Don
Barone

Biography

db has been in the reporting biz for over 30 years, won some Emmys and other awards, but is proudest of his four-decade marriage, his two kids and the fact he founded Tackle The Storm Foundation to help children.

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Mellow, wins

Mellow, wins

By Don Barone

(or the night I saw Michael Jordan wink)“You jump, jump here…”Dateline: After the weigh-in“Patience will achieve more than force.”~Edmund BurkIt was close, the game, maybe two, three points top....

db: Grand

db: Grand

By Don Barone

“All my life's a circle…”Dateline: Grove, Oklahoma“The journey not the arrival matters.”T. S. Eliot We’re back.Did you miss us?Last time we had a regular season Elite gig, Tak won it by 7...

db: This land

db: This land

By Don Barone

“…was made for you and me…” Dateline: AmericaIf in fact “this land,” was made for you and me, then in fact so should the waters that lap its soil.So should the grass we stand on, so should the...

Jason Christie: Next

Jason Christie: Next

By Don Barone

“Don't stop…”Dateline: Elite One“…I’m not sure but I think it came down to one fish…”Jason ChristieSecond place in 2017 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year I am not a fan of point systems in...

db: The bar also rises

db: The bar also rises

By Don Barone

“You go back, Jack…”Dateline: Elite no. 1 “I always tell myself, I can do better.”Brandon Palaniuk2017 Bassmaster Angler of the YearOnce risen, the bar never sets.It will continue to rise, or...

db: My father’s pen

db: My father’s pen

By Don Barone

“As far as my eyes can see…” Dateline: Treasures“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.”Peter PanJ. M. Barrie I have a Tundra, but it is not near...

The Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame

By Don Barone

“Standing in the hall of fame…”Dateline: The Bass Fishing Hall of Fame“No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.” Calvin CoolidgeWe are the...

Dear Nana

Dear Nana

By Don Barone

“What separates us from the animals, what separates us from the chaos, is our ability to mourn people we’ve never met.”David LevithanI had a “Nana” too, I’m a crumbling, beat up 65-year-old man,...

Nation: Why not you?

Nation: Why not you?

By Don Barone

“…the process works.”Brandon PalaniukBassmaster Elite Series anglerDateline: B.A.S.S. Nation ChampionshipTo all the anglers in this Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Championship presented...

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