1. TX: 14-yr-old boy passes on at Palestine.
Hit by a bass boat while swimming — hope the guy driving the boat was not a bass fisherman. Incredibly, sounds like the boy saved his little sister. Please pray for the family, and here’s their Gofundme page.
2. TN: We lost a brother at Percy Priest.
> Charles Edward Dye, 42, of Nashville, operating a Nitro bass boat, died at the scene. His passenger, Jonathan Eugene Skemp, 35, also of Nashville, was critically injured and is being treated at Vanderbilt Medical Center.
> Chadwick Russell Garrison, 38, of Spring Hill was driving the second vessel, a Skeeter bass boat, and was not injured.
Bless you bassin’ bro.
3. Mark Menendez bent his Senator’s ear about Asian carp.
U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell was at a anti-carp meeting last week, and our bassin’ bro Mark was there (pic is a vid recap, click it to see it):
Mark spoke at it it and talked with the Senator after the meeting “regarding lost revenue from sport fishing events and recreational fishing here in western KY.”
Dang straight. Asian carp are basically the zombie invasion of our lakes. #killemall
4. Elitist Chad Pipkens on BassEdge Radio.
5. Mark Daneils Jr has a good Table Rock BPT #6 vid.
MDJ talks so quietly it feels like he snuck onto the lake…maybe it’s just me….
6. DC: EPA approves year-round E15 but….
That’s 15% ethanol gas, which as we all know is like pouring poison into your outboard. The “but” is guess who’s not on board with that decision: the oil industry. Should be a good showdown that’ll buy lawyers summer houses….
That article says 37% of U.S. corn production goes into ethanol…which sounds nuts to me….
7. FLW flips Costa dates due to high water on Grand.
OK must be practically underwater, hope everyone’s okay:
> The Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division tournament on Grand Lake, scheduled for next week, Jun 13-15, has been moved to Sam Rayburn Reservoir due to extremely high water levels. The Southwestern Division tournament originally scheduled for Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Oct. 3-5, will now be held at Grand Lake.
8. Erie: New high water level record.
> …574.3′ over sea level…0.25″ above the all-time record, set in June 1986.
Here’s the $$$ line:
> “The main driver here is precipitation….”
9. AZ: 80% of Horsethief Basin bass under 8″…
…so they stocked tiger muskies.
10. Get in a Vexus: up north the next couple weeks.
You can always hit you a dealer anywhere too:
11. FL: No license needed this weekend in FL freshwater.
Just in case you wanted to run over there and do that….
12. DC: Federal land lead tackle ban rescinded.
Obama put it in, Trump took it out. Happened in March….
13. Mustad bought Tuf-Line.
Mustad did have line, tho I’d never heard of it, and now has more. Looks like Tuf-Line only has braid — no fluoro or mono.
14. WI: Merc expanded its diecast facility.
> …allowing the company to make complex blocks, driveshafts and gearcases for Mercury’s outboards.
15. CO: Get $20 per pike at Kenney Rez.
How hard could that be? Then spend your check at Tackle Warehouse…lol.
Person holds bass fishing tournament
Lol…actually Person High School in NC.
Topwaters also have the additional advantage of being nearly impossible to snag on rocky river bottoms….
[At thegazette.com, could not link it.]
Guess it depends how much weight you use…?