Former yes, latter…uh, no. That’s Mike Allen, “a professor of fisheries and aquatic sciences at the University of Florida who specializes in bass,” talkin’ in this article. Wonder if Mike has ever done that rod and reel thing.
[That article — a surprisingly decent one by a non-fisherman — has some other gems sprinkled around in this BassBlaster.]
Anyone fish wif ’em? Stacey be sayin’:
> Who says Rock doesn’t have giant smallmouths! I got to see a bunch of them today. I am really sold on Gamakatsu’s new treble hook design by Aaron Martens. I can’t believe it hooks fish as good as it does. I’m putting them on all my Wiggle Warts and C-Flash crankbaits. If they breath on it, you’ve got em!
FLWer Dave Lefebre was selling some Shimano Chronarchs — because HE’S CRAZY! Hahahaha! Anyhow, here’s what 20 look like…
…and here’s what we look like looking at that:
Cool. All the Elites are running flags like this-a-here:
Don’t forget that Bill Lewis Lures now has the Echo 1.75 squarebill, and word from the top is that those are allowed in these Trap-only derbies like the one coming up at the Delta:
…from Norman B.A.S.S. College derby. Elites take notice. Elite sponsors take notice.
Btw is he throwing a fishing gang sign there? Gman does it too:
I’m not a gambler, but if I was:
If I lived in Florida, I would have to be a part-time Gambler….
New ProNav Marine standalone unit.
Cool idear for TX. No idea how good it is — anyone?
14. Al Lindner’s biggest bass in years.
That’s the werd — about a 9. That’s saying something because Al fishes 10x more than anyone, even the Elite dudes. Btw, caught it on a Shadow Rap Deep.
Line of the Day
During the 1980s, the fledgling Bassmasters professional tour grew into an ESPN-owned and corporate-branded behemoth.
Yepper, ‘cept ESPN bought B.A.S.S. — renamed BASS — in 2001. #derp
Tip of the Day
Good vid to learn how to tie the knot, which is supposedly better (stronger) than the regular double uni. Interesting is it’s the braid that gets doubled for a stronger knot:
Quote of the Day
Kurita claims he’s seen a 25-pounder paddling through Lake Biwa.
– Bass don’t “paddle,” but this is talking about co-world record-holder Manabu Kurita saying he’s seen the next record largie swimming in that famed Japanese lake. Don’t doubt it a bit. Interesting background:
> “Old days of Lake Biwa fishing, I could catch a lot, but could not get over 10 pounds,” he said. Then, around 2001, Japanese authorities started to treat bass less as a trophy fish and more as a foreign organism to exterminate. As their numbers dropped, the size of the bass Kurita caught grew — for a time.
> Since 2010, new extermination strategies, including electrification of spawning bass, has made all sizes of bass harder to find, he says.
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