1. Outkast Tackle owner Mike Dahl needs help.
Sounds like he has some serious stuff going on, here is the GoFundMe. 🙏 Prayers to him and his family.
2. NWT Championship is happenin’ right NOW…
…on Lake Erie out of Dunkirk, NY. The day 1 (of 3) weigh-in just wrapped up.
The first team of the day to weigh-in (around lunch time) was John Hoyer who had 39.81 lbs = SHEESH! He’s currently leading it. 💥 This one’s going to be a slugfest.
3. 2023 NWT schedule dropped.
• Mar 23-24: Spring Valley, IL
• May 18-19: Oshkosh, WI
• Jun 22-23: Pickstown, SD
• Jul 27-28: Sault Ste Marie, MI
• Sept 6-8: Championship – Devils Lake, ND
4. ND: Devils Lake walleye population at all-time high. 📈
> There have never been as many walleyes captured in Devils Lake fisheries nets as this season. Biologist Todd Caspers recorded 35.3 walleyes per net. The average is 21.5/net.
> Since studying this ND lake with the same methodology for the past 31 yrs, Caspers said the 15-20″ keepers…set a record at 12.3/net, double the avg of 6 per net. These will grow, as will the 10-15″, which averaged 16.4/net, above the avg of 10/net. The trophy sized walleyes 20-30″ showed up at avg counts.
Crazy to me how good this fishery is when it’s at its “average,” so I can’t even imagine when numbers are literally at record highs. 😳
5. Rapala has the world record, for most world records.
> Since the late 1980s, when the IGFA started to track artificial baits that were used in world record catches, Rapala lures have accounted for more world record fish than any other lure. According to the IGFA, Rapala lures have been listed for 615 world record fish.
I believe they added 9 new world records to that list again in 2021. 🏆
6. Voting is open for the first-ever Anglers’ Choice Award.
ICAST (the annual fishing biz trade show) has a “New Product Showcase” each year where companies show-off their new fishing products, and industry folks vote for their favorite “Best of Category” (there’s 30) and overall “Best of Show” award. That has already happened – the 2022 winners are here.
New this year, there’s a dealio where non-industry folks can vote for their favorite new products (from the 30 category winners) for the ICAST 2022 Anglers’ Choice Best of Show Award. Voting is open now thru ICAST’s website until Aug 27 – here’s how to jump on it.
7. OH: $400K in grants awarded to protect Lake Erie shores.
8. PA fishing licenses going up $2.50 in 2023.
First increase in 17 years.
9. Revital Outdoors is looking for pro staff.
Revital Outdoors is a high-quality CBD company – made in the USA (Fort Collins, CO) and are 100% THC free so workplace friendly. Tell me this snippet from their website doesn’t hit you right in the ouchy feels:
> You’re up, you’re excited, you’re prepared. Your intention is to have the best day possible on the water or in the field. You shouldn’t have to: Struggle with joint, bone and muscle aches…feel tired, groggy, and unrested…have your old injuries limit your performance.
CBD can seriously help some folks with all that. I have family members who swear by it, and were literally able to ditch the scooter and/or cane when consistently taking CBD.
10. Sportsman’s Warehouse appoints Nancy Walsh to BOD.
11. UT: DWR is hiring for a wildlife biologist.