William Rose used to work at Missile Baits, has passed on leaving 3 daughters:
> There has been an account set up with his daughters being shared beneficiaries so Missile is donating ALL profits from this 9-day sale to the girls’ account. The sale will run from Nov 23 through Dec 1. Missile customers get great deals and William’s girls will get the benefit. PROMO CODE: ROSE20 [on missilebaits.com]
2. Not sure what happened to Brock Mosely’s boat…
…but doesn’t look good:
Sure hope all people and critters are okay.
3. Bid on a Gville guide trip with Matt Lee.
That’s one of the Future Fisherman Foundation eBay auctions. You have 4 more days to bid on Matty, and if you don’t bid I will and then challenge Matty to a 2x-or-nothing charity deal. Of course, bein’ an irrational bass-head, I expect to win….
Hahaha! Some great deals on baits and guide trips in those auctions.
4. J-Lee gets Mossy Oak.
Jordan’s gittin’ all Mossy and whatnot. Bass peeps be like, “You lookin’ pretty Mossy in that camo yo!”
5. Ott DeFoe was ruin’t by Okeechobee.
Says ketchin’ that lake’s big basses as a kid hooked him for life — which we can understand! Said it in a REAL good new vid Mossy Oak vid. Only thing is, he’s hard to see in it — you know, cuz of all that camo:
Narrator sounds a little like B.A.S.S.’s Dave Precht…which makes me think he should do some narratin’ for B.A.S.S.
6. FLWer Brian Latimer running a Falcon.
Social media follerin’ factored into it….
7. Wild West Bass Trail sold.
Rumored for a few weeks, now official:
> At the guiding hands of Gary Dobyns, Matt and Angie Morgan the Wild West Bass Trail (WWBT) was formed. It is with mixed emotions that Dobyns and Morgan announce the sale of WWBT.
> Dobyns: “With my wife’s health conditions and the move of my family and business to TX, it was going to be very challenging to devote the time and energy that the customers of WWBT deserve. I battled and deliberated with many alternatives. But I came to the difficult realization that someone else needed to take WWBT to the next level.”
> Morgan: “From the beginning, Angie and I wanted to do something truly special for West Coast anglers. When Gary and I first began talking about WWBT, I was excited for the challenge. With Gary moving to TX, The American Crappie Trail taking off, and us living in IN, it was the right time…. We will work closely with the new ownership group to ensure that WWBT transitions into 2018 seamlessly.”
No word on who the new owners are except: “The new ownership group are natives from the West Coast and have been in the industry for many years.” Maybe they’re…salmon? lol
8. WV: Bass-heads wondering why bass not stocked.
> “The [DNR] stocks trout all over the state,” said Mike Dandois of St. Albans, an avid [bass-head]. “Why don’t they ever stock any [green] bass?
> “We don’t have the numbers we used to have, and we don’t have the size. In some of our tournaments, we’ve dropped our minimum size limit from 12″ to 10″ just to have enough fish for a weigh-in.”
Pretty soon it’ll be all Flanders rigs and fairy wands in WV. Give ’em some help, state boys! Oh wait: the state just announced plans to increase fishing tourism…by stocking trout….
9. FL: New record shoal bass.
Shoal bass = big dang deal, right? But lookit this monster:
Looks like a painted taxidermy bass, don’t it? 5.95 lbs , 22.4″ long, caught by 14-year-old Sheldon Grace from Headland, AL on the Chipola River — nice feesh dude! Was fishing from some kinda boat that rhymes “pie rack” or “sky yak” or something…lol. Said he fought it for 30 minutes??
10. Alpha Angler cyber sale!
11. Distributor Maurice $100 mil in debt.
Dang, that’s YUGE. Filed for bankruptcy, restructuring, a deal may be in the works. From an email sent by gri-solutions.com to “unsecured creditors” (companies Maurice owes):
> …Maurice Sporting Goods faced several challenges that impaired their cash flow, investment in new distribution center, several bankruptcies including Sports Authority, Michigan Sporting Good Distributors, Gander Mountain, and Sport Chalet. This also overlapped with a weakening Canadian dollar [Maurice is Canadian] and poor management.
For those who don’t know, basically a distributor is the middleman between manufacturers and retailers.
12. TN: TVA says it discovered a new fish species.
Thankfully seems to live in clear streams:
13. “Northern hog sucker” is not a bass club name.
But it should be. Instead it’s this:
Yet another innerestin’ Blaster item hahaha!
1. Tackle Warehouse Black Friday Sale is still on!!!!!
Til 5 pm this evening, so git after it! Also a bunch o’ stuff on clearance….
This is me on TW — dead serious:
2. BassBlaster apparel sale yo!
New stuff in the works, get this stuff at a major discount: 30% OFF til Friday! Use code: CYBER
I wear a bunch of that stuff all the time…srsly. Comfy and representin’!