1. MB: Fly-in Ã la carte?
Never heard of anything like this — Jackson’s Lodge & Outposts have 20 different lakes to choose from and a self-imposed slot limits:
> …instituted our own policy for slot sizes at all of our locations. All walleye over 18″ and all northern pike over 27.5″ must be released. Just be sure to have your camera ready to record your memories.
Personally have never been on a fly-in trip, but seriously think that needs to change this season:
2. OH: Maumee R. walleye run comin’ in hot
> Every spring up to a half million walleye make their way up the Maumee River in Toledo from Lake Erie for their world-famous spring run. Depending on water temps and river levels the walleye can begin their legendary run as early as the first week of March.
3. New holographic Shiver Minnows.
Word is there’s a bunch of new Shiver Minnow colors coming out in the next couple months. Moonshine Lures leaked 3 new holographic colors on their Facebook page. Left to right: casper, crazy JJ and no freeze:
Shipping to retailers early April-ish. We’ll keep you posted.
4. WI: NAIFC national qualifier on Lake Menomin, Feb 25.
Have a $14K payout for this event and the top 10 teams qualify to fish the NAIFC championship. #ChaChing
5. New performance fishing gear coming.
Called Blackfish Gear and launching Mar 1st, but we’ve got a sneak peek for you:
Know big things are happening when they’ve already got guys on their team like: Jason Mitchell, Chad Grigsby, Jimmy Bell, John Gillespie, Eric Haataja, Pete Maina and Mark Schutz. #Stacked
6. MN has a festival celebrating…burbot.
Yup, for real! Called the International Eelpout Festival and happenin’ on Walker’s Leech Lake this weekend. Been running 38 years strong, so you know it’s a good time. Else we all just have nothing better to do?
Speaking of burbs, TW’s Brett McComas was on the “ShackTalk” fishing podcast chattin’ burbot tricks and tips. Worth a listen if you’re into those slime balls (the fish, not Scott Brewer and Kyle Agre lol).
7. Heads up MN folk.
Fishing licenses expire Feb 28.
8. Merc partners with wireless company.
> …partnership with FELL Marine, a leader in marine wireless technology, to co-develop Mercury-exclusive wireless and IOT connected products that will seamlessly integrate with Mercury’s SmartCraft suite of digital technology….
Not sure if that’s Spot-Lock-related or what?
And, Merc’s coming back to Lake X.
9. Big Rock has a new mobile ordering app.
For retailers only.
10. The Garmin giveaway winner was drawn…
…but hasn’t replied to our email yet to claim the prize. You’ve got 1 week!
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