels, a 46,000 square foot building, is now home to a thriving tech company.
An Island Lake, MN resident boats a 51-inch Musky.
One of the best outdoor writers in America, Ray Sasser, finds the beauty in the Ugly Stick.
The famous Jack Lloyd fishing lures are still being hand made in California.
The Chico Enterprise-Record tells us that young angler's can get hooked on fishing. Trite phrase of the week award winner.
Nick Honachefsky informs us that now is the time for big bass.
This Bahamas boat builder and guide has a few fish stories to tell.
Efforts are underway to save Tonie Sap in Cambodia, one of the largest reservoirs in the world.
One sticky-fingered felon gets caught on camera boosting fishing tackle.
Russia Today tells the sad tale of illegal caviar harvesting that further endangers the Beluga Sturgeon.
Noted American artist and fly fisher Ogden M. Pleissner has an exhibition opening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC that will eventually display at the AMFF.
Mike Leggett shows us why Lizard Lures are deadly fish catchers.
Why The Chum Bucket is not your ordinary bait and tackle shop.
The Kids Fishing Tackle Library is off to a roaring start.
Captain Mike Rowell gives a blow-by-blow account of landing a 700 pound tuna.
This fishing lure inventor is just getting started.
Walleye Central informs us of the hot blades for summer walleye fishing.
Oklahoma's Lake Overholser yields a pair of giant flathead cats.
Tips for female fly fishers.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer profiles home-grown author John Gierach.
The Malaysia Star reports on the Mighty Mahseer of India, the fabled fish of rajahs and British army officers alike.
London's Daily Mail tells of a record breaking halibut.
Finishing With a Flourish: Illinois teen much better angler than you; catches a massive 4 pound 8.2 ounce crappie.
-- Dr. Todd