After an extremely long and cold winter in the north country, Joe Balog finally gets to do some fishing that doesn't involve ice. As initial preparation for the James River Rayovac, he watched video coverage of the 1988 Bassmaster Classic at that venue, which included a much-younger version of current B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year leader Mark Davis. That caused him to reflect on how much has come and gone in the sport over the last quarter-century.
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