Don Barone

The Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame

By Don Barone

“Standing in the hall of fame…”Dateline: The Bass Fishing Hall of Fame“No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.” Calvin CoolidgeWe are the...

Dear Nana

Dear Nana

By Don Barone

“What separates us from the animals, what separates us from the chaos, is our ability to mourn people we’ve never met.”David LevithanI had a “Nana” too, I’m a crumbling, beat up 65-year-old man,...

Nation: Why not you?

Nation: Why not you?

By Don Barone

“…the process works.”Brandon PalaniukBassmaster Elite Series anglerDateline: B.A.S.S. Nation ChampionshipTo all the anglers in this Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Championship presented...

The roadies of bass

The roadies of bass

By Don Barone

“Now the seats are all empty…”Dateline: B.A.S.S. Nation Championship“Sal, we gotta go and never stop going 'till we get there.' 'Where we going, man?' 'I don't know but we gotta go.”Jack KerouacOn...

AOY attitude

AOY attitude

By Don Barone

“Cause I'm on top of the world, 'ey…”Dateline: Mille Lacs“For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.”Walter ScottPassion, wins. That is the absolute bottom line in success...

Where I’m at

Where I’m at

By Don Barone

Okay, for all of my friends, and my wife and two kids, who keep texting me asking me, “So where is this Miley Locks?” or “…is it cold up there in Canada?” I’m doing this show-and-tell for the...

Why we play the game

Why we play the game

By Don Barone

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”Mahatma GandhiAs I write this, my sister sits in the eye of a hurricane.As do many sisters, as do many brothers,...

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