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In his younger days, Chuck Ragan was a hard-charging musician on the punk scene, singing his lungs out with the boys in Hot Water Music. But when he wasn't stoking his crowds up from the stage with his powerful voice and loud guitar, he was somewhere outside, usually fishing. Ragan's family moved around quite a bit when he was growing up. His father was a golf pro and his mother a ventriloquist. And wherever they went, Chuck Ragan fished. He found solace in the quiet. His fishing life led him down many roads, and now he mixes his music career with a burgeoning guiding business, fishing the rivers and lakes near his home in Grass Valley, California. Ragan was profiled in the Summer 2022 issue of Anglers Journal magazine. Enjoy this interesting tale of a fisherman who loves to make music.




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