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“Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.” –Lao Tzu, Chinese Philosopher
Lao Tzu was wise, sure, but he clearly wasn’t a fisherman. If he was, he would’ve said: “Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, hook him for a lifetime.”
This blog exists so I can share my two passions in life — fishing and writing — with those willing to read it.
So next time the fish aren’t hitting your bait, lean back and read about fishing until the fish do bite. You may or may not get hooked, but I encourage you take a moment and get CaughtOvgard.
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Fish Caught: 15,074
Species Caught: 422
All-Tackle World Records: 3 Official
IGFA Trout Grand Slams: 5 Official
IGFA Trout Super Grand Slams: 1 Official
States Fished: 27 (Plus D.C.)
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C., Wyoming
Countries Fished: 12
Austria, Canada, Croatia, Czechia, Germany, Italy, Portugal, New Zealand, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, United States
CaughtOvgard, my syndicated fishing column is offered weekly in the Oregon and Idaho papers listed below and has been featured in more than a dozen newspapers and regional magazines across the United States and Canada, as well as Game & Fish and American Currents magazines.
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