Dave
Precht

Biography

Dave Precht is the Editor in Chief of Bassmaster Magazine. To read more from Precht, follow his column "Back Deck" in Bassmaster Magazine. 

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Gone fishin’

Precht had the honor of interviewing Bush when he made his first presidential run.

Gone fishin’

By Dave Precht

This is my 353rd column for Bassmaster Magazine, and by far the hardest I’ve had to write.Like almost all my previous columns, I’ve procrastinated in writing it until I’m snug against a deadline....

Fish more, live longer

Fish more, live longer

By Dave Precht

No doubt you’ve heard an older person wonder out loud, “Where has the time gone?” And often in response, someone answers, sarcastically, “Time flies when you’re having fun.”In the sense that...

Another throwback

Another throwback

By Dave Precht

Hartman’s frog paid off again, this time with a little better bass that might’ve gone close to 3. Apparently, he does not need 2 1/2 pounders because he merely showed it to his live camera and...

A frog bite

A frog bite

By Dave Precht

About 10 minutes after Hartman switched to a frog, he scored his first bite on that surface lure. It looked to be a giant fish, but only because it came to the boat with 3 or 4 pounds of grass...

Hartman moves shallow

Hartman moves shallow

By Dave Precht

It was a wild ride to catch up with him but I finally found Jamie Hartman, the current leader, fishing beneath a bridge that spans the upper end of the lake.The main lake channel where he...

Jaye is on a school

Jaye is on a school

By Dave Precht

Championship Monday is overcast and breezy and most of the anglers in the Top 10 seem to like the conditions.Our first stop of the day is near Kelly Jaye, who soon caught his first keeper...

Jaye’s handicap

Jaye’s handicap

By Dave Precht

Kelley Jaye says he has figured out a workaround to deal with his injured hand. His right hand is full of novocaine and isn’t doing what he needs it to.He is holding the rod between two fingers...

Jaye is back

Jaye is back

By Dave Precht

Kelley Jaye is back in the game. Bowman and I followed Hank Cherry past the launch ramp at Goose Pond, headed for deeper water, when Jaye raised away from the dock and toward the same destination....

Rapid action

Rapid action

By Dave Precht

Drew Benton has found a big school of little bass. He is catching one after another and only one was big enough to cull another small fish.I wondered out loud why he is staying on these undersize...

Benton gets a limit

Benton gets a limit

By Dave Precht

Drew Benton’s fourth move has resulted in his fourth keeper of the morning. Unfortunately they are the wrong size. The four skinny bass total 5 lbs. 4 oz., according to his last track.Fish number...

Short Fish

Short Fish

By Dave Precht

I stand corrected. In my last post, I said that Benton had boated three keepers. They would be keepers in most tournaments, but the minimum size on Lake Guntersville is 15 inches. He threw two back...

Benton goes to school

Benton goes to school

By Dave Precht

Master photographer Steve Bowman and I are assigned to cover Drew Benton, who is fourth on this third day of competition in the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament at Lake...

Back on the water

Back on the water

By Dave Precht

Laurie Tisdale and I took a break from watching fishermen to watch and photograph a group of volunteers participating in the B.A.S.S. Nation Cleanup of Lake Guntersville.About 40 volunteers...

The Canadian invasion

The Canadian invasion

By Dave Precht

Laurie Tisdale, art director for Bassmaster Magazine, is the photographer on our team today as we cover Chris Johnston of Ontario.Johnson is one of three Canadian anglers who joined the Elite...

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