1. Check this Brandon Lester sonar screenshot.
But he was fishing deep?
> “I had my SideVision set 120′ on either side so I could see those isolated boulders and rock veins and irregularities that smallmouth key on. These spots create current breaks, and with my DownVision I could see the fish sitting behind the rocks when I was idling.
> “A lot of those fish can be hard to mark…current is so strong those fish sit so close to the bottom where they can be hard to mark. I had my trolling motor transducer set on Raymarine CHIRP sonar so I could see the rocks on the bottom and I could see the fish behind the rocks.”
Was running Raymarine Axiom Pros.
2. FLWer David Dudley saw a bigfoot!
When he was a-creek feeshn:
Legit weird cuz that log was empty just before….
3. BFL All-American and FLW college tourneys on Potomac.
> BFL AA: May 30-Jun 1, Marbury, MD
> FLW College Fishing National Championship, Jun 4-6, Marbury, MD
4. MN: Mille Lacs giant brown bass derby in Oct.
Free the Fighter Team Big Bass Challenge presented by In Tune Marine and Vexus Boats, Oct 6-7:
> …consists of 2 parts. Sat is a tournament open to the general public. This tournament will be using Classic Bass tournament rules — each fish caught will be weighed and immediately released. A high school angler will accompany each team and serve as the boat official. They will watch each fish being caught, handled, weighed and recorded, and enforce any rule violations that take place.
> There are openings for 50 boats and the entry fee is $350 per boat. The total purse is $12,000 cash, assuming a full field. The 1st Place Big Bass Prize is $5,000 cash.
> On Sun, the high school boat officials and tournament anglers will switch places, allowing the high school anglers to compete. Entering the tournament on Sat does not obligate an angler to act as a boat official on Sun. The same rules and format will apply….
5. Dude fishing for 24 hrs straight today…
…to raise funds for the Fishing for Life charity.
> …attempt to catch more fish than any other person in the world in a 24-hour period…Kolodzinski set the mark in Aug 2011 for most fish caught in a 24-hour period with an entry of 2,143 fish in the Guinness Book of World Records, which still stands today.
> Over his numerous attempts to break the record, Kolodzinski has continued to raise awareness and money for the cause and the sport of fishing.
6. Great Lakes: Female angler #s rising.
Cool BUT the post calls feeshn a “hobby.” Hobby?? Bass-heads are like:
Was gonna use this pic of KVD from the Humminbird site but looks a little weird?
7. AR: Zebras now in White River.
In the White River just downstream of Bull Shoals Dam, which is a trout fishery but:
> “…been present in the lake since at least 2008, so their spread to the river is not a complete surprise.”
8. Blake Shelton on OK Wildlife Conservation Foundation.
Believe he’s a country singer….
9. Anti-carp bubble curtains cost $$$.
At dams to repel Asian carp:
> …costs about $1 million to install, and $500,000 annually to operate and maintain. Nichols said most state fish and wildlife services don’t have that kind of money.
Uh…yeah! And why would we fishermen — the folks who pay most of DNR budgets — have to fund the whole deal…since it affects a whole lot more peeps than just fishermen?
Also, the bubble “screens” (footbaw joke!) are okay, but what about all the carp ALREADY in the lakes?? Here’s a great attitude:
> “No one believes we can eradicate them, but we can knock their numbers down.”
Great. BUT not shared by all:
> Duane Chapman, a research fish biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey…traveling to China in Oct to learn more about the deep water “unified fishing” method the Chinese use to catch the fish.
> The method utilizes nets to drive the fish to a collection point where they can be harvested in large numbers. He said there are genetic methods being considered, and many ideas are being developed that “are not ready for prime time.”
10. Coast Guard looking for ideas/inventions…
…to help them find folks in the water:
> This competition challenges companies, universities, students and citizen innovators to develop effective and affordable concepts for a new or updated lifejacket or PFD, an attachment to a lifejacket/PFD, or something recreational mariners and boater use in addition to wearing their lifejacket/PFD.