1. MN: Sorenson/Bradshaw win Big Marine UPL.
Ryan Sorenson and Mitch Bradshaw took home the “W” at the first Ultimate Panfish League event of the season on Big Marine Lake:
It was a crazy-tight finish with the top 10 teams all being within about 11 oz of each other [!], but their 15-fish bag (8 crappies and 7 ‘gills) weighing 8.42 lbs was enough to get it done.
> Mitch: “Most of our fish were caught on 4mm Kenders tungsten jigs with plastics and euros. Some of the bigger sunfish were fooled by a Jeff’s Jigs and Flies Zoo Bug.”
Nicely done, fellas!
2. MN: No ice fishing allowed on Lake George.
Public lake, but guess there’s a city ordinance cuz:
> “…the city doesn’t want a bunch of holes that could trip up [ice] skaters.”
Yup, for real….
3. Sneak peak: Bagley Balsa Diving Stick.
Coming this spring:
4. MN: “Take a Kid Fishing Weekend” Jan 13-15.
Residents can fish or spear without a license when accompanied by a kiddo age 15 or under.
5. New ice-fishing “HotPocket.”
The Tundra Tackle Co “HotPocket” is not edible (lol), but can: recharge your phone/camera/etc, has a built-in LED flashlight, and also has a hand-warmer function that gets between 109F and 120F. Slick-looking gadget:
7,200aH it should recharge an iPhone from dead roughly 2-3 times otherwise the hand-warmer function is supposed to get up to 6 hours of use. More info here.
6. NH: Free ice seminar 7pm TONIGHT…
…at the Fish and Game Department in Concord. Bit too far of a drive for me (lol), but would love to hear Tim “Sets Records” Moore talk anything ice related.
7. ND: Darkhouse spearfishing workshop Feb 3.
8. Berkley ice gear 25% off.
9. There’s a new Aqua-Vu vid up…
…for those of you stuck at work daydreaming. Shot by the Icefishing First team — on muddy Mississippi River backwaters — with the Aqua-Vu HD700i. As many as 14 ‘gills on the cam at once. #HoneyHole
10. FishUSA has Rattlin RPMs in stock.
Believe the Custom Jigs & Spins Rattlin Rotating Power Minnow is the first “balance bait” (aka hard-bodied jigging bait) with a rattle chamber built into the tail. Killer for shallow stained water and expansive flats where walleye have to find the bait:
11. Anybody checked out the Lund fishin’ pontoons yet?
New Lund LX Series pontoons look pretty sweet and are actually designed for fishin’. Wondering if any of you have had the chance to fish out of one yet?
12. Ice fishing opportunities in UT?
We don’t hear much about ice fishin’ in UT over here in the Midwest, but guess there’s some solid, hardwater fishing opportunities in a state that touches: NV, NM and AZ. #MindBlown