1. IA: Search continues for missing fisherman.
Adam VanSyoc went into the Winnebago River last Fri…boat apparently struck a bridge cable and he was thrown from the rig. Still searching high and low for him — authorities say they’re “optimistic about recovery.”
Adam was the main provider for his wife Mandy and their 4 children. Here’s the GoFundMe account if you can spare a few bucks to help their family financially. If you’re the prayin’ type, please send a few their way.
2. Why the WA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife banned fishing.
Case you didn’t hear: Washington State didn’t just close public accesses…they banned all recreational fishing statewide!
The director of WDFW, Kelly Susewind, hopped on Northwestern Outdoors Radio to explain his side of shutting things down. Some pretty good insight — for sure worth a listen — and host John Kruse was definitely not shy about firing off some very direct questions/thoughts/opinions on everyone’s mind.
3. MN: What’ll the “fishing opener” look like this year?
No doubt less festive…some folks are even worried about a total collapse. This write-up chats with several folks in the industry and their expectations for one of the state’s biggest holidays.
4. Yetti’s got “smart” wheelhouses comin’.
Check this techy new feature available on Yetti’s 2021 fish house models:
> Control and monitor your Yetti Fish House on your phone from anywhere that has cell service with our new option, iN∙Command with Global Connect.
> Remotely turn your heat on so the house is warm when you get there, control interior/exterior lighting with dimming functionality, monitor battery voltage (low-voltage push notifications), water tank levels, and more!