1. T-H Marine founder, Bill Huntley, has passed on.
From T-H Marine on Facebook:
> From the T-H Marine namesake “Trim Handle” to the famous Hot Foot foot throttle, and so many others, if you own a boat, there’s an excellent chance Bill had a hand in making your days on the water safer and more enjoyable.
> Most of these products Bill developed came from a need he saw while he was on the water fishing. An accomplished bass angler with a special place in his heart for smallmouth bass…. He was especially fond of chasing giant smallmouth after dark with his famous Bumble Bee spinnerbaits. The first ever spinnerbait to incorporate a ball-bearing swivel that Bill, and his wife Pat, would put together on their kitchen table for Bill to sell around the country.
> In 2015 Bill was recognized for his life’s work in the fishing and marine industry when he was inducted into the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame. A well-deserved honor and one of the proudest moments of his life.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. 🙏✝️
2. Lowrance just upped its “Live sonar” game.
> …rolled out its next generation of fishing electronics this week. The new HDS PRO chartplotter/fishfinder, highest resolution ActiveTarget 2 Live Sonar and, ultra high-definition Active Imaging HD.
Sounds like extra detail, increased clarity and extended range. Bunch of info, screenshots and videos on their site.
3. ND: Fargo Ice Show is happening THIS WEEKEND!
At the Scheels Arena on Dec 9-11 that’s full of great deals on gear, lots of giveaways, and loads of ice-fishing seminars on some killer topics. They also have an “indoor wheelhouse display that’s over 20,000 sqft and gives you the chance to walk inside of the different units to see the latest in wheelhouse luxury.”
And if you’re anxious like me 😅 you’ll be happy to know the Scheels Arena is surrounded by large outdoor parking lots, and parking is free. More show info here.
Btw the Fargo Ice Show will be hosting the “Game of Inches” ice-fishing competition Awards Ceremony and Q&A at the show on Sat at 4pm. Great chance to see the trophy given out and pick the brains of Clayton Schick, Adam Konrad, Alex Peric, Joe Cooper and Josh McFaddin.