Outdoor Life first got to know “The Big Man” last year when our intrepid Fish America reporter Rick Bach met The E-Street Band’s saxophonist Clarence Clemons on a fishing boat in the Keys.

Sadly, the word out of Florida today is that Clarence suffered a serious stroke over the weekend. Today, a close friend of Clemons has been reported as saying that the Big Man is improving. Might be a good time to keep a fellow diehard angler in our thoughts right now. To see our interview with Clemons, click here