(What’s a little competition among friends? Fun.)

Story by Marcus Weiner

A competitive streak runs deep in NFL Hall-of-Famer Larry Csonka, and true to nature, the tone became more serious as the contest parameters were decided. This time Melissa and I would combine to form “Team Magazine” and challenge Audrey and Larry, “Team TV”, to a fishing contest on the Talachulitna River. The angling team with the first, most and biggest fish determined the winner. We’d been training all season and were confident that our rods and reels would perform up to task.

Several years ago while fishing with the North to Alaska Crew on the Nushagak, we had started our tradition with a guys vs. girls contest where Melissa and Audrey challenged Larry and myself. We were fishing for kings with Bristol Bay Adventures. Larry and I won the first contest with first and most fish, while the ladies laid claim to the biggest fish of the day. Last time the stakes were that the losers served the winners their dinner; this time it is for bragging rights. This content is available for subscribers only.

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