Talkin’ the Rapala DT6:
> “From Jan through the end of Mar, you’re going to catch ’em on it. From a light stain to stained to muddy, if you’ve got any color in the water you better tie on Demon DT. There’s something about it that’s magic.
> “I think the red glow of it and that purple hue on the back helps those bass see it coming through the water. Something about that color, the brightness of it, turns on the aggressive nature of the bass. You can tell, the way the bite feels, that bass is like ‘That red is ticking me off, I’m going to eat it!'”
Pretty sure I’ve never heard G use the word “hue” before? Anyone?
3. Check out John Crews’ truck.
Offered to trade him for my truck and so far have not heard back….
4. AL: What will the water level be at Guntersville?
Heard that TVA had been runnin’ a lotta water out, but not as much now. Either way, graph at that link indicates more stable water than the last couple years.
5. Innerestin’ quote from MLF prez Jim Wilburn.
> “…people just can’t consume enough of this format because it is exciting, because we’ve created a sport, it’s no longer just a lifestyle.”
Also the BPT broadcast team is now doing their thing in Tulsa, not at the lakes, in a new MLF studio.
6. FLWer Luke Dunkin ain’t afraid of changin’ water levels.
7. Shoutin’ out B.A.S.S. for putting a fan on the Bassmaster cover.
Really dig the idea…which is how I know Bassmaster mag editor James Hall could NOT have come up with it…heehee Hall!
8. AL: 30.33 lbs won the AL Bass Trail derby on Gville.
> They fished shallow grass in the 2-4′ range targeting fish with jigs, crankbaits and bladed jigs. They noticed “about mid-morning the water began to drop in the area, and it shut down the bite in those upper-river creeks.” They worked their way back down river “fishing traditional points and high places” using crankbaits.
9. TX wants to change bass regs on 2 lakes.
You can comment on ’em at the link ^. Like how the TPWD explains the stuff:
> Moss Lake — Change from a 14″ minimum length limit and 5-fish daily bag limit for largemouth bass to a 16″ maximum length limit and 5-fish daily bag …exception allowing for possession and weighing for bass 24″ or greater for possible submission to ShareLunker program.
> Spotted bass are abundant, with few exceeding 12″ or being harvested, and combined with the abundant largemouth bass under 14″ contribute to an overabundance of smaller bass in the lake. Modifying the bass regulations could encourage more bass harvest. Lake anglers surveyed support that approach.
> Brushy Creek — …for largemouth bass, change from an 18″ minimum length limit and 3-fish daily bag to a 14″ minimum length limit and 5-fish daily bag limit.
> Not many bass are being harvested, so removing the 18″ minimum length limit…will have little impact.
10. TX: Falcon is 38′ low.
Might be a good time to catch a big one? Just stay on our side of the border….
11. CA wants to electrocute bass eggs in Tahoe.
Among other methods for getting rid of largemouths, smallmouths and other non-native fish. Good luck with that deal….
12. WV proposing 14-22″ smallie slot on the New River.
> The only exception will be for the waters of Bluestone Lake, where bass regulations will remain as they have been.
> …regulations were modeled after those currently in effect in VA. “VA has done several studies over the years that showed that more trophy-sized fish are caught, and that the fish overall are fatter and healthier.”
13. AL: Lonnie White ramp on Harris closed for renos thru April.
14. KY: FLW HS fishing camp on KY Lake this July.
At Murray State U.
15. New Nishine Erie 95SD jerkbaits now on TW.
Word is crazy good action and a tungsten ball in there too. Here’s “ghost smelt” — YT vid with underwater video here:
16. Lookit these Lunkerhunt Swim Bentos!
Spinning rod (or L casting rod!) + Seaguar InvizX fluoro + 1/8- or 3/16-oz jighead + Swim Bento = $$$
17. Garmin rolls out new Perspective Mode.
Sounds pretty cool:
> With the new Perspective Mode mount, the LiveScope LVS32 transducer can be easily adjusted to fit an angler’s fishing techniques and preferences, no tools required, and the chartplotter will automatically detect what mode is being used.
> Simply turn the transducer sideways to enable the new ‘top down’ Perspective Mode to see a wide view of what’s in front of the boat up to 50′ away. Point the transducer forward to see around the boat, and point it down to see directly below the boat.
Quick clip of it — full YT vid here, on the Garmin site here:
18. BUFF 40% off sale ends TOMORROW!
Hard to be cool if you don’t look cool…or something like that….
19. Outdoor Channel sparring with Pursuit Channel over metrics.
Obvious solution: Launch another 24/7 fish/hunt channel…lol! All good man….
Tube baits are molded soft plastic creations.