3. Chapman thinks no-info rule will change things.
> “…I think you’re going to see a big change in how some people end up in the tournaments. What’s been the big, overwhelming deal the last few years is the amount of info guys are acquiring. I’m not faulting them because it was legal to do, but it got ridiculous.
> “A lot of guys, that’s how they function. It doesn’t always help them, but a lot of times it does.
> “That’s not how I was brought up fishing — whatever happened to doing it on your own and figuring things out. The networking that some of these people have is crazy, and now they’re going to have to do it themselves.”
Also said he’s been guessing low on the weights needed to do well and needs to stop that.
Reminder to buy a ticket to maybe win his 2017 boat here — proceeds go to Folds of Honor and the Kansas Food Bank.
4. Chad Pipkens on BassEdge Radio.
5. FLWer Billy Mac’s fishing elbow pain cure.
6. Here’s what the Vikes’ Brian Robison’s doing in his free time.
Setting his bassin’ derby dates that benefit k9s4cops.org:
Hey wait — it’s the middle of the NFL season dude! Free time?? B-Rob, don’t be postin’ any non-football stuff because, you know…#contract #focus #playoffs and such….
7. No more tunnel-hulls and jet drives in Opens.
Doesn’t say why but I’m thinkin’ maybe…sponsors? Or maybe Ott’s been winning too much $$$? Hahaha! Either way not too big a deal.
8. AL: Gville frog bite about to be on.
> The next few weeks are historically the best of the year for froggin’ at Guntersville, as water temperature drops enough to allow the fish to be comfortable in the shallows and the mats are in prime condition. The bite is likely to continue until the first big cold front….
9. TX: Cancer benefit derby at Hubbard THIS WEEKEND.
10. TN: What Chickamauga hype/derbies did for the county.
> They also collected $690,108 more in sales tax in 2016 than they did in 2013. And because of the income they were receiving, they were able to purchase a property and market it to industry. Nokian Tyres will be making a $360 million investment and, along with it, bringing 400 jobs.
Grove, OK also killing it from bass-head $$$.
11. MS: Hammer Rods offering bassin’ scholarship.
Scroll down at that link to see more deets:
> …will award a $1,000 scholarship to a Mississippi high school graduating angler pursuing full-time enrollment in a 2- or 4-year college with plans to continue competing at the collegiate level.
#stout, hope other companies jump on that too.
12. TX: Monticello power plant being taken offline.
Guess it’ll change the lake?
13. WI: Sturgeon Bay meeting might have some haters?
Public meeting is tomorrow. Incredible how locals could feel that a fishery of that size could ever be affected by tourneys but maybe that’s the case. Bass-heads, please be patient with people who are not yet addicted to bassin’! (Only a matter of time tho…#globalwarming)
14. WON Bass gets’ 2-yr Bassin’ Cat deal.
No truth to the rumor that the circuit name will change to MEOW Bass….
15. OH: Too much algae in Erie’s western basin.
Locals looking for federal help.
16. NE: New Episcopal rector likes bassin’.
A good sign for that church! Because, you know, the Big Man seems to have a soft spot for fishermen….
17. Rapala Fishing Pro coming on PS4 and XB1.
Gitcha couch tater on!
Daaaaaaaaaaaaaang son! Lookit that pile o’ baits! Bunch o’ juice right there, Bassmaster Elite pro Jason Christie’s favorite YUM and BOOYAH baits for catching fall bass — including, of course, the new BOOYAH Flex squarebill and spinnerbaits, plus the all-important “tin foil” color of YUM Christie Critter…and more!
Click the pic to get to the link on FB!
Btw, John C. from MI and Cliff A. from NC won the two Storm Searchbait 360 giveaways, still waiting to hear back from a possible winner of the Brandon Palaniuk/Alpha Angler rods giveaway….