Erie Open boat wrecks, Delta bass eradication, New loop knot

Today’s Top 5

Erie Open wrecked boats.




Sounds like everyone was okay, but dang:

Think those are all from the Open but not sure about that lost outboard shot.

One guy also went over the rail.




At least one, I guess. Thinking that Great Lakes tourneys this late in the year ain’t a great idea. What say you Lakes peeps?




Not only that, the two senators — Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer — are FROM CA!

> Federal bill S. 1894…would mandate the eradication of all non-native fish, including striped bass, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, catfish and other species, from the Bay-Delta Estuary….

> “While well-meaning to help drought stricken California and its native species, this legislation is misguided by attempts of certain corporate growers to remove anglers from the water equation.”

Wait…our congresspeople can be BOUGHT?? Lol. Hope B.A.S.S. and the ASA get on this ASAP.

Yes, but do not underestimate the power of dumb ideas.

Soak short fish?




About walleyes, but interesting:

> …all walleyes gained a little length in the livewell, except when coming out of 20 C (68 F) water.

Guess you can’t keep a short fish in the well, but….

Electronics expose insurance scams?




Couple vehicles found in a TX lake. DNR was notified.




1. MO: 1 dies in Ozarks bass boat crash.

RIP bassin’ brother.

2. OH: Wow a guy from OH won an event!

Hahaha! Kidding…sorta. Doesn’t happen a lot. Congrats to Whitney Stephens, who won the Northern Open this weekend:

> …isolated rockpiles…at 28 to 23 feet on the peaks of underwater ridges. The rocks created a buffer of calm water for the bass until baitfish swept by in the current.

> …winds…direction and velocity shifted each day, causing the bass to relocate their precise position on the rocks. “It was like starting over every day because the wind made the current shift and reposition the bass.”

> He fished 8 different areas around Pelee Island. The trip to his fishing area took 1 hour each way.

> His dropshot rig: 1/2-oz VMC tungsten dropshot weight, #1 Gamakatsu Split Shot/Drop Shot Hook, a Z-Man Lures Jerk Shadz, Jackall Crosstail Shad and Yamamoto Shad Shape Worm.

3. Basser saves folks in fire.

Tim Little, who along with Matt Allen runs Tactical Bassin, recently saved a child and two ladies from the CA wildfires. Awesome. Here’s his #stout:

4. ROY would’ve meant more to Lee.

B.A.S.S.’s Bryan Brasher realizes he was wrong about long-time FLWers being legit rookies. Interesting because:

> I made a big deal of the rookie debate back in March with a column that said any new angler on the Elite Series should be classified as a rookie…. I was convinced I was right because so many other sports do it that way. But that was before I spent a year on tour, looking at the faces and learning the personalities of the guys who actually do this stuff for a living.

Yep. Lots of folks think they know a lot about the top level of fishing, but unless you’ve been chest deep in it, you really don’t. You can’t. Props to Bryan for owning up.

5. Win Randy Howell’s boat.

King’s Home auction. $25/ticket for a shot. Awesome.

6. Biffle caught this on Rock.

On a Biffle Bug and Hardhead. He had no idea what it was…lol.

7. Europeans calling for no lead weights.

8. KVD stoutness.

Took the $5K Toyota Fan Fave Award $, added $5K of his own, donated it all to St. Judes. Dude has a soft heart…that gets rock hard when he’s on the water….

9. Zona and VanDam got on ’em…

…on Sturgeon Bay:

Okay, not on Sturgeon Bay. I bet Kevin won…because he wouldn’t let Z quit until he won.

10. Ike going to It’ly.

That’s how they say “Italy” in Jersey.

11. Why Mercer is spoiled.

Check his new ride.

Seriously, Dave is spoiled because more people in Canada know his name than the prime minister’s.

12. TN: Faith Family Fishing event SATURDAY.

Missionary Grove Baptist Church, Camden, TN. Shaw Grigsby, Mark Rose and T-Roy Broussard, among others. More info here.

13. CA: River2Sea Open this weekend.

14. TX: ShareLunker season starts Oct 1.

Gitcha some biguns!

15. FL: Record shoal bass caught.

Stewart Mayeaux, 20.9″ long, 13.6″ girth, 4.85 lbs, caught on a lure but exact one not mentioned:

Cool-lookin’ feesh.

16. B.A.S.S. will have 3 HS regionals.

Next year: Toledo Bend, Guntersville, Clinton Lake, IL.

17. Kim French new PRADCO sales VP.

18. FLW TV started yesterday.

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Tip of the Day

Matt Allen from Tactical Bassin walks you through it. Lets swimbaits and other baits swing. It’s all bout the swing, man.

Say this 3x fast: Scott slung a sling king swimbait.

Quote of the Day

I’ll carry 30 or 35 rigged rods and reels on the water with me.

Edwin Evers talkin‘ ’bout fishin’ an MLFer. More:

> “Since we have so little time to break down the water and conditions, I know that if I don’t have the right bait rigged on the right line with the right rod and reel, I’m not going to be able to stop in the middle of competition and re-rig everything to get it right. It would take too much time. So I do the best with what I brought and try to make that work.”

I try to make my 4 setups work…lol.

Shot of the Day


What’s weird about this bass — head too big? Tail too short? Swallowed an tennis racket??


Water found on Mars.

Guess that means California farmers will try to drain it….

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