1. Win a bassin’ trip with Justin Lucas.
If you win and you’re smart, you’ll ask a million questions while you’re out there with him cuz he knows him some stuff yo!
2. Win a bassin’ trip with Elitist David “Doomsday” Mullins.
Plus a PILE o’ stuff…. Same deal with Mullins — get him talkin’!
3. John Crews auctioning off his autism sneaks.
Crews verified that they do come with a wee bit ‘o stank, but I believe it’s the same stank — or close to it — that’s in all Missile Baits so….
Yep, the kicks are signed by Hartwell champ Brandon Cobb, who may or may not have held his nose while signin’ (heehee!).
4. Edwin Evers has fished the final rounds of all 4 BPTs.
Only dude to do so — Marty Stone said:
> Edwin’s mind is better than ever right now. And he’s done such a great job of taking care of his body.
Whoa EASY there Stone…HAHAHAHA! Dang that sounded funny…to me anyhow. Seriously tho, Edwin’s really a-feeshn crazy good, congrats EE!
5. Read this: Zona talkin’ ’bout Elite rookie Derek Hudnall.
Too much to excerpt, worth a full read fo sho.
7. David Dudley demonstrates proper fish handling.
He 100% cray. Dude cracks me up….
8. Boyd Duckett clarifies the “no working the Classic” thing…
…for MLF BPT pros. Following are all highly interesting statements, Boyd talkin’ to Bassin’Fan — parenths are BassFan’s:
> “Our strongest assets are our players and there’s no value to MLF for them to be at the Bassmaster Classic. (That stance) isn’t anti-B.A.S.S. — that’s a bad perception that’s out there. It’s positive toward MLF.
> “I knew this would create a mess at first, but the world has got to realize that all our guys are on one team and our team’s job is to grow MLF, not B.A.S.S. or FLW or anybody else. With the sponsors, it’s really a risk-tolerance issue, and obviously we need them and they need us. If we have to slow-walk them through this to keep their comfort level up, we’ll do so. We’re here to help them and if they need us at the Classic next year, we’ll be at the Classic.”
> “It doesn’t take from 1969 to now to do what B.A.S.S. has done — it only takes that long if you move at a snail’s pace. I don’t move at a snail’s pace…. This thing (MLF and the inaugural season of the BPT) is tracking pretty good and people should be getting on the train to help us.”
9. LA releases 1.8mil FL bass fry…
…in Lake Dauterive-Fausse Pointe, which I’m gonna call Doe-Foe-Poe:
> If 7%, the high end of a state biologist’s projected mortality rate, of those 1.8 mil fry survive…126,000 FL bass will be in the…fishery.
10. IL: 4 arrested for the unlawful taking of 114 bass.
> Officials said the value of the bass is $456 according to statute.
Doesn’t sound like near enough. When was that statute written? Does it account for “recreational value” or something like that?
11. Susquehanna River issues related to high pH?
High pH means more alkaline, less acidic, which the post says is:
> “…consistent with the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) goal to reduce nutrients and sediment.”
Way I read it, pollution is the main issue, which is causing secondary issues like high pH and diseases like Largemouth Bass Virus…which does affect smallmouths.
12. BUFF sponsoring Bass Pro Shops collegiate trail.
Check the new CoolNet UV+ BUFFs at the TW. If you wear a BUFF — which you do cuz you’re cool (hahaha!) and sun-smart — hear these are the best ones ever.
13. AL: 10th graders rescue competitors at Pickwick.
> Garrett Howington and Issac Darden…both 10th-graders at Sardis High School, dropped their fishing rods to rescue another fishing team from Arab High School whose boat began sinking in Cypress Creek on Pickwick Lake.
Way to go, glad everyone was okay.
14. AL HSer gets fishing scholly to Blue Mountain College…
…in MS. Too cool. Gotta point out she’s a gal, which kinda makes it 2x cooler!
15. Seaguar InvizX fluoro is in 600-yd spools now.
Save you some $$ AND fool you some more fish. Sick line — you can tell by how BPTer James Elam orders it: