2. MN’s Gov. seeks funds for DNR fish hatcheries
> Money to modernize the state’s fish hatcheries and other DNR facilities is being debated in legislature.
Including the state’s flagship hatchery near Pig’s Eye Lake that’s 129 years old…and looks like it’s 129 years old….
3. MN: Some more info on the lower Mississippi walleye strain.
4. G Juice for minnow care?! (video)
If you’re a tournament angler, you likely already use T-H Marine G-Juice in your livewell to help keep your fish alive and well before weigh-in…. But diehards have been secretly using it to keep their bait fresh and healthy too. A 1/2 oz treats a whole livewell…so obviously only need a tiny little snippet in your bait cooler.
5. Bait designer Isaac Payne now with Mustad/Livetarget.
> Payne’s previous career includes 2 yrs with House of Outdoors, where he was Director of Innovation and Design for the Bass Mafia and Googan Squad brands, and 3 yrs with Shimano North America, where he was Regional Sales Manager.
6. Huk owner hires 2 from Columbia Sportswear.
> Dean Rurak is Marolina’s new CEO while Bill Ferreira becomes senior VP of sales and merchandising.
7. Some leadership changes at Academy.
> Ken Hicks…chairman, president and CEO, will transition to executive chairman of Academy’s board of directors.
> Steve Lawrence, EVP and chief merchandising officer, will become CEO and a member of Academy’s board. Lawrence will continue to serve as CMO until a successor is appointed.
> Michael Mullican, EVP and CFO, will become company president….
8. Anything Possible Brands CEO retiring in Sept.
> John Weiss joined Anything Possible, the company behind the Proficiency, KidCasters and Perfection Lures, as CEO in 2021.
9. FishUSA has 15% off its entire Walleye Store today.
With promo code WALLEYE at checkout.
Btw I just saw that FishUSA has a whole bunch of exclusive colors in the Rapala Down Deep Husky Jerk and Walleye Nation Creation’s Boogie Shad – some nasty patterns!