Glad they were both okay.
3. Jacob Powroznik’s new bait is out.
V&M Flash Jig. 1-oz available now, lighter weights should be available next week on the TW:
4. KVD gets 20 mpg with his Tundra??
> “I put about 50,000 miles a year on my truck. I drive it hard. But I still get better than 20 mpg.”
Anyone else get that towing with a Tundra?
5. Keith Poche fished the same crank at the Red River Open…
…where he finished 12th — the highest Elitist in that one — as he did in the Sabine derby where he finished 5th. Luck E Strike Ricky Clunn series 4 squarebill in what looks like green copper shad:
Heard the Red River might have been even tougher than the Sabine! On day 3, only 4 of the top 12 weighed a limit, and two guys zeroed — Poche and some guy named Gary Clouse, who I believe runs a boat he designed and built himself…ain’t that right Gary??
Oops almost forgot: Beeg weener was SC’s Pat Walters, recent college kid who stayed near the ramp to win it cranking a Rapala DT-6 (Ike’s demon) and unnamed squarebill [who can name that bait?]. Also fished a 5″ Yamamoto Thin Senko with 3/0 Gamakatsu EWG Hook, both weightless and with 1/8-oz:
6. Looks like Mark Davis is back at it post-surgery.
Check that custom deck throne:
7. Johnny Crews/Missile about to release the Bomb Shot.
> The Bomb Shot is a 4″ bait that is based on the…D Bomb shape with a ribbed body and a thin beaver-shaped tail.
8. Nice David Walker post…
…about him seeing competition through his daughter:
> …Lilly has helped me see my own competition in fishing with a fresh perspective. …sometimes the goal is not to win the whole entire tournament at one time, but just to be better at something today than you were yesterday.
9. FLWer Bryan Thrift’s boat looks like a military robot.
10. FLWer Pete Ponds on BassEdge Radio.
11. Matt Allen of Tactical Bassin’ okay…
…sounds like, after a bad accident. Here’s where his boat ended up, click it to see the damage to the truck — a Dodge Ram 3500 that got put on its side:
Sounds like Matt and his dad are okay, which is awesome, but a sad deal.
12. MO: Dude wants bass boats off public water.
I’m sure that’ll happen in Johnny Morris’ home state lol but this is great stuff:
> …from the far distance, you heard a muffled roar, almost like a distant boom of thunder or rumble of a freight train. You looked all around the horizon, but the sky was clear, with no clouds at all, and there were no railroads within 50 miles. But the noise not only persisted but quickly became louder and louder, until it cleaved the air like the scream of a 747 jetliner.
> And then suddenly around the corner raced a whole armada of 50, 100, 500 or…2,350 tournament anglers at the helms of 21′ 350 hp bass boats traveling at nearly 100 mph. Totally ignoring you, they screamed right past your spot, rending the air with horrific noise, throwing up huge, dangerous wakes which angered the swimming adults and frightened the wading children, nearly swamped nearby kayakers and canoeists, carelessly rocked the wading anglers and left behind them thoughtlessly polluted air and water and quiet.
> As one of the casual non-bass boat owning fishermen, I urge the MO legislature to immediately mandate that every fishing boat over 14′ in length with an outboard motor of more than 40 hp — along with all fishing tournaments with their disruptive behavior, infernal racket and corporate pageantry, etc — be moved to private lakes, just as NASCAR’s 200 mph souped-up cars, for the obvious safety reasons, aren’t permitted to race on public roads and highways.
On a related note, an electric-powered boat just went 88 mph. Don’t know ’bout you, but I’d rather hear any boat coming at me at that speed….
13. Great Lakes: Could Asian carp dominate?
Even with zebras filter-feeding in there already:
> A report published…in Jan 2016 predicted that once planktivorous Asian carp get into Lake Erie, they will eventually become 34% of the total weight of all fish in the lake.
14. 2019 Skeeters will have Humminbirds.
No link but:
> Skeeter…announced today that selected model year 2019 boats will come featured with Humminbird Electronics. Currently in production, the 2019 model year boats will start shipping to our dealer network in late June 2018.
15. FL: Lake Ponte Vedra will be treated for…cattails?
Never heard of that before?
16. Zona’s kids kan ketch ’em too.
Thunder twins Hunter (left) and Jakob got ’em a 6th at the first MI college-kid tourney of the year, congrats to ’em:
Take after the old man…who not sure if you know was good enough to hit the national trails at one point but refused to go too far away from his beloved anchovy deep-dish pizza, which is like a basic food group for him:
Looks good right? I had a bite once (all it took), and was like, “Z, you really like this dude?? It’s pretty salty.” To this day he refuses to talk about pizza with me…fair warning for y’all….
17. DC: Happenin’s in the swamp.
18. Class action suit against BPS upheld by Supreme Court.
Article says $21.7 mil, 100K+ people involved, over “document fees” in boat purchases.
19. New pro staff mgr for T-H Marine.
Shana Ramsey, formerly of Bass Pro Shops and Garmin, is T-H’s new sponsorship and pro staff marketing manager. Congrats!
20. Is this War Eagle bait made outta pure gold??
If gold’s the deal, not sure I’ve seen a bait that’s more gold?
21. Is this color big in IN?
New Nichols bait in the “Hoosier” series:
22. Culprit reinvents the ol’ reliable lizard.
Meet the Culprit Water Dragon — dig those gills. Click the pic to see a good vid where former Elitist Dustin Wilkes breaks down the bait:
I like the reinventin’ the lizard thing!
23. Star Wars bass-heads gitcha Boba Fish sticker.
24. Fish camo catching on with Euro carp anglers.
Those guys are nuts: