1. Randy Howell is giving away his boat again.
Does it every year to benefit charity = #stout. One ticket is $100, believe it’s tax-deductible? Click here to gitcha ticket. Here’s the ’19 boat and winner:
2. Jason Powroznik fishes a walking bait in tight spaces.
Says he uses the Livingston Walking Boss Jr:
> “I like to work this particular bait around boat docks and in-between the boat slips. I also like to roll-cast it underneath willow trees, branches and other stuff like that. Fish under those covered places have never seen a bait like this before so they are more inclined to bite it.”
3. Gary Clouse’s good boat maintenance tips.
Gary used to maintain his own boats…til he owned his own boat company. Now he has these dudes…
…which he rented from KVD. Gary won’t allow ’em IN his boat cuz he says they look too similar to bananas?
4. Fletch Shryock: Trim up to turn tighter (vid).
Good tip — bottom line is the higher you trim, the tighter you turn.
5. How Freddy Roumbanis is trying to camo his signal.
He was pretty positive it would help the fish not hear it but I was like, “I don’t know man….”
6. Seth Feider likes to chop wood…
…then fly WWII planes, then go bass fishing, all without changin’ his clothes:
Dude’s got more style without tryin’ than anyone I’ve ever seen. Seriously.
Believe all of that is SIMMS stuff, which you can find either here on TW or here on the SIMMS site.
7. Learn ya about Masayuki Matsushita.
Good post about his win on Bassmasterin’. Excerpts:
> I’ve fished all of the Central Opens for 5 years now. I had a horrible first tournament this year, so making the Elites for next year is going to be tough. If I don’t make it this year, I’ll come back next year and the year after that. I’ll keep fishing them until I qualify, however long that takes. I will have a career at that level.
> There is tournament fishing in Japan, but it isn’t like the United States. The waters are a lot more crowded, and there isn’t as much opportunity to earn a living and advance a career.
> In a normal year I spend maybe $40,000 flying back and forth from Japan.
How amazing is that! #dedication
8. Elitist Greg Dipalma is on BassEdge Radio.
Talkin’ ’bout puttin’ “hits” on bass…or something #Jersey like that….
9. Opens angler On Em “Matt” Robertson got national coverage…
…after some jackwagons jacked his stuff. Made USA Today ^ and a Spanish translation of it too — maybe he should come out with “En Los” hats??
Says he’s doing well even tho his boat trailer got redecorated by a semi in the same week. Whoa.
10. Jeremiah Johnson is a MN smallmouth guide.
Can’t imagine why:
Lookit those flappin’ dawg melons man wow!
11. Bassin’ Hall of Fame auction starts Sept 22.
Some cool stuff there, includin’ gettin’ coached by the one ‘n only Hack Attack.
12. TN: Do people troll for smallmouths on Dale Hollow?
Never heard of it? Have they heard of the dropshot there??
> A few smallmouth are being caught while trolling in the channels near schooling shad in 30′ of water.
13. NM has a new state Bass Challenge (YT vid).
Can’t learn much from the vid, no direct link in the description but looks like it’s the 3 bass species plus white bass. Sounds like you need to download an app.
14. ‘Nother sick BOOYAH XCS Squarebill color.
This one’s “lucent shad:”
15. Check this color ‘Trap!
“Bloodline shad” (#379) — don’t see it on the TW but is at the ‘Trap site:
‘Trap has some truly sick colors…so many….
16. T-H is runnin’ a Sept closeout sale.
All kinds o’ stuff including apparel.
17. Here’s what that Japanese fat grub looks like.
Cloudy underwater vid from @lurenews:
18. Lunkerhunt Yappa Rat or Yappa Beaver?
Supposed to be a rat but looks like a baby beaver?
19. Penn has low-pro baitcasters now.
For the salt but innerestin’:
That’s the Fathom, here’s the lower-priced Squall…which is Southern for “baby crying” — lol southern peeps!
20. Academy filed to go public.
Big news and interesting. Will they focus more online? Can’t imagine they wouldn’t:
> Academy Sports, which was bought by US private equity firm KKR in 2011, said it expected to benefit further from the current shift to recreational activities. Ken Hicks was appointed chairman and CEO in 2018 after being credited with stabilizing Foot Locker.
21. What’s Noco?
Company that’s sponsoring the upcoming Gville Elite. Never heard of ’em, I think they make battery products. Interesting search popup is they claim China rigs the amazon review system, which def seems possible.
22. When your dog is named…
…or you just like ketchin’ those KY/AL basses….
23. New GoPro Hero9 Black is out.
Hero8 and Hero7 on sale now at TW.
24. CO: Milfoil found in several ponds.
Local residents are scrambling to understand flippin’ and punchin’…kidding.
25. IL: Asian carp taste like crappie??
If so they’ll be gone from the South in about a year:
> It’s similar to bass or crappie with firm, white flesh. “This fish comes with a lot of preconceived notions about what it is and what it’s not,” said Koetke, a [chef and] former executive director of the Kendall College School of Culinary Arts. “It’s absolutely delicious.”
26. DC: President Trump says more E15 is okay.
Dang — someone give that man an outboard:
> Once final, the policy change would allow E15 to be dispensed from pumps made for lower-biofuel blends, including E10.
> In response, [boat/motor manufacturers assn] urged the Administration to reverse its decision. …the proposal would flood the marketplace with the dangerous and environmentally destructive E15, make E10 more scarce….