9. Hey vets, Johnny Morris wants a vid from you.
About why you love fishing, and it might win you a new Bass Tracker Classic XL. 🇺🇸
10. VA: Smith Mountain Lake has walleyes now.
Biologists think they’re getting into the lake from Leesville Reservoir, just downstream of the Smith Mountain Lake Dam.
> “Appalachian Power operates the Smith Mountain Lake Dam and sometimes needs to pull water back into the lake from downstream. That means bringing water through the intakes from Leesville Reservoir. Leesville has a healthy walleye population. The VDWR theorizes that when that water is returned to Smith Mountain, walleye hitch a ride.”
11. WI Senate passes 10 bills to help hunter/angler opportunities.
12. MN groups want lead ammo/tackle banned in state parks.
13. MN: Basketball player transfers to U of MN for bassin’ too.
That’s Luke Loewe.
> Playing in the Big 10 was a plus…but returning to his Midwest roots as an aspiring pro fisherman was a top priority as well. “There are a lot of great opportunities up here. A lot of great fishermen. I’ve been connecting with some of the better anglers around MN which has been cool.”
14. G3 Boats has a new GM, Marc Castillo.
> A 25-yr marine industry veteran, Castillo previously served as the director of development, operations, fabrication and engineering for Safe Boats International in Bremerton, WA. Castillo replaces Terry Ickes, who is retiring from G3 after 21 years
15. Here’s the folks behind the Yamamoto buyers: Gridiron Capital.
They’re out of CT.