Monday, May 23, 2011

News of the Week: 23 May 2011

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Eight thieves make off with 100,000 maggots from bait shop…Dan Basore gets profiled…Aussie angler thinks up new name…health of red snapper in question…crusty old angler turns 90…a pointer on hooks…Field & Stream's vintage tackle winner is an Actual Lure...Britons hooked on angling…Murray lost its cod…British angling legends cross rods…crazy for carp…Ramakko's expands…fishing for millions is here…200 pound alligator gar is caught…tuna talk off Staten Island is premature…remembering a grandpa through his tackle box…it must be THE NEWS OF THE WEEK!

The Big Lead: In grossest heist ever, eight thieves armed with golf clubs make off with 100,000 maggots from local bait shop. Really.

Dan Basore gets profiled for his great collection!

One Aussie angler has an alluring new name for a new lure.

Conflicting reports on the health of red snapper emerge from the Gulf.

Crusty old angler celebrates nine decades of fishing.

One writer gives a few points on hooks.

In the U.K. a writer explains why so many were hooked on angling.

How Murray lost its cod.

British legends cross rods.

A river runs through this article.

Why anglers are crazy for carp.

Carp week continues.

Ramakko's expands.

Casting for millions is upon us.

Cubs hall-of-famer Andre Dawson is a fishing fanatic.

This weeks Field & Stream vintage tackle contest winner is the Actual Lure Skip Dip Spin-Ster.

Clevelander lands 200 pound alligator gar.

Tuna talk off Staten Island is premature.

Finishing with a Flourish: Remembering one lady's Old Man and the Sea through a tackle box.

-- Dr. Todd

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