1. Brent Ehrler was on Jeopardy.
Category was “People whose names start with B.” But maybe he’s changing his name to “Rent?”
2. Jo Lee got hisself a triple.
3.74 spot, 4.40 smallie, 5.70 large. Said he was on Guntersville — don’t think I knew that lake had spots?
Even weirder, he was feehsn hot dogs for channel cats!
Okay, that one I made up.
If one’s green and one’s brown, what do we call the other kind? Breen? Gr-own? Chucky?? [Tempted to make a politically incorrect joke here…resisting….]
3. Yakkin’ helping Keith Combs be a better angler.
> …you need to be stealthy…. From the very first day I got into my kayak…I’ve caught multiple bass that literally bit at the rod tip…. That happens occasionally in a bass boat, but not nearly as often…has taught me that I need to make a greater effort to keep a low profile, shut off all of the sounds, and stay off of the trolling motor as much as possible….
> I’ve been on [Hartwell] several times with FLW, fishing a similar time of year, so I have a pretty fair grasp of what takes place there.
5. Ike Foundation looking for HS seniors…
…for scholarships. Application deadline is Apr 1, which I don’t think is an April Fools joke?
6. Seminole Costa collision.
Forgot to mention this in the last Blaster. Sounds like everyone okay. Be careful folks.
7. GA/SC: Clarks Hill BLF winner fished loon pattern.
Most folks don’t like fishin’ around divin’ birds but winner Bart Blackburn said:
> “I look for loons diving for food this time of year, and the area had one loon that was really active. I culled 3 fish, and picked up another good keeper from similar structure to finish out my day.”
8. VA aquatic resources chief is a tourney bass-head.
Good! Wish that was true in more states…cuz more bass-heads than other fishermen nationwide.
9. AR wants opinions on bass regs…
…for lakes Dunn and Austell. 7pm at the visitor center of Village Creek State Park at 201 County Road 754, Wynne.
10. PA: What a shad dieoff looks like.
At Pymatuning Lake:
> “…gizzard shad. It’s quite normal for them to die off like this in a normal winter where we have good ice cover. They are very sensitive to sudden temperature drops.”
11. All 10 colors of the new BOOYAH ToadRunner in 3 seconds (vid).
Or you can check ’em slower on TW.
12. New Alpha Angler Clutch rod out soon.
Gitcha on the email list to get first shot at 1…or 3. Scroll down the the bottom of the Alpha homepage.
13. Glimpse the new Vexus tin rigs.
Looks high end, not surprised:
14. Why one bass-head uses Sea Foam Motor Treatment.
Props from @cobi_pellerito:
> “I spend a lot of time on the water using my outboard to get me from spot to spot, covering dozens of miles a day sometimes. Being that I have an older boat with a 1995 115hp Mercury, this amount of wear and tear eventually catches up.
> “I’ve been using Sea Foam as a fuel additive for 2 seasons now, and it has made a significant impact on how smooth my motor idles, powers up and powers down. It runs cleaner and faster with less issues overall. This in turn allows me to spend more time catching fish!”
Reminder that Sea Foam has a big rebate til the end of this month.
15. Canada tackle market stabilizing?
Also hit with brick/mortar store closings.
16. Zebra mussels are egg machines?
Find this hard to believe outta such a small critter but:
> A single zebra mussel produces about 1 million eggs a year.
17. FL: Rabid otter attacked kayakers.
Believe that’s a first? Authorities said no relation to the DeFoe clan…hahaha Ott!
18. Ultimate wheelchair for outdoorsmen?
Don’t know anything about the company, just stumbled on it.
“These [contaminants] were actually moving up through the food web, going from just being in the sediment, up to crayfish and then into baitfish like bass or walleye.”
– Guy talkin’ ’bout Lake Ontario. Believe that’s the first time I ever heard of bass being called a baitfish.
How Make Sure you see Blaster stuff on social
Social changes make it harder to follow fan pages so here’s how not to miss posts, giveaways, etc.
Facebook — Hit “Following” and then “See First” and “On.”
Instagram — Go to the BB page, hit the 3 dots, then “Turn on post notifications.”