1. Fork stumped KVD.
Not the stumps there, the rest. Said he’s never seen a lake that gets as much pressure per acre.
2. Fish with Gerald Swindle contest.
Black Rifle Coffee makin’ it happen.
3. Greg Hackney’s so stir-crazy he’s doing vids.
Good! That one’s on the “bass rut.” Waitin’ for the Squatch vids….
4. Edwin Evers started a new YouTube series.
New deal’s called “Project E.” Pretty sure “E” stands for either Enchilada, Epicness or Ecclesiastes. Hahaha got a little Bible in there for ya E-squared!
5. Lookit Elitist Garrett Paquette’s fave crank.
> I’ve been throwing this particular [SPRO] Little John
since I was 15 and I wouldn’t be surprised if it has accounted for over 1,000 fish. Now it’s a tournament only bait.
So…it’s only 3 years old?? Hahaha! Johnny Crews, whom the bait’s named after, offered Garrett $10,000 for it but Garrett said he’s waitin’ to trade it for a blue trophy….
6. Mike Iaconelli joins the NPAA board.
NPAA = National Professional Anglers Association. Group wants to educate anglers about the biz side of the biz, started in the walleye world but has been expanding into bass.
Mike’s now down to sleeping 3 hours a night plus catnaps….
7. Tim Horton’s on Bass Pro Shops Radio.
8. What Trait Zaldain’s fishing right now.
> I add a little chartreuse for two reasons: 1) It lets me see the bait a little better, so I know where it’s at and if the fish has it and 2) If you’ve ever looked down at a bluegill in the water, their tail glows chartreuse, so it helps the imitation factor.
Fo sho. On a 7′ 4″ Pink Jig/Worm Rod with a Shimano Curado Reel (8.5).
9. Here’s what Dave Mercer used to look like…
…before he was exposed to the dark side, aka US bassin’:
He looks so innocent…which he was…before Sanders got to him…heehee nope I mean Zona. Btw that fish he’s holding is called a “fire tiger” in Canada.
10. Watch Wade Middleton and Mike Hawkes fish Choke Canyon.
On OutdoorAction.com — free. Mike used to be a Bassmaster pro.
11. TX: Toxic waste dump proposed for Rayburn headwaters.
Could politicians be corrupt enough to approve this? Of course! But hopefully they won’t ruin one of the best bass lakes on the planet…. MT company wants to do it:
> Some of the waste listed on the application that will be accepted are oil-based drilling fluids, old tank bottoms from gas, crude oil production facilities and reclamation plants, soil contaminated with crude oil, condensate, produced water, old O & G waste pit liners and other oil field waste.
WTHeck??? Peeps crazier than those Tiger King folks….
12. MO: No licenses needed thru Apr 15.
13. MO/KS: Some Bass Pro Shops open, some closed.
Sounds like the main Springfield store is closed.
14. Covid props for YUM and BOOYAH.
YUM’s makin’ hand sanitizer and BOOYAH’s makin’ face shields to help out the folks who need ’em in AR, maybe elsewhere. Pretty cool.
I really encouraged ’em to put crawfish scent in there — smells so bad (to us, not to bass I guess) that I’m sure it’d kill 2x as many viruses, but they said no so….
15. B.A.S.S. be sayin’ #livesmart #fishsmart.
16. DC: Fishing industry asked governors to support fishing.
Too late for the WA dude….
17. Coast Guard: How to clean your Covid PFD.
18. Peta gets upset with fishing in a video game.
[Not gonna link it just cuz — you can find it at peta.org/features/animal-crossing-new-horizons-vegan]
For real deal, ’bout the Nintendo game “Animal Crossing.” Dig the nonsense:
> You shouldn’t fish in real life, so you shouldn’t do so in the game, either.
> Sure, unlike in real life, the fish in the game don’t feel pain, but fishing is harmful to animals and the planet. This is your island, and it’s your job to protect it. Tearing the wildlife right out of their ocean homes so that you can “donate” them to Blathers for museum exhibits is not only cruel but also bad for the environment.
[Just hit me: Jesus was 100% cool with fishing so…where does the Peta junk come from spiritually-speaking? One guess.]
> In the real world every year, anglers leave behind a trail of tackle victims that includes millions of birds, turtles, dolphins, and other animals who sustain debilitating injuries after they swallow fishhooks or become entangled in fishing lines.
Nuts, kooks, weirdos — we need a new word to describe these poor folks, wow. Don’t think “lost” is good enough….
19. CT: You need an Aquatic Invasive Species Stamp on your boat…
…if you run it in CT waters, whether you’re a resident or not. New requirement this year.
20. AR: Champion jockeys like to bass-fish.
21. VA: Northern snakehead caught in Pamunkey River.
Time on the water will get you a 24th-place finish on an 80th-place practice!
Headline fer a pretty dang entertainin’ post by Wes Strader, in which he refers to himself as “ol’ W” and “the W.”