1. IN fishing brother passes on after falling in.
> Herbert Stickler, 79, of Ramsey, was fishing with a family member when his fishing lure got snagged on a log. While attempting to free his line, Stickler fell in the water. An attempt to rescue him by his fishing partner was unsuccessful.
> …determined the cause of death to be related to a medical condition and not a drowning. The depth of the water where the accident occurred was approximately 3-4’…. Stickler was not wearing a life jacket when he entered the water.
Bless you fishing brother. Folks, please wear a PFD, especially when the water’s cold — which means NOT an inflatable.
2. Jacob Wheeler is now with Googan Baits.
No longer Gene Larew for plastics. Also said his signature Duckett rods will be available soon in Academy stores then a few months later in other retailers.
3. Learn about Justin Lucas’ family…
…on the PGA TOUR website!? Pretty dang #stout clan and:
> The household contained…a professional golfer, professional MMA fighter, and professional bass fisherman.
Guess bassin’ beats golf so Justin ain’t the pushover of those bros hahaha! Seriously though, worth a read…and wonderin’ why don’t think I’ve ever read that stuff on a bassin’ media deal…?
4. Uh-oh Ott DeFoe says he knows Chickamauga pretty well…
…and we’ve seen how him knowing water has gone this year….
5. Does Chad Pipkens fish better with just 1 arm?
Was just gonna shout him out for finishin’ 9th at the Hartwell Elite after his collar-bone surgery, but if I can bust his stones even better! Last top 10 in an Elite before Hartwell was 2015, when he had 3. Anyhow, #stout performance at Hartwell — congrats mang!
6. Bernie Schultz remembers drawing Ken Cook.
And here’s what Bernie learned from Ken about fishing for suspended spots:
> …setup consisted of a small, straight-tail worm, TX-rigged with a 3/16-oz bullet weight (unpegged). He tied it to 8-lb mono on a M-action spinning outfit….
> To demonstrate the pattern, he pointed to his depthfinder and showed me faint images of fish holding at 18′ over 60-70′ of water. It was my first real introduction to fishing for suspended bass. (It’s important to note that this was back in the flasher/paper graph era, way before today’s more sophisticated electronics.)
> I watched as he lowered his worm rig to the level of the fish, then shook it continuously. I asked why he was doing that, and he said they wanted it that way…that the fish were lethargic. Shaking the bait agitated them into biting.
Shaking deal sounds like…Seth Feider.
I miss Ken — he was a great dude…and one of the folks who helped with BassGold.com because he really believed in the power of data…which does have some serious power if you’re willin’ to use it….
7. Jacob Powroznik’s winning ride.
Interviewing the BPT winner in a truck on vid — I like it. Seen it in other sports, like that they are trying it in bassin’.
8. WI: First MLF BPT Champeenship will be out of LaCrosse.
On the upper MS Reever, Aug 19-25. Wonder if in this format it’ll be tight weights cuz there’s a ton of fish there, just not a lot of bigs…far as I’ve seen anyhow.
That tourney is called the “Redcrest Championship,” explained like this-here:
> Rucks…explaining that the prominent red MLF logo itself is symbolic — a crest — representing MLF’s family-like atmosphere among the league’s anglers, sponsors, fans and host communities.
> “A crest is also the highest point of a mountain, therefore Redcrest is our pinnacle of achievement — the peak of proficiency. Every MLF angler wants to be the best of the best, and all want the right to prove it by first earning an entry into Redcrest, and then winning the event.”
Here’s you some red crests that are more bassin’-appropriate: