1. MN: Tiger muskie caught on LOTW?
A hybrid pike-muskie cross. Sure looks like it. Alan Gregerson caught the 39-incher while tip-up fishing for pike near Morris Point. You just never know, man!
2. Aluminum boat prices getting jacked?
Maybe. Two different aluminum tariffs (10% and a whopping 60%) could mega-impact the marine industry…. Good excuse to buy that new rig this spring lol.
3. MN: Northwest Sportshow this weekend…
…at the Minneapolis Convention Center. It’s dang near impossible to miss the Lund booth — better drive down a tow vehicle:
4. MN: First NWT stop coming May 10-11.
I’m jumping in as a co-angler this season, traveling with Michael Olson of Fish Addictions TV. Plan to bring you a pile of content from pros on tour and maybe even catch a few fish while doing it….
5. Vexan working on prototype ice rods?
Gave us a peak in this FB post:
Updating their rods for the ’18-19 season, so their current short-sticks are up to 50% off. Haven’t personally tried ’em, but do know that you can barely buy an energy drink for that price now-a-days so tough to go wrong.
5. Ever fished a “clear” crankbait?
We’re talkin’ 100% translucent. Some guys paint ’em, but can also be killer bait in super-clear water on sunshiny days. This “clear” Yo-Zuri Crystal Minnow Walleye Deep Diver is designed for trolling and needs ZERO TUNING out of the box.
6. Why one fish-head uses Sea Foam Motor Treatment.
Props from @cobi_pellerito:
> “I spend a lot of time on the water using my outboard to get me from spot to spot, covering dozens of miles a day sometimes. Being that I have an older boat with a 1995 115hp Mercury, this amount of wear and tear eventually catches up.
> “I’ve been using Sea Foam as a fuel additive for 2 seasons now, and it has made a significant impact on how smooth my motor idles, powers up and powers down. It runs cleaner and faster with less issues overall. This in turn allows me to spend more time catching fish!”
Reminder that Sea Foam has a big rebate til the end of this month.
7. “School of Fish” got loaded up.
With 500+ fishing rods from the NPAA and Future Angler Foundation:
> Our goal is to educate, excite and equip fishing’s next generation, and supplying each student a reliable rod and reel is obviously important to that goal.