In MN this weighs almost 8 lbs. In Cali or TX, this is an easy DD — look at the shape of that fish!
Caught on the new Strike King 8XD crank! Git ’em on TackleWarehouse.com.
– FLWer Mark Rose talkin‘ ’bout
getting abducted by aliens his 1-day DQ at Beaver this year, which messed him up mentally for the season. Also said:
> I’m as mentally strong as anyone out there, especially on the water, but when you tell me that I did something wrong and give me a black eye, that does something to me. I work hard to do good by this sport and the outdoors.
With you brother. Some of the worst times in my life were when I was surprised like that….
And btw, if it happened to Homer it could happen to anyone:
Interesting being at ICAST when the 2016 FLW Tour schedule was announced. A few manufacturers were already gauging how their sponsored anglers could do at those times of year on those bodies of water.
Well-known fact is that wins goose bait sales — not magically cuz the manufacturers have to do their part. So wonder if we’ll see more baits being intro’d for specific situations?
Btw, here’s the FLW schedule: Okeechobee, Hartwell, Beaver, Pickwick, Kentucky, Champlain. No sprises. Saw some FLW pros walking around with these signs, guess it didn’t work:
Does this mean we’re going to see Howell, Chapman, etc. looking like this nerd when they’re fishing?
Maybe…if the next step is hearing a bite?
Surprised to see no prohibition against electronic lures in the Elite Series rules.
Broke his wrist…arm-wrestling Boyd Duckett…okay not really….
> The state Fish and Wildlife Commission will be asked in September to eliminate warmwater fish bag limits on the Columbia, John Day and Umpqua rivers — three of the best smallmouth bass fisheries in Oregon.
In the article a biologist says it will probably have “no effect” on the bass pops. So…why do it?
After not releasing a smallie immediately in the water because he wanted a pic of it. Good!
Somewhere in there might be the transitive property where if a > b and b > c then a > c. Yes I had to look that up.
Out of the ordinary stuff that caught my eye at that link.
12.93, Trent Curphy:
> Then Curphy decided to pick up an old crawfish-colored Bill Norman Little N (with rusty hooks)…. The anglers worked their way near a point on a nearby creek channel. “It was a little point in 4 to 6 feet of water with a little grass on the bottom.”
Stevie Bowman?? Wow! Yet more proof that nice guys finish last…hahaha just kiddin’ bro! Congrats!
Part of a new B.A.S.S. Nation-like funneling to the FLW Cup.
Heart-warming family story about the Greenfish Tackle T.A.T.
> …the problem was, indeed, the pickup tube in the gas tank. It was sucking air between the aluminum fitting in the top of the gas tank and the plastic tube that extends into the tank from the fitting. Ethanol had eaten away the adhesive.
Tip of the Day
Quote of the Day
The thing just went ape crazy and got psychotic on us.
– Basser Jason Pittman talkin‘ ’bout a nutty aggressive 14-inch bullfrog caught on a frog. Wondering if Jason maybe picked the wrong mushrooms during morel season…but I dig the “ape crazy” term.
Reminds me of a dream I had once of these apes taking over planet Earth:
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