This is going to be a fun duo to watch! 🔥If you aren’t already following Ross on his socials (jump on it!) hit his Instagram and Facebook pages here.
3. WI: Ice fishing season is getting shorter?
> Alex Latzka, WI DNR fisheries systems biologist: “Climate change is increasing air temperatures and then air temperatures are increasing the water temperatures, and warmer water doesn’t freeze as fast, and it thaws more quickly….
> “On average, we’re losing about a month of ice cover per year….”
A MONTH?! I dunno, man…. I just looked at the extended forecast and we are predicted to have below-0 lows for the next 23 days straight here in Brainerd, MN lol.
4. USA: States with the most registered anglers (per capita).
Heads-up this list isn’t in order of how many total registered anglers there are…it’s based on what percentage of the population has a fishing license. Quick glance at the top-10:
- Alaska: 59.1 for every 100 people (432,758 total)
- Wyoming: 42.0 for every 100 people (243,367 total)
- Montana: 37.9 for every 100 people (418,642 total)
- Idaho: 26.9 for every 100 people (510,593 total)
- North Dakota: 26.8 for every 100 people (207,806 total)
- Minnesota: 24.8 for every 100 people (1,417,788 total)
- South Dakota: 24.8 for every 100 people (221,699 total)
- Maine: 24.5 for every 100 people (335,955 total)
- Wisconsin: 22.0 for every 100 people (1,299,834 total)
- Oklahoma: 17.8 for every 100 people (709,093 total)
And I’ve got to shout-out this one for my buddy Jay Kumar aka BassBlaster…
49. New Jersey: 1.7 for every 100 people (158,834 total)
And here I thought you were 1 in a million, Jay. 🤣👊
5. MN: Lynn Niklasch’s speaking at the TCWU meeting on Thurs, Feb 5.
Everyone is welcome – Twin Cities Walleyes Unlimited meetings are open to the public.
6. Rapala announces pair of personnel changes.
> Rapala VMC is excited to announce the hire of Charlie Davis as Director of Product Development – North America.
> Long-time Rapala VMC employee Bart Rosen has been promoted to the new role of Senior Product Manager.
I don’t believe I have met Bart yet (unless it was very briefly at ICAST = blur) but I can tell by this picture I already like him hahaha. 👊