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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Limits every day

Limits every day

By Ken Duke

Fourteen anglers have limited every day they were on the water this year. The longest current limit streak belongs to Kevin VanDam with 35 going back to early last season. The Elite Series record...

Davis for AOY!?

Davis for AOY!?

By Ken Duke

Mark Davis will lead the AOY race when the Elites leave Toledo Bend, and he'll have done it on one of the most impressive runs in B.A.S.S. history. With half a season left to go, he'll...

Firsts and lasts

Firsts and lasts

By Ken Duke

This is the first Elite Top 12 ever for Jacob Powroznik, Randall Tharp and Chad Morgenthaler. Among the rest of the finalists, Casey Ashley and Chris Zaldain have had the longest droughts. Neither...

Rookies making a mark

Rookies making a mark

By Ken Duke

At the end of Day 3, the updated Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year standings shows three rookies in the top eight! Well, two rookies and Chad Morgenthaler — who is certainly no rookie and...

Still going strong

Still going strong

By Ken Duke

Kevin VanDam may have seen his streak of 29 straight in-the-money Elite finishes end with his performance at the St. Johns River, but he's got the longest current streak of limits weighed in...

Who's hot, who's not

Who's hot, who's not

By Ken Duke

Through the first three Elite events of 2014, only 11 anglers have earned a check at every tournament (top 50) and 20 have failed to make a check at all (including six rookies and three anglers who...

Davis is on fire

Davis is on fire

By Ken Duke

Going into this event, Mark Davis has a streak of four consecutive top three finishes in Elite competition — best in history. In 2005, Kevin VanDam posted four consecutive top two...

Roland debuted here

Roland debuted here

By Ken Duke

Roland Martin fished his first B.A.S.S. event on Toledo Bend — the Toledo Bend Invitational in January 1970. He finished second to begin one of the most impressive careers in professional...

Not so close

Not so close

By Ken Duke

In 2003, Elite pro John Murray won the Bassmaster Open Championship on Toledo Bend by 16 pounds, 4 ounces — the second largest margin of victory in B.A.S.S. history.

Close!

Close!

By Ken Duke

The 2011 Elite event on Toledo Bend tied for the closest in Elite history. Just 1 ounce separated winner Dean Rojas from Gerald Swindle in second place.

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