Seems like Skeeter has been shedding some BPT guys and not sure what’s up with Ranger not at FLW and losing some dudes?
Should also mention another factor: Kevin “occasionally pink” Short.
5. Few guys get Hardcore.
BPTer Jason Lambert, FLWers Ryan Salzman and Spencer Shuffield, no relation to B.A.S.S. legend Ron Shuffield (kidding — Spence is Ron’s son).
6. Chris Zaldain shows how to tie the FG knot (FB vid).
Gotta learn it (talking to myself). Supposedly the deal for braid to fluoro. Glad to see Chris still has the battle ‘stache…lookin’ kinda Jared Lintner-ish:
Btw if you’re gonna fish Vision 110s this spring, here’s Chris talkin’ ’bout his V110 gear (vid).
7. Jacob Wheeler’s fave 5 cold-water baits (vid).
Spoiler alert: Rapala Shad Raps, 1/2-oz jig with a Bandito Bug, Storm Arashi Vibe, Rapala Shadow Rap Deep jerkbait with bigger hooks to make it slowly sink, Storm Largo Shad swimbait.
8. Dave Lefebre fishes underspins year-round (vid).
Says the deal is the Fish Head Spin Underspin, and you better rig your plastic dead straight and glue it there:
9. 3 Canadians will fish the Classic.
This is either really cool or really disturbing…hahaha! Just kidding man, it’s cool…unless one of ’em wins.
Kidding! Congrats to ’em.
10. Elitist Kyle Welcher on BassEdge Radio.
11. Morizo Shimizu has a new YouTube channel.
Ex-Elitist from Japan, channel’s of course called “Bigmama Fishing TV.”
12. FL: Couple Kissimmee Open observations.
Dude who’s in 1st on the co side at the Kissimmee Open is fishin’ ’em? On the other hand, Brandon Palaniuk was a little lower than 1st on the pro side (had to call it out BP lol!).
b) Outta 220+ boats, think I counted less than 5 MLF BPTers fishin’ so….
13. OK: 2 lake record smallmouths recently.
First Lake Hudson. Cory Conley caught this 6-lber on an AL rig near Salina Creek — lookit the tail on that bad boy:
Then Clifton Light caught this 6-03 on a black/blue jig below Fort Gibson dam:
14. Learn ya about the new MotorGuide Katana prop.
Says it uses NASA technology:
That’s Nate talkin’. He LOVES the new Tour motor. Yep he works there, but he loves it so much I had to throw this at him: “Hey man if your boat was sinking and you had to save one thing but it couldn’t be the trolling motor what would it be?”
He never answered and looked real mad so I was like, “Just kidding man…it’s okay, you can save the little motor….”
Hahaha! Made that deal up, but he DOES love that motor!
15. Is it me or do these Ned Dinger colors look reeeeeal gooooood.
Check ’em on the TW — dig the “amber green flake” and “black blue flake.” Wish they’d make it in “Elder’s magic”….
16. You flip with a bead?
Embarrassed to admit I’ve never thought about doing this — that’s a BioSpawn VileCraw with chart-dyed claws:
17. Look what Nishine’s gonna come out with.
Feast yo eyes on these, the new 3.74″ Erie 95SD jerkbait. 3/8-oz, “super slow floating,” gets to 4′. Can’t wait to try it:
Also gotta throw in these red lipless crank protos they posted [drool emoji]:
18. Ever see a “white glass” color ‘Trap?
Dang son that looks !!!!!!!!!!!!:
Tackle Warehouse has a bunch of ‘Trap colors, but the Bill Lewis site has all of ’em, which I believe is 15,752…or thereabouts.
19. Do you do this every morning?
That’s T-H Marine’s Wave Away screen cleaner and is a wise move….
20. Kistler has a new website.
Biggest thing is it makes understanding the different rods easier — has a guide and numbering system.
Remember that different companies’ rods of the same actions are NOT equal, so really understanding what you’re buying — especially if you can’t hold one in your hand first — is super important.
21. Hummer’s coming out with an electric pickup?
Sneak up to the ramp…sound-wise, not visually in that deal….
22. Google says AI can be used for better “instant” weather forecasts.
> …predictions are effectively instantaneous, meaning that our forecasts are based on fresh data, while [regular forecasting] is hindered by computational latency of 1-3 hours. This leads to better forecasts for computer vision methods for very short-term forecasting.
Or…we could look at the sky? That’s pretty instant and “very short-term”…lol.
You can grow big bass in Ohio
That’s a dang LIE! (Heehee OH bass-heads!)