8. MD: Potomac River “health” down…
… for the first time in a decade:
> The Potomac Conservancy,…said more polluted runoff from urban and suburban areas, and fewer trees to slow and filter rainfall, were among the factors…heavier-than-average rainfall likely played an outsized role in the outcome….
9. IA can buy 2021 licenses now.
The 2020 licenses expire Jan 10.
10. New Rapala USA western territories mgr Bill Matthews.
Covering 13 western U.S. states effective on Jan 1, 2021.
11. New VMC sales director is Ben Miller.
Based in MN and sounds like an internal hire.
12. Johnson Outdoors had a better 2020 than 2019.
Amazing. Reminder that JO = Humminbird, Minn Kota, Old Town canoes/yaks ‘n more:
> Total…revenue grew 6% to $594.2 mil vs fiscal 2019 revenue of $562.4 mil.
> Continued demand for new and legacy technologies in Minn Kota and Humminbird drove a 9% increase in fishing revenue.
> Strong demand across all product categories drove a 25% increase in watercraft recreation sales.
13. Yo ladies!
I’m no expert on women’s ice-fishing suits…or even men’s suits that maybe fit women okay-ish…but can say that my wife Amanda has tried just about every one out there and considers most to be “meh.”
The other day she hit the ice in the new StrikeMaster “Allie” Jacket and Bibs and said she is LOVING it: