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Tuesday, April 16th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Tuesday, April 16th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Doug Clifford

16-year-old luremaker from Ohio making a name in business

If there had been a “Youngest Entrepreneur Award” bestowed upon a vendor at February’s National Fishing Expo in Columbus the trophy would have made the return trip to Quincy, Ohio, in the arms of Brezlyn Reneer. This 16-year-old young lady is the owner of Breezy Bombers, a soft plastic bait company.
Brezlyn started making baits when she was 12. At this point she was making baits at no charge for her stepfather and his bass club buddies. Two years later, she officially started Breezy Bombers.

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Ohio’s Andy Fryer claims The Bass Federation national championship

The Bass Federation (TBF) National Championship took place at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri on March 29-31. When the weigh-in concluded, Sidney, Ohio’s Andy Fryer stood tall on the victory stand where he hoisted the first place trophy with his wife, Sarah, and daughter, Hannah, at his side.

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Bassmaster Classic contenders share their strategies

On media day at the Classic, I posed the same questions to 11 anglers on my interview list. Professional anglers have consistently identified decision making as the primary difference between them and anglers who do not earn a living with a rod and reel. My two-part question started like this: On Day 1, what is Plan A and what will you throw first? Then what will determine when you go to Plan B?

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Bryan Thrift dominates at Major League Fishing’s Redcrest Championship through tough weather

Forty Major League Fishing (MLF) anglers qualified for the fourth annual Redcrest Championship held March 8 through March 12 at North Carolina’s Lake Norman.
Much like the anglers’ varied lure choices, Mother Nature took full advantage of the opportunity to throw everything in her tackle box at the anglers.

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Growing popularity of Archery in the Schools events takes commitment from many

“We started with seven kids and one bow,” remembered Jim Moyer. “Our target was a cardboard box on a hillside behind the school.”
Moyer, the coach for the New Lexington Archery team in Ohio, smiled as he recalled the humble beginnings of the school’s archery program.
On Feb. 18, New Lexington Middle School hosted a fun shoot that saw 280 young archers from across 12 school districts, one church, and a group of homeschooled students do their best from 10 and 15 meters.

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Pro bass angler Adrian Avena shares his top tips for early season bass

Avena was the featured professional bass fisherman at the Vance Outdoors 21st annual Boat and Fishing Show Open House held from Friday, Feb. 24 to Sunday, Feb. 26. He told those waiting for bass fishing wisdom, “I didn’t come too prepared,” just prior to conducting a Saturday afternoon seminar that very accurately covered his top five springtime bass lures.

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New Lexington ‘Fun Shoot’ in Ohio all about the kids

The New Lexington Archers were preparing to host their fifth Fun Shoot on Saturday, Feb. 18, when the coach of the team, Jim Moyer, made time for a quick interview.
With 280 archers representing 12 school districts headed to the event that would take place at New Lexington Elementary School, Moyer was already busy addressing the details on a Friday morning with the Fun Shoot only 24 hours away.

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Ohio junior angler Braden McNamara heading to Tennessee to fish collegiately

Another outstanding young angler from the Ohio junior ranks will be pursuing his college education while a member of a collegiate bass fishing team. Braden McNamara, of Delaware, Ohio, has signed a national letter of intent to attend Carson-Newman (C-N) University in Jefferson City, Tenn.

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Commentary: Stories from the National Fishing Expo in Ohio where relationships are renewed and made

Thousands of anglers converged at the recent three-day National Fishing Expo held in Columbus from Feb. 10-12, and they were looking for deals on everything from baits to boats.
Three days working in the Ohio Outdoor News booth may limit my retail opportunities, but not my “re-tale” ones.

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