Barry St. Clair is an avid outdoorsman who has been a farmer, rancher, fisheries technician, outdoor outreach specialist, freelance outdoor writer, columnist for Texas Fish and Game magazine, and outdoor columnist for the Athens Daily Review, Corsicana Daily Sun, and Palestine Herald Press in Texas. He credits his addiction to fishing to his parents who took him on many outdoor family adventures all over the western United States. Barry grew up in Central California and graduated from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California with a B.S. degree in Natural Resource Management. He moved to Texas in 1980 and has hunted and fished across the state for the past 28 years. In 1992 he caught the Texas state record largemouth bass that weighed 18.18 pounds from Lake Fork. That record still stands. He particularly enjoys fishing for striped and hybrid striped bass in the many Texas lakes where they have been stocked. Barry and his wife and two children reside in Athens, Texas.