This 7.5e model:
> Based on testing with a 13-foot Veer V13 boat (382-lb dry weight), the Avator 7.5e electric outboard can run for 60 min or 5 miles at constant full throttle, with one fully charged 1kWh battery, and up to 19 hours or 34 miles at constant 25% throttle.
6. TN: Bassmaster Classic generated $35.5 MILLION for Knoxville.
7. IL: Wish my middle school would have…
…taken us to visit a fish hatchery – like West Carroll did – to see the process used to grow and stock walleye! Super cool.
8. MN: DNR names Kyllo, Durick to fishing workgroups.
> Karry Kyllo of East Grand Forks was appointed to the DNR’s Walleye Workgroup, and Red River catfish guide Brad Durick of Grand Forks was appointed to the DNR’s Catfish Workgroup.
> The Walleye Workgroup, meant to enhance dialog between members of the public and the DNR, consists of 10-15 citizens representing different geographic regions and interests in MN. The group meets several times each year with DNR fisheries staff to discuss many aspects of MN’s walleye fishery…recreation, effects on local economies, research, water quality, fish habitat, populations, harvest trends and fisheries mgmt.
> Members of the Walleye Workgroup are appointed to 2- or 3-yr terms and members may not serve more than 2 consecutive terms. The Walleye Workgroup is chaired by DNR fisheries regional or program managers.
> In his role on the DNR’s Catfish Workgroup, Durick is part of a citizen panel that will discuss topics such as laws affecting catfish anglers, including bait and the use of 2 lines on inland waters of MN. The group also will discuss catfish management, based on migration studies and creel surveys from MN catfish waters.
9. MN: West Metro Walleye League schedule (6-9pm).
They have 7 openings left.
The top-5 teams will get bids to the 2024 Cabela’s National Team Championship:
- May 18: Minnetonka
- May 25: Washington
- Jun 1: Briggs Chain
- Jun 8: Independence
- Jun 15: Horseshoe Chain
- Jun 22: Waconia
- Jun 29: Buffalo
- Jul 13: Clearwater
- Jul 22 (Championship): Koronis
10. Minnesota Bound Crappie Contest, May 6, Lake Minnetonka.
Proceeds benefit Fishing For Life. Advanced registration is just $10 per angler (or $20 on-site the day of) and you weigh your single biggest crappie. Lot more info here.
11. DC: Senate bill intro’d to allow lead tackle on federal land.