Nice ‘stache man! I’m grownin’ a fu manchu….
5. Seth Feider says he mostly fishes for largies in MN.
Guess it’s up to us whether to believe him…is it ko-inky-dince that he’s sayin’ that just before a smallmouth tourney? #sandbaggin?
6. Worldwide “James” Watson gets Tackle HD.
Check their offerin’s on the TW. That Hellgrammite (5″ version and 8″ version) looks VERY innerestin’….
7. St. Lawrence Elites won’t launch til 9 am!
Jesse Tacoronte talkin’:
> Takeoff isn’t scheduled until 9 a.m. because a high St. Lawrence River means the locks just upstream of Waddington, NY will be in play. That’s something with which we Elite anglers have never had to deal: The gates at the dam were open during our stops there in 2017 and 2018 so we could buzz right through.
> This year it’s just going to be a crazy deal. Those of us hanging a left out of the launch and running to the Thousand Islands area of the river might not start fishing until 10 am — or later, depending on how the lock schedule works.
8. MLF Redcrest format deets.
Pools 8 on the upper Miss first, then pool 7…except for Boyd and Gary, who will get to fish pool 9 the whole time…heehee!
9. 2020 FLW Tour schedule is out.
Jan = Rayburn, Feb = Harris Chain, Mar = Martin, Apr = Cherokee, Apr = Hartwell, May = Dardanelle, Jun = Detroit River.
10. MI: Bighead carp can eat mussel…poo.
Makes Asian carp even more gross:
> …bighead carp…could fare a lot better than expected in Lake Michigan because scientists have underestimated the flexibility of their diet. In addition to plankton, the opportunistic eaters can sustain themselves by feeding on the feces and mucous-coated regurgitation of invasive mussels.
> By factoring in the luxuriant layer of mussel excrement that has accumulated on the floor of Lake Michigan, the new computer models show the entire lake would provide suitable habitat for bighead carp at certain times of the year.
Do any towns get their drinking water from that lake??
11. KY/TN: Check how ultra-bad KY Lake fished…
…last weekend at the Bassmaster HS Championships:
> Only 4 of the final 12 teams caught limits Saturday, and 3 of the 12 didn’t catch a weighable fish. On Friday, 129 duos failed to weigh a fish, and on Thursday, 97 teams zeroed.
Failed to weigh A FISH….
12. TN might start stocking largies in KY Lake.
> A disturbing decline in the number of bass in the waters of Kentucky Lake has led regional officials to think about solutions, such as stocking the lake with about 1.5 mil fish in the next 3 years.
Don’t forget to kill the carp….
13. CO anglers kill 1,498 smallies at Ridgway Rez.
Non-native species, but no one asks if they SHOULD HAVE been native or if they’re BETTER THAN native…lol.
Would you be in a catch/kill bass “tourney?” Don’t think I could do it….
14. Adrian College is leading BPS School of the Year race.
15. Guess who’s back at Vexus.
Yep, Randy Hopper is fully onboard. If you’re wonderin’, here’s what he was drawin’:
I was like, “Wow Randy that’s pretty dang good but not sure that’s what they’re lookin’ for….”
HAHAHA! Here’s the real-deal doodle:
Can’t wait to get my AVX…still saving for a motor….
16. Alpha Angler has a problem.
Guess it’s a good problem — named a rod the Chatterbound but it’s good for buzzbaits and all kinda stuff. Here’s Gerald Spohrer ‘splainin’ it:
18. New redesigned T-H Marine Hydraulic Steering Lock.
> Once installed, Steer Stop will help keep your motor centered, reduce potential damage to the motor supports, and prevent the motor from “clunking” left and right.
> With the new design, it’s not only easier to install Steer Stop, it’s also easier and safer for your hands when removing it. Simply grab the grip molded into the new clip and pull. For additional leverage, you may also pull on the tether cord.
Sounds innerestin’. Get it at T-H Marine.
19. AccuWeather founder/CEO says it’s no hotter now.
> …although average temperatures have been higher in recent years, there is no evidence so far that extreme heat waves are becoming more common because of climate change, especially when you consider how many heat waves occurred historically compared to recent history.
> Kansas City, MO, for example, experienced an average of 18.7 days a year at 100 degrees or higher during the 1930s, compared to just 5.5 a year over the last 10 years. And over the last 30 years, Kansas City has averaged only 4.8 days a year at 100 degrees or higher….
> …26 of the 50 states set their all-time high temperature records during the 1930s that still stand (some have since been tied). …37 of the 50 states have an all-time high temperature record not exceeded for more than 75 years.