Could also be nice for saving battery juice when scouting with underwater cameras. And I know a few folks that could use one so they stop blaming their transducer cable on losing fish hahaha.
2. Brunswick buys the RELiON lithium battery company.
Reminder that Brunswick, a public company, owns Lund, Merc, MotorGuide, Lowrance and a bunch of other boat-y brands.
3. MN: MWC is heading to Cass Lake, Sept 17-18.
4. Gopher Tackle has new owners.
Makers of the original mushroom-head jig. Little background on the new owners:
> Ray Stephens and his long-time girlfriend, Stacey Manitz, have worked 30+ yrs in the manufacturing sector. They also share a passion for fishing. When the opportunity to purchase Gopher Tackle Mfg. in 2020 came up, the time was right to switch gears and follow their dreams.
> Ray and Stacey moved the business to Milford, IA in 2021. The tooling, casting, painting and packaging is all done in-house. They are fully committed to customer service and quality. They strongly believe that shipments must be made in a timely manner, and they will provide you with a good quality product.
Congrats on the new adventure! Btw it sounds like they’ve got a few other things in the works right now too, including teardrop ice jigs.
5. T-H Marine bought Heartland Global Services.
An IN company:
> “…an industry-leading supplier of stainless steel hardware, ladders, electronics, and plastics for recreational marine applications. As a standalone division of T-H Marine, Heartland will continue to operate at its current facility in Angola, IN.”
T-H Marine is always making moves. 💪
6. Catch Co. expands into fly fishing.
With its acquisition of Recur Outdoors. Catch Co. is best known for its commerce brands Mystery Tackle Box and Karl’s Bait & Tackle.
7. You’ve probably seen AquaTraction marine flooring…
…in boats, but have you ever thought to use it as a fish-house floor?