Ken
Duke

Biography

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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Duckett's lead

Duckett's lead

By Ken Duke

Boyd Duckett leads the Delaware River Elite event by 4 pounds, 12 ounces. That might not sound like a lot, but there are a couple of reasons to believe that his lead is positively huge…and...

KVD OMG

KVD OMG

By Ken Duke

Kevin VanDam's zero on Day 1 of the Delaware River Elite event was his first since Day 3 on the Mississippi River in 2009 (June 13). He finished 28th in that tournament. If you have to zero,...

Tackle Trends: Reels

Tackle Trends: Reels

By Ken Duke

Not to date myself, but when I got into bass fishing the fastest baitcasting reel on the market had a gear ratio of 3.5:1. If you bought a Gator Grip conversion kit, you could ratchet it up to 5:1....

Tackle trends: Rods

Tackle trends: Rods

By Ken Duke

The problem with ICAST is that there's simply not enough time to see everything. So when Elite pro Bernie Schultz stopped me at the show and said, "Ken, you have to see this!" I...

Honoring a legend

Honoring a legend

By Ken Duke

ICAST isn't just about new fishing products. It's not all about negotiating with buyers in the booths or working with media to generate buzz about some new gadget. It's not only limited...

In search of 546

In search of 546

By Ken Duke

Every year at about this time — hopefully earlier — Elite Series anglers start taking a hard look at what it's going to take going into the stretch run to qualify for the Bassmaster...

Eye on BASSfest

Eye on BASSfest

By Ken Duke

The 2014 Elite Series season still has four events to go, but if you're one of the competitors you'd better believe you're already coming down the home stretch. There are just two more...

Droughts

Droughts

By Ken Duke

Of the 12 finalists at Dardanelle, Michael Iaconelli has experienced the longest drought of not making it to Day 4. Ike has not qualified for a finals in more than three years! He last made it to...

Star-studded finals

Star-studded finals

By Ken Duke

The Top 12 at Dardanelle features four former Toyota Bassmaster Anglers of the Year (Clunn, Swindle, Reese and Iaconelli), five former Bassmaster Classic champs (Clunn, Omori, Reese, Iaconelli and...

Zell's bells

Zell's bells

By Ken Duke

Zell Rowland's Day 2 catch weighing 25-5 was easily the biggest in Dardanelle Elite history. Prior to that, the heaviest was 22-9 ... by John Crews just one day earlier.

KVD's worst ever

KVD's worst ever

By Ken Duke

Kevin VanDam's 71st-place finish is the worst of his Elite career, eclipsing his 70th-place finish at the St. Johns River earlier this year. This is the first time KVD has finished out of the...

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