Btw if that holds off as big fish for the next couple of weeks, Ronald will be taking home a fully-loaded Ranger 622 w/ a 400hp Merc valued at over $125K. Amazing! 👀 But….
If he would have bought a $35 ticket into National Fishing Expo’s WALLEYE SLAM (which coincides with the Fall Brawl) he’d being leading that one as well, and the 1st place prize is a 2022 Warrior 238 w/ a 400hp Merc valued at over $150K!
Not that there’s anything wrong with winning 1 decked-out boat LOL but imagine taking home a second rig off a $35 investment. Madness.
Still a couple weeks left in both events, so good luck to all chasing the BIG bite! 👊
2. 2020 used boat sales best since 2006.
> …pre-owned boat sales exceeded 1 mil units in 2020 for the first time since 2006 to reach 1.05 mil boats, an 8.6% increase compared to 2019.
And I would love to see the % increase in sales price, because right now buying boats seems more like a financial investment than an expense. Crazy times.
3. SD: Dakota Angler Ice Institute is this weekend.
At the Sioux Fall Arena.
4. Outdoor rec. generates $688 bil in economic output…
…and comprises 3% of U.S. employees and creates 4.3 mil jobs. According to economic data released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) for 2020.
5. Ryan McGinnis new marketing mgr for Buck Knives
Ryan spent 8+ years in the knife industry, serving in several marketing roles at Benchmade Knife Company. Quick note from him:
> Ryan: “I am excited to be joining the team at Buck Knives and to tell the story of this amazing brand. I’ve always had a passion for the knife industry and the people who use, work, and benefit from cutting tools. Buck’s amazing generational history and passion for crafting knives the right way are truly unique in the industry, and I look forward to sharing them with the world
Congrats to both! 🤝
6. Brunswick made another Forbes top employers list.
Coming in at #27 overall on Forbes “America’s Best Employers for Veterans” list, and ranking 1st within the Engineering and Manufacturing category. Not their first award in the last 12 months either:
- Top 15% in Forbes World’s Best Employers 2021
- Top 10 in Forbes America’s Best Large Employers 2021
- Forbes Best Employers for Women 2021
- Forbes America’s Best Employers for Diversity 2021
7. RBFF is hiring a social media manager.
RBFF = Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation, who manages the award-winning Take Me Fishing brand campaigns.
8. Merry Christmas: Win $25K for your town from Berkley.
9. DC: ASA likes some of the “infrastructure” bill.
American Sportfishing Assn = fishing industry lobbying group:
> …the historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which includes $550 bil in infrastructure funding that supports some of ASA’s top legislative priorities that address conservation and sportfishing. These investments will create jobs, conserve the aquatic environment and preserve one of our nation’s most cherished pastimes.