> Local resident and explorer, Joe Laurin, led the way on this project, working with Lake of the Woods County. With help from a specially formed NW Angle Committee, and the feedback from resorts, residents and other area stakeholders, the map went through multiple revisions and is now complete.
> We believe this is a great resource for visitors to the Angle. It lays out in good detail where resorts, harbors, restaurants and other points of interest around the Angle are. The intent is to not only have this map online (feel free to use it by the way), we will have a physical sign located at Jim’s Corner once the warm weather returns to the area next spring.
2. “The Griz” talks river jigging.
3. IA wants your comments on their lake plan.
> IA DNR’s Lake Restoration Program is accepting comments on the newly released draft 2022 Lake Restoration Report and 2023 Plan through Dec 21.
4. ZEBCO School of Fish completes 10th year…
> “…of hosting fishing classes for kids, parents, and other adults. The ZEBCO School of Fish taught 25 Schools in 2022 graduating 577 ‘water-ready’ kids and 227 adults attended as well.”
5. Yamaha dedicates $116K to restore trails damaged by wildfires.
6. Brunswick made another fancy list. 📈
They were named one of America’s Most Responsible Companies by Newsweek
7. MN: Arrowhead Ice Fishing & Winter Show, Dec 9-11.
At the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.
8. WI: Want to teach others how to fish?
> Pass on your love of fishing by becoming an Angler Education Instructor, certified through the WI DNR. This training [free workshop Jan 26] will certify you as an Angler Education Instructor or Fishing Coach and provide you with tips and materials to lead fishing programs.
9. New 17′ all-electric boat.
> Electric [outboard] motor manufacturer Elco has joined up with Rock Proof Boats to produce new factory-rigged all-electric outboard models. The companies say the 1760R center console, the first in Rock Proof’s ePro Series, can top speeds of 25mph (40kmh) with 2 anglers on board.
10. MA establishes an office of outdoor recreation.
The 18th state to do so.
11. Little deal from Academy’s recent 10-Q filing.
> We anticipate that the increased popularity of isolated recreation, outdoor and leisure activity products brought on by customer demand during the Covid-19 pandemic will continue and will result in a long-term increase to our customer base.
> Additionally, we have benefited from recent shifting of customer spend
towards in-home health and wellness and dedicating more time to memory-making experiences.