1. Andy Montgomery skipped a bladed jig…
…to win an MLFer round. Said a Strike King Rage Bug on the back helped him skip it, and used his Daiwa jig-skippin’ rod:
2. Luke Clausen recovering.
Cool to see him back in a bass tub…but he MISSED something watching him on the shoreline:
3. Chris Zaldain went to the Amazon?!
Had no idea, but here’s part 2 of his journey to where you better only eat crackers and drink soda (believe me, I learned that the ultra-hard way lol). Really well-shot videos:
4. NJ: Fish Ike’s Celeb Pro-Am Bass Derby.
Sat, July 21, believe on the Delaware Reever…which does have more than 10 fish in it and can give the Ohio River a run for its money lol.
5. Here’s Cliff Crochet’s new Cajun Wake crank.
Says it moves a lot of water:
6. TN/KY: Mark Menendez gets real about Kentucky Lake (vid).
Feels that young bass and shad are disappearing because of the carp. That’s why bass-heads are catching bass now, but he feels won’t be catching much in the future. Props to him. Watch it here.
Check this color of Strike King spinnerbait and trailer Mark Menendez fished at the Kentucky Lake Elite — 3/8-oz, silver CO and a gold IN in a bluegill color. He added a ribbontail worm (chart) with a Rapid Fishing Solutions replacement disc to hold the trailer hook. Told me he went with that color because of “the lack of shad in Kentucky Lake. I wanted to mimic the most plentiful baitfish.” #dang
…which looks somewhat like this Lunkerhunt Kraken Spinnerbait, sporting an interesting blade combo:
7. AZ: Reminder to sign up for the Havasu SPRO Frog derby.
Believe you gotta do so by Jun 4 if I remember right.
8. What’s BOOYAH coming out with?
I know what it is so won’t guess — you wanna?
9. Would you ever rig a buzzbait like this?
Have you? If so, pls hit me back and edumacate me about it:
10. DUEL Hardcore Noi-Z coming in UV colors?
Believe Rapala’s been making UV-paint hard baits here and there for years, not sure if this is a first for DUEL but here’s the Hardcore Noi-Z 105F in (L to R): UV Smelt (Uvws), UV Citrus (UVC), Gold (Sweetfish), Ghost Pearl Shad (Gsps), Ghost Pearl Pink Back (Gspp):
11. How BassForecast works.
Got a few questions about it, here’s what they said:
It’s an app for your phone — you know, that warm rectangular thing in your pocket. App page is here.
12. Spotted bass eats rats too??
Whooda thunk…to even fish it for spots:
Of course that’s the acid trip colored SPRO BBZ-1 Rat. Okay THEY call it “morning dawn” but I call it “acid trip.”
SPRO gave away some rats on its FB page today. They give away a lotta stuff there….
13. Not sure if this ‘Trap looks like a shad….
Think that color is called “sexy prism” — don’t see it on the TW, but I do on the ‘Trap website. Looks like that single hooks might be a VMC Inline Single.
14. Megalodon BUFF on sale!
Lookit this thing, how cool is that:
Texted Ott DeFoe, “You see this? You need one!” He was like, “Gonna wear this one at the Sabine” and texted me this pic:
Waited a little bit for a followup text, but never got one so I sent him, “Dude, I know you’re an Elite and all, but that may not be the greatest choice.” Never hit me back after that so guess we’ll wait and see what happens….
Health PSA: If you’re gonna fish a lot and/or have pale skin, make sure you have the new BUFF Aqua Gloves too. Believe they were the ones designed with input from folks like Ott.
15. Kistler 40% off sale of…everything?
I think that’s what the post says?? On the Kistler website. Btw here’s Trey Kistler in the suit he wears to work:
Some feeshn biz peeps need to dress a little less formal at work….. #perk
16. New model of Tickle Sprinkler coming.
17. Last day to apply for Shimano scholarships.
18. T-H Marine re-ups with FLW.
19. Learn ya more about Vexus boats.
Vids on what exactly a “glass-infused aluminum hybrid” is, and George Liddle showin’ some of the construction:
VERY disappointed not to see any bubblegum or rubber bands used in the construction process….HAHAHA Vexus peeps! But seriously, that Dense Base design is totally me…you know, the “dense” part….
20. Polaris buys pontoon boat company.
First move into the boat market. Big move:
> …an all-cash transaction valued at a net present value of approximately $805 million.
Not bassin’ but innerestin’….
Fishing here conjures images of waders and featherweight flies landing softly on lazy rivers, an irresistible lure for the 1- or 2-lb trout swimming beneath.
– Dude talkin’ ’bout feeshn in MT. Told my buddy Hoot about it and he was all: