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Loss of a legend

Gulf kingfish anglers mourn the passing of Capt. Gene Turner

Updated: October 17, 2010, 8:47 PM ET
By David A. Brown | ESPNOutdoors.com

Times like this make me glad I'm a writer and not a public speaker. Leaky eyes, trembling lips and that irrepressible lump in the throat don't impede my work. Nevertheless, it's really tough to comment on the October 13 passing of Capt. Gene Turner -- a true sport-fishing hero and one of my most influential mentors.

Considering that Gene's family already handled the obituary and that St. Petersburg Times writer Jeff Klinkenbeg, a longtime Turner family friend, wrote a fittingly candid ...

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