1. MN: Walleye advisory committee wants 4-fish limit.
Instead of the current 6-fish limit that’s been in place since 1956:
> Tom Neustrom: “It’s time to talk about more than catching a big meal. Let’s go beyond that. What we have to do is conserve fishing in our state.”
Spot on, brotha!
2. MN: Guardian Anglers Memorial tourney.
Happenin’ on Mille Lacs tomorrow. A memorial event for Melissa and Zeth who went down on Upper Red Lake earlier this winter. RIP.
Cheap buy-in with some great prizes — including an Ice Castle Fish House — and proceeds go towards promoting ice safety in the north country. More info here.
3. NWT registration now open.
Fish against some of the best! #walkthewalk
4. If you think baseball > football…
…then you might wanna check these new Favorite MLB rods comin’ soon-ish:
They’ll have all 30 teams, but we heard the Detroit Tigers rod loses a lot…of fish…. (lol)
5. Knew Tundra Tackle had somethin’ up their sleeve….
That something is the new Painted Series of their water-activated LED FireFly Spoons. Pictured left to right: flamingo, smurf, kermit and frost. Check ’em:
Also added an “orange” and “chartreuse/yellow” to their original Gold Series FireFly Spoons. #GetLitGetBit
6. IA: Sewage spill makes Storm Lake ice unsafe?
> Repair work on Friday damaged a 24″ sewer line, allowing untreated wastewater to flow into a storm sewer that runs into Storm Lake…anglers encouraged to avoid the area. Fish should be safe to eat, but should be thoroughly rinsed off before cleaning.
Pizza it is!
7. ND: 2017 G&F violations new PB.
Had a record number of outdoorsy lawbreakers last year, makin’ all the rest of us look bad. C’mon people!
8. WI: Foxconn wants 7 mil gallons of water per day…
…pumped from Lake Michigan to its proposed LCD screen factory. I’m no hydrologist, but that seems aggressive.
9. Can now get Crystal Reaper hooks separately.
Same glow-resin treble hook that comes on the Vexan Crystal Reapers, but now you can add ’em to any of your fav baits. #Purtty
10. MI Gov proposes Great Lakes partnership…
…to block Asian carp.
In related-unrelated news: IL and LA are working to utilize Asian carp as food. Mmmm….
11. Will Pure Fishing start selling off brands?
Need a biz-talk translator for some of this, but here you go:
> Michael Polk, Newell Brands CEO, said: “This announcement is a significant acceleration in our transformation plan. We believe that exiting non-strategic assets, reducing complexity and focusing on our key consumer-focused brands will make us more effective at unlocking value and responding to the fast-changing retail environment.”
Now you know?
12. MO: Free ice-fishing clinic, Mozingo Lake, Feb 10.
That’s MO as in Missouri. Hope the ice holds on long enough for ’em.
13. MI: DNR looking for recruits…
…to attend Conservation Officer Recruit School:
> A 23-week training academy that is the first step in becoming a conservation officer. The app deadline is Mar 1.
14. DC: White House suspends “Clean Water Rule.”
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