1. What’s KVD’s net worth??
ZERO idea how I tripped over this on Google, but for some reason he’s on the site celebritynetworth.com. Btw, no idea how they would know or how accurate that site is, but KVD is refusing to release his tax returns (heehee!).
2. FLWer Randy Blaukat says Ott’s onto something.
> I also suggest fishing barefoot. You are much more agile in the boat, and once you start doing it, you won’t want to fish in shoes unless it’s absolutely necessary.
Starting to wonder how important toe freedom is in high-level bassin’. But if this whole deal moves to kilts — Huk kilts? AFTCO kilts? — I’m out:
3. Rick Clunn sellin’ tees to help the Ava, MO HS bassin’ team.
4. AR: FLW Cup coming up on Hamilton.
Outta Hot Springs again, but the last time it was on 7,500-acre Hamilton was ’05:
> “…George Cochran won the event literally in his own backyard, catching key fish on a buzzbait about 300 yards from his house.”
George was an incredible fisherman man. Bet he MADE that bass bite.
5. Check out these James River-altered props.
That’s Aussie Elitist Carl Jocumsen (right) and former Elitist John Hunter:
Carl did John a solid and took him back after John spun a hub, but then Carl’s prop got chomped by a rare James River titanium gator…or something.
Elitist Bill Weidler’s 2019 Triton TRX 21 Elite
Elite rookie Patrick Walters’ 2019 F215 Falcon
7. Did you know that Vexus boats can do anti-gravity?
Didn’t either but wouldn’t put it past those guys
8. Peek at the 2020 Xpress tin rig.
9. Lowrance is the official trolling motor of MLF Cups.
Will confess I still don’t fully understand all the MLF and BPT format stuff, but am workin’ on it….
10. AR: 1.3 mil FL bass stocked in AR this year.
Just finished on Millwood and White Oak.
11. MD: Bass up, snakeheads level in Chesapeake.
> …in the wake of its initial population boom, snakeheads outpaced the carrying capacity of local waterways. Now things are trending toward equilibrium….
Okay but are snakeheads really fish?
> “I’ve had them sit in a refrigerator for 3 days [not in water] and still be alive.”
12. New Dude Perfect bassin’ vid has almost 6 mil views.
No idea why? Seemed average to me…. Notable: Vid is sponsored by Bass Pro Shops.
13. Innerestin’ stuff I tripped over at Tackle Warehouse.
Haven’t fished any of it, just caught my eye/brain — but first, looks like Seaguar Tatsu fluoro is on sale?
Top 2 bottom:
> Creme Lures Speed Scremer — Looks like a combo goby, lizard, creature, frog.
14. MN: Scientists mapped the zebra mussel genome.
> The map, pieced together from hundreds of millions of lines of genetic code…. [For a dang mussel??]
> The genome sequence could make it possible to find ways to genetically modify zebra mussels in a way that could slash their populations here…. That could mean manipulating their genes so they essentially self-destruct….
Suggestion: Dump the mussels and jump on Asian carp asap.
15. Lake MI: Record water T drop??
> A buoy…about halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee reported a water temperature of 68 degrees F late Friday afternoon. Just 24 hours later…the water temperature had plummeted to 48 degrees F.
“…baitfish busts are a dead giveaway that fish are feeding in an area.”
Read that to my bud Bill and he was like: