1. Preachin’ ice-fishing stewardship.
Snow melting off our lakes will reveal an entire season’s worth of garbage that’s been left behind by disrespectful anglers. Can’t believe I have to say this but…if you bring it out, bring it back with you!
One lazy person can make all of us look bad…like this on Lake Simcoe:
C’mon man! So wrong. BIG shout-out to those that not only pick up after themselves, but also after others.
2. WI walleye population in steady decline.
Not just WI. And no…muskies aren’t to blame lol. #GlobalWarming
3. MI: 3K Saginaw Bay walleyes tagged/released.
About 600 of those have $100 reward tags. #DinnerIsOnTheMIDNR
4. MI: Flint River fish-consumption advisory.
Recommending no more than 1 serving of walleye (6-8 oz) per month because of “elevated levels of PFOS [long words].” Sounds…delicious?
5. MN governor wants $130mil in improvements…
…to state-owned DNR-managed facilities including ramps and such. #ChaChing
6. Evinrude XD outboard oil re-branded…
…as XPS Marine. Same Evinrude and Johnson oil, different look. Only putting this in here to save you the headache of trying to find the same bottle of you’ve been buying for years lol.
7. New glass screen protector for your graphs.
Don’t know much about it but similar things have been saving my cell phone for years. Also have a few buddies that go postal ’bout water spots so:
> Graph Glass will protect your fishfinder or chart plotter from the harshest elements in the world. No more annoying water spots, scratches, slime stains, salt damage, fingerprints and most importantly — cracks from impact. Cracks from impact are not covered by standard warranties offered by marine electronic manufacturers.
8. Digital marketing important for boat companies.
Considering it’s 2018, it’s important for everyone…but:
> …more than a third of companies surveyed (34%) reported they plan to do more mobile advertising this year.
Big shout-out to Lund Boats for being a part of the Target Walleye/Ice fam!
Show ’em some love here if you’re bored at work or want to play around building your own boat online.
9. Outboard sales up in ’17.
> …increased for the 6th consecutive year, up 6% from the previous year.
10. DC: New Outdoor Recreation Committee.
> …is intended to serve as an advisory board to the Secretary of the Interior on public-private partnerships across all public lands, with the goal of expanding access to and improving infrastructure on public lands and waterways.
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