1. MN: Extravaganza winners pass polygraphs.
Hope this story gets shared as aggressively as the initial one did. Update from the Brainerd Dispatch:
> When asked to submit to a polygraph exam by the review committee, the [anglers] voluntarily agreed to participate. [They] were interviewed separately by a licensed polygraph examiner [and] each of them successfully completed the exam…no deception had taken place with regard to the fishing contest.
2. New Vexan Crystal Reapers lookin’ tasty.
Especially digging the “wonderbread” color that glows in the dark:
Whoops, wrong pic…hate when that happens (lol). Here’s the real deal:
Can get ’em for a steal right while 3-packs are just $9.99 (all colors and sizes). Blowing ’em out ‘cuz they’re switching over to single packs soon-ish. Jump on that deal right here.
3. MN: Mille Lacs ice derby happenin’ Sat.
4th Annual UPS ice tourney that supports United Way and United Heroes League. Oh and they’re giving away $40K in prizes. #WinWin
4. WY still trying to eradicate walleye…
…outta Buffalo Bill Reservoir where they were “illegally planted.” #BucketBiologists
5. ND: Lookin’ for new District Game Warden.
> Candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills in communications and writing [lots o’ tickets], and must not have a record of any felony convictions.
6. MI: New online system for reporting fish kills.
If you’ve never heard of a “fish kill.” Here:
> Given the harsh conditions of winter with thick ice and deep snow cover, fish kills may be particularly common in shallow lakes, streams and ponds. …distressed fish gasping for air at holes in the ice often ends with large numbers of dead fish that bloat as the water warms in early spring.
> Dead fish may appear fuzzy because of secondary infection by fungus, but the fungus wasn’t the cause of death. The fish suffocated from a lack of dissolved oxygen from decaying plants and other dead aquatic animals under the ice.
7. FireLine Ultra 8 wins Best In Show.
8. New Power-Pole Ultra-lite Spike.
For canoes, kayaks, etc. Know a few places that’d be handy around here….
9. Garmin and Lowrance mend legal fences.
10. The Fishing Wire and FTR team up.
11. 20% of Rapala jigging baits ’til Sunday.
Left to right: Jigging Rap, Jigging Shad Rap, Snap Rap and the Flat Jig. Betcha can’t say that 5x fast!