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'The Bachelor' of bass fishing

For the past few months, Byron Velvick has been the most talked about bass fisherman in the country

Updated: January 21, 2005, 6:23 PM ET
By Tim Tucker | BASS Times, Nov. 2004

For the past few months, Byron Velvick has been the most talked about bass fisherman in the country. But it has little to do with his fishing ability.

Millions of Americans have become aware of the sport of tournament bass fishing, thanks to Velvick's 10 week run as "The Bachelor" on ABC's TV show of the same name. The 40-year-old divorced Nevada angler has been playing the role of a self-proclaimed "hopeless romantic," a role for which he has become better known than his real profession.

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