Amazing. There were a pile of other great entries – I mean some serious effort! For sure worth taking a scroll down 13 Fishing’s FB page to check ’em out.
4. IA: Rapp Park stocked with walleyes for the 1st time.
Since Rapp is under 500 acres, the DNR doesn’t stock it so:
> In the spring, the county’s conservation dept asked the public for donations [of approx $1,500] to purchase walleye from the state hatchery to establish a population at the lake north of Shenandoah.
Goal = met ✅ and they recently dumped 500+ walleye between 6-8″ long into the system.
5. KY: Pitman Creek’s (distributor) new facility now open.
Moved to new 205,000 sq ft distribution center in Stanford this fall. $15-mil project creating 60 full-time jobs for Kentuckians.
> …providing 1-stop purchasing for several thousand retailers of fishing products in 49 states and a few foreign countries, including all the major sporting goods chains such as Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Dick’s and Walmart. It benefits from KY’s logistically advantageous location to fulfill orders to the majority of customers in 1 or 2 days.
6. MN: Black Hole Outdoors expanding.
Moved operations to a bigger facility in Wadena. They make (among other things) those slick hybrid units that are a trailer + portable shack in one: