By Wayne Wasulko
It is already the first issue of 2012 and as we start out the year we have some new additions to the Western- Bass.com Magazine as well as the WesternBass.com website .
We have added a WesternBassTV YouTube channel to help us bring quick video reports from the field. We have begun the Ask Gary Dobyns weekly video series and continue to welcome questions to the West’s Leading Money Winner. We will be adding to our current website lineup of industry news, fishing info and events with the help of a new Content Coordinator Jody Only. Jody has been a contributor to the WesternBass.com Magazine since its inception. She will also be a Content Editor for the magazine. Speaking of the magazine, we have two new Content Contributors onboard. WesternBass welcomes David Brown and Dan O’Sullivan. Many of you may recognize David from his FLW coverage and DanO from a variety of publications over the years. You can get to know our newest contributors below.
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DAVID A. BROWN
With a clever blend of creative storytelling and solid journalistic skills, David delivers compelling written content across multiple media platforms. Whether he’s penning the engaging travel story, explaining the finer points of “how-to” topics, reporting the tournament news or writing pro- motional scripts, David’s proven prowess with the written word has earned him a national reputation as a respected communications professional. From Amazon tributaries to Andean highlands; Mexican largemouth to Champlain smallies, David’s work reflects the insight and sincerity of someone who lives what he writes.
Complementing his prose with vivid, insightful photography, David splits his professional efforts between traditional journalism and marketing communications. For more on his background and services, visit www.tightwords.com.
Following interest from all 26 Major League Baseball teams at Del Oro high school and again in college, Dan’s aspirations of becoming a professional baseball player were dashed after he received the news of a torn rotator cuff as he began his senior year at The Master’s College. Although unpleasant for him, the injury was a lucky break for the bass fishing industry as his efforts were diverted into writing and fishing. With nearly 20-years of bass fishing industry experience behind him, his credits include work with ESPN, Bassmaster.com, Bassmaster Magazine, West Coast Bass News, The Fish Sniffer Magazine and BassWestUSA to name a few. Catalog descriptions, press releases, magazine articles, copywriting for professional angler websites and interviews readied Dan for his next move as the heart and soul behind one of bass fishing’s most popular websites AdvancedAngler.com. There you will find him not only at the keyboard; but also with a camera and a video recorder bringing the angling industry a multi- media outlet to elevate their fishing to the next level. Along with his journalistic experience in the fishing industry, he was also the owner operator of Lim-it Lures of California, a premium tackle company he acquired from Robert Lim in 2002, and sold to the late Paul Cunningham and his partner Shaun Leytem in 2006. From 2001 and until 2006, he was involved in helping launch the Future Pro Tour tournament trail. He also serves as a media and marketing consultant to River2Sea USA. Dan is married to his wife, Christina, of nearly 15-years. The couple has three daughters: McKaylie, Delanie and Emberlie. They reside in Loomis, CA.
FEBRUARY 2012 • VOLUME 2, ISSUE 1
EDITORIAL STAFF Publisher - Wayne Wasulko Content Editor - Jody Only
CONTRIBUTING WRITERS/PHOTOGRAPHERS/ VIDEOGRAPHERS Tyler Brinks, David Brown, Andy Cuccia, Tami Curtis, Steve Erickson, Mike Folkestad, Mike Haggerty, George Kramer, Troy Linder, Jared Linter, Jody Only, Bill Mays, Andy Manahl, Marc Marcantonio, Dan O’Sullivan, Ken Sauret
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