Maybe gitcha a good deal on a boat from what may be the last production year for Legend….
5. Some Elites complaining about sponsorships but….
Seen and heard some Elites saying other guys are taking small-$ deals which is hurting guys looking for big-$$ deals. I get it, but a couple said they wish it was like the good ol’ days when good fishing performance = $$$. Uh…well fellers, those days never happened. Not any different than now, anyhow.
6. TX: Scott Martin fishes with Mark Pack on Fork (vid).
Typical fishing show, mentioning here because always good to try to learn something from Pack on Fork — and gotta say Scott’s doing more than respectable on YouTube.
7. LakeForkGuy doing well after brain surgery.
Lookin’ a little Frankenstein, but all good sounds like [praying emoji]. Put himself aside in this vid and thanked God and our vets = #stout:
8. Bob Cobb sighting at Bassin’ Hall of Fame induction!
That’s Bob Cobb flanked by two guys you know, and Davy Hite strangely looking like…Tommy Sanders? A little?
If you don’t know who Bob Cobb is, he was the first bass fishing media guy ever. First editor of Bassmaster mag and eventually produced and hosted The Bassmasters TV show. Every single person in bass fishing media — not just fishing media — can trace his roots back to him, which I’ve told him but he knows anyway…probly cuz everyone else tells him and thanks him. Love ya Bob, thanks for the pic Mercer!
Btw stoked that that the Hall of Fame has a home now, and love that the induction is not during the Classic cuz it tended to get lost there. Congrats to all the new bassin’ immortals:
Next year the Hall might want to spring for some coveralls….
9. VA: Artificial habitats placed shallow in Smith Mntn Lake.
10. FL: Okeechobee gov’t wants lower hotel prices for bassers.
> “It’s hard to change the mindset,” said commissioner Bryant Culpepper. “The mindset is ‘we don’t make any money the whole year, so when the tournaments are here we are going to jam it because that is going to carry us through the hard time.”
11. CA: Prop 65 messing with tackle companies.
John Crews mentions it in his recent Bassin’master post, hasn’t been much written about it lately, but as I understand it the state law allows anyone to sue if any potentially cancer-causing material is in any product at any level. If I got that right, or even half right, it’s pretty nuts.
12. South African bass-heads eat “boereworsrolls”…
…at derbies. Looks like that’s South African for “hot dog:”
Bass-heads are the same around the world hahaha!
13. New Favorite MLB rods.
Would take a KISS rod over one o’ these any day, but could be a very smart move:
14. Lowrance releases new Hook2 series.
> The HOOK2 Series of fish finders and fish finder/chartplotter combos boasts features and functions normally found on high-end fish-finding gear but at prices that are easy to afford. DownScan, SideScan, GPS navigation and premium chartplotting are now available for the economically conscious angler.
Okay but not sure how many of us are really “conscious” when we’re looking at cool new bassin’ gear:
15. Humminbird intros new Solix 10.
16. Check this ribbed swimmy-bait.
That’s the StankX Ribbz — thought it looked cool so I asked StankX owner Travis Crosman about ’em:
> We made the molds some time back, but never officially launched them. With all the new big plastic swimbaits coming out. I decided it was time to start playing with the 8″ version again. I will be offering some line-through and some pre-rigged…. We have them in 3.5″, 4.5″ 6″ and 8″ versions.
> The Ribbz give off a lot vibration while displacing the water, and the tail has a lot off thump. We made it with our custom swimbait plastic from Dead On Plastix. They are not on the site just yet, but I hope to have them up on the site this month.
> Prior to leaving, the man neatly collected all of the beer cans and other trash, put it into a bag, and threw it into the weeds nearly hitting Officer White.