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World record 54.5 pound fish caught by 10-year old Dallas native Dylan Smith
A 54 1/2-pound Lake Tawakoni blue catfish caught by 10-year-old Dylan Smith is a pending International Game Fish Association (IGFA) Small Fry (anglers 10 or younger) world record.
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Putting roofs on racetracks, getting knocked out in a crash
Concussions became impossible to ignore in racing after a head injury caused NASCAR’s most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr. , to miss half of last season. “I’m glad to hear that he’s going to get back behind the wheel of a race car,” Richardson said. “He’s taking his life in his own hands.
Popular boats for more than fishing
He figures the sales of family recreational boats outnumber the sales of fishing boats by 4 or 5 to 1. “Paddle boats have also made a tremendous gain in popularity,” Beal said. “Kayaks, paddleboards and other smaller recreational vessels are a huge part of the Boat Expo.
Ray Sasser: Warm or cold, fish still biting
Lake Fork guide Mark Stevenson said the cold weather followed by warm weather is a normal weather pattern, and he expects fishing to be good through the spring. Stevenson holds the No. 2 spot in Texas largemouth bass records with a Fork whopper that weighed 17. 67 pounds.
Ray Sasser: End of duck season could be epic
Kraai said migrating waterfowl are still arriving on cold fronts, while other birds are headed back north during the warming trends that have delivered record high temperatures in many places. “I’ve heard great reports on public and private lands throughout Texas the last few weeks,” Kraai said. “I like these years when we have regular significant cold fronts, then warming trends.
UNT softball splits two at Getterman Classic
In the first game, TWU took a 5-2 lead off a Nicole Parnell single as part of a three-run fifth inning, but Cameron battled back with four runs off a solo home run and a three- run double in the seventh to take the win.
Ray Sasser: Zara Spook lure dates to early 1900s
Around the No Talent table, the men swapped well-spun stories of their exploits, and that’s when Walter Biggs revealed the tale of the Zara Spook, a lure that gained prominence in the back of his father’s store. “A lot of the bull sessions concerned fishing and took place around the water cooler and potbellied stove,” Biggs said. “There were all sorts of colorful people hanging around, including an assortment of immigrants.