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Today’s Top 3
1. The size is still there, but rather than catching 100 fish, you’re only going to catch 25 or 30 in a day.
> While most of his competitors are worried about the rising cost of groceries, mortgage payments, and how their 401K is performing Skylar has a different set of issues he’s dealing with. The rising high school senior is concerning himself with the composition of an atom, the War of 1812, and the Pythagorean theorem.
> “I usually have to take a lot of stuff (school work) with me or do it before hand,” he said. “I let my teachers know if I’m going to be gone for a week or so and then I’ll do my work on the road when we’re traveling or when we’re at the motel.”
> So far his high school teachers and principal have been highly supportive. It doesn’t hurt that his principal is a bass fisherman and occasionally corners him in the hall to press for information about how and where to find fish. Skylar holds up his end of the deal maintaining at 3.9 GPA.
> “You have to give up sports and your prom. You don’t have much of a social life,” he said.
Not the prom, man! lol
> …eliminated the special closed season for bass fishing on Oneida Lake (Dec. 1 to the Friday before the first Saturday in May, which is the walleye opener) and implementing statewide regulations (apart from the regular bass season, catch-and-release rules the remainder of the year) to create additional fishing opportunities and expand statewide consistency, “as continuance of this special closed season is not warranted.”
‘Bout time. Good job NY.
> …regulations to require that boats operated on Lake Texoma and Lake Lavon be drained (including live wells and bilges) before they leave those water bodies.
> Draining water from boats prevents the spread of a microscopic form of the zebra mussel called a veliger, which is invisible to the naked eye.
Tip of the Day
> “My favorite is a lizard. They hate a lizard. Many years ago an old man who fished an 8-inch black lizard all year long told me, ‘Homer, they hate these lizards.’ Everyone says, ‘Why fish a lizard in summer when they come out in spring?’ Well, the lizards are still around, and if a snake got in your bedroom in January, wouldn’t you kill it?”
> He likes a smaller (6-inch) lizard for summer fishing. “You have little fronts coming through all the time, and if you’re throwing big baits like a 10-inch worm or 8- or 9-inch lizard, you may miss those fish. They may not be wanting something big.”
> Humphreys keeps the leader very short – 12-14 inches. “That way by the time you feel him, he doesn’t have time to wrap you up,” he says. “You get so fine-tuned to it, you can feel that lizard quivering when that bass is coming up to hit it.”
Quote of the Day
Oneida this August is going to be smokin’ hot and guys will struggle. It breaks their concentration. If you go into a tough summer tournament with a great attitude, you will be light years ahead of the competition.
- Shaw Grigsby being 100% right because it’s been hutty hot in the Northeast this year.
Shot of the Day
So this is what a Pop-R in action looks like….