1. MN: Bricko/Maki win AIM championship.
Joe Bricko and Dylan Maki caught a 2-day bag of 64.80 lbs to win the AIM state championship on Lake Vermilion:
Caught ’em trolling BIG #11 Berkley Flicker Minnows on SPINNING RODS. Said the speed and efficiency of using spinning rods made all the difference in the world — they were able to chuck their cranks way out behind the boat to get ’em down to 20′ much more quickly.
> Finding mid-lake structure with big boulders and trolling at 2.5-2.8 up to 3.0 mph. Had to be grinding [the crankbaits] into the rocks all the time. Good thing we won because we’d break even right now [from all the crankbaits we lost].
Lol 8,500 bones is a pile o’ crankbaits, but for sure worth it. Congrats on the win fellas…and props to Dylan for cracking his PB walleye on game day with this massive 30.75″ rock melon:
2. MN: Mille Lacs walleye season closing…again.
Last day to #targetwalleye is Sep 4th. Things are a bit different during this time:
> Live-bait restriction lifted during daytime hours for people fishing from shore, dock or pier.
But if you’re fishing from a launch, boat, kayak, hydro jet pack or arm floaties:
Here’s our best guess at what the fishing reports will be like this winter:
Also, word is there was a “secret agreement” that covers the 2018-2020 walleye harvest numbers? And uses the 2017 formula to calculate how many walleye can be taken out of the lake each year??
3. So you want to make a living in the fishing industry?
They say it’s all about “who you know,” but there are certain steps YOU can take to make those connections happen. Here’s TW’s main man Brett McComas talking ’bout an exciting new opportunity:
Tomorrow is the last day to get in on the early-bird prizes! Click here to sign up or find out more info about this first-ever event.
4. MN: DNR wants your input on regs.
See news item #2…. Lol but seriously this is a chance to express your opinions about fishing regs that are in place — or newly proposed on 32 lakes. More info on dates/locations here.
5. Gene Eisenmann new marketing guru at T-H Marine.
Sold HydroWave to them a couple years ago, but loves marketing too much to put it down.
6. New Freedom Tackle Turn Back Shad.
> Full-metal body so no broken tails…free spinning so no line twists….
Looks pretty nasty (in a good way) underwater:
7. TX: Bass Pro sending 80 boats to help…
…with hurricane disaster recovery. #Stout