AAAAAAAAAAAAA! Nate-gate won’t die! Been trying not…to…write…about this again, but dang. Writing because Ray Scott and Bassin’Fan’s Johnny Johnson recently issued opinions on the Wellman matter, both on BassFan. If you didn’t read ‘em, they’re good. Ray said it’s all about the polygraph, and JJ saidtourney rules need to be enforced to the letter. Stack [...]
Seemed like everyone had weighed in on the Nate Wellman thing, but forgot about the PAA. If you haven’t seen it, here’s what the PAA did, followed by the interesting parts: “The Professional Anglers Association has declared Michigan professional angler Nate Wellman ineligible to compete in any of its events for a year.” Appears from [...]
Just a quick FYI that we uploaded 73 more patterns into the FishingGold.com database. These include several Elite Series events which brings B.A.S.S. events up to date (meaning from the ’60s up ’til now), all 2011 FLW Tour events to date, and a few PAA and EverStart finishes. This brings the count to just under [...]
Of course it’s a serious interview – isn’t everything on BassParade? Anyhow, as you may recall, Dave Mansue was recently elected president of the PAA, and for that reason – plus the fact that we’re both from Jersey – I stole his boat and went fishing. No, no, that’s not it – I ginned up [...]
Don’t know if you heard that the PAA is auctioning some items on eBay right now. Some interesting stuff, some not so interesting (IMO). The one thing that caught my eye right away was the 1998 Wheaties box with Denny Brauer on it. That was the first time a pro angler was ever on a [...]
Re: the unification theme I was riffing on yesterday: Now that we have new owners of BASS, will they extend an olive branch to former BASS pros (Yelas, Nixon, etc.) or not? No clue. But I’d love to see them do it. For one thing, it’d be nice. A nice thing to do, a long [...]
Part 1 One of the bassin’ dreams I still have is to see some sort of pro-level unification. Not of the leagues (would be nice, makes sense, won’t happen), but the fishermen. Once a year would be good, but more than that would be better.
Got a news release yesterday, the PAA announcing a “new affinity membership level.” Sounded like a smart idea, but that’s not what got me. It was the first paragraph: “One great benefit of being a member of the Professional Anglers Association is the Affinity Program that provides discounts on a wide range of fishing, boating [...]
“Putting an increased emphasis on performance in single events.” That’s the phrase that knuckle-rapped me in the head when I read about the new Classic quals. I presume that’s to get more people fishing BASS with hopes of making the ultimate fishing tourney. If so, I get it. I can even feel it.
Recently read this article on BassFan about FLW clarifying a logo ban rule – a rule I understand given FLW’s biz model, but generally do not support. Anyhow, got me thinking about something I think I voiced many moons ago, which is this: Since it doesn’t seem like pro anglers are going to be invited [...]