1. TX: We lost a bassin’ brother on Ivie.
> According to the Runnels County Game Warden, campers near Lake O.H. Ivie called in to 911 reporting they heard a boat crash and cries for help, just after 9 pm.
> The two OK men were ejected from their 19′ bass boat when they hit a rocky point on the lake.
> The driver was killed after he was thrown onto the rocks, but the passenger landed in the water, and was not injured.
Bless you bassin’ brothers.
2. AL: Man charged in boat collision.
> The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) says 29-year-old Ricky Latham of Tuscaloosa is facing 2 counts of reckless murder in connection with the boat crash.
> Trooper Freddie Ingram says Latham was the operator of the ski boat that collided with the bass boat on Wednesday evening when it was “coming up river.”
> Trooper Ingram says alcohol played a “big role” in what transpired, saying that it was a factor “all day.”
3. LA: Fishing for Our Rights tourney ON SATURDAY.
Proceeds will be used to fight the gated private water bull-hockey in that state….
4. Great Shaw Grigsby post on trolling motor maintenance.
Says in there his batteries have lasted up to 10 yrs!?!
5. Dang good John Crews post on sponsorships.
If you want a sponsorship — a real one — read it. I know everyone calls getting free stuff a sponsorship now, but that’s not what I’m talkin’ ’bout and Crews really ain’t neither. Couple highlights:
> Sponsorships work much better, and come much easier, if you can catch ’em.
> We don’t pay any pro staffer unless they’re fishing the Bassmaster Elite Series. The exposure just isn’t there for us to do otherwise.
6. Brent Chapman fishes with Bassin’masters college champeen (vid).
7. Brandon Palaniuk Oahe vid is up.
Does a dang good job with these….
8. Check Bill Lowen’s “what mud is to bass” analogy.
> Think of it like you would your house or your car. If you have a kitchen fire or a minor auto accident, your world is a mess for a day or two. But you still have to eat and you still have to go to work. In a couple of days you learn to live with the issues. You don’t have any other choice.
Works but…kitchen fire??
9. FLWer David Williams on BassEdge Radio.
Smith Lake winner.
10. KY/TN: Anti-carp barrier coming on TN River.
> The plan is to install sound barriers below the Barkley Dam in KY by the end of Sept. The body of water splits into the Cumberland River and Tennessee River.
Okay but what about all the carp in Kentucky Lake now?
Fort Gibson, OK — Russ Warner won it fishing offshore rockpiles with a 10″ YUM Ribbontail worm (junebug and cranberry). Mentioning because there’s finally one Warner brother who can actually catch ’em — hahaha Chad! (Chad Warner’s the YUM brand manager, big-time bass-head….) Several people mentioned that Russ is the better-lookin’ brother as well….
Ohio River — Winner Adam Hock had a limit weighing 9 lbs, 2nd had 4 for 8. Adam fished with 20-lb line! Not cuz of fish size so I assume cuz of snags? Props to all the guys who fish that river….
12. BassGold.com is now FREE!
> Works friggin’ great for patterning fish — just spend the time to understand it. Some Elites use it so….
> Doesn’t display well on a phone — anyone want to tackle coding that?
13. New Skeeter 2019 Apex.
14. New Ranger Z519L and Z518L.
L = budget-friendlier.
15. Vexus Boats update.
Cool vid that shows the new “summit white” color. Fave line: “It corners like an Indy car.”