2013 Carhartt College Series Bassmaster Classic Bracket
Grand River - Muskegon, MI, Sep 27 - 29, 2013

An open letter to College Series anglers

Don Barone

About the author

Don Barone

Don Barone

db has been in the reporting biz for over 30 years, won some Emmys and other awards, but is proudest of his four-decade marriage, his two kids and the fact he founded Tackle The Storm Foundation to help children.

“These are the days by the sparkling river…”

Dateline: Muskegon, Michigan

Young anglers, listen,

listen to the once young,

listen to the once you,

listen to me when I say,

don’t do what I did when I was once young, once you,


to the truth from someone once new, now old,

don’t do what I did, who now, in the sunset of my life,

realizes I,

missed the sunrise.

To the young anglers of:

Eastern Washington University,

Auburn University at Montgomery,

Young Harris College,

Auburn University,

And all the other colleges of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series

If I could tell you one thing, give you one tiny piece of advice, it would simply be this,

slow down.

Hold tight, the sunrise.

“…these are the days of the endless summer…”