1. 2023 NWT schedule announced.
• Mar 21-22: Illinois River – Spring Valley, IL
• May 17-18: Lake Winnebago – Oshkosh, WI
• Jun 22-23: Lake Francis Case – Pickstown, SD
• Jul 27-28 – St. Mary’s River – Sault Ste. Marie, MI
• Sept 6-8: Championship – Devils Lake, ND *pending permit approval*
2. Big rise in female angler participation. 🙌
> Women now account for 37% of anglers in the US, the highest level on record according to the Special Report on Fishing announced at ICAST 2022 by the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) in collaboration with the Outdoor Foundation.
> 19.4 mil women went fishing in 2021, an 8% increase in fishing outings since 2019. 1.6 mil female participants were first timers. The total number of fishing outings for females in 2021 was 288 mil.
Tons of interesting info in the full report here (58-page PDF).
3. IA: Al Lindner will be speaking…
…at Total Outdoorsmen of NW Iowa’s 6th-annual banquet on Nov 12 at the Hartley Community Center. It’s a family-friendly event, bring ’em out!
> Lineup for the evening will include pre-meal kid’s activities including the “fish simulator” and knot testing (no worries, “big” kids are not excluded). The catered classic BBQ meal with pulled pork and brisket will be served at 5:30pm. Raffles, silent auction and live auction items including fishing equipment, double digit guns (shotguns, handguns and rifles), fishing trips, outdoor hunting and camping equipment, local retail gift certificates and much more!
> Total Outdoorsmen is a non-profit, non-denominational ministry in the Midwest that strives to connect people to Christ through the outdoors.
4. Josh Lantz joins St. Croix Rod…
…as their corporate communications manager. He brings 28 yrs of fishing-industry communications experience to the newly created position. 🤝
5. OH DNR is hiring natural resources officers.
6. Waypoint TV Seeking Graphic Designer
7. LA: 3 cited for illegally catching 133 gamefish.
Allegedly used cast nets to scoop up 83 crappies, 32 bluegills and 18 bass.
8. LoopTV adds Wired2fishTV to its non-music channels.
9. Pennzoil has a new line of marine oil.
10. Few FishUSA deals happening today…
Buy 1 get 1 free on Northland Rumble Sticks.
25% off Bandit Walleye Shallow Divers.
50% off 13 Fishing Source X spinning reels…so just $22.49.