Swear every time I would check tourney results, I’d see Al and his wife Bev finishing in the money – or winning. The first time I had chatted with Al was about 6 yrs ago when he and Bev won the MTT Lake Pepin Open. Found out at that time they had been fishing tourneys together for 17 years, and were still somehow married lol! So awesome.
They won the LPO with a 2-day, 10-fish total of 36.50 lbs. Also weighed-in early both days of the event. While most other boats were running leadcore or handlining, the Standlys were running deep-diving Lindy crankbaits at 4-5 mph with the current – sometimes even faster. Dang near on plane lol. How cool is that?
I knew instantly from that conversation that Al was different, but different in a REALLY good way. Rest easy, fishing brother! 🙏✝️ Our prayers go out to Bev and family.
2. Lake Erie Fall Brawl funny business???
Remember a couple weeks back when I mentioned that some funny business allegedly went down? Well, I just came across this interesting Toledo Blade write-up with a little more insight…. I’m not about to paraphrase or comment on anything (too messy), but you can dive on in if it tickles your fancy. 😳
3. MN: AIM is heading to Lake Miltona..
For the Warrior Boats 2022 National Championship Shootout Jun 3-4. Awesome fishery just north of Alexandria, and believe this is the first bigger tourney I’ve ever heard of going there. Has sunken islands, sand bars, deep holes, weedlines and expansive flats…the type of lake where folks can catch them a bunch of different ways.
Gotta say if this was fantasy
football fishing, I would draft Drake Herd with the 1st overall pick next year…. 👀
4. OH: Lake Erie’s western basin had a solid perch hatch.
> “…yellow perch surveys completed during Aug in Lake Erie’s west zone resulted in an index of 380 perch per hectare…. This is the 11th-highest value on record and just below the 34-yr avg of 398/hectare. Catches of 1-yr-old yellow perch ranked 14th on record, with an index of 24/hectare. Lake Erie anglers can look forward to these fish reaching keeper size as early as 2022.”
5. New StrikeMaster Pro Lithium 40v Lite is a BEAST. 💯
It’s the bigger, badder broseph to the StrikeMaster Lithium 24v. If you’re one of the #diehards who wants to drill
more the most holes, thru more the most ice, all season long = definitely gonna wanna check out the new Pro Lithium 40v Lite.
Comes standard with the featherweight Lite-Flite Lazer Drill Unit and has a beefy new 6-amp battery. Their 8″ model will drill up to 115 Holes thru 16″ of ice on a single charge. #MorePowerBaby