Topics: Don Barone

Brent Chapman redux

Jun 12, 2012

Last year, Elite Series pro Brent Chapman was close to giving up his angling career; this year, he's vying for Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year.

Barone grateful to punch in

Jun 7, 2012

B.A.S.S. writer Don Barone punched in as he stood on a dock above the sweet water of Toledo Bend for the Day One launch of the Toledo Bend Battle.

Failure is the ONLY option

Jun 7, 2012

According to B.A.S.S. writer Don Barone, Elite Series pro Britt Myers is a scrappy angler, one who truly believes that failure is not an option even in the face of failure...

Red Cape, Blue Collar

May 31, 2012

Childhood dreams never leave you. Least they have never left me.

Grumpy Old Men: E.R.

May 3, 2012

When I see my two roommates, Elite anglers Paul Elias and Shaw Grigsby, move gingerly in the morning, grunt and oh and ah with stabs of pain, I know the feeling.

KVD vs. db: Bowling battle

May 1, 2012

Kevin VanDam and Don Barone compete in a series of off-the-water match-ups. Event one is a bowling battle…db's first pitch to Babe Ruth.

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.

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