Scott also appears to be linked up with Favorite’s Googan boys somehow….
12. FLWer Chad Grigsby gets Arsenal tackle.
13. Check this jersey — FLWer Blake Smith.
Looks cool and representin’: #stout
14. New list of Shimano brands’ pro staffers.
Glad to see they’re expandin’:
Bass Pro Tour
> Shimano rods/reels — James Elam.
> Shimano and G. Loomis Rods, Shimano reels — David Walker, Jonathon VanDam.
> G. Loomis rods, Shimano reels — Luke Clausen.
> Shimano reels — Aaron Martens. Only problem is Aaron doesn’t own any:
Bassmaster Elite Series
> Shimano and G. Loomis rods, Shimano reels, PowerPro line, Jackall Lures — Jeff Gustafson, Chris Johnston, Cory Johnston.
> Shimano rods and reels — Keith Combs, Brett Preuett, Bernie Schultz, Greg Dipalma, Ed Loughran.
> Shimano reels — Clent Davis.
> Shimano and G. Loomis Rods, Shimano reels, PowerPro line — Alex Davis, Josh Douglas.
> Shimano reels — Brandon McMillan.
15. MLF BPT gets ‘Rude.
Makes sense since it seems like (to me) that the engines are teaming up with certain tours.
16. Typical MLF day for TV producer Randy White.
No way would I shine Boyd Duckett’s shoes man….
Okay that’s not in there.
17. FLW marshal won $2,500.
Combined weight of the pros he was in the boat with.
18. TX: Rayburn ‘Trap Open Feb 24.
19. FL: Okeechobee’s vegetation is way down but…
…may be coming back up:
> …vegetation on the lake has shrunk to around 5,000 acres, down from around 42,000 acres back in 2012.
> …there is hope that some of that vegetation will be able to recover. Currently, the lake level is sitting at around 12′, close to the range that will allow sunlight to hit the bottom of the lake and germinate the seeds of the lake grass.
Sounds like any spraying would be a bad idea right now….
20. Signed up for the Atlas Awards program yet?
If you fish tournaments and have an Atlas Jackplate, you should. This short vid explains it better than I can:
Check the coot photobombing that vid.
21. The ultimate cold-water F-F-Flanders?
That’s a YUM Crawbug on a Ned head. #$$$
22. Dock fisherman in Australia rammed by angry jetskiers.
Water rage. Scary.
> “Don’t fritter away your time. Create. Act. Take a place wherever you are and be somebody. Get action.”
– Heck yeah mang! That’s a quote by #26 President Teddy Roosevelt, a big-time sportsman. It’s also the title of Rapala’s newest marketing campaign geared to “yoots.”
Hahaha! I mean, YOUTHS! Rapala sponsors a bunch of “yoot” feeshn stuff and:
> …salutes youth anglers in “Get Action,” a new national television spot.
> “We are witnessing an exciting explosion in youth enjoyment of fishing,” says Rapala marketing director Matt Jensen (Matt DOES fish). “High school and college fishing teams are growing faster than we’ve ever seen.
> “Youth anglers are independent, social, smart and filled with creativity. At Rapala, we say embrace them, talk to them, educate them, support them, fish with them and, most importantly, have fun with them!”
Why the shout-out? I love that they’re talking STRAIGHT to the kids man — the kids need it! Especially Zona…(heehee!).
Btw I did suggest “Git you some action” but Matt didn’t take me up on the reword.