Non-neutral shorts! 😱
3. What Josh Bertrand says about his rough season.
Atypical for him – from Bassin'Fan:
> "It was a really rough year and it wasn't (due to) one overriding thing – something different went wrong every time. In a way, I think it's almost good to have a year like this. I never want to have one again, but it definitely helps me look back and realize that the longer I do this, the easier it is to get set in my ways.
> "...if a guy pulls in a pocket with me and catches a fish, I start trying to imagine what that guy's doing and a lot of times those guesses are wrong. I need to do a better job of filtering out the info that can affect me – I need to utilize the right info and throw the rest of it in the trash and not let it affect me at all.
> "Honestly, it's almost relieving to go through a year like this and get out on the other side. When you're a competitive person...you tend to think that your whole world is going to crumble down if you have a bad year. Now that I've experienced it and everything's still all good, it puts a lot of things in perspective. But there's definitely motivation to not let it happen again."
For the record, Josh does NOT use "fire red" Spike-It to color his chin fur...😁
4. Did you know Jason Williamson coaches a college team?
Badminton! Okay just messin'. Erskine College, SC bassin'.
5. KVD says he wouldn't know where to draw the line...
...on what sonar to ban because they are all so important, and implies that FFS builds on the sonars that have come before it, which is 100% on the nose.
6. Who finished at the bottom of the points?
Not to make anyone feel bad, just because I was curious who had a tough year – which is a reminder that even the best fishermen have tough years! (Maybe that means I am the best of all time lol!)
MLF Bass Pro Tour
70. David Walker -- 174
71. Shin Fukae -- 171.5
72. Wesley Strader -- 170.5
73. Kelly Jordon -- 167
74. Dave Lefebre -- 160
75. Matt Lee -- 146
76. Roy Hawk -- 140
77. Tommy Biffle -- 120.5
78. Boyd Duckett -- 118.5
79. Timmy Horton -- 115
Jeff Kriet and Mike McClelland were 80th and 81st but neither fished the whole schedule.
Wonderin': Does Boyd requalify? If so should the MLF CEO be allowed to fish or is it a potential conflict (perceived conflict)? Would it be okay to let the TD fish?
Bassmaster Elite Series
95. Todd Auten -- 284
96. Micah Frazier -- 274
97. Larry Nixon -- 268
98. Bradley Hallman -- 252
99. Mike Huff -- 232
100. John Soukup -- 231
101. Keith Poche -- 220
102. David Fritts -- 212
103. Rick Clunn -- 196
104. Joshua Stracner -- 192
7. CA: Bass Boat Technologies sponsors new BAM trail.
8. Kistler is looking for bassin' team members. 👀
9. Ever hear of Bambuie Bear Heavy Cover dropshot weights?
Believe they're made for shallower Bubba-shottin' type stuff:
> ...innovative line groove that holds your leader line perfectly straight, the Bambuie Bear Tungsten Heavy Cover Grass Shots are the perfect weights for power-fishing dropshot applications, free rigs and Carolina rigging around vegetation.
> ...premium heavy-duty swivel that will not break or damage like finesse style dropshot weight line clips.
10. Tackle Warehouse's fall sale ends TOMORROW.
At 3 pm PST.
11. KY Lake: Which Berkley baits are gonna catch 'em...
...at the college Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Bash this weekend? Good Q because it's Berkley only on day 2. Bunch of ideas at the link, which says the Choppo is one of 'em....
12. AL: Logan Parks "Chaos" college-HS tourney on Martin.
In Nov, format does look a little chaotic: