Rayburn.2. Cool Christie post on losing AOY.
3. Faircloth don’t dance.
But he does like crackers, dogs and sharks. Think that’s the longest I’ve seen Todd smile, man, and it was good to see….
4. FLWer Shin Fukae only wears blue shorts…
…on tourney days. Gotta ask him why.
5. What up with Matty Lee kissing his cranks?
Don’t know if it’s superstition or a nervous tic or what? Either way guess it’s been a-workin’ for him lately:
Shoot, it’s a little weird but guess if it works I’ll try it…when no one’s around…. Wait — did someone say “kiss?” Check these fans:
6. MN: Walleye? What walleye?
The MN DNR has made a mess out of walleye at what has been the state’s biggest walleye lake: Mille Lacs. The lake’s still chock full o’ the uglies, and just like last year, the AOY derby Elites couldn’t keep the dang walleye-fishes off their lines.
You didn’t hear much about that cuz apparently the Elitists were told that the DNR didn’t want them to mention walleyes on stage. Huh. Not saying the MN DNR’s paranoid, but check the security cams outside their building:
lol — this also may be one reason they didn’t want any mentions:
What a dang ugly fish. That ain’t gonna help tourism any…lol
7. MLFers trying to get discovered on Discovery.
Gotta hand it to ’em, they’re going after their goals like this kid:
MLFers, please chew properly. Deets:
> MLF will air 2-hour episodes of 2017 Summit Cup and Challenge Cup events on Discovery for 13 weeks beginning on Saturday, Sept 30, airing 7-9 am EST/PST, and 6-8 am CMT/MST.
Cool but this makes me a little nervous — from a Discovery person:
> “Major League Fishing will be a great fit for the network as they focus not just on the event itself but importance of conservation.”
8. DU tribute to Wade Bourne airing this week.
Wade was a Bassmaster senior writer, also a huge duck guy. So it’s a duck tribute but Wade had so many friends in the bass biz I need to include this, and will watch it.
9. Look at how stoked Brian Latimer is about 3rd place.
That’s a fer-sher bass-head yo! That was at the Douglas Lake Open. Here’s my favorite shot from it — Brian with his little dude. One of my fave shots of the year:
10. WA trying to simplify fishing regs.
Friggin’ great and I hope more states do it, including on the hunting side:
> “For years, we’ve heard from people about how our regulations are complex — even for some of the most seasoned anglers — and act as a barrier to people trying to take up the sport. So we’ve been developing a set of regulations that will be easier for all anglers to understand.”
11. TX: 2 guys DQ themselves.
Gave up a potential $5K payday. Props:
> They brought a sack full of Palestine studs and loaded them on the scales. …watched the scale weight continue to rise and stop at 19.25 lbs which was good enough for 1st place…. The gentlemen asked for the microphone to announce they were withdrawing from the tournament. They told the story of having a great day on the water but noticed towards the end that they had cast beyond their official last cast timeframe.
12. TN: Small fire at Phoenix boats plant.
Sounds like all okay = good. Heard Gary Clouse was shooting bottle rockets at problem squirrels, but could not confirm it.
Just kidding…tho I could see Gary doing that…hahaha Gary!
13. This bait’s getting some buzz.
Greenfish Tackle Ploppin Toad Toter:
Looks like (I haven’t fished it yet) a Plopper-type blade in front of a Horny Toad/buzz frog-type bait. Word is it casts way farther than a buzzbait with a Toad and is a new look for the fishes. Comes in different color combos too….
14. Trey Kistler working on another new type of rod.
Love how he’s always after what’s next. Don’t know anything about what he’s working on, but will make it my biz to snoop around….
15. Simms hires former FLW marketer for bass market.
Patterson Leeth, recently replaced at FLW by Kelly Oettinger.
16. Costa has new marketing honcho.
Can’t tell if the dude fishes but he went to West Point = cool.
17. Buck Knives promotes two in sales.
18. Big west Canadian hunt/fish retailer going out of biz.
Looks like, and people think, everything is going online but I’m not so sure. Believe the retailers who have been slow to adopt new ways of doing things are going under, not all. My 2c.
19. Nestle paying peanuts to extract millions of gallons of water.
For bottled water. Like a couple hundred bucks per year in some states for all the water they can extract, including in CA?! WTHeck???
20. How is the Lions OC not a bass-head??
Maybe he is? Check that name — got bassin’ wrote all over it mang!