- Thayne Smith
- April 7th, 2016
A fishing trip with Dennis Whiteside is like a journey through history, regardless of the stream or location being visited. His knowledge of Ozark and associated area lore is astounding, and all its waters are kin to his canoes and paddles. A myriad of stories -- insightful, educational, thought-provoking and often humorous -- flow from him like the water being visited, bringing the past, present and even the future into focus. You learn quickly that he's a student of conservation and a protector of precious land, water, fish and fowl. And if it's a float involving the fishing for smallmouth bass, you'll learn quickly that he knows each catch by its first name, and is it's premier friend and protector.