1. Some pro 2019 commitment highlights.
Ott DeFoe announced his switch to the BPT with, of course, bare dawgies:
At this point I’m assumin’ he goes to church, the Piggly Wiggly, high school reunions and of course tourney registrations with bare feet….
Funny line from Keith Combs:
> I’m proud to say that I will be competing on the Bassmaster Elite Series…I’ve really never been good at catching small fish anyway.
Lol! Here’s another great line, this one by Andy Montgomery who talked to the only person he trusts:
> After some lengthy conversations with myself it became obvious MLF was the place for me.
But what if he lied…to himself? Hahaha!
Dave Lefebre is going to the MLF/BPT and is now sponsored by alapaR: #evaDbojdoog
> Jesse Wiggins did a hilarious vid on switching from Tues-nighters to Fri-nighters.
> Super disappointed Jeff Kriet’s switchin’ post was serious. Dude is never serious, and even when he tries to be serious he ain’t. Kriet, what up with that mang? You get a seriousness tutor or what?
> Skeet Reese called it a “scary time” with the changes and all. Love the honesty and lack of hype, especially from a man of usually few words. That’s literally the most I’ve ever heard Skeet talk in a row…and it was good! Open up Skeet!
Other than that:
> Proud of how many guys talked about being prayerful in their decision-making. #bebold
> LOT of guys who switched have talked about how way more fans walk up to them and talk about MLF than anything else. Interesting.
> Strangely Boyd Duckett said he’s staying with B.A.S.S…HAHAHA Boyd! Seriously tho — did Boyd imply on Bass Talk Live that he or MLF tried to buy a piece of B.A.S.S. when it was sold to Anderson Media? Good foller-up Q too — watch that whole thing.
Johnny Morris was like:
[I have ZERO issues with Johnny or BPS — just havin’ fun, and if folks can’t take jokes then don’t be readin’ yo!]
Interestingly, something somewhat similar is happening in pro lacrosse right now…which I only know because that’s my son’s sport. But the lax guys have an investor group that’s an investor in all kinds of sports stuff, including DraftKings. Maybe someone from bassin’ should give ’em a call?
2. B-Rad Roy holding vets tourney Oct 6.
3rd annual Lake Cumberland Stars & Stripes Open, Saturday Oct 6 at the Burnside Ramp. Supports USA Cares. #stout
3. James Niggemeyer’s ’18 Ranger Z520L for sale.
4. NY: Elites back on Cayuga Aug 22-25, 2019.
5. MI anglers very concerned about Asian carp…
…getting into the Great Lakes, as they should be. #apocalypse
6. PA: Snakeheads found in Susquehanna tributary.
Dang — really hope the gov’ts are taking these invasives seriously man….
7. CO rez closed because they can’t check for invasives.
Sounds a little harsh to close public water for that, but then again there’s Asian carp and snakeheads….
$$$ quote from a VA biologist: “Anglers love them, especially the bowhunters.”
8. MN: Y’all wanna get into the fishing biz?
Then head on up to the Fishing Careers Workshop on Oct 27. Here’s Al Lindner, one o’ the main dudes behind it:
Click it here for more info and to register.
My 2c: Be really really good at whatever you do, underpromise and overdeliver, work your tail off, be humble and grateful to everyone (can be hard!), know that the whole fishing biz runs on RELATIONSHIPS, not necessarily $ and cents (if you burn bridges, your time in this biz will be short).
9. Pure Fishing brands about to be sold off.
No surprise, will be interesting to see where they go. Also hope the good folks they have on the biz side will be retained…. Decent amount of turmoil in the tackle biz right now.
10. WI: Milwaukee planting vertical habitat in harbor.
Here’s how they’re marked:
11. NE: New steeper ramp open at Box Butte.
12. ‘Rude G2 outboard data now on Lowrance units.
13. Bass Pro Shops suing ex-Cabela’s employees.
14. Big Bass Wheel arcade game is 10 yrs old.
15. CA launching own satellite to track pollution.
I hope Johnny Morris launches a satellite to provide real-time updates on the bass spawn….
16. New promotion deals at Tackle Warehouse yo!