Trying to “provide more sport-fishing opportunities” and save the endangered razorback sucker and pike minnow…seriously:
> Aquatic biologists have developed a technique which renders walleye sterile and therefore unable to reproduce in the wild…would lessen the threat to native species.
So almost the exact opposite of what most other states are trying to do…
3. MN: Northwest Sportshow happenin’ this weekend…
…at the Minneapolis Convention Center. PLEASE try not to get any drool or fingerprints on my (I wish) blacked-out Lund 2025 Impact!
4. New “nite-glow” AuthentX plastics are here.
Peeps have been askin’ for this one, and BFishN Tackle delivered.
Can get the new “nite-glow” color in their AuthentX Moxis, Ringworms, Paddletails, 5″ K-Grubs, and one of my personal dirty-water favs…the 3.25″ Pulse-R:
5. MI: DNR walleye-egg collection starting soon
On the Muskegon River below the Croton Dam:
> …plan to collect about 30 mil walleye eggs…will result in more than 13 mil fry for transfer to rearing ponds and direct fry plants throughout the Lower Peninsula.
6. New Moonshine Shiver Minnow colors dropped.
Added 4 tasty glow colors and 2 holographics. Closer look here.
7. WV fish hatcheries back in biz.
Lots of repairs made, pond space added, and installed 20 more egg jars (cylinders that allow water to circulate through fertilized fish eggs while they incubate) = good news for walleye and sauger production.
8. MN: If you’re from the Brainerd Lakes Area…
…the local Walleye Wackers league is for sure worth checking out. Laid-back crew, but chock full o’ serious sticks.
I’ve been fishing in this league for 5-ish years now and always look forward to it. And after this winter, the season can’t come soon enough:
9. Warrior’s got a new rig coming.
Called the V198DC and is just “a rod tip shorter than” than their best-selling model (V208DC). Can run a 225-hp outboard and also added stern jump seats for the fam.
10. You seen Yo-Zuri’s Hybrid line yet?
Hybrid because it’s a co-polymer consisting of 50/50 flourocarbon and nylon. Has the abrasion resistance and sensitivity of flouro — flexibility and stretch of nylon. Haven’t personally tried it yet, but have heard good things from other fish-heads running it.