1. MN: Wilson/Lakich secure MWC TOY.
Big congrats to Max Wilson and Isaac Lakich on going back-to-back as Team of the Year in the Master’s Walleye Circuit. Went out in a big way after winning the final MWC event on Leech Lake:
Next up is the MWC World Walleye Championship Oct 3-5 on the Winnebago system — Max’s home waters — where they’ll be chasing a chunk of the $100K in cash and prizes. Good luck all!
2. The 2020 MWC schedule is out.
Mar 20-21: Illinois River – Spring Valley, IL
Apr 17-18: Detroit River – Trenton, MI
May 15-16: Bay of Green Bay – Marinette, WI
Jun 12-13: Lake Erie – Lorain, OH
Jun 26-27: Lake Oahe – Mobridge, SD
July 10-11: Lake Sakakawea – New Town, ND
Sep 18-19: Cass Lake – Cass Lake, MN
3. If you’re sick of missin’ fish…
…when pulling big creek chubs or redtail, might wanna check out the new Eagle Claw TK2VR Pro-V Octopus Hook in the #2 or #1 size. Heard a lot of peeps are really diggin’ ’em. Surgically sharpened and requires half the pressure on the hookset. Also:
> …the bend increases holding power after hookset by funneling the fish to the deepest point on the hook throat and keeping it there. …creates a pocket in the hook throat that holds live bait in place.
4. NY: The “good ol’ days” are right now on Lake Erie
Now what’s your excuse? 😉
5. MN: Blue Line Walleye Tournament happenin’ Sat.
On Lake Bemidji. Has a 75-boat max (register here) and I’d be surprised if it didn’t fill up thx to the $10K 1st-place prize. But it’s more than just a walleye tourney…proceeds are going to benefit local law enforcement agencies. #Stout
Man, I’d love to jump in on it if we didn’t have our end of the year Walleye Wackers tourney on Gull Lake this weekend.
6. MN: Speaking of Gull Lake…
The Fishing to End Hunger charity tourney is coming up Oct 5. Already has 99 boats registered ‘cuz 1) it’s a great cause, 2) has BIG-time payouts and 3) the fish usually start snapping on Gull this time of year.
I’m gonna wait to see how this Saturday on Gull goes for us before committing to another derby lol. #ThatGuy
7. Deepest-diving crank in the world.
If you haven’t heard of Salmo’s Freediver series before, they’re the deepest diving floating cranks in the world…some can be trolled down to dang near 50′ on their own! Without leadcore, snap weights, etc.
Came across this cool video with Salmo founder Piotr Piskorski and Jason “needs no introduction” Mitchell talkin’ about how the Freediver came about:
8. WI has a new AIS plan.
To prevent and manage invasives.
9. Suzuki hiring district sales managers.
For 2 regions: MI, IN and OH…and another for NJ, DE, MD, PA, VA and WV.
10. MN: Lake of the Woods bite getting better and more better-er.
More and more fish are staging along south shore now that water temps are in the low 60s and droppin’.
11. MN. Curious whatcha think…
Would you like to see the daily bag limit for walleyes dropped to 3 fish (instead of 6)? Hit up the Facebook poll here if you’re a member of the Ice Fishing Minnesota group.
12. DC: Outdoor industry was 2.2% of GDP in 2017.
And fishing/boating was the top dog at $20.9 billion in current-dollar value added:
Came across this info in the last BassBlaster email and seriously could not stop laughing at head-dude Jay Kumar’s comment on the graph:
> “Equestrian?? Ain’t those Grey Poupon people?