1. Fred Roumbanis’ new nickname is “Bang Bang.”
Okay not really but:
Always wondered why/how Fred got sponsored by a rifle company — CMMG — so finally called him about it…also cuz I know zip about rifles and want to learn:
> “I enjoy the heck outta shooting, really. I like to target-shoot — for the most part it’s target shooting.
> “In bass fishing you’re always trying to hit a little target, always trying to dial it in and fine-tune spots and whatnot. With shooting you’re trying to dial in a gun and hit a target in a small spot.
> “Whether you’re playing golf, fishing, darts, using a bow, firing a rifle or just playing beer pong with your friends, there’s something in human nature about being competitive hitting a target.
> “It’s also a stress-reliever. If you have a bad tournament, come home and drop 30 rounds and you’ll feel good again.
> “It’s good for self-protection too — we live out in the country.”
> He and his cuz — @termite_dan (for real) — are all about gun safety and gun safety training. “Definitely take a gun safety class before purchasing any gun, and seek out training from professionals.
> “The neat thing about CMMG is they’ve been making parts for a long time and sell complete guns.” For me he recommended the CMMG Resolute 300 MK4 5.56mm
2. How Elitist Skylar Hamilton finds standing timber fish.
> Basically you’re not going to do anything much different from what you do fishing anything else. You’re looking for something irregular, something that’s different. Maybe it’s a point made by the trees. Maybe it’s a tree that’s bigger than the ones around it. Maybe it’s smaller. Maybe it’s older, or more rotten. Whatever it is it’ll catch your eye as you look around. You’ll know it as soon as you see it.
3. T-H stuff Randy Howell is putting in his boat (vid).
Includin’ the genius G-Force Hydra Battery Terminal Multiplier, G-Force Troll Jacket (keeps internet trolls warm lol) and the Kill Switch Key.
4. Elitist Greg DiPalma with a NJ bassin’ knuckle sammich.
5. Is this more or less of Seth Feider’s personality?
Honestly not sure:
6. Couple pro footbaw dudes gettin’ bassy.
Bass-head Zach Howard was mindin’ his own bassin’ bidness on a TX golf course when this dude — who was also bassin’ — came by to see what he was ketchin’ ’em on. If you don’t know who he is, I can’t help ya! The Cowboys really need to pay him already:
Sounds like Prime was helping Antonio Brown with life, ball and of course the most important thing someone can do with hand-eye coordination:
7. Toyota sponsoring MLF Heavy Hitters tourney.
Gonna call that more evidence that ‘Yota supports bassin’, so good. It’s also sponsored by Venmo, which I believe is the company behind these:
Kidding. DeWalt is sponsoring the Eufaula Bassmaster Elite.
8. Little more info on the Evinrude deal.
Can’t link it, at wavetowave.com — guy in the biz wrote it, some interesting stuff which basically says: BRP messed up a few too many times, and someone will probably buy it at some point.
9. WI doesn’t want gobies in Lake Winnebago.
But smallmouths do so this could go all the way to the state supreme court!
7. AR wants your comments on new regs.
8. MN: SIMMS and Smallmouth Alliance start scholly fund.
9. OH: Great Miami River is state’s best smallie river?
Tip from a guy who’s never fished that river before: Try a yellow bait.
10. Z-Man is coming out with another Jack Hammer (hype vid).
Is this why Brett Hite has gone dark… Anyhow, the vid has a description written by someone who might have licked the wrong toad:
> It’s the yin and the yang. Two perfect energies that come together to create balance in the big bass universe. More to the point, each lure has a time and place. And when utilized as a total system, the results can be radical.
Keeps toads away from your mouths kids…. Lol I like the nuttiness man!
11. Gammy has a new shakey head designed by Shin Fukae.
12. Jewel Baits looking for marketing/media manager.
13. CT: New hydrilla strain found on CT River.
So it’s…hydrilla! Whole post is negative — they didn’t talk to any bass-heads.
14. ME doesn’t want bluegills?
Cuz they’re too easy to catch…kidding. State says they’re not native and are predicted to be harmful but no proof given. Note: pumpkinseed or redbreast sunfish are native to ME.
15. MD: Shad lift didn’t happen at Conowingo Dam bc of snakeheads.
Mostly, also Covid….
16. Couple Great Lakes are still dang cold.
> …northern and eastern Lake Superior. Surface water temperatures are still in the lower 30s. Lake Huron has some surface water temperatures as cold as 40 degrees….
17. US, Canada release Great Lakes report (pdf).
About what you’d expect in a report by 2 gov’ts — not sure it’s worth reading. Search turned up zero references to bass but this:
> Asian carp control actions in the U.S. and Canada…continue to be successful in preventing their establishment in the Great Lakes.
Sounds like a break from reality to me. Also this:
> …recent discoveries of 2 nonnative zooplankton species (Diaphansosoma fluviatile and Mesocyclops pehpeiensis). These species require further investigation to determine if they will have a negative impact….
18. OH approves Lake Erie wind farm but…
…says it has to be shut down 8 months of the year for birds and bats. First ever wind farm approved on the Great Lakes.
19. Guy slept with his fish rod to help get thru cancer.
Muskie dude. Sounds like he made it, great to hear. Yep he’s a bachelor. Doesn’t say the brand of rod…hope it wasn’t a pro’s signature rod cuz that could be kinda weird….
20. For 2 GRAND you can now buy a 3 hp ‘lectric outboard.
Word is it will successfully power your average flip stick, not sure if that’s with the reel attached tho…lol!
Invasive mussels intercepted at U.S. border
“Intercepted.” Were they carrying any contraband or weapons? Any of ’em have a record??
Looks like that frisbee-sized bluegill ain’t a MI record and might not even by a MI fish. Still an insane fish tho….