1. Why Steve Kennedy didn’t take the MLF invite.
Sorta. Doesn’t really say that but he went thru some family stuff around that time.
This quote from the Bassin’Fan post stood out:
> “…I knew where (Tommy) Biffle would be and (Kevin) VanDam would be out there cranking. Aaron (Martens) would be out there with a dropshot. I’ve been more of a swimbait and jig guy, but with some of the [new Elite guys], we’re in the same space and I don’t know them well enough to know who will be where when.
> “With the smaller field, I think we were all expecting to have more room and I’m certain some guys are getting it, but it seems like on most of my stuff, I have had company this year.”
Shoot we all knew Aaron would be dropshotting — where no one had ever fished, let alone dropshotted before….
2. Elitist Gary Clouse talks buyin’ used boats.
Can sum up his advice this way:
1. Buy a Phoenix.
2. Gary has never owned a used boat…because he owns Phoenix.
HAHAHA! Actually a good post with solid advice. Wonder who wrote it for him…hahahahahaaaaaaa!
3. 20+ BPT pros get Siren Marine.
Sounds like a boat security + more system. Pros: James Watson, Alton Jones, Brent Chapman, Jordan Lee, Aaron Martens, Justin Atkins, Zack Birge, Stephen Browning, Brandon Coulter, Anthony Gagliardi, Timmy Horton, Alton Jones Jr., Jason Lambert, Mike McClelland, Cody Meyer, Ish Monroe, Michael Neal, Brandon Palaniuk, Mark Rose, Fred Roumbanis, Scott Suggs, Gerald Swindle, Jonanthon VanDam, David Walker, Jacob Wheeler.
4. I was interviewed by these dudes…
…can’t remember what we talked about but seemed like a good time. Episodes 159 and 160 at that link. Also on the shows are some famous folks so you won’t be wastin’ your time with just me!
If I knew they had a full-blown recordin’ studio, woulda got the StrayCasts house band to meet me there for some ‘lectrical throwin’ down!
5. NJ: Algae-related Hopatcong closure is bull-hockey?
Super innerestin’ — wonder if the antis/Chicken Littles have a hand in this closure, which is killin’ businesses around the lake:
> In New Jersey, a bloom is considered hazardous when the cell count reaches 20,000 per milliliter. In other states the standard is 70,000 to 100,000.
> …the real question is not cyanobacteria. It’s cytotoxins. These are the hazardous substances created when a HAB gets out of control. “…was within normal range….”
6. OH: Another BFL tie!?
Believe this is the 3rd one this year? IN’s Chris LeClere and TN’s Daniel Johnson tied on the OH River. Each guy had 1 fish for 1-02…
Maybe FLW needs to go back to hundredths scales for BFLs?
7. CO: “Smallmouth bass, big problem”??
Can’t see how anyone would ever think smallies ain’t anything but tons o’ fun, but that headline is talkin’ ’bout gettin’ rid of smallies in CO in case they eat the endangered bonytail chub. Pretty sure they’d rather eat crawfish but….
8. AZ: New take vets bassin’ tourney comin’ to Bartlett.
9. New Ranger Z521L rated to 300 hp.
Top speed: 45 mph.
HAHAHA Ranger peeps!
10. NY: Asian carp can move through the salt?
Sounds like just a theory so far, surely hope not:
> “The carp seem to have gotten in by swimming in from the ocean and up Mecox Bay, to then pass under the Montauk Highway bridge just to the west of town.”
11. Costa partners with beer company.
Supposedly for a “kick plastic” deal, but man — so many of the accidents and fatalities I read about in boating have to do with alcohol. Nothin’ wrong with a brewskie but never on the water.
12. DC: New US Fish and Wildlife director.
Info doesn’t say whether she hunts or fishes, which probly means she doesn’t….