Already on TW.
8. New KastKing Assegai high-end bass rods.
KastKing prez Big Al Noraker:
> "...our brand-new Assegai series of bass fishing rods that we feel will offer the pinnacle of performance in the bass market. The Assegai series will feature a new proprietary rod blank that sets a new standard...higher sensitivity, increased twist resistance and strength improvement all while reducing weight."
15 technique-specific rods – 12 casting and 3 spinning:
> ...to ensure smooth casting and exceptional durability, line control is managed via premium Fuji K-Frame guides featuring Alconite rings. Fuji TVS spinning or PTS casting reel seats...AAA cork handles...carbon fiber fighting butt and foregrip....
MSRP = $149.99, doesn't look like they're for sale yet.
9. Missile gets into heavy soft-plastics with the 3.5 Bomba.
Kinda like a Deps Cover Scat type.
10. "Feather" a Ned Rig over weeds.
Cool little YT tip from Uncle "Frank" Scalish.
11. AR got 150K FL-strain bass.
12. Highest ever herring population in Superior?
Wonder if the bass will travel more or less because of it?
13. NY: Hydrilla-killing herbicide being applied at Cayuga.
> It can also have a negative impact on the fish populations.
14. ON: Have rusty crayfish hurt the largemouth population?
Those craws eat veggies and a Gussy post says this about Lake of the Woods:
> Largemouth bass were once prolific in several sections of the lake where they are now seemingly non-existent, as a result of the loss of vegetation in my opinion. Largemouth bass love coontail grass and where it was once plentiful along many shorelines and rock reefs, we never see it anymore....
15. MS: Asian carp barrier planned for the Tenn-Tom.
16. IL: 109-lb Asian carp netted in IL River.
Wonder what was in its stomach....
17. Can vermiculite stop or slow lake eutrophication?
> Vermiculite is a natural mineral with a unique structure that can absorb nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus, as well as harmful pollutants like heavy metals.
> "Vermiculite may help in controlling the release of unstable phosphorus and enhances the absorption of nutrients by plant roots." Additionally, the vermiculite-treated sediment showed significantly lower levels of unstable sulfur compared to the control group....
> ...the analysis of sediment microbes revealed that the abundance of microorganisms in the 10% vermiculite + Vallisneria spiralis group and 50% vermiculite + Hydrilla verticillate group was 1.67 times and 3.50 times higher, respectively, compared to the control group.
Line of the Day
"You know they are an underappreciated species."
VT biologist talkin' 'bout lampreys. Pretty sure they're about as appreciated as they need to be...😁
1. Alton Jones and his wife are back home and doing well. Please keep praying for 'em. ✝️🙏
2. Word is the bass-head who caught that 14.96 beasty melon is CA's Justin Neal. Congrats man!