1. Elitist Chad Pipkens broke his collarbone.
Dang, sorry to hear:
> Broke my left collarbone in half with a perfectly wrong, soft fall playing hockey Sun morning. I see a surgeon tomorrow and we will go from there. I love what I do, but I still choose to live life in between fishing. I do so cautiously, but sometimes things just happen.
> We will keep our head up and hope for a speedy recovery, and we are fortunate there are 4 weeks until our next event. My glass is still half full.
Wonder if he was checked hard cuz of that hair…KIDDING! Wishin’ ya fast healin’ Chaddeus, and glad to see you were bangin’ heads on the hard water!
2. BPTer Jason Lambert gets Lure Lock.
3. Elitist Chris Groh auctioning off jersey for St. Jude’s.
4. Zona on StrayCasts tomorrow night.
Wed at 7pm CST on Facebook/StrayCasts and straycasts.net. Hostest Pat Renwick said:
> Please tell people not to watch because I’m sure only boredom will ensue from dullards such as Mark and I.
Mark? Who’s Mark?? Only heard 2 people call Zona “Mark,” and they’re both women he says “yes ma’am” to…. Anyhow, I found this promo shot very disturbing yet surprisingly accurate…though Z’s arms ain’t that big in real life (hahaha Z!):
5. AL: More on that 13.7 Guntersville hawg-melon.
1 lb short of the lake record caught the same week in 1990:
> …were fishing deep water where it broke into a shallow flat. The boat was in 11’…the flat was [in] about 4’….
> “TVA has been moving some water because of all this rain. There was an eddy in the current there and we got a wild hair to fish it.”
> He was fishing a Zoom swimbait in blue herring color. Guntersville doesn’t even have blue herring. “The water was stained and I felt it would show up a little better.”
> He caught a 5-lber on his first cast. And he could see other fish on his electronics.
My fave line:
> Tyler deer hunts too and he did not get a deer this season. His family had been ragging him that his bad deer season was going to carry over into his fishing.
Hahaha gotta love givin’ peeps a hard time (in love)! 2nd fave line:
> “I’ve had people calling me I haven’t talked to in 10-15 years, wanting to go fishing.”
3rd fave line (from here):
> Mahaffey said the bass was full of eggs and had a large gizzard shad in its mouth.
6. GA has a new trophy bass program.
First TX, then FL, now GA. No idea why CA, TN and LA don’t have one….
7. KS bassin’ forecast is out.
> …the #1 reservoir for largemouths this year is Sebelius Reservoir where 63 bass, 12″ or longer, were caught per hour of electroshocking and 26 of those fish were 15″ long or longer.
> But…La Cygne Reservoir is tops for big bass. Of the 51 12″ long or longer bass caught per hour at La Cygne, 39 were longer than 15″ and 7 of those were 20″ long or longer! La Cygne also had the biggest bass sampled, by far — 9.31 lbs.
8. UT: Powell level way down, feeshn way up?
> The current elevation of Lake Powell is roughly 3,572′ above sea level. Just a year ago, the elevation was 44′ higher at 3,616.
> …at least a dozen “new” islands dot the entirety of magnificent Bullfrog Bay.
> The good news is that fishing is super….
9. FL: President George HW Bush going in IGFA HoF.
Hall of Fame. Personally don’t think the IGFA much matters in bassin’ world, but a lot of what President Bush did for fishing involved bass.
10. SC: Club tourney will donate proceeds to students…
…who need glasses. #stout
11. AFTCO on the road with the new Bass Bus…
…which is a pontoon boat that I guess “buses” the “basses” to “bus stops” after tourneys — hahaha! Love the release boats, of course including Shimano’s on the Elites. Good vid on the AFTCO boat here.
12. New Raymarine Element models.
Anglers need some patience, self-control
That’s specifically referring to bass-heads, and it’s 100% TRUE — which is why we fish for bass. Ain’t no lawn chairs in bassin’ man…. #impatient