1. Gerald Swindle gets Black Rifle Coffee.
My 2c is this is a huge get for G-man. Black Rifle seems to be VERY smart at what they do.
2. Here’s how Todd Canterbury thinks the Classic’ll be won.
> He knows that a squarebill crankbait like a Bagley Sunny B
can produce. He said that a bladed, vibrating jig will be a possibility, as will a swimbait bite. He reported that a lipless crankbait or a jerkbait bite could also come into play and that it is impossible to count out a flipping bite….
Hahaha! That covers it all mang! All I’ll say is this: Remember Jordan Lee’s day 3 of the ’14 Classic….
3. Check out Terry Scroggins’ new bladed jig trailer.
Called the Big Show Twin Minn. Deal is:
> He wanted to develop a new trailer for the Chatterbait/vibrating jig market. …only a few specific vibrating jig trailers on the market.
> Terry came up with the idea/design of combining the body of a Keitech-style swimbait with the tail action of a twintail grub. He tested the design from one of his personal molds…what he discovered is an action-packed fish-catching trailer.
> Basically, swimbait + twintail grub = 1 great action-packed trailer.
> …nothing like it on the market. You can fish it as well on an underspin, basic jighead or swim-jig, or just plain Carolina-rig it.
But will it have as much action as this trailer:
4. Greg Vinson outed a new Scum Frog.
No deets but looks more pretty than scummy (lol):
5. Bunch of guys get Berkley and Abu.
Not sure who’s new and who ain’t but:
> Elitists: Kelley Jaye (soft baits, hard baits, line, hooks).
> FLWers: Blake Smith (hard baits, line, hooks), Joseph Webster (soft baits, hard baits, line, hooks).
> Elitists: Clent Davis, Destin DeMarion, Kelley Jaye, Luke Palmer, Jake Whitaker, Jason Williamson.
> FLWers: Blake Smith, Joseph Webster.
6. donny barone calls out the Classic competitors…
…in a good way to give it their all. I’ll only add: Make sure that’s day 1. Because if you’re not in it after day 1, that’s pretty much it. For sure there’s been some sick sacks caught on days 2 and particularly day 3 but it’s a 3-dayer so….
7. AL: Vexus demo rides at el Clasico!
Oh snap I might have to get in one again, just to help my withdrawal symptoms. Deets:
Sat Mar 7 and Sun Mar 8, 8:00-11:00 am
Guntersville City Harbor
29 Paddle Wheel Dr
Bring you a drool cup!
8. WI: Looks like there’s finally a year-round C&R season.
Check the left column at that link, says:
Large and smallmouth bass catch and release
At all other times of the year.
Good job WI bass peeps and congrats!
Thanks to Dan B — who makes a mean swim-jig — for the heads up….
9. CA: Delta water fire drill went up a notch.
Some feel that the CA Fish and Game Commission killing a numbers goal for stripers was a bad-faith move that favors agribiz wanting to take more water outta the Delta system. Couple choice quotes:
> “There is no credible evidence that the striped bass predation has led to the decline of other Delta species [like salmon], and striped bass and largemouth bass are the only species vilified in this manner.”
> “I would say negotiating is a misnomer for this process. The sporting groups and the [Delta Anglers] Coalition both negotiated in earnest, giving up points that were important to both, but not the representatives of the dept or the commission.”
10. Great Lakes could get 20′ waves this weekend.
So will be tough to fish deeper than 10’…KIDDING.