1. Skarlis tells his story.
Tommy Skarlis’ surgeon said they have no idea how he ISN’T paralyzed from the neck down after his horrific bow-hunting accident….
Sat down with him at ICAST and got the full scoop on what went down that day and how he’s recovering. Seriously powerful stuff:
Forgot to ask Tommy about it, but gotta imagine those Smooth Moves suspension seats would make a world of difference by absorbing the wave shock your body would normally be taking:
Prayers fishing brother, keep doing your thing!
2. MN: Mille Lacs ban extended 2 weeks.
This is getting exhausting. So basically:
> “…This is the song that never ends, yes it goes on and on my friend. Some people started singing it, not knowing what it was, and they’ll continue singing it forever just because…”
But seriously there’s way more info on what going down and why right here, that is if you have the energy to read any more about it.
3. MN: Fishing Careers Workshop.
There’s more ways to break into the fishing biz than you’d think, and you can learn how at this Al and Troy Lindner co-hosted workshop that’s stacked with local talent:
Happening in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Click here to register.
4. ND: Record walleye stocking year.
Pumped more than 12 mil fingerlings into 130 lakes and there was already no shortage of walleyes over in the prairie….
5. MN: American eel found in Cottonwood Lake.
Thing was 37.4″ and a long ways from the north Atlantic Ocean! Guess it’s not unheard of to find ’em in the Mississippi, but this is only the second one found in a lake in over 25 years of fisheries surveys.
6. New Berkley FireLine Ultra 8.
Won “Best Fishing Line” at ICAST. Korey Sprengel has been running it for three years and said it’s got the casting distance of NanoFil, the strength of FireLine, and lasts longer than both. Available in September.
7. ICAST attendance about the same as 2016.
Word is about 15,000 people registered with 582 exhibitors in 1,982 booths. Tough to tell attendance while there because it’s spread out over 200,000 SqFt!
8. Cabela’s shareholders approve Bass Pro deal.
And Forbes has Johnny Morris’ “real-time net worth” at $3.4 bil. That’s a lot of Jigging Raps!
9. Yamama buys Bennett Marine.
Known for their hydraulic trim tabs.
10. Latest #ethanolsux news.
EPA okays max ethanol (again) for 2018 while boat-related ethanol repairs are increasing.