1. Chris Zaldain’s fave fluoro knot is the San Diego Jam (IG vid).
Makes it look easy to tie and long bait with trebles = np. He’s a Seaguar guy….
2. Greg Hackney likes a compact jig right before fall hits.
3. Hank Cherry was LiveScopin’ bass at Norman.
> Lake Norman has some big spotted bass but they are nomadic by nature. Garmin LiveScope really takes a lot of the guesswork out of it.
4. Elitist Chris Groh sometimes surprises even himself.
5. Elitist Garrett Paquette is selling his boat.
2020 Bass Cat Cougar FTD, Merc 250, ‘Birds and Minn Kota Ultrex.
6. Joe Bennett’s 4th at Dardanelle marked his return.
From a good post at arkansasonline.com:
> Bennett was once very prominent in bass fishing. In the span of a few months, he lost his mother, father, brother and wife. He dropped out of the sport….
Welcome back brother, and hope you are okay.
7. Popcorn won a derby.
WI Nation team champeenship, boater side. Popcorn “Ryan” Leviticus Whitacre, part of the highly questionable yet very knowledgeable StrayCasts staff:
Since it was at Sturgeon Bay I asked him if MaxScent figured and he said about a third of his fish ate a Berkley MaxScent Flat Worm.
Also said his fave poppin’ corn type is “any movie theater,” and thanked his sponsors Orville Redenbacher and Jolly Time.
8. MI: Detroit River ‘Yota won with an A-Rig.
Been a while since we’ve seen a bigger one won thataway — congrats to Scott Dobson. Did the deal with a Shane’s Baits Mini Blades of Glory with Keitech Fats:
Because they were stuck in the Detroit River for 2 days due to the annual beluga whale migration…
…he and lots more folks were throwin’ the kitchen sink. In his case he also fished a 3/4-oz War Eagle Spinnerbait (gold/silver willows and a trailer hook), a Megabass Vision 110+1, a Lucky Craft Pointer 100, a Duo Realis Jerkbait 100DR, a 5″ tube on a 3/4-oz head, a big Ned (half a Z-Man Giant TRD on a 1/2-oz Nichols Magnum Ned Rig Head) and a dropshot with a Poor Boy’s Erie Darter.
9. WI: ’21 FLW Pro Circuit championship will be in La Crosse.
10. T-H Marine offering scholarships!
Gotta apply asap:
> …will award these scholarships to 5 individuals who participate in competitive bass fishing at any level and are high school juniors/seniors, trade school/attendees and college students (ages 17-22). If you are a student as described above and you are on a fishing team or individually compete, you are eligible to apply.
11. Biggest fish so far on the new YUM Spine Craw?
Lotta bigs were caught practicin’ for the Rayburn Open, including this one snatched by Jimmy Mason — 10.25 lbs, said he was dropping a Spine Craw on a 1-oz weight into deep hydrilla:
Here again is the Spine Craw — this one’s b/b flake:
12. Lookit the action of the BioSpawn ExoRibbon Worm.
Looks good just draggin’ on the bottom — so looks good on the drop too:
Check ’em on the TW.
13. You have your Eliminator Prop Nut yet?
Gonna quote T-H Marine:
> …makes taking off your trolling motor prop to check for grass and fishing line, EASY.
I think whoever that is has my watch so please return it…lol.
14. Do Hardcore baits have sick colors?
Si. Es verdad:
That’s the Hardcore Crankbait 4+….
15. Hiroshi Nishine says the time to Chippawa Blade is now.
> These model will be my 1st pick when leaves on the bank of lakes started to change color in autumn. Bladed model of the Chippawa calls up the suspending fish. Don’t hesitate to use Chippawa bladed model in middle of the water column. It will draw the fish from distance.
There you go! Yep I’ve got some in my boat. Also can say that the colors look even better in person…. TW has both shallow and deep versions.
16. Would you do this with your rod?
Yes you would if it was a Kistler rod because they’re stellar. Gitcha 1 (or 2) at TW or customize your own on the Kistler website.
17. Ever catch a fish lookin’ like this?
Yep it’s a largie, but no clear markings AND still dark-ish, meaning not washed out from mud or whatever:
Caught on a new Okuma Psycho Stick — love the name!
18. ‘Bout time for glove szn.
BUFF’s gotcha covered AND Ott DeFoe says these gloves are mandatory for effective crankin’. He might have said that anyhow….