> His parents and siblings will now raise money to buy safety suits and fishing gear to help young anglers in his name.
> A fishing derby will now be held annually in Tyler’s name, organized this year by Bay of Quinte Bate and Tackle on Feb 13.
2. MN: The NW Angle ice road is open.
Case you didn’t know:
> The Angle is part of MN, but just barely. To get there by road…customers have to cross into Canada, drive north for about an hour, then cross back into the U.S. – 2 international border crossings – both of which are closed right now in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
So til the border opens back up (no one knows when that will be) the only way to get to and from the NW Angle has by boating 40-ish miles across Lake of the Woods – staying on the U.S. side of water.
So resorts came together to make an ice road from the south end of Lake of the Woods to the Northwest Angle mainland.
The amount of hours…days…that are going to be spent behind the wheel of a plow truck to keep the road open are mind-blowing! I’m planning to head up there early March…but might just have to sneak in another trip before that.
3. Are you subbed to Head2Head Fishing on YouTube?
You should be! Even in the off-season they’ve been uploading content like crazy. They’re actually doing a live-streamed podcast with every PWS pro = a super cool way to get to know each of the sticks. Hit their YT channel right here
4. Best ice-fishing boots ever made.
Imo (in my opinion) of course. Not a sponsored post or anything, just hoping to help if you’ve been looking for THE boot.
I don’t even want to admit how many different pairs of boots I have tried over the years — and how many hours I’ve spent researching ’em online…. It’s easy to find warm boots. And it’s easy to find lightweight boots. BUT try finding lightweight boots that are crazy warm!
These Baffin Control Max
are the perfect hybrid. I always have cold feet, and can say that after 3 full years of running ’em, my feet have never been cold. And they are super lightweight which is a big deal for hole-hopping.