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West Virginia’s Chase Sansom Assumes New Fishing Industry Role

A quote attributed to 19th-century Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh states, “great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” In late-20th and 21st-century America, millions of young adults have assumed and accepted that some of those aforementioned small things take place during their tenure in college – an endeavor that …

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Extremely Rare Golden Crappie Caught in Missouri

2022 may be known across the fishing industry for many reasons. Some reasons are better than others. After a recent Central States catch, however, we may look back at 2022 as being the year of the “golden fish!” On Wednesday, October 5, the Missouri Department of Conservation posted on Facebook that an extremely rare fish …

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“We Got Weights in Fish!”: Cheating Scandal Rocks Ohio Walleye Tournament

Updated Thursday, October 6: Updated information on the story will appear at the end of this article. Conspiracy and Controversy in the Air? September 2022 saw World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen embroiled in a lengthy turmoil involving allegations of cheating against 19-year-old foe Hans Niemann. The younger Niemann has admitted to cheating in the past …

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Pending: Enormous Blue Catfish Set to Break Tennessee State Record

It’s been a big year for catfish records! In fairness, you could probably say the same thing about each of the past several years. It seems that big cat records have been playing “hot potato” across several eastern-US states recently. On Saturday, September 24, Tennessee’s blue catfish state record joined that mix. “Dang, I Must …

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Angler Lands Enormous Idaho State Record White Sturgeon

Beginner’s Luck? Greg Poulsen of Utah is a longtime outdoors enthusiast, regularly hunting and fishing for trout and catfish in his home state. It seems unfair to suggest that landing a massive state record fish would constitute “beginner’s luck” for someone who has spent so much time on the water, but Poulsen himself agrees that …

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Four-Year-Old Girl Catches a Whopper Crappie

In the world of competitive fishing, what constitutes as an “enormous” fish is highly subjective. For instance, Grenada Lake saw a trio of four-plus pound crappie and close to fifty additional three-pounders pulled in a single day during an early 2022 Crappie Masters tournament. Those numbers are absurdly impressive, even for some of the most …

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