1. SD: Whose water is it anyways?
Boat ramps have been roped off on 20+ lakes thanks to a SD supreme court ruling. Landowners did not want their private land — under all or parts of those lakes — to be open for public use:
2. WI: Father/son win Wolf River AIM.
A cold front came through that knocked down the lake bite…welcome to walleye fishing! Instead Steve and Russ Wagner headed 40 miles upstream (2-hour boat ride) to chase larger, less-fussy river fish:
> We were dragging 1/8-oz jigs with half a crawler
. Just cast it out and drag it, keeping your boat across the current…that way you get an even drift.
3. MN/WI: Neill/Weich win Mississippi R. AIM.
Caught their massive 38.15-lb bag early, before the sun broke through the clouds. Said they were live-bait rigging with chubs and willow cats (look like a small bullhead) in 7-10′ in back channels…but they have another tourney coming up out there, so who knows (lol).
4. Gander Mntn is liquidating all inventory.
Maybe get a deal! All stores are liquidating, then turnaround specialist Marcus Lemonis is planning to reopen 70-75 stores, operate the company and keep the brand. This link is an informative vid from Marcus that’ll clear up rumors.
5. DC: Just say no to more E15 fuel.
Let your Senator know there’s 12 million boats that don’t want more E15 added.
6. Outdoor rec = $887 bil in annual spending.
Crazy big amount. Would hit $1 tril next year if we could get Mark Zuckerberg to blow his paychecks on gear every couple weeks like the rest of us.
Have a shot at winning this $150-ish tackle package from Northland Tackle, then go out and catch a ton of fish! Just click here to enter your email addy, then you can share the link you get for extra entries to win! Good luck!