Ken Schultz

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Ken Schultz with a smallmouth bass. Photo © Ken Schultz

  • Editor, staff writer, and fishing expert for three decades with Field & Stream magazine
  • Writer of over 500 full-length feature articles about fishing and fishing-related travel
  • Nationally syndicated newspaper column on fishing for 14 years 
  • Wrote about sportfishing for the Sports section of the New York Times
  • Television commentator for ESPN Outdoors and Fishing Editor for ESPNOutdoors.com
  • Author of 19 books on sportfishing
  • Writer and photographer of "Ken Schultz’s Daily Fishing Tips" calendar since 2007

Experience

Ken Schultz is a former writer for ThoughtCo and contributed work for two years. He was an editor, staff writer, and fishing expert for three decades with Field & Stream magazine as well as a principal contributor to that publication’s radio, television, and online ventures. In addition to writing more than 500 full-length feature articles about fishing and fishing-related travel for Field & Stream, Ken was their de facto new fishing products editor.

Ken created and wrote their annual New Fishing Products Roundup, as well as fishing and boating gear reviews, for more than 20 years. He helped establish the Field & Stream “Best of the Best Awards” and tested/selected the annual fishing and boating honorees. He also served as a fishing gear tester and on-camera product evaluator for Outdoor Life Network (later Versus and then NBC Sports Network).

Additionally, Ken wrote a nationally syndicated newspaper column on fishing for 14 years for Gannett News Service. He wrote about sportfishing for the Sports section of the New York Times for more than a decade and contributed to such diverse publications as Outside, Saltwater Sportsman, Bassmaster, Consumer’s Digest, and Kayak Angler. Ken was a television commentator for ESPN Outdoors and Fishing Editor for ESPNOutdoors.com and has been a guest on hundreds of radio shows across North America.

He has written and photographed "Ken Schultz’s Daily Fishing Tips," page-a-day calendar published annually since 2007. An inductee of the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame and former multiple world record holder, Ken has written and photographed nineteen books on sportfishing topics, including Ken Schultz’s Fishing Encyclopedia & Worldwide Angling Guide and The Complete Guide to North American Fishing.

 

Education

Awards and Publications

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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