Guessin’ they called for a timeout and Hackney didn’t know whether to just take him a nap on that fresh-smellin’ carpet or drop that’n in the
well water, so he done passed out paused…or somethin’. 9. BPTer Jeff Sprague gets Elite Anglr apparel.10. BPTer Roy Hawk gets McCoy Rod Shields.
Check ’em on TW.
11. FLWer Larry Nixon declined a MLF invite.
I think he’s talkin’ ’bout the BPT but not sure:
> “…at my age I felt it was best to stay right where I was…. I have the utmost respect and appreciation for how I have been treated at FLW and it’s home for me. I do like watching MLF, I watch them all mainly on my phone…there is some real drama and excitement there….”
12. FLW rookie Hunter Freeman gets Salmo.
Salmo’s a Euro bait brand. No link 🙁
13. 1st MLF field set based on 1st 2 BPTs.
I think I got that right.
14. MLF BPT #5 is at Smith Lake, AL.
Lewis Smith at Cullman, AL, Apr 30-May 5. Lee bros grew up right there….
15. LA: 2 30+ limits weighed at Toledo Bend Bass Champs.
Didn’t see any good pics 🙁
16. AL: 29+ lb limit at Pickwick.
Don’t know the tourney or baits, but here’s Michael Lindow and Shane Cox with their collection o’ pond mules:
17. AZ: FLW will have 3 in a row on Mead.
Costa, college, high school. High-schoolers maybe will have a tough bite….
18. TX proposes several bass reg changes for ’19-20.
> Conroe: 16″ min length to 14″.
> Mill Creek: Nix slot and have a 16″ max length limit.
> Alan Henry: No length limit for spots.
19. NY: Could this bill be used against fishing derbies?
Certainly could be in catch/kill ones like walleye:
> …A722 “Provides that it shall be unlawful for any person to organize, sponsor, conduct, promote, or participate in any contest, competition, tournament or derby where the objective of such contest or competition is to take wildlife.”
Guess it depends on how “take” is defined. Also, believe these are being proposed in several states because of the nutcases who run over coyotes with snow sleds…not doing any of us any favors….
20. Zona posted a pic of his new Nitro Z21.
21. Oh snap Vexus’ glass boats will be out in 3 weeks.
Here’s the teaser vid — Keith Daffron says they’re “the most exciting line of fiberglass fishing boats this market has ever seen.” He knows what a big/bold/serious statement that is so…I’ll be sprinting there in Knoxville yo!
22. Looks like BioSpawn is workin’ on something new?
Could it stink more than PowerBait??
23. Kistler’s having a 21% off sale…
…cuz of their 21st anniversary. Not sure how long it lasts so….
24. 15% off Chill Trax foot pads at T-H Marine.
Use code: CHILL
25. Dude caught a 30-sack on a high-rated day.
High-rated by BassForecast…at a 7.8.
26. Gotta shout this out.
YUM had a fun thing around Valentine’s Day — this was my fave:
The YUM pros love that particular bait — here’s them talkin ’bout it, here ’tis on the TW.
27. Top feeshn brands for ’18.
11K anglers surveyed and…didn’t see anything for hard baits, jigs, etc:
> Top fluoro brand: Seaguar
> Top mono brand: Berkley Trilene
> Top soft bait brand: Zoom
> Top spinnerbait brand: Strike King
> Top ‘lectronics brand: Humminbird
> Top trolling motor brand: Minn Kota
> Top scale brand: Rapala
This one surprised me given all the new premium cooler brands out:
> Top cooler brand: Coleman
> ME state biologist warned against using Asian carp for lobster bait because of potential diseases. Feel like someone should remind them these carp are born and raised here so….
> If Corps funds are used to build “the wall,” it might affect Great Lakes anti-carp funding. Hmmm…maybe we need a carp wall. Seriously!