1. CAN border restrictions extended to Sep 21.
2. No idea how MarCum fit…
…over 2 MILLION pixels into their just-announced-today Pursuit HD underwater camera, but I’m not complaining! Stuffed a full HD image sensor (1920X1080p) into a compact 5″ unit = me gusta:
Wait ’til you see how insanely clear this bad boy is underwater:
Will have more info on a whole bunch o’ NEW that MarCum’s got going on for the 2020/2021 hardwater season soon-ish. In the meantime, you can snoop around their new website if you just haaaave to know before everyone else lol.
3. MT: Mandatory walleye kill proposed?!
One of the new potential 2021 reg changes comin’ to #TheWildWest:
> “One larger-scale proposal is requiring mandatory catch, kill, and report of all walleye captured in the Western Fishing District. The intent of this regulation is to prevent additional illegal introductions of walleye in western MT and to potentially help the department detect illegal introductions and take action sooner….”
4. ND: Husband/wife team takes AIM state title.
On Lake Sakakawea. Big congrats to Daren and Heide Schneider [!] who caught their fish running Berkley Flicker Minnows in 9-11′ throughout Van Hook Arm. Said their top-producer was the size-7 “prime time” color:
The 2nd-place team, Matt Ristow and Kyle Hertz, were running custom-painted size-11 Flicker Minnows. Had everything so dialed-in that the fish “were eating them head first. There was no doubt about what they wanted.”
I know Matt reads these Target Walleye emails…so gotta ask ya to send me a pic of that custom paint job, dude! Nicely done, fellas!!
5. IA teacher recognized for outstanding fishing program.
> …has taught a fishing unit to her 7th and 8th graders each fall for the past 7 years. This past year she added her 5th and 6th graders. All four grades learn how to properly prepare for a fishing trip (clothes, gear, etc.), set up their own fishing pole, tie knots, cast and reel in a fish, and handle fish.
> “I teach my students how to fish because I personally love the outdoors. I want to expose them to as many different outdoor activities as possible that they can continue to enjoy well into adulthood.”
6. IA: Serious boat crash happened on the Mississippi R.
At LeClaire around 7:00 pm Sun, Aug 16…and the DNR Law Enforcement Bureau needs your help if you know anything about it:
> …asking for anyone with information that may have witnessed the crash or know anything about the crash between a large black center-console boat and a blue and white 19′ Bayliner runabout boat to contact authorities immediately.
7. Did you know there’s an international rod building comp?
> “…to deliver to custom rod builders more opportunity to showcase their ingenuity, creativity, and craftsmanship.”
Gotta sign up by Aug 25 to enter. More info here.
8. IA: Milk kills fish in Fourmile Creek trib.
No idea how much milk was dumped down a storm drain (near Ankeny) for it to kill fish, but had to have been a ton…right?
> …apparently harmless materials, like milk, can be toxic to aquatic creatures. “It’s important to know that storm drains flow underground directly into a nearby stream — sanitary sewers connected to your house’s sinks, showers and toilets send wastewater to a treatment plant or septic system.
9. MeatEater has a new fishing podcast.