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Dan Wassmann

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Dan Wassmann is a free-lance writer who travels frequently to northern Michigan, where he can be found in his sea kayak on Lake Michigan or in his fishing kayak on inland lakes in pursuit of lunker bass, pike and walleye. Dan is the former managing editor of both City & State, a national newspaper for state and local government officials, and the Deerfield Review, a suburban Chicago community newspaper. He is also a former communications manager at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, part of the central bank of the United States. Dan has published articles in variety of publications, including the Chicago Tribune and Kayak Angler. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Dan is married to Kathy Wassmann. They live in Glenview, Ill., a suburb of Chicago, and are the parents of three grown children, all of whom live in Chicago.

Bri Andrassy Breaks New Ground By Landing Striped Marlin

Florida’s Bri Andrassy could be the first woman to land a marlin from a kayak. After a four-and-a-half-hour battle, Andrassy grabbed the 200-pound striped...

Huge Alaskan Halibut Breaks Unofficial Kayak World Record

Sometimes it takes a team to catch a fish. Ask Jay Hicks, the angler who recently caught a 186-pound halibut off Kodiak Island, Alaska....

Was This The Largest Sea Bass Ever Caught By Kayak?

When Brian Beam landed a monster, five-foot-long white sea bass on his Hobie Outback, the Southern California angler wondered if he had a new...

Why the future is live-action sonar

When it comes to live-action sonar, Virginia Beach angler Jay Bernas is a believer. Since the light-tackle aficionado rigged his 14-foot Hobie Pro Angler...

How two of the biggest bass tournaments came together for one...

“It was the biggest stage at any kayak fishing tournament,” marveled Clint Henderson, winner of the 2019 Kayak Bass Fishing (KBF) world championship. The...

Fish N Paddle is first in series of Mid-Atlantic big-money weight...

“Oh my god! I’m going to win the tournament,” Morgan Mericle said to himself as soon as he saw the chopper bluefish he was...