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Every angler has a story.For Kellogg's Pro Clark Wendlandt, his rise to extraordinary prominence was a natural progression.

Wendlandt is arguably one of the most recognizable names in fishing. Upon earning his third Angler of the Year title in 2009, he cemented his posi- tion as the most consistent and honored angler in FLW his- tory. To say that Clark is a student of the professional fish- ing game would be an understatement. From adolescence to adulthood, his studies have been focused on everything related to bass fishing.

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Growing up, Clark cut his bass fishing teeth on Lake Travis near Austin, Texas. For the Wendlandt family, week- end recreational activities were held almost exclusively outdoors. Hunting and fishing were their favorite pastimes, but with shorter hunting seasons, the Wendlandts spent the majority of their time fishing. Clark was immersed in out- door activities from the very beginning, and he loved every second of it.

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