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  1. Luck and fishing

    Ken Duke

    When I was a kid — just getting serious about bass fishing — my father and I would argue frequently about the role of luck in fishing.

    Story | Conversation | October 27, 2010
  2. Postseason shake-up

    Ken Duke

    Welcome to the BASS postseason, where the hunted become the hunters, the hunters become the hunted and almost anyone can walk away with the most prestigious prize in bass fishing ...

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2010
  3. Conventional wisdom

    Ken Duke

    Ever since I was a kid, I've been reading and learning about bass fishing. After all, a bass geek doesn't just materialize out of nothing.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2010
  4. Peak performance

    Ken Duke

    Last week we took a look at career performances during the Elite Series era. Now I want to step back from anything quite so specific and try to answer a question that is asked a lot in other sports but seldom in professional fishing.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2010
  5. World Cup of Bass Fishing

    Ken Duke

    I was driving around town recently, listening to the local sports/talk station, when a program came on called Soccer Weekly ... I got to thinking about how cool it would be to have a World Cup of Bass Fishing.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2010
  6. A word (or 500) on versatility

    Ken Duke

    One of the best things about my job is that I get to meet and talk with a lot of fishing pros. I'm usually picking their brains on the tools and tactics they use to catch bass all over the country. It's fun, and it's definitely made me a better bass fisherman.

    Story | Conversation | May 26, 2010
  7. Put your money where your bass is

    Ken Duke

    When it comes to evaluating fishing talent, money is overrated. There's so much more money in the sport now and so many more guys getting checks that the all-time money list can't truly reflect the accomplishments of the anglers listed there.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2010
  8. Strange days

    Ken Duke

    Professional bass fishing is a bizarre sport.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2010
  9. The star gap

    Ken Duke

    A lot of professional sports talk about being fan friendly. NASCAR takes pride in this. So does bass fishing.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2010
  10. Recognition

    Ken Duke

    There's nothing wrong with most sports halls of fame that couldn't be fixed (or at least dramatically improved) by cutting the list of inductees in half.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2010
  11. Recognition

    Ken Duke

    Earlier this week the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame announced their inductees for 2010. Five men were voted into the Hall this year: John Powell, Irwin Jacobs, Woo Daves, Tim Tucker and Steve Price. I'm going to take this opportunity to comment on the last two.

    Story | Conversation | January 20, 2010
  12. Greatest Angler Debate redux, part 1

    Ken Duke

    A couple of years ago, ESPN conducted what was called "The Greatest Angler Debate." Some folks at BASS nominated 35 bass pros from the earliest days of professional fishing right up to the end of 2004.

    Story | Conversation | November 25, 2009
  13. What's on your bass bucket list?

    Ken Duke

    The first time I ever heard the term "bucket list" was when watching a commercial for the Jack Nicholson/Morgan Freeman movie, where the two characters list the things they want to accomplish before they "kick the bucket." Here are some of the things that would have to be on my bass fishing bucket list.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2009
  14. One more for Bassmore

    Ken Duke

    A couple of weeks ago I wrote a column speculating on who should appear on Mount Bassmore — the would-be bass fishing equivalent of Mount Rushmore.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2009
  15. That Was It!

    Ken Duke

    Remember that "tap" you got fishing a Texas rig last weekend? Or that explosion on your floating frog the week before that?

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2009
  16. Flattery will get you everywhere

    Ken Duke

    It's that time again, time for manufacturers, retailers and outdoors media to get together to do what else — stare at fishing tackle. That's right, it's time for ICAST.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2009