Sport: Magic on the Withlacoochee

When not dreaming of the Big Strike, bass fishermen are forever trying to hook their friends on Micropterus sal-moides, the wily and voracious largemouth bass. Such was the case when Correspondent Sam Iker, a self-certified "bass nut," lured Associate Editor Ray Kennedy to Dunnellon, Fla.. for a long weekend of fishing on the Withlacoochee River. Kennedy's report:

The shoebox under my arm contained a tangled reel, a 25¢ red-and-white bobber and a dozen rusty hooks —the remnants of a summer of bluegill fishing with the children. Anglin' Sam came armed for an amphibious...

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