That’s GREAT to hear.
7. Elitist Jesse Tacoronte gets Atlantic Payroll Partners.
No link but the release says it also does some admin for Enigma Fishing, which Jesse owns: “They handle all my payroll, all my taxes, all my tax filings. They do life insurance, they do health benefits, they do everything.” Sounds like a good deal….
8. Ranger back as B.A.S.S. premier sponsor.
Replacing Triton which is also owned by Bass Pro Shops’ White River Marine group.
9. KY gov’nor tried/trying to hijack DNR $$$.
Would hurt some anti-Asian carp funding too. If you read that whole post, you’ll see that if it happened/happens, it would be a pretty serious screw-up for the state: #notcool
> Gov. Andy Beshear’s proposed budget for the 2020-2022 biennium featured an $11 mil sweep from the operating fund for the Dept of Fish and Wildlife Resources.
10. FL: Certified scale ain’t enough…
…for a state-record feesh:
> …FWC biologist must identify the fish species, and an FWC employee — usually but not necessarily the same individual — must witness its weighing on a certified scale.
A state employee needs to ID a DD FL bass as a largemouth? What else would it be, a manatee-bluegill hybrid?? #cmonman And all that makes a release of that fish kinda tough….
11. GA: Shoal bass up for state river fish again.
Largies are the state fish already, peeps have tried to make “shoalies” the river fish for 4 years. Can’t believe anyone is opposed to this? Are they hopin’ for a chub??
12. GA makes bassin’ a HS sport!
Props! Rest of the states need to get with the program….
13. Love the way Rapala is showing college/HS fishermen…
…in vids. Just like college football or hoops or whatever, these young men and women are real good and real competitors too:
14. Mustad discount for college and HS anglers.
15. New War Eagle Jiu-Jigsu Flipping Jig.
Modified Arkie-style head with a recessed line tie, strong weedguard that protects the hook point from snagging but soft enough for solid hooksets, premium Hole-in-One skirt, and a wire keeper. Here’s dirty junebug:
16. New Skeeter ZXR models.
17. T-H Marine has a new cover for the Hydra.
Hydra Battery Terminal Multiplier = genius, here’s the new cover:
18. SC: Hate to see this….
Tweeted by the Lexington, SC police dept. Only sharing because it sounds like the driver is okay:
19. CT: Northeast Fishing & Hunting Show canceled…
…due to Coronavirus fears. First time in 23 years.
20. SD adding $25 stamp requirement for non-rez anglers.
21. ID non-rez license cost going up.
To $106!! What do they have there, fish made outta gold??
22. TX: OH Ivie has zebras.
23. MN bill wants wake-boarders 200′ off the shoreline.
Headline and Line of the Day
Swindle jibber jabbers about cold water fishing
> …pro Gerald Swindle utilized his AL jibber jabber while revealing his cold-water fishing techniques much to the delight of the noon seminar gathering Friday at the Central Carolina Boat and Fishing Expo.
Hahaha G! Guy from NC wrote that deal…so guessin’ NC folks don’t jibber jabber? Pretty sure that’s false but here’s some good G tiddybits from the post:
> [Swindle] prefers 10-to 12-lb mono line rather than fluorocarbon in cold water. “When the water temperature drops below 48 degrees, fluorocarbon jumps off the reel making casting difficult.”
> …Swindle…never uses more than 12-lb line because big line kills the action of small crankbaits.
> “The new Wiggle Wart
is just as effective as the old one. Vary your retrieve and make the lure bounce off objects on the bottom. I’ve caught fish on a Wiggle Wart in water as low as 38 degrees.
> “Carry your Bible with you when you fish [a Rapala Shad Rap
] because you can lose your religion when you cast it. The bait goes in any direction in a light breeze. Use a soft cast rather than a snappy wrist cast. The bait will go further and straighter.”