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Giant Catches

From left, Roy Linder of Louisiana, Robert Imboden and Craig Imboden of Conway caught some very big fish earlier this month at Cane Creek Lake, near Star City. The group caught three catfish ranging from 38 pounds, 4 ounces to 47 pounds, 11 ounces. The second-biggest fish was 39-9. The fish were caught using goldfish as bait. (Special to The Commercial)

10 things to take away from Classic

Last month's Bassmaster Classic marked my 10th Classic, most of which I've attended as a working journalist, and just like the previous nine world championships, I once again learned a few things and had some other ideas reinforced while watching the world's best bass fishermen match wits with little green fish.

Duck-o-meter better explained in print than on TV

For the past several weeks, I've been giving a weekly duck hunting report on KATV. KATV Sports Director Steve Sullivan shows up at my office every Wednesday with a camera, and I rattle off an impromptu duck hunting forecast, including a numeric score on a scale of one to seven, for the recurring feature called the Duck-o-meter.