I was like, “Boyd do I have to go to math class again to understand this cuz if so I want you know I almost failed calculus.” He texted back, “The porch light’s on but no one’s home.” Not sure what that means but okay man….
Best line from the post:
> MLF is an angler-driven league and the event rules and formats are subject to change at any time as determined by the Pro Bass Tour Anglers Association.
Can see a few guys wanting to change the rules “at any time”…hahaha fellers!
6. NY: MLF has reached out Waddington to host a derby.
Home of the smallie football factory….
Justin Atkins – Ranger Z520L and a Skeeter ZX200 (certificate)
James Niggemeyer – 50th Anniversary Ranger Z520L
8. WI: Couple bass-heads goin’ in Freshwater Feeshn HOF.
Fred Arbogast, inventor of still-good baits like the Jitterbug and Hula Popper (he passed on in 1947), and Sam Griffin, who invented tons of baits and sold some of ’em to Luhr Jensen which is now owned by Rapala. Sam is a topwater Jedi master — got to fish with him a couple times on Okeechobee…mind-blowing.
Also a shout-out to Matty Straw of the In-Fish mag, who’s also getting in.
Congrats to ’em all!
9. MS: Herbicides coming at Ross Barnett.
Upriver, dumped from the air.
10. WV teen won teen and adult state Nation champeenships.
11. PA: New Susquehanna ramp open in Tioga County.
12. SC: Par Pond has the bigs!
Gitcha an invite:
> …2,700-acre body of water located at SC’s Savannah River Site, is managed by the Dept of Energy. While not open to the public, it is open to fishing a few times each year for special occasions, including a recent fishing tournament for a small number of first-responders….
> organizers called for a 2-fish limit due to the very high water temperature. The winning team’s 2 fish weighed a whopping 17.95 lbs, including a 9.65-lb bass that was the second big fish…. Other heavyweights included two 9 lbers, three 8 lbers, and 6 bass over 7 lbs.
13. 5 conservation tips from T-H Marine.
All good, shoutin’ out #5 — keeping the slime coat on fish. T-H has G-Juice — what do you use and why? Lmk on Facebook.
14. Pat Sebile’s new-ish company bought SpoolTek Lures.
> The SpoolTek name is derived from a patented lure design containing a built-in spool that conceals a stainless steel leader inside the lure. When a fish strikes and the angler sets the hook, the leader is deployed by unspooling. [Thus making the bait tougher to throw.]
15. TX: Chicken processing plants polluting waters?
16. DC: Senators want Corps to spend $50 mil on Asian carp.
To prevent Asian carp from getting into the Great Lakes. Because if the carp get in there, it will be a mega-disaster. Still think a better solution is to do what the Queen likes to say:
17. Sturgeon pass hooks and terminal tackle just fine.
> …a significant portion of the long-lived fish have hooks and other fishing tackle in their digestive tracts, but they seem to be able to process and pass the metal without harm. The metal eventually breaks down from oxidation.
> DuPont said 1 sturgeon sampled during the study had 14 pieces of fishing gear in it. …caught in the fall, appeared skinny and he wondered if it would survive the winter. However, the fish was recaptured in the spring and had passed most of the metal and returned to a normal weight.
18. 100-yr floods don’t only occur every 100 yrs.
[This is on OutsideOnline which I can’t link to here.]
Seems obvious given the number of times we’ve heard that phrase in our lifetimes but that post explains it:
> The phrase describes the chance of seeing a major flood in any given year — not a guaranteed interval between those floods.
> Some locations could have back-to-back 100-year floods, or they could go entire generations without ever seeing one.
> The values that constitute a 100-year flood can change over time. Rapid urbanization along a river could make a flood…occur more frequently….
19. Sea-Doo’s new Jet Ski designed for anglers.
Just…friggin’…great. We definitely need more jet skis on the water: #sarcasm
Carnivorous artificial baits boat angling
A mouthful but…I think that’s what we do??