1. Netflix and
Was tipped off on this new Raymarine technology by my buddy Jim Edlund:
> Just introduced this technology today at the Miami International Boat Show. Yes, you can now control your drone and watch Netflix on Raymarine Axiom/Axiom Pro units. Axiom Pro also accepts analog or digital video in so you can plug your Aqua-Vu in directly and monitor in split screen with sonar, SideVision, DownVision, mapping, or Lindner’s Angling Edge 😉
How freakin’ crazy is that?! Remember when depthfinders were this:
2. ND: Devils Lake chamber walleye tourney.
Happenin’ Jun 23-24. Was over $61K in prizes last year. Said it caps off at 125 teams so might wanna jump on it early.
3. New Merc 4-strokes announced.
New 175, 200, 225 hp 4-strokes:
4. Get Vexan Crystal Reapers for a steal.
The 3-packs are still just $9.99 (all colors and sizes, even the new ones below). Blowing ’em out ‘cuz they’re switching over to single packs soon-ish.
5. First-ever ONLINE sports show?
Had never heard of one before. If you hate crowds, maybe this is your thing.
6. Have you seen the Moonshine Jigging Spoons?
Lots of talk (and walk) about their Shiver Minnow, but they also have a Jigging Spoon with the same sick patterns/glow paint. Few that look super fishy:
Check ’em all out right here. Let us know if you’ve tried ’em.
7. SD: New GFP (DNR) phone app.
> …users can customize it with favorite maps, licenses, handbooks and key dates….provides the ability to view maps offline if the user is in an area with little to no cell phone service.
8. Fishing/boating 2nd biggest segment of outdoor market.
> …US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) show that the outdoor recreation economy accounted for 2.0% ($373.7 billion) of current-dollar GDP in 2016…. [First time for the outdoor recreation industry being a significant economic contributor to the GDP.]
> Boating/Fishing activities were $38.2 billion in 2016, an increase of 4.0% from the previous year.
9. Guy uses Asian carp in concrete?
> “These organic materials, along with the fish oil, add benefits to concrete like increased longevity and a reduction in the freeze-thaw cycle, to name a few.”