Ken Schultz

Ken Schultz with a smallmouth bass. Photo © Ken Schultz

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Ken Schultz 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 that publication, he was their de facto new fishing products editor. He 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; and he was 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 fourteen years for Gannett News Service; wrote about sportfishing for the Sports section of The New York Times for more than a decade; contributed to such diverse publications as Outside, Saltwater Sportsman, Bassmaster, Consumer’s Digest, and Kayak Angler among many magazines; was a television commentator for ESPN Outdoors and Fishing Editor for the now-defunct ESPNOutdoors website; and has been a guest on hundreds of radio shows across North America. He has written and photographed Ken Schultz’s Daily Fishing Tips, a Gladstone Media page-a-day calendar, annually since 2007.

Ken’s Books

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, and is especially known for his award-winning epic work, Ken Schultz’s Fishing Encyclopedia & Worldwide Angling Guide. His newest book, The Complete Guide to North American Fishing, was published in April 2015, and covers all aspects of freshwater and saltwater fishing

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