1. MI: 4 separate ice rescues this week…
…from western Lake Erie to Saginaw Bay. All had either become “disoriented [in the fog] or were caught on broken-off ice floes.” Sketchy stuff.
2. New crankbait tuner coming soon-ish.
Called the EZ Crankbait Tuner from Off Shore Tackle:
> “You’ll be able to adjust how much pressure you put on the eye of the bait to make precise adjustments. It’s plastic so you don’t have to worry about damaging the bait. We’ve been fine tuning it (no pun intended) the last couple years and it works great whether casting or trolling.”
Check it here:
3. Lund partners with Student Angler Organization.
They brought on NPAA prez Jimmy Bell (wow!) as the coordinator of their student angling program. No doubt the kids will benefit from that duo. Big congrats to both! More info on the Student Angler Organization here.
Also, Lund won the 2018 Innovation Award in the aluminum fishing boats category with their Impact XS. That 2025 has my name on it [heart-eyes emoji].
4. WI: Lawmakers restricting access to certain dam-made waters.
Or trying to at least. As of right now:
> “If a lake, stream or pond is usually deep enough to float a boat, it is considered public even if it is surrounded by privately owned land. People can’t legally cross private land to get to the water, but they are within their rights as long as they keep their feet wet or stay in a boat.”
> “…Legislature want to change state law to ensure that a private landowner can keep the public out of a pond he created as a place for people with disabilities to fish in peace and quiet.”
Read more about Assembly Bill 599 here.
5. Gotta shout out the Okuma Ceymar.
Been using Okuma Ceymar C-10s the last two ice seasons and straight-up love ’em! Freakin’ awesome ice reel for the dough! Super-smooth drag, don’t seem to “gum up” when it’s super cold like some other reels do, are crazy lightweight and look sick:
Still surprised they’re only $44.99 when they feel/fish/look like they should be WAY more. On backorder at FishUSA right now, but sure you can find ’em floating around the web somewhere…or maybe at your local shop? #WorthIt
6. New 90-hp Yami V MAX.
4-stroke so it’s quiet, but has lots o’ torque and top speed.
7. Favorite Rigged Rods back in stock.
Super popular in the bassin’ world but heard that 7’3″ ML also makes a solid Lindy-rigging rod. For sure will know which one is yours:
8. Anyone mount rattle reels on the floor?
Always been a wall mount guy myself, but sounds like a floor mount like this may help keep the dog from getting tangled in the line or having false “dings” from that happy tail-wag: