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Welcome to BassFan's Dock Talk section, where you will see brief, newsworthy items that for one reason or another can't be made into full-blown news articles. Despite the name, and in keeping with BassFan's editorial policy, every effort will be made to avoid publishing outright rumors.

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  • Jones finds skeletal remains

    Jones finds skeletal remains

    FoxNews.com reported today that Texas Bassmaster Elite Series pro Alton Jones discovered human skeletal remains while fishing at Falcon Lake recently. ...

  • Okuma adds Martin

    Okuma adds Martin

    Okuma announced that it's added 2011 Forrest Wood Cup champion Scott Martin to its pro staff.

    "Getting to know Scott, we quickly realized that ...

  • PAA teams forming

    PAA teams forming

    The format for next month's PAA Tour Team Challenge at Florida's Lake Toho is apparently attractive to a lot of top-name pros as some high-powered teams ...

  • Poche now with Duckett

    Poche now with Duckett

    Duckett fishing announced today that Alabama Bassmaster Elite Series angler Keith Poche has joined the company's pro staff.

    “Keith is a terrific young ...

  • President gets tougher

    <b><font color=maroon>President gets tougher</font></b>

    The Pflueger President spinning reel has a longstanding reputation as a solid reel at an affordable price, but now it's gotten even tougher. And what's ...

  • Murski service set

    Murski service set

    The funeral service for Strike King co-owner and Professional Bass Fishing Hall of Famer Ray Murski will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Christ The King Catholic ...

  • KVD for President?

    KVD for President?

    (Editor's note: The following holiday-themed piece comes from Alan McGuckin of Dynamic Sponsorships, who's involved with marketing and communications ...

  • Texas cracking down

    Texas cracking down

    Anglers venturing to Falcon Lake or Lake Amistad might get a look at the Texas Department of Public Safety's newest tool for combating drug-smuggling ...

  • BU adds HydroWave

    BU adds HydroWave

    The Bass University announced that its added HydroWave to its list of 2012 sponsors. The company produces the electronic feeding stimulator that was used ...

  • Ish trots out app

    Ish trots out app

    California two-tour pro Ish Monroe now has an app available at the Android Market that can be purchased for 99 cents. It can be used to follow him on ...

  • Dyer to fish Southern Opens

    Dyer to fish Southern Opens

    B.A.S.S. reported today that Clay Dyer has registered to compete in the Bassmaster Southern Opens in 2012. The 33-year-old Alabamian, the subject of a ...

  • Ray Murski dies in auto wreck

    Ray Murski dies in auto wreck

    Bass fishing has lost another legend – BassFan learned this evening that Strike King chairman and Professional Bass Fishing Hall-of-Famer Ray Murski was ...

  • U.S. Open cheater pleads down, fined $1,000

    U.S. Open cheater pleads down, fined $1,000

    Western Outdoor News is reporting that Southern California angler Mike Hart, who was caught attempting to weigh in fish with lead weights in their stomachs ...

  • $300K in gas

    $300K in gas

    The folks at Biobor EB, who sponsor Bassmaster Elite Series anglers Bradley Roy and Cliff Crochet, tracked those anglers' fuel usage during the 2011 season ...

  • Geico makes MLF sponsorship official

    Geico makes MLF sponsorship official

    Insurance company Geico announced today that it's become an official sponsor of Major League Fishing.

    “Geico is extremely pleased to offer sponsorship ...

  • 'Cat Hunt' under way

    <b><font color=red>'Cat Hunt' under way</font></b>

    Bass Cat Boats owner Rick Pierce has been bitten by the nostalgia bug and he's willing to give away a new boat to acquire the cure for what's ailing him. ...

  • Sneak peek: MLF Challenge Cup

    Sneak peek: MLF Challenge Cup

    Major League Fishing has produced a teaser video for its inaugural event – the Challenge Cup, which took place last month at Lake Amistad in Texas. To ...

  • FireLine gets hotter

    <b><font color=maroon>FireLine gets hotter</font></b>

    Berkley has come out with a new version of its popular FireLine. This one sports a blaze orange color that will allow subtle bites to be detected by the ...

  • Woods with Denali

    Woods with Denali

    Denali rods announced today that it's added FLW Tour angler Kenneth "Boo" Woods to its pro staff.

    "We are thrilled to have Boo join ...

  • Rapala: free shipping today

    Rapala: free shipping today

    For today only, Rapala is offering free shipping on orders totaling $25 or more, and both the Rapala and Sufix brands are included and the promotion ends ...

  • Elias' record jersey up for bid

    Elias' record jersey up for bid

    A jersey that Paul Elias wore en route to setting the 4-day weight record at the 2008 Falcon Bassmaster Elite Series highlights the final PAA Auction ...

  • Sonar: The slowest month

    Sonar: The slowest month

    Some people view December as the most hectic month of the year, but not BassFan columnist Miles "Sonar" Burghoff. For him, the lack of tournaments ...

  • Why not walleye?

    Why not walleye?

    OutdoorsFirst.com published an article today chronicling how Idaho Bassmaster Elite Series pro Brandon Palaniuk keeps his skills sharp through the winter ...

  • Wingate photo tribute

    Wingate photo tribute

    Those who'd met Jack Wingate – or even heard of him – might be interested in seeing this photo ...

  • Triton picks Blue Heron

    Triton picks Blue Heron

    Triton Boats announced that it's formed a partnership with Blue Heron Communications, which will serve as the company's public relations agency of record ...

  • Bass Cat buys Yar-Craft

    Bass Cat buys Yar-Craft

    Bass Cat Boats announced today that its family is expanding to include Yar-Craft Boats. The two family-owned companies have entered into an agreement ...

  • First A-Rig peacock?

    First A-Rig peacock?

    Longtime pro and popular Florida guide Sandy Melvin checked in today with a photo of what he believes might be the first peacock bass ever caught on an ...

  • MLF welcomes BPS

    MLF welcomes BPS

    Major League Fishing (MLF) announced today that Bass Pro Shops has joined the organization's list of sponsors. The company provided Nitro Z-7 boats for ...

  • Lane joins Bass Minder

    Lane joins Bass Minder

    Bass Minder, a manufacturer of products aimed to help anglers maximize their fishing experience, revealed today the signing of Bassmaster Elite Series ...

  • Jill Hibdon killed

    More sad news to report today: Jill Hibdon, the ex-wife of FLW Tour pro Dion Hibdon and the mother of FLW Tour angler Payden Hibdon, was killed in an ...

  • Flicker Shad expansion

    Berkley has added two new sizes to its popular Flicker Shad crankbait line – 4-centimeter and 6-centimeter. Both come in 14 colors and feature Mustad ...

  • Jack Wingate dies

    Jack Wingate dies

    Ray Scott notified BassFan today that Jack Wingate, an integral figure in the early days of B.A.S.S., has died. He'd been battling stage 4 prostate cancer ...

  • New tool for tough times

    Anglers are always on the lookout for baits that'll produce under the most difficult conditions, and the new Z-Man Finesse ShadZ fit into that category. ...

  • BU adds Chicago dates

    BU adds Chicago dates

    The Bass University has added a Chicago stop to its 2012 schedule. It's set for Jan. 28-29 as part of the Chicago Outdoor Sportsmen Show at the Donald ...

  • Dick's to sponsor Classic Expo again

    Dick's to sponsor Classic Expo again

    B.A.S.S. announced today that Dick’s Sporting Goods will again be the presenting sponsor of the 2012 Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo. The Expo will run ...

  • Deep Creek sold

    Deep Creek sold

    Captain Gary's Marine Care Products, the manufacturer of cleaning products for both fresh and saltwater boats, announced today that it's purchased fellow ...

  • RotoTail revolution?

    RotoTail revolution?

    According to a press release that BassFan received today, a "fishing pioneer" has invented a lure that, according to Chicago Daily Herald outdoor ...

  • Jersey auction benefits TTS Foundation

    Jersey auction benefits TTS Foundation

    An online auction is currently under way featuring signed jerseys from more than a dozen professional anglers. Proceeds will benefit the Tackle the Storm ...

  • Menendez joins Line Rite

    Menendez joins Line Rite

    Kentucky Bassmaster Elite Series angler Mark Menendez has signed a sponsorship deal with Line Rite, the producer of color-coded tags that make rod and ...

  • Meyer connects with Clone Fry

    California pro Cody Meyer, a rising star on the FLW Tour, demonstrates how to use the new Jackall Clone Fry in a just-posted YouTube video and, right ...

  • Go big from the start

    Catching a limit of keepers as quickly as possible and then going on the hunt for bigger fish has been a tried-and-true tournament tactic for decades, ...

  • PF hits South Africa

    PF hits South Africa

    Pure Fishing today announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Beyond Fishing and Sporting Goods, a long-standing provider of fishing ...

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