1. Your family might not be covered…
…under YOUR boat insurance policy. This is messed up:
> Twin Cities TV reporter Courtney Godfrey lost part of her leg in a boating accident over the summer, she [wasn’t covered under the] boat owner’s insurance policy…because the boat was owned by her husband.
> Courtney: “If it would’ve happened the summer before — when we weren’t married — I would’ve been covered.”
> But in MN (like many other states) boat liability coverage can (and nearly always does) exclude spouses and children.
Never heard of anything like this before — another reason why it’s important to work with someone who specializes in boat insurance…definitely going to have to call Bob at Worldwide Marine insurance and get the scoop.
2. MN: The Rainy River bite is en fuego.
Hopefully this cold snap doesn’t (temporarily) screw things up, ‘cuz the Rainy River walleye bite has been Captain Insano. Kyle Hildreth’s boat had a 140 fish day [!] with a pile of hawgs mixed in:
Got word this AM the Frontier access was busted open for all boats. The river runs (opens up) from east-ish to west-ish. Check this map if you’re trying to get your bearings:
3. NY: 15.9-lb walleye wins Winter Classic.
Was also the first walleye Josh Allein had ever caught through the ice. Might as well retire from ‘eye fishing now man lol.
4. ON: Guy fined $13K for WAY overlimit.
> Upon further inspection of the trailer, the officers discovered a chest freezer with a built-in compartment under a false bottom containing 64 bags of frozen, skinless fish.
5. MN/CAN: 5 snowmobiles seized on Rainy Lake…
…from fisher-peoples crossing the border:
> While open water at the border has unique requirements when traveling by boat, once it becomes a solid surface, it is treated as a land boundary. Once a border is crossed you have to seek re-admission at a designated port of entry.
Learn up on border-crossing rules before you head up, else that walleye dinner’s gonna cost you about $5K/lb.
6. ME ice-fishing season closes tomorrow?
Some years they extend it if there’s still “good” ice late. Didn’t realize there were places that ever made ice fishing 100% off-limits. ‘Round here you can ice-fish until whenever so long as the fish you’re targeting are open.
7. MI: Shelters gotta be off by Apr 1.
8. Premier Pontoons coming out of bankruptcy.