What’ll be different about this year’s Classic? Jerry McKinnis says it could be the second-most important thing that ever happened in bass fishing. Hmm. Of course: Why would he say that.Hope it lives up to the hype, but either way it’ll be a ton o’ fun. Plus it’s a tournament….
2. FLWer Jason Johnson gets Contingense.
3. FLWer Dunkin gets Vision Wheel.
4. New Bass Pro Shops incentive program.
Elites, Opens, FLW Tour/Series.
5. Pete Gluszek gets all ticked off…
…about people saying he makes too much noise on the water, and here’s what he did about it (click the pic for the vid):
Got him a T-H Marine G-Force Eliminator. And btw, I have seen Pete ticked but he’s pretty mellow.
6. FL spawn should start next week!
7. CA: All kinds of fish stocked in Cachuma.
Even tho the lake is loooooow.
8. NJ still in a drought.
Check out my home lake — think we’ve been getting any rain?
9. What the Aussie BASS Nation winners used.
Well, they caught ’em on a “20g Halco Twisty that the guys had tricked up with Atomic Trick Bitz.” Here you go:
> Adrian and Grant had worked out that they needed to trick the lure up to increase the hook-up rate, so they removed the standard rear treble and replaced it with a set of Atomic Assist Hooks in size 4 and colour 01, subsequently smashing bass…. [Not USA bass.]
> …the anglers found a massive school of bass located on a ridge running into a creek at 13.5m [44′] deep. They focused their casts along the ridge, letting the lure fall all the way to the bottom before starting a steady retrieve. If the bite slowed, they would mix it up and burn the lure back to the boat. Often this was when the big bass really hit hard.
On 6-lb “Unitika Aorika” line.
Speaking of “Down Unda,” here’s what former Elitist Carl Jocumsen fishes for down there. Not sure why he wants to come all the way here to catch way smaller fish?
Don’t know who that other dude is but thinking it’s his twin bro?
10. New 9.3:1 reel.
This guy got the first one:
11. New Ranger, Stratos sales programs.
12. New Humminbird radar module.
13. Steve Pennaz going into FF Hall of Famous.
Steve was at North American Fishing Club, which I don’t think exists anymore, and now hosts the Lake Commandos show. I kinda like that name. Congrats man!
Pretty sure Steve has had that greyish beard for like 40 years….
14. New ABT Buzz Bird and Buzz Frog.
Not on TW yet, but here they are — 3″ long:
15. Would you fish a Rasta Senko?
Pour yer own and you could:
16. Email helps retain 1st-time license buyers.
17. New underwater drone…
…can go 98′ down, take pics, be a fishfinder and even deliver a bait. If these things catch on where I fish, I’m gonna invent a portable depthcharge unit.
Seriously, these have to be illegal fishing-wise under DNR rules…I assume?
18. New JBL BassPro Go portable speaker.
Not sure why the name, don’t see a Bass Pro Shops logo on it. Not a big fan of tunes on the water, but some folks feel they actually might turn fish on? I’m thinkin’ the opposite.
19. Reminder that BB apparel is here!
If you didn’t get enough feeshn stuff for Christmas — or even if you did — you can win this pack o’ Rapala luuuuuv which be includin’ one o’ those giant Rapala Original Floaters. Same deal: Enter your email addy, share the link. Good luck peeps!