RE: Balog on fishing literature – There definitely is a vacuum when it comes to covering the various bass tours in a book format – most of the books out there are dedicated to the pursuit of bass. These books are nothing more than expanded magazines on tips and tactics, definitely not something that really keeps your interest. The only book on competitive bass fishing that I thought was worth the read was: "Bass Wars: A Story of Fishing, Fame and Fortune" by Nick Taylor. Even though this book is dated, it was absolutely enlightening to see a glimpse behind the curtain of the competitive bass scene. I would love to see another book like this document the tours of today, all of the stories behind the showmanship we see on TV today.