1. MN: Shelter removal dates comin’ in hot.
Had to put this in here because I thought it was last weekend and was wrong (see…men do admit it…sometimes). See if you can translate this:
> Dates of removal are determined by an east-west line formed by U.S. Hwy 10, east along Hwy 34 to MN Hwy 200, east along Hwy 200 to U.S. Hwy 2, and east along Hwy 2 to the MN-WI border.
If you’re lucky enough to be fishin’ Lake of the Woods, you have until Mar 31 to get your shack off, and can fish for walleyes and saugers until Apr 14!
Fish are starting to get more aggressive up there — go up and maybe gitcha one of these. #roadtrip
2. SD: Is a little more simple…
All permie shacks need to be off by midnight Feb 28 (tonight). #ChopChop
3. MB: A fly-in lodge you can drive to.
Called Q Lake Lodge, where guys catch 28″ walleyes from the dock. #Ridiculous
4. Yamaha adds new walleye pros.
Zach Axtman and Scott Rhodes. Both fish the NWT, MWC and AIM tourneys. Also added multi-species pro Troy Creasy. Congrats all!
5. Lund Ultimate Fishing Camp.
Happenin’ Jun 24-28 on Leech Lake, MN. Chance to hit the water with legendary Lund pros like: Ted Takasaki, Perry Good and Tony Roach…but heard they’re gonna let Jeremy Smith come too (lol). Few spots left — more deets here.
Or how ’bout a video preview for you visual learners:
6. New Savage Gear 3D Minnow.
Gonna have 7 colors including a “clear body” and “foil body” for those that like to custom paint baits. Here’s “golden albino” (left) and “minnow” (right):
> “The back of these baits feature a deep curve creating wobbling movement that drive walleye crazy.”
Created ’em using 3D scans of a “common minnow.” Will come in 3″ (1/4-oz, runs 4-8′) and 3.75″ (5/8-oz, runs 5-10′) versions. First shipments coming end of next week-ish.
7. AIM gets Warrior Boats…
…as presenting sponsor for the 2018 season. Same goes for Yamaha.
8. ION owners: You seen the quick-detach system?
Converts your auger into an ice-anchor installing machine. Could also be nice for breaking the auger down on back-country trips:
9. Sea Foam was invented for outboards.
May be the #1 automotive additive in the U.S., but it was actually invented for outboard motors. Still works great in ’em (video) to dissolve fuel residues AND for fuel stabilization.
We’ve been using it for years and of course put a zillion miles on everything we use. Big thanks to Sea Foam for keeping us running smooth! They’ve got a rebate going on, check it out right here.
10. OH: Whole pile ‘o rainbows being stocked.
Over 100K of ’em being released into 64 public lakes and ponds this spring. Maybe Ross Robertson can catch one now.
11. Cool gadget I (somehow) just learned about.
Called the Firststrike Bite Indicator. Attaches to your deadstick and the flag trips when you get bit. Takes up about as much room as a Sharpie in the tackle box:
Had the chance to try one while chasing Devils Lake waldos and will definitely be picking a couple up. #Works
12. All Cabela’s HQ employees offered buyouts?
13. Industry wants Outdoor Rec offices in state govts.
Interesting idea but how would they be funded?
14. DC: $74 mil grants announced…
…to help “retain and recruit recreational anglers and boaters of all ages.” #ChaChing #FreeMoney?