While covering the 2008 Bassmaster Classic DB finds himself surrounded by the sports youngest fans.
Heavy fog and a messed up fast food order can't keep DB from covering the WBT. Don watches as 12 of the best female anglers prepare for launch.
Learning curves are all part of covering his first Classic. Don finds out that media days are not held inside a locker room, and the questions anglers really want to be asked.
It's Practice Day for the 50 Elite anglers. That's what the PR people are calling it in the hand out they gave me when I stumbled upon the media center while out hunting for something to eat.
It's the people inside the outside that makes the outdoors great, and I want to thank them publicly for the gift they have given me, this year of writing about the outdoors.
I was sitting on a couch once with a werewolf when she asked me, "Do you get out much." Actually, to be honest, she was sitting on the couch, I was sitting on a ¾-inch RCA TV tape deck with my finger on the record button.
Catching a fish is catching a fish. But when your fishing buddy falls out of the boat doing it, now that's a story. I'm an outdoor writer that writes about your father putting his arm across your shoulder, what you saw in the campfire smoke — the legend, not the hunt
This here is an open email to one of the bosses that still talks to me at Bassmaster, Dave Precht, and since I don't get paid to write e-mails, but do get direct deposit cash to write blogs, consider this a blog.
Twelve of our wounded, with the horrors still fresh, came here this morning to fish with 12 of the best anglers in the world. The 12 vying to be the Angler of the Year. And when the song in the speakers came to this — "home of the" — I knew I was standing amongst the bravest.
Manhood is caring about people you don't know.Not the, "Hey, how you doing," elevator talk kind of caring. Not the nod of the head you give to strangers. Manhood is waking up in the middle of the night wondering about the well-being of someone you have never met.