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Today’s Top 3
> There will be fish caught in that event, but we will be confined to an area where the habitat is not as good….
> State officials say they are concerned that the smallmouth we might catch in the lower bay are different than the ones we could catch in the upper bay and don’t want them moved around. We all know that’s a non-issue because smallmouth bass are notorious for traveling great distances. Any fisherman knows that.
> The last-minute decision to limit us makes me think that biologists don’t know what our events are truly about, or they simply have a grudge with bass fishing tournaments.
Ya think? Got a recent shot of Wisconsin fish biologists driving to work:
> Quit kicking the Department of Natural Resources for restricting to the southern half of Green Bay
> It’s late June, and recent Wisconsin research shows hot temperatures can trigger unacceptable death rates for tournament-caught bass.
> Choppy waves and rocketing boats agitate fish in live-wells like clothes in the wash cycle.
> All the agency can control is the maximum distance fish can travel at day’s end, and a 40-plus mile run from Sturgeon Bay was judged a risk too far.
Wait. We’re talking about fish here, right? FISH. That the fisherman could keep.
Found a pic of this guy too:
3. And then there’s Minnesota.
Let’s not forget about Minnesota here. The home of man, many outdoor companies, the Lindners, a couple good fishermen (lol)…and yet they’re still stinkin’ it up on culling! As was in one of the upper Mississippi River articles: The only drawback is the place resides in Minnesota waters, where a no-cull regulation is still in place. Host state Wisconsin abolished a similar law last year.
Seriously? WTH is going on up there?!
Got a pic of a MN biologist heading to the lake:
Tip of the Day
Check the first part in particular:
> VanDam used it to catch an impressive array of smallmouth bass from Lake Michigan, and it’s interesting to note that some of Van Dam’s smallmouth bass were caught in extremely deep water, ranging from 75 feet to 82 feet. He said that it took 36 seconds for a 1/2-oz tungsten sinker to get the Dreamshot into 82 feet.
> In Zona’s eyes, most dropshot baits are what he termed “too finessie.” Therefore, the Dreamshot is a touch bigger than the run-of-the-mill dropshot baits. What’s more, Zona says that its flat belly and bubble tail allows it “to plane out” or be absolutely parallel to the bottom and surface of the lake, which was what the legendary Charlie Brewer used attempt to do when he employed his renown do-nothing retrieve with a Slider Head jig and four-inch Slider Worm.
Shot from Wired2Fish below. Is this bait stil being sold?
Quote of the Day
The smallies outweigh and outnumber the largemouth, 10-to-1.
Shot of the Day
A nice Mille Lacs smallie. Yep, it’s there, look to the left….