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Today’s Top 5
Would you boat-flip a 9.5-lb spot?? Heck yeah if you were a “wrap me in a crazy suit” diehard bass-head like Ben Lorencz! Caught at the mythical Bullards Bar, CA with a new 9″ ABT Xtreme Wrap 9” Suicide Glide (kokanee):
– Guy talkin‘ ’bout on-the-water spectators at Elites. Gotta agree, but some are just locals wonderin’ how the guys are fishin’ their lake. On the Bieber vs bass thing:
Typical Elite crowd:
> …started in 2003, back then we had a rookie class of something like 42 guys, only Hackney and Scroggins are left out of that class.
There’s some real #reality for ya.
Apparently this is for real:
> Jonathan Balcombe…spends a lot of time pondering the emotional lives of fish. Balcombe, who serves as the director of animal sentience for the Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy….
> “…if an animal is sentient, which means some kind of conscious awareness, but particularly the capacity to feel pain and, I would say, by extension, to feel pleasure, then, to me, that means that animal has moral traction, or it should have moral traction — that the animal is deserving of consideration of others. Because that animal can have a good day and a bad day and can have good or bad things happen to them. And that, as I say, is the bedrock of ethics.”
What a complete load of waste products. West Virginia head coach is like:
Animal rights dude is worried that the new Dory fish movie will cause lots of peeps to want a “blue tang,” the type of fish Dory is. Yes it will:
1. Who will fall for the smallie trap?
With the Elitists at Cayuga and the FLWers at Champlain, just a reminder that no non-Great Lakes Elite/Tour-level derby in water with smalls and larges has EVER been won with just smallmouths. There’s a first time for everything, but let’s see how many guys think they can beat the odds this week.
Why is it a trap? This pic tells all:
The Canadian bureaucrats responsible for this:
6. TTBC show on TV on Sunday.
Wants to find out if they are staying in the county to fish derbies, or outside the county…which if so may spur some development. Good idea.
Sea Foam Bugs B Gone. Quick, easy, nontoxic, biodegradable — I use it a ton on my truck too:
Tip of the Day
Chris Ricci’s Cali Delta “Rev Rig:”
> …in response to the breezy conditions, wanted his Senko to drop faster through the water column.
> …found a clam shot weight. Similar to a split shot, this clamshell-shaped fishing weight is common to fly fishing. …pinched the small weight onto his line just in front of the Senko.
> The setup consists of your favorite Yamamoto Senko [color] in 5″ or 6″ with a 4/0 Gamakatsu round-bend offset shank worm hook tied to 50-lb braided fishing line. The hook is rigged through the soft plastic bait Tex-posed style and a #5 – 1/20-oz clam shot weight is placed on the fishing line in front of the hook.
> Depending on the placement of the clam shot weight in relationship to the position of the Senko you can produce a variety of falling actions, everything from a horizontal descending glide to a spiral drop. The spiral descent is accomplished by placing more distance, up to 1″, between the Senko and the clam shot weight.
Quote of the Day
…these guys are competing for $100,000 and they share way more information than these guys fishing for $500 on the weekends.
– Marshal who fished with Keith Poche at Texoma (I guess). Also said:
> I was completely blown away by how much information these guys share on the water. Every time we got close to another angler they would tell each other exactly what they had and exactly what they were using. No BS going on whatsoever.
> At around 1:30 we ran into one of the guys that will also be fishing Sunday. Keith asked him what he had and he says two small spots is it. Keith immediately tells him what the fish are doing and even flips his bait into his boat so he can see it.
Gotta say that’s not typical in my experience, but it it depends on who. Not sure this has anything to do with it, but saw another Elite put this toad in Poche’s truck:
Shot of the Day
Shad involved in ‘Stairway to Heaven’ lawsuit…sorta.
If you haven’t heard, the mighty Led Zep is being sued by some yuk for “stealing” a riff that sounds a lot like part of one of the best rock tunes ever written. Like that’s never happened.
This tune, “To Catch a Shad,” was used by the defense to show that the opening Stairway chord progression ain’t exactly proprietary.
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