Don Barone

Army medic turned Opens angler

Apr 27, 2012

Meet the man with the Purple Heart on his Bass Pro hat. Bassmaster Opens angler Chad Brekke served in the Army for the past 13 years ... a combat medic who specialized in trauma.

Heart-Land: Take care of our own

Apr 26, 2012

Branson, Mo., site of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open, is still recovering from last year's storms but they're definitely open for business.

An open letter to Brandon Palaniuk

Apr 23, 2012

B.A.S.S. writer Don Barone addresses an open letter to Elite Series champion Brandon Palaniuk after his first Elite win at the TroKar Quest on Bull Shoals Lake, Ark.

Defining … Palaniuk

Apr 21, 2012

Brandon Palaniuk never gave up, heading back onto the water after hitting ER to have hook removed, a defining moment.

Elite Series: Storms & Faith

Apr 17, 2012

I was driving from Connecticut to the Bassmaster Elite Series TroKar Quest event in Bull Shoals, Ark.…crossed from the East Coast to the Mid-West and my weather radio was screaming.

Wishes ...

Mar 28, 2012

Getting to spend time with Kevin VanDam was a dream come true for a young man who won't let cancer bring him down.

Alton Jones: Lonely champion

Mar 22, 2012

Elite Series champion Alton Jones may have just dominated in the St. Johns River Showdown but there's something missing this week at Lake Okeechobee.

Elite anglers: The blue-collar work ethic

Mar 20, 2012

I have been referring to me and my 2012 Elite Series roommates — Paul Elias and Shaw Grigsby — as the Grumpy Old Men but that's not entirely true ...

KVD vs. db: The moment

Mar 16, 2012

Kevin VanDam has agreed to compete in a triathlon of sorts -- billiards, bowling and darts -- with outdoor writer Don Barone.

B.A.S.S. 101

Mar 12, 2012

They came, the future of B.A.S.S., toes tapping and bodies racing, to one of their first big exams.

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