4. Keith Combs having toughest season ever.
> …has posted 3 finishes of 85th or worse on the Bassmaster Elite Series this season. That’s 1 more than his combined total from his previous 7 seasons on the circuit.
Weird! It happens, man, just keep swingin’.
5. Did Garmin make Jason Christie get a tat?
Check it, from a Garmin ad:
Word is Jason wanted it to say “I will rain destruction on you” but they couldn’t fit that on his knuckles so….
6. PA’s Matt Becker is the FLW ROY.
Congrats to him! A great bass fisherman hasn’t come out of PA since…ever? Hahaha Lefebre!
7. Jimmy Houston is 74 on Friday.
Lookin’ good too:
Says he’s caught 64 bass over 10 lbs!! And has read the Bible 50 times!! #stout
Now I’m thinkin’: I wanna be just like Jimmy Houston? Just can’t do the hair….
8. OH proposing opening up bass fishing year-round…
…”in the Lake Erie sport fishing district.”
9. OK bass anglers ticked about stocking wipers in Grand.
Bassers be sayin’:
> …over a million hybrid striped bass stocked at Grand Lake are part of a trend that would ruin the fishery that attracts tournament anglers and bass fanatics from across the country.
Apparently the guy behind all this stocking is:
10. WV: Cheat Lake is back, smallie pop up.
11. OR boat-registration fees may be going up…
…33% from $4.50 to $5.95 per foot.
12. NC: Folks win lottery, buyin’ a bass tub!
Raise your hand if you would NOT do that — didn’t think so:
> Their plans for the windfall include paying off bills and a bass boat. Strickland told lottery officials he has wanted a bass boat for years and years. In fact, he said, it was his dream buy whenever he thought about winning the lottery.
I HEAR YOU DUDE! If I win TWO lotteries I’m buying Tackle Warehouse…seriously.
13. NY: Waddington still fundraising to afford Elites again.
> “Having Bassmasters is important for local business….”
14. MN: Guides, anglers take 100 kids out fishing.
On Vermilion. #stout
Line that says it all about phone-generation kids:
> “Why is it taking so long?” Libbie, 11, asked…had been fishing with a nightcrawler under a slip bobber for a full 5 minutes and the bobber had yet to dip below the surface.
Okay that IS outrageous….
15. Watch the Cabela’s College Champeenships on YT.
16. College scholly updates.
> “He fishes all the time. That’s all he does,” Concord football coach Greg Mitchell said. “If he wasn’t playing football during the fall, he was fishing.”
17. Coast Guard wants name/addy on paddled vessels.
Because if one is found, without that info they have to search for a missing person even if it just drifted off or whatever.
18. DC: USFWS proposing changes to ESA.
USFWS = US Fish and Wildlife Service, ESA = Endangered Species Act. Because the ESA is legislation, only the Congress can change it (or the Supreme Court, but that’s not supposed to be allowed…!) so this is only about implementation.
If whatever they’re doing means states don’t have to constantly divert fishing and hunting money to ESA stuff, that would be good. Not sure if that’ll be the case though….
19. FL: TowBoatUS now on Okeechobee.
Quick story: Only time I was in a boat that had to call one of those services (Seatow) was on Pamlico Sound, NC. Boat capt was freaking out, I asked why, he said: “We’re on a bombing range.” I looked around, saw a rusty bombed-out hulk of steel a ways off, looked at my bud, he looked at me, and we commenced to trying to fix that outboard real dang quick….
20. New T-H Marine neon apparel.
Gitcha SS tees, LS tees and head covers.
Live bait works for bass fishing
Don’t know why but givin’ this the shot put derp: