Props you two! #BackToBack
8. ON’s 2020 recreational fishing survey just released.
Not sure what took so long 😅 but I guess it’s a 72-page document that’s “filled with interesting facts about the angling preferences, spending habits, and locations preferred by Ontario’s anglers.”
I can’t find a link to the actual 72-page document yet, but this Steve Galea write-up had a few interesting lines from it, including:
> “Anglers spent $1,618,217,000 in 2020 in ON. This was deflated from 2015 [the last survey, they do ‘em every 5 yrs] due to border restrictions that prevented foreign anglers from visiting the province.”
9. VT: Walleye stocked in Lamoille River for the first time in 25 yrs.
10. WA/OR: Columbia River is having a shad explosion.
Over 1 mil migrating shad have been counted going over the Bonneville Dam. No wonder walleyes get so fat and happy there!
11. Sharrow Marine just got $30 mil debt and equity financing.
They make that ultra-efficient prop that’s wildly expensive (but I’m sure amazing).
12. NC: Fishing team loses $3.5-mil prize after…
…their 619-lb blue marlin was disqualified from the competition.
> The fishermen, on a boat named Sensation, battled with the marlin for 6 hours as they attempted to reel it aboard. But it was all for nothing after they were excluded after organizers ruled on Sunday that damage to the fish was caused by a shark.
> “Competition rules stipulate fish will be disqualified if mutilated before being landed or boated, caused by sharks, other fish, mammals, or propellers.”
Rules are rules, but I was picturing more mutilation on this “mutilated” blue marlin: