1. Ott talkin’ leadin’ the Elitist AOY race.
> I’m happy to be leading at this point but we’ll shift gears now. There’s still so much fishing left, and I’m glad to know God’s got this regardless of how it turns out.”
Amen brother! Check the standings here.
2. Hack Attack’s structure-spoon tips.
Some good stuff in there, these ones got my attention:
> I never wind my structure spoon back. I always pull it. Honestly, I don’t know why pulling works better, but I know that it does.
> …you shouldn’t think of them as only deep-water baits. They’ll catch as many bass at 5 feet as they will at 50 feet.
5 feet? Love to see Hack flip a spoon! Naturally he likes the Strike King Sexy Spoon….
3. Alton Jr. got hitched.
Fished his first Classic, first year on the Elites and during the Elitist break had a weddin’! Dang what a year and he’s still got half to go — congrats AJ!
4. Check Matty Lee’s bassin’ cam setup.
53″ YOLOTek POWERStick and Garmin VIRB:
5. How FLWer/MLFer Wes Strader sets up his electronics.
11-min video, but these electronics vids are usually money:
6. Woo wants to fish til he’s 75.
Guess that means competitively. He’s 71 now, fishing the Opens, wants to make another Classic.
7. How FLWer Andrew Upshaw caught ’em at the Potomac (vid).
Used a Bill Lewis Echo 1.75 (pro blue and ghost minnow) on 20-lb mono to make it run more shallow.
8. MLFers name champeenship trophy after Johnny Morris.
Is it only a matter of time before Johnny owns that too?? Not starting any rumors…. THe trophy is 2′ tall and weighs 63 lbs so I guess it wins the Interwebz on that score.
9. Bassin’masters says Mille Lacs is best bass lake.
For sure a great smallie lake, always has been, hopefully always will be unless the MN DNR wrecks it with their new promotion of catch/keep there. But gotta ask: should a smallmouth lake be the #1 bass fishery in the nation?
10. Lew’s makes changes at the top.
> Gary Remensnyder has been promoted to CEO. [Founder] Lynn Reeves will remain actively involved in the business as chairman, continuing to provide strategy and product leadership to the company.
Congrats to both dudes. Here’s the board meeting where that was decided:
And here’s what Lynn was doing at the time:
Lynn, you’ve got your priorities straight man hahaha!
Okay I may have made that up…but Lynn IS bassin’ Santa!
11. AL: Auburn RBs coach likes to bass-fish…
…because his name is: Tim Horton. Seriously.
And Mississippi State’s defensive coordinator Todd Grantham is “a guy who used his first big paycheck to buy a bass boat and a used pickup that leaked oil just so he could sneak away and fish during his first years as a Virginia Tech assistant in the early ’90s.”
A pickup truck that leaked oil!! Wow how terrible…. Sheesh who writes for ESPN, a bunch of city slickers?
12. AL: 50K FL fingerlings going into Gville in May.
Privately funded. Peeps are serious about their bassin’ there.
13. CAN: Berkley B1 Canadian Bass Open waters.
> The tour first hits Belleville this weekend before it comes to Port Colborne. It then wraps up at its home base of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC in Sept.
14. Sunline coming out with Crank FC.
And here’s what it’ll look like:
15. WI yakker has caught 20,000 smallies.
Yep he’s retired…now he is, anyway. Says his best bait is a Kalin’s Lunker Grub, which is just a curly-tail grub, always a smallmouth killer.
16. TX: Zebra mussels in Travis.
17. New Shimano Curado K coming out at ICAST.
It’s…black? Ones before that were gray. So…no more green?
18. Patrick Sebile gone from Pure Fishing.
Bait designer who sold his company to Pure Fishing a while back. Gone as part of “restructuring,” whatever that means.
19. Savage bat bait.
Nope, we haven’t seen it all yet:
Check this illustration of it — a ’70s Meat Loaf airbrushed van mojo…I like it!