By Don Iovino
September 26, 2014
From the editor: I’d be hard-pressed to find any fishing fanatic history buff who’s not aware of Don Iovino and his history with the sport. Recently inducted into the International Fishing Hall of Fame (IFHF), “Doodlin’ Don” is best known for his innovative fishing techniques such as his “doodling” method of plastic worm fishing, and deep water bass fishing methods. He fished the WON Bass US Open last week and shares the experience with us below, and while he’s officially retiring from tournament fishing, we know we’ll always find him out on the water, sharing his love of fishing with others.
As some of you may know, I decided to enter the US Open a few weeks ago, but more importantly, I’d decided it was going to be my last “big” tournament. I’m not quitting fishing altogether, just the larger tournaments as my business and work with Lowrance keeps me very busy.