Guy won a U.S. Angler’s Choice derby on the Delta, team derby but he fished alone. Was asked to take a poly, but didn’t. Here’s what appears to be the reason:
> …consulted a lawyer and was advised not to take the polygraph.
> Due to the refusal, [he] will be banned from USAC.
Interesting question: If a lawyer you call advises you not to take the poly, what do you do?
‘Nother: Is it worse to take the poly and fail or to refuse to take it?
Let me know your feelin’s here on Facebook.
Will say this: At least USAC gave a poly to the WINNER, which don’t always happen no’ mo’.
AWESOME responses to the contest to win the Rapala baits (read ’em here). Wish I had about 20 boxes to give away. But only have one, weener listed below.
Bassin’ side effects I liked:
> Delusions of grandeur [almost won too because it’s universal]
> Random Rapala jerks, involuntary bass Suffixiation, Variable Monetary Checks (VMC), bass term Tourettes, nervous twitches, casting elbow, flipping wrist, sudden day dreaming, and loss of employment.
Gary Cooper of Middleburg, FL, come on down! Send your mailing addy to me by replying to this email. If I don’t hear from you ASAP I will pick another winner dude!
The new Ranger Z522D is 22′ 7″ long with a 102″ beam, and can take a max 300 hp. No word on MSRP but you better have this in your wallet…
…and this as your tow vehicle:
Analogy: Could bassin’ trailers be moving from Astroturf to field turf?
– One and only Larry Nixon talkin‘ ’bout bein’ older and slower — though I think we’d all catch more fish if we fished like that. More:
> “I can’t do what I did in my 30s, my 40s or even my early 50s. I have to fish my way and not worry about what the other guys are doing. I didn’t vary from that plan one bit this year. I fished my confidence baits.
> “I’m a slow guy who will milk a place for everything it’s got.”
Larry’s turning 65 soon, but has no plans to retire. He’s fishing this week’s FLW Cup.
Dave Mercer vid, check it:
Mercer’s roadies figured out a way to attach a GoPro to a bass. Spent months working it out, here’s the high-tech solution:
They call it the GoPro Fish Mount, and it’s retailing for $9.99 soon.
Okay I made up some of that. Would love to see more of where fish go when released.
1. K-Pink not retiring from fishing.
Just the Elites. What he told me.
Am I late to that party? Had no idea.
For giving his boat to at the Potomac to eventual winner Clark Wendlandt:
> “I just feel competitors should help each other. I know he had a rough year last year. Plus, he’s one of my heroes. So if I couldn’t win, I wanted him to win.”
How ’bout that: “I just feel competitors should help each other.” Interesting. Props to Shin and FLW.
…on Ouachita. Word is a camera boat and everyone’s okay, hope so:
This should improve the lake to a 4 out of 10 for bass fishing…okay, maybe a 3….
Also the case in the upper Potomac and other rivers. Becoming more common. Not good.
To allegedly help with drought (then why are they black?). How ’bout a frog over that!
1 per day, already started, sign up here:
Were in a canoe, may not have been wearing PFDs. Tragic reminder for us all.
Anyone have a PFD you actually like to wear or don’t mind wearing? Lemme know if so.
Tip of the Day
…in the water column. Sometimes the bass are high and they want your baits to be high too — stop reading double meanings into this stuff!
> “At the Elite event on Chesapeake Bay, I caught my fish by swimming a Booyah jig, casting a Booyah spinnerbait and flipping the new Booyah Finance Jig. I figured out that those fish wanted to be higher in the water column, so whatever I threw, I wanted it to be high.
> “I started noticing that around the docks. Most of my flipping bites were coming on the entry or when I would bring it out.
> “On the third day, I pulled up to a small (laydown) and I flipped it and flipped it, but the whole time my bait was landing on the bottom. I finally hit one of the limbs up higher in the tree, caught a 4-pounder and lost a big one.”
Quote of the Day
Consistency is king if you want to go to the Bassmaster Classic, and I’ve had none of that this season.
– Brett Hite, proving that flat brims don’t help you magically catch fish (heehee). But seriously:
> “When there is a long break before the next event, you can kind of feel your momentum slip from under you and the coaster starts heading downhill. I used to fish a lot during the breaks to try to preserve that groove between events, but it just doesn’t work.
> “That groove can last through three or four events in row, but it takes that pressure-cooker atmosphere to keep it simmering. I’m convinced there is something about fishing multiple tournaments in a row that brings out the best in anglers.”
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