I was like, “Herren why you goin’ Dirty man?” He was all:
Srsly tho, if Herren designs a flip jig, I’m buyin’ it.
2. Casey Ashley gets Realtree.
3. Josh Bertrand on BassEdge Radio.
Talkin’ desert-lake bassin’ and chin-fur colors….
4. What happened to Seth Feider?
He was in NJ for Ike Live. This is what happens when you sleep over someone’s house in south Jersey:
5. FLWer Wes Strader going Elite.
Another sho-nuff stick migrates from the F to the B, just like many current Elites. This quote is confusin’ me:
> “I’m always going to be Wesley no matter what, whether I’m at B.A.S.S. or at the nursing home fishing in the pond.”
Does that mean Wes lives at a nursing home?? Dude!
6. FLWer Randy Blaukat will try to return to Elites.
7. MI: Bass-head almost killed by toxic algae.
Whoa! Check it:
> …in a bass fishing tournament 2 years ago, Todd Steele cast his rod from his 21′ boat, unaware that he was being poisoned. A thick, green scum coated western Lake Erie. And Steele…was sickened by it.
> Driving home to Port Huron, MI, he felt lightheaded, nauseous. By the next morning he was too dizzy to stand, his overheated body covered with painful hives. Hospital tests blamed toxic algae, a rising threat in U.S. waters.
> “It attacked my immune system and shut down my body’s ability to sweat,” Steele said. “If I wasn’t a healthy 51-year-old and had some type of medical condition, it could have killed me.” He recovered, but Lake Erie hasn’t.
> Many monster blooms are triggered by an overload of agricultural fertilizers in warm, calm waters, scientists say.
Ray Scott would’ve tried to do something about this. Just sayin’….
8. SC: Federal $$$ expanding Hartwell ramp for the Classic?!
Not saying B.A.S.S. had anything to do with it, just surprised:
> Anderson County officials announced Monday that they have received $650,000 in federal money for improvements at Green Pond Landing and Event Center, which will host the Bassmaster Classic next year.
> The Sports Fish Restoration Act funding from the U.S. Department of Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service will cover the bulk of the $866,000 cost for expanding courtesy docks at the Lake Hartwell venue.
9. MO: The Bassin’ Hall of Fame is an exhibit??
> The first expansion within Wonders of Wildlife since its grand opening in Sept 2017, the all-new permanent exhibit is a gift from Johnny Morris to the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame.
Uh, yeah…. Whatever Johnny wants to call it — exhibit, turnip, pinto bean — all good. Looks good too….
10. AR: PRADCO adds a bunch o’ American jobs.
PRADCO = BOOYAH, YUM, War Eagle, Bomber, etc. At the announcement ceremony, AR Gov. Asa Hutchinson was there gettin’ his YUM on! PRADCO head dude Bruce “I ain’t playin'” Stanton on the left:
I talked to the head Wally-Mart tackle-buyin’ folks who were there — they said they’ll have an “aggressive fishing strategy for next year.” They will also be doin’ more digitally so…sounds good?
11. FLW will now have Portugal derbies.
12. MLFers get Larew.
13. KY: Coal ash causing bass deformities?
Check these young-of-the-year largies:
14. CA/Hollyweird: New bassin’ comedy coming?
Let’s be honest — ALL of bassin’ is a comedy, so maybe this is just reality TV??
> …Something In The Water, an upcoming comedy from Lionsgate based within the world of bass fishing.
> …5 women who challenge their respective misters to a bass fishing competition.
> …the film is a sly play for the East Asian market, as bass fishing is gaining popularity within that region.
15. LA: Nicholls State bass angler opens bait shop.
They only sell chicken livers and minnows…kidding….
16. Win ya some Lunkerhunt Prop Series baits!
17. New ‘Trap colors are out already…
…on Rat-L-Trap.com, doesn’t look like on TW yet:
18. Rapala Pro Series vid game now out.
For PS4 and X1:
19. Winter BAM issue is out.
20. Tamarack Moondancers now available.
Remember they’re these baits:
21. The Booty Shake could be a sick dropshot bait.
Bait from Japan, looks like for small saltwater fish but:
Why Chris Lane punches better than you
Uh, that’s easy: Him and Bobby would practically kill each other as kids man! But…maybe that’s not what they’re talkin’ about….
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