1. KY/TN: Fish this charity derby if you can.
Sgt. Baker Benefit Bass Tournament on KY Lake, Sep 22, $5K for 1st. What I rec’d on Sgt. Daniel Baker:
> Sgt. Baker was a Dickson County, TN Sheriff’s Department Deputy and Marine Corps veteran. We the members of the bass club he was in are having a benefit tournament to raise funds for his wife and 2-yr-old daughter.
> Daniel was murdered while on a suspicious vehicle call on May 30. An avid angler and hunter and all-around super nice guy, he and his wife had just purchased their first house right before this happened and his daughter just turned 2 this month. It has been hard on the community and we are doing everything we can for his wife and daughter.
Bass-heads are the best, man. Sign-up link here.
2. Mark Menendez speaks at Asian carp hearing.
Standing room only deal in KY. Way to go Mark! Quick video clip of his testimony:
He’s right, so DO something gov’t peeps!
Also: FLW TD Billy “the kid” Taylor was in Washington, DC talkin’ ’bout the bad carps too.
3. Ish Monroe, Caleb Sumrall get Cal Coast Fishing.
Check the Cal Coast offerin’s on Tackle Warehouse. Love the “black out” bait sack — don’t show ’em what you’ve got tied on!
4. Edwin Evers likes tough derbies.
> “I like these kinds of tournaments. I think they can be easier to win.”
Was talkin’ ’bout the Chessie Bay rain/flood/mud/wave fest that got canceled, aka postponed. The way practice went, sounded like 1 yellow-colored 3-lber a day woulda won it….
5. Gerald Swindle talks Squatchin’…
…in his Rapala Insta page takeover — look for this vid:
Case you didn’t know, bass-squatchin’ is for REAL man!
6. Erie Costa was just a 1-dayer due to wind.
Last 2 days canceled so Canada’s Neil Farlow won it with 5 for 24-04. His co was catching them casting a dropshot, so Neil did the same:
> “It was a subtle bite, and they didn’t want the boat near them. The casting angle didn’t seem to matter so much as where the boat was. Every time I got on top of the fish they either wouldn’t bite or it would be very slow.”
Said the deal was a Reaction Innovations Flirt Worm (gp). “Sometimes Farlow would shorten the length….”
> Structure such as single boulders or irregular bottom in 20 to 30 feet of water produced best.
> “If you get to the right depth, there are so many contour changes and rock that aren’t on the maps. That’s where you don’t find so many fish, but you find the size you need in a tournament where everybody’s catching fish.”
7. PA: WWII vet still bassin’!
How cool is this! 97-yr-old Jerry Bosworth. Didn’t know we had any World War II vets left — bless you and thank you Mr. Bosworth!
8. What South African bass-heads look like…
…after their team wins a big derby:
Know zero about the SA bassin’ scene, but gonna go out on a limb here and say they need to liven things up just a hair….
Btw Trip might have just lost the “best TD name” contest:
> Letaba Bassmasters would like to extend a big thank you to weighmaster Wessel du Toit.
9. CA: Still some of the coolest bassin’ trophies…
…are at the frog-only throwdown on the Delta:
10. CA sprays Roundup straight into the Delta??
Sounds off the charts crazy but:
> A year ago, the active ingredient in Roundup, the nation’s most widely used weed-killing herbicide, was added to California’s official list of chemicals known to cause cancer.
> None of those alarm bells, however, have stopped the state Division of Boating and Waterways from spraying Roundup directly into the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta….
> Since 2010, Boating and Waterways has put more than 14,000 gallons of Roundup into the Delta….
Who’s okaying that nuttiness — ‘specially in Cali?? The Delta’s like:
11. AZ: 3 teams had 20+ in recent night derby.
Guess that’s unusually stout for that desert lake?
12. DC: B.A.S.S. is part of new national invasives coalition.
13. 42 seconds on the new BOOYAH Melee bladed jig.
TW has ’em for pre-order, should be available soon.
14. Lunkerhunt givin’ away some new Yappa baits.
15. New Alpha Angler Mag-Hitter rod.
> The Mag-Hitter is the “Dirty Harry” version of our original flipping stick, the Hitter. Designed for heavy weights and jungle warfare, our design team created a perfectly balanced flipper with all-day comfort.
> The parabolic, heavy action blank will load evenly during the fight without tearing a big hole at the hook location, but also remain loaded when your fish clears cover and runs towards the boat.
Check it here. Word is Brandon “Para nucleation” loves it….
16. Summer BAM is out.
Bass Angler Mag — actually has been out. Word is KC Ashley, Zona, Timmy Horton, Ish Monroe, Bobby Barrack, Cody Meyer and other dude contributed their wisdoms for ya.
Can subscribe here and they also have a digital version.
17. AR: First Bass-Cab-Track will be in Rogers.
Or whatever they’ll call it:
> “At our newly expanded Rogers location, customers will discover the best of Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s and Tracker Boats all under one roof.”
And the newest Bass Pro (only) will be in Halifax, NS. First new store since Cabela’s merger.
18. FL: Algae bloom closes Florida Sportsman offices.
Making staffers stick. That said, I’d love to buy the place and put the BB HQ there…lmk mang….