1. IN man drowns while unhooking bass.
Sounds like he fell in while trying to get the fish off. Bless you bassin’ brother.
2. AL: 2 folks pass on after ski boat hit a bass boat.
Black Warrior River July 4:
> …a senior trooper with the Marine Patrol, says it happened just before 6 pm several miles south of the Moundville boat ramp. He says a ski boat “t-boned” a bass boat ejecting 6 people. A man in his 40s died, along with a woman in her 20s.
Bless their families.
3. Great MDJ post about his win.
> …even after you make it to the Elites there’s still that nagging doubt in the back of your mind. Am I really good enough to compete against these guys? Sure, I made it, but do I really belong? This tournament answered that nagging doubt. I know I can compete with anyone.
4. Latest Brent Chapman pro vs Joe is up.
Crackin’ the basses in cooler AL weather.
5. Keith Poche lands same sponsor as Ricky Bobby.
How cool is that! Lol, not really — he doesn’t have a title sponsor right now so:
> “It started as a joke with my brother in law. He said I should do that. I told him if he made the decals I’d put them on.”
Anyone see Keith rollin’ like this at the ramp, start to get worried:
6. Here’s the 2019 Elitist schedule.
From a quick look they have 9 events, 2 out west, 3 on rivers, 3 tidal waters, 2 smallie waters, and nowhere they haven’t been before. Could not confirm rumors of a bake sale to help pay for gas $$$, but I hear the Lane bros make a mean rhubarb pie….
7. TN: TVA starting to pull water for winter drawdown.
Gitcha current bite on!
8. PA: Sho nuff Susquehanna issue isn’t just about LMBV.
Largemouth Bass Virus killed the smallies but:
> Those infections, she argues, may have been triggered by a brew of chemicals polluting the Susquehanna that weakened fish immune systems.
> “The bottom line was, from site to site, there was no one pathogen that we were finding. Most of the places that had mortality had multiple pathogens. That led us to think that something was going on to be immunosuppressing those fish and making them more susceptible to disease.”
9. LA: Claiborne stocked with “tiger bass.”
80K this year and for the next 4 more years. What’s a tiger bass?
> FL-strain largemouths and regular northern largemouths are bred in ponds at the nursery and those that grow quicker are put in a separate vat. The most aggressive ones of this group are added to yet another tank to create tiger bass….
10. AZ DNR releases GPS locations of fish habitats…
11. IN HSer gets scholarship to Bethel U.
Too cool, congrats!
12. Couple BassForecast things.
First of all, know that BassForecast was/is developed by a diehard basser…who wanted to know this stuff for his own fishing. WAY different from most fishing “apps,” which were developed by developers (not bass-heads) somewhere in develop-land.
Here’s the couple things:
> We are thrilled to announce that 2 weeks ago BassForecast cracked the “Top 100 Sports Apps” in iTunes for the 1st time ever…#89!! While these rankings change weekly, this is a significant accomplishment considering there are over 50,000 sports apps on the market.
13. New 300hp diesel outboard.
> …it offers at least a 25% better range compared to a gasoline outboard and is designed to last up to 3 times longer. It has a 100% higher peak torque at the crankshaft than the leading gasoline 300hp outboards and is 60% higher compared to a leading 350hp.
Chick-fil-A Ranks as America’s Top Fast Food Restaurant for Customer Satisfaction
I believe it — would win just for the lemonade alone….