1. AR: Body of brother we lost on Beaver found.
> The body of a man who fell from the back of a bass boat into Beaver Lake has been found, according to the Washington County Coroner’s Office.
> Aaron James Loewer, 30, of Prairie Grove went missing on Tues (Mar 20) when a friend said Loewer fell off the back of a boat into the lake.
Bless you bassin’ brother.
2. TN: Basser rescued at Center Hill.
> …was almost sucked over Center Hill Dam Fri afternoon when his bass boat got a little too close to the structure.
3. Ike’s DT-6 call-out is “in your face.”
If’n ya didn’t hear/watch him yellin’ that at the Classic, now you know. More on his Rapala DT-6 Classic fishin’ here, 1 highlight:
> …his best color pattern was Caribbean Shad, an Ike’s Custom Ink offering…. After 15 mins without a bite on the 3rd and final day of competition, he switched from Caribbean Shad to the Smash color pattern…. The very first cast with a Smash colored DT-6 produced a quality largemouth and he proceeded to catch them….
4. Greg Hackney gets Academy.
5. Chris Zaldain’s wife Trait got his head right at the Classic.
> When I came in [day 1] I only had about 9 lbs. So when I saw Ott’s 20-lb sack I was disheartened. I told Trait that he was going to run away with everything.
> She stopped me in the middle of my lament and told me to knock it off. She didn’t want to hear that. She pointed out that tomorrow would be another day and that in a 3-day tournament anything could happen. She told me to go out the next morning and fish. She was right.
Wonder if Chris fished with a couple bruises day 2…lol Zaldains!
6. Ott used to “bug” Jay Yelas at Classics…
…when Ott was just a kid. No mention of whether Ott was wearing shoes….
Unfortunately this means that both Jay and I are significantly older than Ott…? Btw don’t know if you ever saw a pic of Ott before he lost all that weight:
Lol @stray_casts edit
7. BPTer Terry Scroggins has his own Big Show plastics.
By Stanford Baits….
8. BPTer Paul Elias talks why guys went to the BPT.
27 minutes of talkin’ ’bout it, worth listening to if you’re curious about the pro perspective.
9. TN: B.A.S.S.’s Jim Sexton has a point on the TN River.
“Sexton Point, across from Saltpeter Bluff, named for Jim’s grandpappy. Too cool. Sexton is the head of B.A.S.S. digital.
10. NC: Dale Jr welcomed the BPTers in this vid.
Pretty cool fo sho. Emperor Johnny Morris was at the 1st one, former President Bush did a vid for the 2nd, now Dale Jr. Stop #4 in is TN so I guess the most famous person in TN right now is…Ott DeFoe? Can Ott welcome himself to TN??
11. CA: Fish crawdaddys on the Delta!
> Non-native red swamp crayfish…were the most important prey for [Delta] largemouth bass…. Non-native centrarchids (including largemouth bass) and amphipods [little shrimp?] were important prey items as well. Prickly Sculpin (Cottus asper) were the most frequently consumed native fish.
And check this out — DELTA BASS DO NOT EAT SALMON…MUCH:
> Other native fish and pelagic fish species rarely occurred in largemouth bass diets….
> …over a sample size of more than 1,000 fish that measured more than 175 mm, native and pelagic fishes were only a small component of the diet of predatory largemouth bass.
> Instead, largemouth bass are a top predator of a largely non-native community of littoral fishes and invertebrates. Indeed, cannibalism occurred more frequently in this size group of largemouth bass than consumption of…native fish.
Take that and run with it CA bass peeps!
12. Yo-Zuri’s got a new bass-only Insta @yozuri_bass.
13. AFTCO Spring Open tourney on the Chick.
Apr 6, register here.
14. MI: Several pros at D&R Sports Apr 19-20.
KVD, JVD, Zona, Mercer, Feider…git there!
15. Melinda Hays leaving Costa for Huk.
Head of fishing marketing, and angler in the Costas, is going to Huk. Here she is in my boat — not really mine but it’ll look something like that!
16. PSA reminder: Have your flares expired?
No one — I repeat, no one — reading this, including KVD, is smarter than a bass. Not much smarter anyhow…hahaha!