Happened at night, sounds like one boat hit another. Dang it. Two kids lost both parents. If you can, please support them here.
2. Great post about taking fallen soldiers’ kids fishing.
3. B Lane stoked to be in the Northeast.
> Just the thought of fishing in cooler weather puts the biggest grin on my face. I don’t care how long it takes me to drive up there.
Lucky for him it is cooler up here now. Was hotter than FL a couple weeks ago….
4. Shaw Grigsby towing boat with a panel truck.
5. KVD gets Mossy Oak deal.
Not sure if this means he’s now Mossy…Huk?
Also Mossy Oak is now the official water camo (I guess?) of B.A.S.S. Post says there’s 4.4 mil readers of Bassmaster Mag? With 500K members that’s 8+ readers per copy. If so, that’s pretty dang amazing and they need to be giving James Hall a biiiiiig raise!
Wait, nope, my sources say he’s overpaid already. Hahaha Hall!
6. Bertrand gets Eye Ojo.
New shades company. Ojo = “eye” in Spanish and an eye-eye is this animal so not sure what it all means:
7. FLWer Shane Lehew on BassEdge Radio.
Not sure if I mentioned Fletch Shryock was on there too.
8. SD: Oahe Elite either cost $50K or $150K.
I’m betting $50K? Can’t tell what this means as worded:
> The tournament also needed $50,000 from 3 different organizations to be secured.
9. 2018 FLW Tour schedule is out — NO BEAVER.
The dink tour stepped up its game this year. Lots of bigger-fish venues, cool to see Lanier back in the game, all 3 bass species will play = cool, and…no Beaver (Wally-Mart home lake).
Wish FLW would change their website so I don’t need Google to find things on there….
10. Steve Parks got Rage copies trashed at ICAST.
Steve is the Strike King Rage Tail inventor:
> …resulting in the confiscation of Headstream’s Rage Tail Craw products, and bags of Rage Bugs and Rage Tail Minnows. Parks personally escorted Headstream exhibitors to the New Product Showcase, and watched them remove the Rage Tail Craw from display.
> In addition to Rage Tail products, Parks also discovered replicas of soft plastics from Zoom, YUM, and NetBait at the Headstream booth.
Steve’s got some rage issues, man…lol.
Hole up…China copies stuff we do??
11. AR: New weigh-in facility at Beaver.
Because of the size of fish on Beaver, they opted for:
12. TX: Austin grass carp now in Lady Bird.
Not good. Money quotes:
> TPWD: “It’s serious. We knew it could happen, so right now it’s more of a control situation to see how we can revert things to where it was.”
> …they released somewhere between 30,000 and 50,000 carp between 2002 and 2013. [????!!!!!!]
> “When it was really bad in Lake Austin, [grass carp] were coming up out of the water and picking leaves off of trees.”
13. AL: Guy who arrowed a bass on Gville gets 2-yr ban.
> A SC man…used a bow and arrow to shoot and kill a bass while fishing…pled guilt…was fined a total of $726, had his hunting and fishing privileges in AL revoked for 2 years, was given 24 months of unsupervised probation and was ordered to perform 160 hours of community service.
Dang, don’t be messin’ with AL’s basses! MLFers fainted dead out when they heard about it, then were pushing for the guy to be exiled to Saturn for 100 years…lol.
14. ME bass-heads take care of derby lakes.
> “We try to leave the boat launch area better than we found it.”
15. PA: Rivers closed for spawn at least 1 more year.
Lower Susquehanna and lower Juniata.
16. KY proposes new regs for 2018.
A few bass things in there, doesn’t look like any major lakes.
17. Cabela’s shareholders approve Bass Pro deal.
And Forbes has Johnny Morris’ “real-time net worth” at $3.4 bil. Dang, that’s a lot o’ bassin’ baits.
18. KY: Custom bait painter opens retail store.
Interesting. Bassers come in, pick out a bait, want their own color, he paints it. Army vet too (thank you man!).
19. MO: More bio info on new Ranger etc president.
20. Bassin’ world champeenship in Africa in Oct.
Never heard of it, could be cool.
21. Costa givin’ away a bassin’ tub!
Sounds like you can enter more than once.
Help: I need a bassin’ backpack.
Been doing some bank-bassin’ with my son and his friends. Realized I need a bassin’ backpack. Anyone you know make a good one? Lmk by replying to this-here email or on social.