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New Writers: People You Ott to Know

New Writers: People You Ott to Know

I really wish that I’d had some formal training in journalism, because despite a wealth of informal mentors I’ve had to learn many of the hardest lessons through trial and error. One of the skills that I’ve worked hardest on in recent years is the not-so-simple act of building working relationships with specific anglers and industry personalities. I suppose in hardcore investigative journalism they’d call it “cultivating sources.” It involves access and trust.

Along for the Ride

Along for the Ride

I’ve blogged for B.A.S.S. at the last 10 Bassmaster Classics, and while I still geek out on it, the boat rides scare the hell out of me. Between wind, boat wakes and general idiocy on the water, I assume that there’s at least a 42.8% chance that meet my eventual demise trying to track down some glitter boat chasing fishing immortality.

Even Allen Iverson was Shocked

Even Allen Iverson was Shocked

Basszone.com published a great story on Wednesday about Steve Kennedy’s U.S. Open effort. On a per-mile-driven basis, the Alabama pro did not make out particularly well in Vegas, but if you judge based on per-hour-practiced, he likely lapped the field.