Lake St. Clair Fished Out!!!

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As I’m sure you recall, B.A.S.S. held their most recent Elite Series event on Lake St. Clair, where winner Chris Lane brought in over 80 pounds of bass during the 4 day event. One of the many complaints in that event was the poor showing and condition of the fish from the Lake proper. Even Kevin VanDam, in an interview with BassFan this week stated, “What really blows me away was the fish were not in that condition right before the off-limits. I couldn’t imagine that things could change that much in a month, but they did.” Of course, the lake isn’t even close to being fished out, so why the headline? What does this have to do with bass fishing history? [Read more…]

The Story of Fishing Facts Magazine

Bill Binkelman, founder of Fishing Facts magazine

Bill Binkelman, founder of Fishing Facts magazine

Once upon a time in the world of fishing, there were pretty much just 3 magazines of note that everybody got their fishing information from; Sports Afield, Field & Stream, and Outdoor Life. As we’ve mentioned on these pages before, guys like Homer Circle and Jason Lucas pretty much ruled the fishing magazine world. That would all begin to change in the mid 60s, thanks to a guy by the name of Bill Binkelman. [Read more…]