1. Reminder: Derek Remitz GoFundMe.
Help our bassin’ bro if you can.
2. Casey Ashley’s BPT #8 WI baits.
Casey finished 4th at the deal after gettin’ bonus points for singin’ Freebird on the
> “Caught most of my fish all week on a 3/8-oz Greenfish Swim Jig
(b/b or gp orange) with a Zoom Z Craw Jr
(black sapphire and gp). After the morning swim-jig bite, I did my damage flipping grass with a Zoom Z Hog
(black sapphire, 3/0 flipping hook, 1/2-oz tungsten weight).
> “Championship round I caught smallmouth shallow early in the day on a dropshot with a Zoom Z Drop (gp). Then later in the last period I caught largemouth on the same swim-jig (gp orange).
> “My flipping setup was a 7′ 6″ H Quantum Special Issue Rod with a Smoke Reel (7.3) and 20-lb Hi-Seas fluoro.”
3. Why Cliff Pace fished a craw-color crank.
> “…summer months you’re usually fishing more of a shad color. But I caught a few fish on Winnebago that had real bright-red craw pincers coming out of their mouths. I tied on a red bait, and found that they bit that color far better than shad. It’s odd for June, but it sure worked.”
That was his 2″ CBS 1.
4. Sounds like Ott DeFoe will be okayed to fish in a couple weeks.
Cool but don’t rush it bro!
5. Bernie Schultz on Glenn Browne.
Very cool memories of Glenn from Bernie. After readin’ it, wish I knew Glenn better.
6. BPTer Jeff “the animal” Sprague on BassEdge Ray-dee-o.
Jeff will talk about crocheting and needlepoint with Bassin’ Edge hosts Aaron Martin and Kurt Dove, then Charlie Hartley will be on the show talkin’ ’bout wood whittlin’ New England style.
Okay not, but Jeff and Charl-E will be on the show!
7. BPTer Mark Davis says the MLF format is harder.
8. Kelley Jaye likes old-school Smithwick Rogues cuz…
> First, at 5.5″ it’s bigger than most of the others. I like it any time fish are eating big gizzard shad or other large baitfish. Second, it has a loud rattle to it. Third, at this time of year you really want to be jerking it hard, especially over vegetation, and unlike some of the other [jerkbaits] those hard pulls don’t affect the action. It continues to run true and doesn’t spin out.
> …most importantly, it doesn’t have the weight-transfer system that is the hallmark of many modern jerkbaits. The lack of such a system hurts your casting distance, but when a big fish comes up with it they’re less likely to get away. I bet I land at least 80% of the fish that bite the old Rogue, and for a jerkbait that’s incredible.
Says he hunts ’em on eBay, sent me a pic of one but didn’t want me to post it so:
9. BPTer Zack Birge’s fave beat the heat bait.
It’s a 2.75″ Yo-Zuri 3DR Shallow Crank:
> No matter where I go I know there is a certain population of fish that always live shallow. My strength is fishing shallow cover and there’s not a lure I could replace this with for generating a bite. Fishing MLF, we know the name of the game is “bite generation.”
Check real bluegill, the color I’d probly use right now:
10. Is this really Steve Kennedy??
Or is it VidShop?
If it’s real, good job dude!
11. Is Johnny Crews Karl?
Or Karl’s brother? Got to wonderin’, you tell me:
12. Elitist Micah Frazier got his Jr Birdman license.
Congrats man! I know it’s been a lotta late nights to get it:
13. Learn ya about Jamey Caldwell — U of Bada**ery podcast.
Jamey’s an Opens-level angler and former FLWer who I’ve heard is a for-real bada** (I’ve never asked hima bout it). The real deal, makes Rambo look like a wuss, that kinda thing. Meet him and maybe unless you’ve been in the 1% of the 1% of the 1% you’d never know. Click the link and listen to a little of what it’s like being one of those dudes.
Warning: Many cuss words (not from Jamey). Also looooooong. Jamie starts talkin’ bassin’ ’bout halfway through, but gotta say that’s not even close to the most innerestin’ stuff. #torabora Check Jamey’s former life at @1minuteout on the Insta.