1. Matt Lee did something new in pro bassin’.
Far as I know anyhow — here ’tis:
Pretty sure there’s also a hamster and a chicken in there somewhere…have fun cleanin’ that truck man!
2. OH: Paul Mueller and Zona are talkin’ feesh this weekend.
Fin Feather Fur Outfitters in Ashland, OH. Both dudes like bass and panfish so….
3. Jacob Wheeler gets Igloo.
Kinda makes sense but I believe there’s only one pro who actually lives in an igloo and that’s of course Gussy “Jeff” Gustafson. Here he is fishing outta his yard on that Discovery show “Canadian Ice People”:
4. NC: Gerald Swindle, Timmy Horton at Greensboro show.
Feb 28-Mar 1:
> Swindle will be giving seminars on Friday and Saturday, Horton will be speaking on Saturday and Sunday.
5. Stetson Blaylock on BassEdge Radio.
6. Win a feeshn trip with Andy Morgan.
Aka the Goat. Lure Lock contest.
7. BPTer Zack Birge gets Bully Dog…
> …”performance technology products in the automotive technology space….”
8. Bunch of guys get Humminbird/Minn Kota.
Elitists Patrick Walters, Greg DiPalma, Garrett Paquette, Buddy Gross, Ray Hanselman, Lee Livesay, Luke Palmer, Mike Huff, Bob Downey, Brad Whatley, Bill Weidler, Ed Loughran, Wes Logan and Chris Groh.
All good choices except for 2…okay maybe just 1.
9. BPTer Code E Meyer stopped at Lanier and…
I was like, “You catch those things the same way you fish in Cali?” He’s all, “Tell me why that’s any of your bizness.” And I’m like, “Well…I guess there’s the Bassb…never mind man….”
10. FLWer Chad Grigbsy gets FVP for title sponsor.
Sounds like an auto and boat parts company.
11. Elitist Chad Morgenthaler talks FL spraying.
Says “you catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar.” I was like, Did he mean catch bass? With honey?? Not sure but assumin’ there’s a point in there somewhere…lol
12. FL: CNN post says FL has an addiction to herbicides.
Also says spraying is making coastal red tides worse:
> On any given day, helicopters and an armada of airboats fan out across FL’s fresh waters to spray tank after tank of poison. Without the millions of gallons of herbicide poured into rivers and lakes, officials say, the state would be choked with weeds.
Hold on — they know this is FLORIDA right? FL is all about vegetation man!
> But a growing chorus of fishermen and hunters, naturalists and activists disagree. They are convinced that what started as sensible navigation and flood control has turned into a million-dollar-a-month chemical addiction that is killing Florida’s natural state.
> a home builder and angler named Mike Knepper has spent over a year chasing spray boats with a camera drone…. When he captures a state contractor spraying weed killer on live birds or baby alligators, or illegally blowing herbicide across wetlands with the fan of an airboat….
Shoot we even got the bunnies on our side and they’re ticked:
13. Brian Latimer’s Fish School is Feb 29.
MDJ will be there too, maybe others. Better get you a ticket in case Brian only plans on holdin’ it on leap years.
14. AL: Bill Lewis Echo catchin’ them at flooded Gville.
> …the creeks at Guntersville, where areas of flooded woods, buck brush and cattails have been the ticket for some solid fish. He said the Bill Lewis Echo
squarebill has been the best bait….
Believe there’s a little derby there soon….
15. MI: To use ramps this year you need to buy a sticker.
2020 Recreation Passport Sticker:
> The yearly sticker fee for non-residents is $34 or you can pay a daily fee of $9. For residents, the fee is $12, up from $11 last year.
^ Post written by Louie “the Legend” Stout….
16. TX: Dude paid a guy to burn his bass boat?
Allegedly to collect on the insurance, post says:
> …the man admitted to setting the boat on fire to help his friend collect insurance money. He was to be paid $5,000 if he made it look like the boat was stolen and set on fire, according to game wardens.
Life isn’t easy for smallmouth in a stream.
I guess lake smallies have it easy then? And I’m pretty sure that’s a typo — should be “ain’t” easy….
Thank you bass fishing, or at least B.A.S.S. cuz I think MLF is too new yet for this — talkin’ the Astros cheating mess and what if that was bassin’. If it was, ALL those guys who cheated — some are calling it “organized crime,” which fits — would NEVER be allowed to compete again. Which is the way it should be. But baseball no tiene los cajones, if you know what I mean.