Of course they’re in the “Aaron’s magic” color….
Pronounced “huuuuuuuuk.” Not really. Anyhow:
> New Elites: Drew Benton, Brandon Lester, Lee Livesay, Tyler Rivet, Shane Lineberger
> New BPTer: Bryan Thrift
> New FLWers: Tyler Stewart, Kyle Hall, Jake Morris
> Still on the team: Ott “ABC” DeFoe, Greg “Squatch it” Hackney, Jacob “not JPow” Powrzonik, Cajun Baby “Cliff” Crochet, B-Rock Mosley, B-Rad-Lee Knight
11. TN: Chickamauga Elite postponed til March.
Due to flooding. Supposed to be this week, now March 19-22.
Haven’t watched all of it but a couple format observations:
> The “win a round go straight to the final round” deal has some legs — Jacob Wheeler and Randall Tharp were sluggin’ it out yesterday for that win.
> The minimum scoreable bass definitely is a good thing in my opinion. Guys were short at least a few times and it mattered. One example: Randall Tharp was 8 oz back from the top, caught a 1-12 in the last couple minutes but id didn’t count so….
On to the guys:
> Edwin Evers was substantially below the elimination line, then caught this 6-10 with like 15 minutes left to make the 20 cut — and apparently just before his boat slid off the lake (that horizon line). Only surprising thing is he wasn’t already leading the whole field by like 15 lbs, and I say that with the greatest respect for all the other hammers.
> Zack Birge is from OK but appears to have picked up a good fishin’ habit from the TN boys:
Do that in OK this time of year and you’re liable to get some black toes….
> Brett Hite brought surprise and shame to his relatives by fishing crankbaits along with his Brett Hammer. He said he would not apologize for his conduct (lol):
> Justin Lucas’ boat deck looked like my office does…
…and that ain’t a compliment lol! Check it — lotta rods all over the place:
I think it was reflecting Justin’s mental state at the time…he missed the 20 cut….
> When KVD talks, he sounds like a meteorologist who actually knows what’s happening with the weather instead of just fibbin’. Very innerestin’. Watchin’ KVD switchin’ colors today was pretty fascinatin’ too:
> Props to Chris Lane on the Lithium Pros battery commercial. Ott DeFoe’s also in it and good on camera, guess I just got my peepers opened or re-opened by Chris. Give that dude a mic! Chris is pretty dang funny too….
> Marty Stone might know too much? I think all that knowledge pushed out his hair…which might be the case with several of us…. Should mention Darth Vader was also bald:
13. MLF gets Grundens.
Believe they’ve been known as a commercial feeshn/rubber slickers brand, recently got into recreational. They also picked up former surfin’ pro and now CA basser Todd Kline, aka Toddo Krine.
Been thinking about challenging Todd to a fishin’ and surfin’ contest but I think I’d probly lose both so still lookin’ for an upside in that deal….
14. Boaters/Cos can sign up together for FLW Series.
> When registering for a Toyota Series tournament in 2020, FLW is now offering the option for a pro and co-angler to link together to guarantee their spots in the tournament.
15. Jarrett Edwards Outdoors on WFN.
WFN Tuesdays at 8 pm. Good dude. Show’s not just bass but mostly, I believe.
16. TX/LA: T-Bend bass tracking study will start over.
> …the first batch of study fish — 26 in all — died within about 2 weeks after the research got underway.
People on Twitter are saying it’s cuz of global warming, the President, the dark state opposed to the President, red meat, the state of CA, coronavirus, taxes and, of course, the high level bassin’ around there.
17. GA: 37 peeps did the GA Bass Slam last year.
Had to catch at least 5 of the supposed 10 bass species in GA which are:
For some reason they don’t include the rare but catchable Hawg, Fence Panda, Ditch Melon and, of course, Derp.
Still think there’s only 3 species of bass — I guess 4 includin’ derps — but I’m not over here with a DNA testin’ machine so….
18. Abu is the new title sponsor of the FLW college series.
19. IL HSer signs with McKendree University, IL.
Wyatt Pazdro of Minooka Community High School. Congrats!
20. TN: New boat titling law proposed.
21. T-H Marine made biggest acquisition yet.
First Source, the marine accessory division of Maurice Sporting Goods which was recently acquired by Big Rock Sports:
T-H head man Jeff Huntley talkin’:
> “We are thrilled to complete our largest revenue acquisition to date. Our new First Source division will allow T-H Marine to expand into new product categories and continue to grow our product-based portfolio that we offer to both our OEM and after-market customer bases.
> “…greatly strengthens our capabilities in aftermarket retail and e-commerce channels for our customers.”
Release also said: “…indicated that there will be more to come.”
22. Mississippi River flooding a concern again.
Just like last year. Here’s posts on the Midwest and Southeast. Guess the good news fish-wise is it’s restoring some backwater/marsh areas but….
23. 3 great lakes are very high.
Uh…talkin’ water level, not, you know…[crying laughing emoji]:
> Michigan, Huron and Superior…broke all Jan records for water levels….
Apparently lake-front folks might see their cribs flooded….
Bass fishing has been okay but they are biting.
Uh…if they’re biting sounds like bass fishing is GOOD then?
[Can’t link it — at gainesvilletimes.com.]