1. ND: Topper/Hasse win AIM national championship…
…on the Missouri River. Won it with a 2-day bag of 31.26 taking home $58K+ in prizes. Hope they had an extra tow vehicle with!
> “Our biggest struggle was looking at past tournaments. We saw some pretty decent weights and we were dissecting the water like crazy, but couldn’t put up the same weights. But we began getting consistent at putting up about a 20” average.
> “We had to slow everything down. We were getting a few bites and catching everything under the sun [pulling cranks and planer boards] but not walleyes. As soon as we started running crawler harnesses…we got our fish….”
Congrats fellas! #Grinders
2. Is this the future of props?
Called the Sharrow Propeller:
Few snippets from their website:
> Its design, enabled by modern computer modeling and additive manufacturing, has solved the most basic problem of rotary propulsion. Specifically, tip cavitation and vortices have been eliminated or significantly reduced….
> …the Sharrow Propeller is 9-15% more efficient than the industry standard…design. …also exhibits a wider peak efficiency curve for greater utility over a wide scope of operational ranges.
> Additionally…generates more thrust and uses less energy for a given RPM than a standard propeller design, which increases acceleration dramatically.
3. Erie: New high water level record.
> …574.3′ over sea level…0.25″ above the all-time record, set in June 1986.
The Army Corps spokesman says “the main driver here is precipitation….” Lol reeeeally.
4. CO: Get paid $20 per pike at Kenney Rez?!
> We encourage anglers to participate and help us eliminate northern pike from Kenney and the surrounding area. If the pike population continues to grow, we may have to resort to less palatable options for managing against northern pike in the future.
Don’t want them to scarf up all the “endangered native fish” like: the CO pikeminnow, humpback chub, bonytail and razorback sucker…. #SaveTheMinnows?
5. Lew’s and Strike King sold to BDT Capital Partners.
6. DC: EPA approves year-round E15.
That’s 15% ethanol gas, but the oil industry is not on board with the decision. #Showdown #LawyerUp
7. DC: Federal land lead tackle ban rescinded.
Obama put it in, Trump took it out.
8. Mustad bought Tuf-Line.
Probably most known in the walleye world for their leadcore.
9. WI: Merc expanded its diecast facility.
> …allowing the company to make complex blocks, driveshafts and gearcases for Mercury’s outboards.