Dave
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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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Finally, five for KVD

Finally, five for KVD

By Dave Precht

Kevin VanDam has tried a variety of tactics to fill out his limit, and the latest switch finally paid off. The 3 1/2-pounder latched onto a hardbait, one with Kevin's name on it, most likely. The...

A keeper for KVD

A keeper for KVD

By Dave Precht

Kevin VanDam's patience finally paid off with what looks like a 4-pound smallmouth. He played it for maybe 5 minutes, tiring the it out in the current before scooping it out of the water. During...

Pirch’s practice

Pirch’s practice

By Dave Precht

If the goal was to tag along in practice with someone who would likely finish high in this week’s Huk Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River presented by Black Velvet, Cliff Pirch of Payson, Ariz.,...

The aughts and ESPN

The aughts and ESPN

By Dave Precht

Late in 1999, two topics came up in frequent conversation: the “Y2K” problem, and what to call the decade of 2000-2009.Some feared the global economy would crash because computer programs...

The Western swing

The Western swing

By Dave Precht

Well into the 1990s, B.A.S.S. and its tournament trail were Southern to the core. Bass tournament fishing, like stock car racing in the early days, was dismissed outside the Southeast as a redneck...

On Pace

On Pace

By Dave Precht

Our dispatcher sent us to cover Cliff Pace, and thanks to BASSTrakk, we found him fishing offshore structure -- one of his strengths. After camping out near him for half an hour, Bassmaster Art...

A boring morning

A boring morning

By Dave Precht

Brandon Palaniuk just pulled into our slough and fished a nearby shoreline with a variety of presentations, but without any success. Hunter Shryock, a rookie this year, caught a small keeper off a...

Fishing history

Fishing history

By Dave Precht

I can't tell you how much fun it is to cover an Elite Series tournament on my home lake. I fished Lake Martin for about 20 years, back when B.A.S.S. was headquartered in Montgomery, and it's so...

Better than expected

Better than expected

By Dave Precht

Jared Lintner's early morning went "better than expected," he said. I'll say. His seventh keeper was a 4-pound spotted bass that helped him cull a 1 1/2-pounder. Lintner's 10 keepers weigh 23-6,...

Painless hook removal

Painless hook removal

By Dave Precht

Thousands of fishermen owe a huge debt of gratitude to the inventor of the “string trick” for removing fishhooks from people. I owe him or her big time!My latest chance to benefit from the...

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