1. We lost Mrs. Bush.
She was a big-time bass-head. And if you don’t think that influenced policy, you haven’t been married yet. Bless you Bush family — that is APOLITICAL bass-heads!
2. Brent Ehrler gets Lure Lock.
Sticky tackle boxes again. Those LL guys are like this with the Elitists:
3. New “State of G” vid series.
‘Bout time! Should be $$$ because Swindle on vid is $$$. Little surprised the first one is serious, but it’s good.
Under the Swindle funny is a thinker, as you’ll see if you don’t know it already. Believe he calls the serious side of himself…”Gerald.”
Hope these vids don’t get lost in the content firehose of Bassmaster.com….
4. Something’s happening this week?
Not sure what it is, but a lotta good bassers are heading to Grand Lake, OK. Something about Crass Trashers? Pass Snatchers? Fat Gassers??
Overstreet said it’s been so long he’s had to be mobile he almost forgot how to operate a flip-flop….
5. Got some Elitist fans there too.
For Jason Christie and looks like Boom-Boom’s got him a new nickname: “And.”
6. FLWer Jeff Gustafson gets back most of his gear.
After the theft at Cumberland, gives props to the Burnside KY PD.
7. Great to see Tim Tucker’s pic…
…on the Bassin’masters website, gracias Pete Robbins. Tucker (right) was THE BEST bassin’ media dude ever, will never be equaled.
8. AL: Asian carp getting worse in Pickwick too.
Sounds like a BAD problem in the TN River system. They better reverse it, not just halt it there. Can’t believe everyone isn’t nuts about some of the best bass fisheries on the planet possibly going bye-bye.
9. MN: Bizarre Mille Lacs smallmouth quotes.
I think they are anyway. Quotes from DNR folks:
> “One thing smallmouth anglers were concerned about was that allowing harvest would mean fewer big bass. That’s not what we’ve seen with the most current assessment. About half of the smallmouth are over 17″, and that is consistent with what we’ve seen in past assessments of Mille Lacs smallmouth.” [Pretty sure logic will tell you that when you severely limit keeping walleyes and promote the snot outta keeping smallmouths, you eventually will get fewer big smallmouths…which may show up as a crash rather than a slow decline.]
> “We recognize Mille Lacs is a world-class bass fishery, and we’re committed to protecting it.” [Uh…like you did the world-class walleye fishery there?? That you now have to shut down every year?]
> “Based on the estimated number of smallmouth bass in the lake and the number that anglers catch each year, it’s clear that these fish are being caught more than once.” [Are you seriously saying that all the smallmouth in the lake are getting caught more than once per year??]
Dang, man. Sometimes I wonder whether biologists actually fish or do they just work with numbers.
But I get it — I mean, would you rather fish for smalls or one of these:
10. TX: Amistad not looking so bad?
Bassin’ Champs winners had 24.47 lbs with an 8.65 kicker, with two 9+ fish in the top 10. Weights weren’t great BUT I have a hard time believing there’s mostly small fish in that lake. More bigs must be somewhere….
11. LA: $$$ folks killed public access water bill this year.
Doesn’t mean hope is lost, just means it’s gonna take a fight. All you LA residents, believe here’s a list of who voted for and against the bill in case you wanna tell them what you think….
12. Is Berkley developing a Plopper-like bait in Japan?
Check it, posted by @lurenews:
13. TN: Vols OC supposed to be a stick…
…but in the salt. Someone get that guy out on some east TN lakes (Ott!).
14. Great Lakes: Antidepressants found in fish brains.
> The most commonly detected chemical was norsetraline, which is a metabolite of the active ingredient found in the antidepressant drug Zolof.
How many folks take that stuff? Get out and fish! Point of the post is that current waste treatment facilities (everywhere) weren’t designed to handle drugs like this.
15. Bassin’ Cat expanding by 50%.
16. Another Vexus boat reveal.
Model AVX189, 18′ 7″, starts at $25,795, rated for 115hp, will run in the upper 40s with multiple bass-heads on board. Check more about it here.
17. BMW looking at making diesel outboard.
I’m sure that’ll be cheap….
18. Gill apparel looking for marketing mgr.
19. New stuff released at the Bassin’masters Classic.
Check it all at Tackle Warehouse….
Bass Pro founder plans lodge by Missouri sinkhole site
Far be it from me to second-guess Johnny Morris’ biz decisions but….