Don Barone

Stories of the Siren

Apr 26, 2010

Tournaments seem silly when you are huddled for safety in a bathhouse with some of the best anglers in the world, and their families. Seem silly when the weather radio is telling people in one area to "seek shelter."

Life speed

Apr 17, 2010

As I walk up to Bradley Roy he is standing in line, the best angler in the world line, standing waiting to have his fish weighed in, standing to take his place, with the best in the world.

Yesterday comes

Apr 15, 2010

My Uncle Sibby was once a major league baseball player for the Boston Braves and then of Milwaukee. On the stairs to his cellar where the stair posts where all used baseball bats. Each bat brought a story.

Just for one day

Apr 12, 2010

Failure is my fire. When I look in the mirror, it is the failures that I see. The misses. The called strikes, the dropped end zone pass. One foot in bounds ... one out.

Chances

Mar 20, 2010

If we get a chance, what we do with it, is ours. Here you go, go for it, win, or, lose, here's your chance. And I'll take that.

The Boat With No Name

Mar 18, 2010

Last week, Elite angler Jared Lintner was involved in a car accident while driving from the Delta tournament in Stockton, Calif., to the Clear Lake tournament.

Sunrise Ridin'

Mar 17, 2010

It was John Crew's first win ... and it was special because his wife, child and his father were all there with him. Priceless shots of the three of them on stage.

Ocean Cliffs

Mar 13, 2010

Today, I stood on an ocean cliff and watched a father go out to sea. As his daughter stood on the shore. We're all going to have one, our last year of life. Our last month. Our last day. Our last ...

Delta Dance

Mar 11, 2010

Between sunrise, and sunset, lies glory. And the anglers wait. My favorite part of the sunrise, is the sound. The sound of sunrise.

Ride the sky

Mar 10, 2010

Being born dead and living teaches you that. Teaches you that between the start and the finish, there is us. What we do in-between is what makes us ... us.

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