1. Didja know Greg Hackney has a TV show?
All LA, here he is doin’ some deep hydrilla. He’s a great educator — show is $$$:
He rigged up a Strike King Ocho with a pegged weight, but ends up slammin’ ’em on a 1-oz Strike King Hack Attack Jig with a Rage Craw. Hilarious that the guy with him is feeshn a spin-rod in that stuff….
2. How KVD got bigger bites at Travis.
Lotta small fish there so:
> I figured out that I had to change the speed of my retrieve and make it even more erratic to get bigger fish to bite.
> Like, on the 6XD, I would burn it as fast as I could, stop, snap it a few times then burn it again. I also caught bigger fish with a Sexy Dawg topwater by doing the same thing…speed up the pace, stop it for just a second and speed it up again.
> I did that multiple times on each cast.
3. Brandon Palaniuk on Stray Casts tomorrow night.
> Stray Casts is back tomorrow night, Wed May 30, LIVE at 7pm Central with the crown prince of bassin’ Brandon Palaniuk — and The Kenny Powers of Bassin’, JT Kenney!
> Bass-heads can view live on the Stray Casts Facebook page and Straycasts.net
. Also crank calls are being accepted at 520-214-BASS (2277).
4. FLWer Randy Haynes posts why he left…
…the winning spot at the KY Lake FLW. Few quotes:
> I am writing to apologize for leaving the water on Day 3. After reflection, I do wish I had stayed in the game elsewhere. I let those young guys and girls down by pulling out early and I am sorry.
> I am not going to fish bumper to bumper. Just not gonna do it. If someone was leading and I had fished the hole they were on before- even if I were in contention- I would not go there. Again, those unwritten rules instilled in me from a time long ago. Manners. Ethics.
> When I pulled the cord I was mad. I was just sick of all that move represented.
> I am just a floorman from Mississippi that fishes a little, in my mind.
Props to him for posting about it.
5. FLWer Chad Morgenthaler does P90X…
…so he can fish jigs like these:
6. Jimmy Holt, on first-ever Bassmaster Mag, passes on.
Bless you bassin’ brother.
7. AZ: Havasu SPRO Frog-only derby deadline is Jun 4.
Stock up at Tackle Warehouse yo!
8. TN: Sounds like politicians waking up to Asian Carp…
…in Kentucky Lake. But…maybe budget issues.
9. WV: New DNR fish chief will be looking at delayed mortality…
…in tourneys, sounds like:
> “On some of our fisheries, the pressure has gotten really high. People are holding a lot of fishing tournaments, and even though those tournaments are catch-and-release, there’s always some delayed mortality. Over the seasons, it adds up.”
Maybe he’s right, but love to see proof that fishing tourneys are affecting fish populations in an entire lake.
10. AL: Bull Wake Shad catchin’ ’em over hydrilla.
> …areas with 6 to 10 feet of water with tall, scattered strands of hydrilla, working the lure along the surface at a slow but steady retrieve that causes it to wobble slowly and swim…puts out a vee wake….
Here’s those baits on the TW — $60!
11. PA: Lake Jean bass numbers looking good.
12. You can vary the sound of the new Mercs.
How ’bout this muscle car feature before:
> Mercury-exclusive Advanced Sound Control allows users to toggle between ultra-quiet operation and a “throatier” sport sound.
13. Tackle Warehouse Memorial Day sale still on!!!
Til at some point this evening so git on it!