1. KVD says ‘lectronics don’t spook bass.
> I’ve also heard some anglers talk about turning off their electronics when around fish, claiming that the constant “pinging” sound coming from the transducer will spook the fish.
> I’ve never seen that. In fact, I’ve watched bass swim casually by my boat when I was in shallow water with the two depthfinders pinging away.
> In my mind, my electronics are too critical so I’d rather take the chance of spooking a few fish than go without them.
Okay but how ’bout when there’s 30 spectator boats pingin’ the spot?
2. New Swindle junk jig.
Not sure why they didn’t call it that, but it’s the Buckeye Lures G-Man Ballin’ Out Jig, a “multi-purpose jig.” Here ’tis in watermelon red:
Check all the new stuff on TW here. And btw Pop-Rs on sale TODAY only!
3. Watch out for Cliff Prince’s son.
Syler won the TBF Jr FL state championship on the St Johns River, and will be fishing the TBF Jr World Champeenship on Lake Wateree, SC in August:
Dang a better fisherman AND better-lookin’ than his dad…seriously….
4. Rapala bait designer Mark Fisher retiring.
What?? Dang! Fish retiring is like this guy leaving the chocolate biz:
Who’s gonna take care of the oompa-loompas man?
Found this pic of fish — fits! lol Fish!
5. NC: Dude using size to his advantage.
Marketing-wise, that is. Khris Williams is 4′ 1″ and is catching ’em! The fish don’t care who’s holding the rod, mang!
6. TX: 2 guys arrested for alleged cheating.
Can’t figure it out exactly but here you go:
> Texas Parks and Wildlife game wardens arrested two men last week in connection to allegations that they worked together to fraudulently claim a cash prize at the BassCashBash tournament on Sam Rayburn lake back in March.
> Joe Carl Loftin Jr., 58, of Diboll, and Tanner Neal, 23, of Chester, were both arrested and charged with third-degree felony fraud in a freshwater fishing tournament with a prize more than or equal to $10,000.
> According to the arrest affidavit…Loftin tried to claim a prize in the BassCashBash tournament on March 11. He allegedly took two polygraph tests, and they both showed he was being deceptive.
7. KY/TN: SC kids win B.A.S.S. HS Champeenship.
On KY Lake. South Florence High School’s Tommy Floyd Jr. and James Gibbons had 43-03 over 2 days, pretty darn stout. Not only that:
> Before [day 1]…Floyd contracted a gastrointestinal infection and taken to the emergency room…Gibbons had to fish by himself that morning.
> The team got a break when a forecast of severe weather from tropical storm Cindy caused tournament officials to postpone the second day….
Caught ’em on ledges in 22-23′ deep with a 3/4-oz Go Get Em Jig and Strike King Rage Craw, both in gp.
8. CA: WR spotted bass vid, cast to catch.
Dude was fishing from the back of the boat. Is it even legal to catch a record fish from the back deck?? lol
9. AR: Here’s a $50K fish.
Officer Ricky Cantrell won the Simmons Big Bass Bonanza with that 6.76. Caught it on a 3/8-oz crappie-colored Jig Sooie swim jig. Has a baby on the way and is donating some of the $$$ to his church. #stout
10. New prez for Bass Pro boat division.
It’s Randy Hopper!
Hahaha gotcha bass biz peeps! Kidding:
> Les Crawford is the new president of White River Marine Group, which until now was known as Tracker Marine. Crawford succeeds Bass Pro president and COO Jim Hagale, who led the division along with his other duties since 2009. Hagale will stay with Bass Pro, working with the retail side and merger with Cabela’s.
11. New Freedom Swing Buzz Buzzbait.
> …Freedom swing hook technology anglers can now completely customize their buzzbait…available in 7/16-oz and 4 colors.
12. CA: Bass Pro Shots donates 500 rods to at-risk kids.
Love to hear that….