1. Aaron Martens recovering okay.
No link, just a little personal communication. Please keep praying for him.
2. Brent Chapman has a new season of Pro vs Joe.
YT series, that link ^ is season 4 episode 1.
3. Tim Horton did this on purpose.
That bait’s the Azuma Claude Hopper Jr, designed by Tim, he said:
> It allows you to have a bigger hook on a smaller bait. If you have 2 hook tags and 2 hooks they twist and get hung on each other. The 1 large hook eliminates that.
> It works great on riprap banks or any other traditional shallow-cranking-type areas. It’s an excellent lure for cranking shallow rocks and wood. Works great on high-pressure lakes.
> It goes 5′ deep. It goes deeper than its appearance.
> The most important thing is a slow to moderate retrieve. A fast retrieve will overpower the lure.
Trivia: Claude is the name of Tim’s dad.
4. How Russ Lane gears up to break down a lake.
> I’ll have 3 baits tied on with the right line, rod and reel that are going to fit a more clear-water and open-cover type of scenario. I’ll have another 3 or 4 rigged up for sparse cover and lightly-stained water. And then I’ll finally have a few rigged up with heavier line, heavier rods and bigger baits.
> Those 3 categories break down the lake into 3 parts: the lower (clear water), the middle (lightly stained) and the upper (dirty).
5. John Murray has inspired many Westy sticks.
Heck yeah he did! Because he crushed ’em all in the ol’ bassin’ derbies, like this:
Also one of the warmest guys you’ll meet.
6. Chad Morgenthaler tips before you go on a long drive.
What to check on your boat and trailer.
7. B-Rad-Lee Hallman outed the Big Bite BFE.
BFE = “Battle For Endor” — had no idea Hallman was a Star Wars fan!
Okay it stands for “Best Flipper Ever,” dang it….
Need to trim that tag end man!
9. Fishin’ maybe not even half of being a bass pro.
In case you didn’t know…little insight on it focusin’ on Bassmaster pro Harvey Horne.
10. CA might be pressing doomsday button for fishing.
Vote is today:
> The CA Fish and Game Commission will remotely meet to discuss delegating temporary authority to the CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) to delay, suspend or restrict sport or recreational fishing if the director of CDFW, in consultation with the president of the Commission, finds that such action is necessary to protect against the threat from COVID-19….
Gotta say again: Please STAY IN YOUR LANE appointed/elected peeps. You are not Drs! And not only that, your customers — the folks who pay your bills — are ANGLERS and HUNTERS. Dang man, I wish we could vote these yahoos out.
Word is NM has shut down fishing already = dumb. Sorry, just don’t see the sense in it….
11. AL: Outdoors an essential activity.
At least one gov’nor has some common sense….
12. OH/ID suspend sales of non-rez licenses.
Here’s OH, here’s ID. Suit yourselves….
13. NJ DNR made a social distancing fishing vid.
> If another angler approaches while you are fishing, gently turn your fishing rod to your side to provide a visible marker of a 6′ social distance.
Kinda funny-sounding but makes sense. Went out with my kids the other day for stocker trout, made sure we were well away from folks. Some dude pulls up behind us and fishes 10′ away with like a 100 yards of space he could’ve gone to. Too funny…#fishermen
14. KY: FLW trailer being used at a Covid test facility.
After that it will be used at a Naval bombing range…kidding!
True story: One time in NC me and 2 other guys were in a boat that wouldn’t start — we were drifting toward a Naval bombing range and Sea Tow wouldn’t answer. We were nervous as all get out, finally that motor fired up….
15. ICAST in July on, but Fly Feeshn Show in Oct is off.
Fly dudes — some of the reason was they didn’t want folks to incur travel and show costs.
16. International Covid fishin’ stuff.
New Zealand is locked down, no fishing in the whole country…but “a week into the lockdown…there has been just one NZ death attributed to the pandemic with several people hospitalized in critical condition.” If that’s the case maybe they can reopen fishing in a couple of weeks?
Indonesian anglers get 4 months in jail if caught fishing.
DUO is focusing on strengthening its products — good to hear:
> Times like these allow kaizen (improvement) and hansei (reflection) about the strategic focus necessary to maintain growth. “We are also very focused on R&D and speeding up the new development process so we are ready once the markets starts to move again.”
17. New: Check T-H Marine Express.
> For the first time ever, we are offering direct access to all of our products — every single item from our catalog.
Like the idea, sign up here.
18. Get a free Okuma neck gaiter…
…with all orders over $50 on the Okuma website.