1. MN: Massive bag takes win on LOW.
Michael Olson and Ross Swenson of Fish Addictions TV smacked a (nearly) 9-lb average of Lake of the Woods giants to take home the “W,” plus big fish honors with this 29.5″ donk-opotamus, at the David A. Andersen Memorial Tourney:
Mike said “changes in speed made all the difference” and that the fish were spitting up crawdads, so they ran [unnamed crankbaits] in UV colors. They’ve got another tourney coming up, so that’s all the deets we could get.
If we had one guess: They’re pulling leadcore with Storm ThunderStick MadFlash Deeps in the “mossy orange fire UV” color:
We’ll apologize right now if we actually did guess that right lol. Congrats on another impressive win, guys!
2. ND: Ristow/Anderson win AIM state championship…
…on Devils Lake. Matt Ristow and John Anderson’s 2-day total of 53.30 lbs inched out 2nd place by…well…an inch. Literally. Love how happy Matt looks:
Had the spot all to themselves aside from a couple of local perch-jerkers. Sounds like they were running shoreline structure with chartreuse pearl Berkley Flicker Minnows. Here’s one that didn’t make their card:
Now that takes some serious skill. Way to get it done fellas!
3. MN: Mille Lacs set to reopen Aug 12.
Will be catch and release only through Labor Day weekend, then close again Sep 5 through Nov 30…if it does actually open back up….
4. ND: Devils Lake fish populations average.
But “average” for Devils Lake is waaaay above average most anywhere else.
5. FishUSA has Baitfeeders in stock.
If you’ve never seen a “baitfeeder” spinning reel, it’s sort of like the old bait-clicker baitcasters. The Okuma Avenger lets you disengage the spool so the fish can run — then just flip the switch and your normal drag is engaged. Perfect for set-lines or deadsticks — here’s the In-Depth Outdoors crew putting it to work:
The #20 size was sold out most of last ice season, so may wanna pick one up while guys are still focused on the open water….
6. Johnson Outdoors has record Q3 profits.
Johnson = Humminbird, Minn Kota and many other brands.