Ken
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Ken Duke is the Managing Editor of Fishing Tackle Retailer and the author of two books on bass fishing. Follow him on Twitter @thinkbass.

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Hop, skip, and a flop

Hop, skip, and a flop

By Ken Duke

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Putting two good days of fishing together at the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open on the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes is proving difficult for the 200-boat field, but Jeff Cloud...

Who needs a limit?

Who needs a limit?

By Ken Duke

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – It's not often that an angler leads the first day of a Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open with less than a limit of five bass, but Todd Auten of Lake Wylie, S.C., is doing...

Bama boys

Bama boys

By Ken Duke

For the first time in three days, Shaye Baker is not leading the Wild Card tournament. Of course, that's very unofficial, but it's got to be disappointing to his family and friends. Still,...

The Medlock Jig

The Medlock Jig

By Ken Duke

Steve Wright reported a little earlier that Shaye Baker is flippin' a black and blue Medlock jig this morning. I wonder if it's the same Medlock Double Guard Jig that Ish Monroe used here...

Safe!

Safe!

By Ken Duke

So how much weight does Shaye Baker need to be truly safe today? Well, a 35-pound catch is within the realm of possibility on Okeechobee -- it's happened before -- but realistically 23 or 24...

A fighting chance

A fighting chance

By Ken Duke

There are 12 anglers left at the 2013 Bassmaster Classic Wild Card presented by Star Tron at Lake Okeechobee, but they're far from equal when it comes to their chances of winning. Shaye Baker&...

Weedy problems

Weedy problems

By Ken Duke

One recurring lament in the weigh-in line yesterday was that the state is spraying hyacinths and other vegetation on Okeechobee right now. It's a necessary process if certain potentially...

Whoopin'

Whoopin'

By Ken Duke

In January 1977, Dave Gliebe put on one of the great tournament performances of all time right here at Okeechobee. He won the ABF (American Bass Fisherman) Hurst Open with a three-day catch (21...

Making the cut

Making the cut

By Ken Duke

As you know, we'll cut to the top 12 anglers after Day Two. At the moment, it looks like it'll take around 33 or 34 pounds to make the cut, but since weights carry through to the final day...

Big, but big enough?

Big, but big enough?

By Ken Duke

Shaye Baker's 9-1 lunker on Day One was a great fish, but not the largest ever weighed in at a B.A.S.S. event on Okeechobee. At the 1986 Florida Invitational, Larry Wright boated a 10-14 that...

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