1. We lost Ted Capra.
Dangit. MN Fishing Hall of Famer, sporting goods store owner and founder of the Shore Lunch. RIP fishing brother.
2. WI: Woodke/Meyer win CASTING at Green Bay AIM.
Danny Woodke and Steve Meyer topped the 100 boat field with 55.81 lbs for 5 fish (11.16-lb average!!) all caught casting. Has to be a new record:
> Danny: We picked up a 30-incher, and then two more 30s and another 29…I said early in the day that we’re probably not going to upgrade 28″ fish, but it’s exactly what we did thanks to AIM. It was day to remember — we’ll probably never repeat anything like it.
Good thing it was a CPR format…how’d you like to carry that bag around?!
> I learned a lot from my good friend Korey Sprengel on using my electronics to find the right rockpiles for the way the current sets up on them and wind hits ’em.
> When I’m by myself I spend 50% of my time graphing and 50% of the time actually fishing. It’s all about finding the spot on the spot…then just put it in front of their face and they’ll eat it.
> Had a half dozen spots we kept jumping between. It was a typical Green Bay bite: big winds and color didn’t seem to matter. Caught a lot of fish on Rippin’ Raps
, plastics, big swimbaits and Hutch Tackle hair jigs
Jeff Erickson and Jered Worden’s 2-day bag of 48-14 took the top spot and $15,200 payday:
Keyed in on deep boulders and hard-to-soft bottom transitions. Used leadcore and snap-weights to slow troll crankbaits tight to bottom in 20-40′ in East Bay.
4. 2018 MWC schedule announced.
> We worked extensively with MWC anglers to develop a schedule that hits top destinations at peak fishing times.
Can’t wait to see the bags these guys put together.
5. MN: Lake of the Woods bite is strong.
Full fishing report right here, but check this portly feller landed out of Jamie Dietman’s boat:
6. Does this make anyone else crave…
…the fall walleye bite? #Frosty
That’s the Okuma Cold Water Low-Profile Line Counter Reel. Still can’t believe it took this long for someone to finally come up with a low-pro line-counter reel. Thing feels downright delicious in the hand!
7. Muskie book Kickstarter project.
What people are calling the first “coffee table musky book.” Need to raise $50K in 40 days to get it published. Some incredible talent has been working on it for the last few years. Here’s what Al Lindner had to say about it:
> I’ve seen what the boys have been up to with this project, and it’s packed with some of the greatest fishing stories ever told – in words and photos
More info on the project and what’s in it for you right here.