Since we can’t really hit the open-water during the off season, high-school fishin’ teams find other ways to get fish slime on their hands. Check out the Spartan Angling team from Nashwauk-Keewatin High School (MN) getting their gator on!
> “I teach kids the art and science of angling, and create stewards of MN waters.”
> “I’m hoping that they realize there’s a lot more to life than video games and staying inside….”
No doubt, fellas! Keep up the awesome work.
If you’re in the fishing biz and would like to help Spartan Angling with fishin’ gear and/or funding, drop Luke Adam a DM here on Facebook.
2. MN: DNR has 200 paid summer internships to fill.
For college students.
> “…from accounting to wildlife management. Interns work 20-40 hrs/wk, and receive a competitive salary of $15/hr. As part of their internships, students must also fulfill an academic requirement or receive academic credit from their educational institution.”
3. MI: $20 mil “fish-sorter” coming to the Boardman River.
> “The idea is to find a way to block undesirable species without a physical barrier like a dam. While dams block harmful invasives, they also restrict movement of native species…limits their reproduction potential.”
I’ll be fishing below whichever tube/channel is spitting out the walleyes lol.
4. Gander Outdoors closing 27-32 stores by end of month.
Focusing on their stores that can do RV sales, service and parts too.
5. St. Croix expands its marketing team.
Created a new digital marketing manager position for Stephen Kornacki:
> “We created this position, largely, to make sure we’re giving our anglers the best possible online experience — whether that means a fully optimized website or giving anglers fast and helpful information on social media.”
6. Lunkerhunt’s got a new ice lineup.
Haven’t personally fished ’em, but some super cool lookin’ stuff:
Really wanna see what that Icy Glide (bottom right) is gonna look like underwater — both gliding around and pounding bottom.
And that 1/32-oz Full Effect tungsten jig (bottom left) might look like something you’d throw for spring open-water pannies…but I’m learning more and more that tiny feather or hair jigs are far too overlooked through the ice…. [zipped-mouth emoji]
7. Sea Foam Marine PRO now available at NAPA.
Was tough to get ahold of last year ‘less you had a Fleet Farm close by. It’s specifically designed to help outboards run better, last longer and stabilizes fuel.
8. Brunswick’s working on voice recognition boat control.
9. OR: Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show, Portland, Feb 5-9.
Believe it’s the largest sportshow west of the Mississippi. Usually brings 60K-80K attendees.
10. OSG looking for an ad sales marketing director.
Marketing monster Outdoor Sportsman Group.
11. Slaughterhouses kick out the most pollutants?
> …”contributed the highest nutrient loads across the nutrient discharge rankings analyses for both total nitrogen and total phosphorus” of any other industries.
Yet for some reason, all I can think about now is a big ol’ ribeye.
12. DC: Senate committee passes lead-okay-in-fishing-tackle bill.
> America’s Conservation Enhancement Act (ACE), which is supported by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), the country’s representative body for the industry, and many other outdoor and fisheries conservation organizations, was passed unanimously and now moves to the full Senate for consideration.
13. NY wants to keep Asian carp in Erie?
> The Reimagine the Canals Task Force also called for further study of a bioacoustic fish fence…near Tonawanda to scare Asian carp back to Lake Erie.