1. MB: 38-yr-old man missing.
Disappeared while swimming out to retrieve a boat that had blown away on the Winnipeg River. Dang it. Prayers to the fam.
> “A devastating story that depicts how quickly a normal fishing day can turn into tragedy. This is a heavy reminder to ALWAYS wear your life jacket. EVERY person reading this is guilty of putting themselves in a couple (or countless) scenarios, where one slip or trip from the boat would end in the same tragedy.”
2. ID: Walleye illegally stocked in Cascade.
Known for its world-class perch. Had never been a walleye caught outta there until now:
> This illegal introduction was carefully thought-out. The closest walleye fishery is more than 200 miles from Cascade.To survive the extended transport time, this fish — and possibly others — would’ve required clean, cold, aerated water for a number of hours.
Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) is offering a cash reward for info leading to the “bucket biologist.”
3. Algae a threat to walleye’s vision?
4. New Freedom Tackle Hammered Minnow Spoon.
Has a quick-change clevis on the rear to swap out hooks or bead colors. Side-to-side wobble on the drop. Definitely gonna have to try one this winter. #Flashy
5. Favorite gotta website makeover.
That’s Favorite Rods. Diggin’ the new look guys!
…the Hooked Magazine crew while snoopin’ around the Okuma booth at ICAST. They flipped the camera on while we were chatting about some of the awesome new rods in the Okuma Dead Eye series:
7. FishUSA has the new “Real” color…
…Crystal Minnow Freshwaters in stock. Clear water = realistic, natural baits…and Yo-Zuri killed it with these 5 new “Real” colors in the Crystal Minnow series: