Dave Precht

Gone fishin’

Precht had the honor of interviewing Bush when he made his first presidential run.

Gone fishin’

By Dave Precht

This is my 353rd column for Bassmaster Magazine, and by far the hardest I’ve had to write.Like almost all my previous columns, I’ve procrastinated in writing it until I’m snug against a deadline....

Fish more, live longer

Fish more, live longer

By Dave Precht

No doubt you’ve heard an older person wonder out loud, “Where has the time gone?” And often in response, someone answers, sarcastically, “Time flies when you’re having fun.”In the sense that...

Bush, the Bassmaster

Bush, the Bassmaster

By Dave Precht

“Bush used Teddy Roosevelt’s ‘bully pulpit’ to promote sportfishing and the protection of aquatic resources.”Numerous tributes were published in the outdoor media following the passing of President...

Swapping teammates

Swapping teammates

By Dave Precht

“The camaraderie in these events seems intensified by the competition, and vice versa.”Fifty years ago, when B.A.S.S. began conducting tournaments, some people opposed them, saying, “Fishing ought...

No more survival mode

No more survival mode

By Dave Precht

Cliff Pirch and his teammate had just won the Angler of the Year trophy from Arizona’s most competitive team trail.At the time — in his early 20s and a rising star in Western bass circles — Pirch...

A reason to lose

<b>1974</b><br>Bill Dance was back on top in 1974 with pure consistency. In claiming his second crown, he was the first AOY champion who didn't win an event that season.

A reason to lose

By Dave Precht

Millions of fishing fans know Bill Dance as the host of The Bill Dance Outdoors TV show, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Others remember him as one of the fiercest competitors in...