1. College angler struck by lightning at Lay Lake.
First off I’m glad everyone was okay. Apparently it happened while they were running on plane at 55-60 mph 😳 and his buddy had to take control of the boat:
> “I was just kind of stunned you know. It was something that you’d never expect just driving down the lake. Honestly, it felt like somebody shot me with a taser. My body just kind of froze up. For an hour afterwards I was just kind of shaking.”
Even crazier is it wasn’t the first time this dude has been lit up ⚡️ on the water. Terrifying.
2. Heads up! 🚨
Make sure to charge the batteries on all of your ice electronics throughout the off season – monthly if possible – to get the most out of ’em. Same goes for your electric ice augers. Yup, I forgot too!
3. MN: H2H PWS is coming to Mississippi River Pool 2.
Happening live July 12-16. Little insight from Daryl Christensen:
> As of this writing, Pool 2 is flirting with record low water levels for late June…. Low water on any river means the system will fish “smaller” as walleyes will move from the shallow, receding backwater “lakes” into the deeper, main channel and current areas. It actually makes finding fish a lot easier and fishing more consistent as long as these conditions remain stable. That said, big storms dropping lots of rain could completely blow up the bite and leave the whole field scrambling to relocate their fish.
Here’s the current AOY standings. There’s 2 qualifying events left and the top half (16) of the field will make the championship on Lake Chautauqua, NY this Oct.
4. Ross Robertson somehow talked Al Lindner into…
…jumping on his Bigwater Fishing Podcast. Edgy, insightful, awesome: