Now everything Al was saying makes way more sense in my tiny little brain:
> “If you can imagine taking a jig and putting it in a vice and flattening it out, that’s what they did.
> “…have the same weight, but it’s thinner so it cuts water much faster. You get a better, faster drop speed.
> “You make the profile much bigger. And the eye becomes gigantic. And the bigger the eyeball, the more the walleyes like it.
> “They cast like a bullet. You can throw them right into the wind with no problems.
> “I’m throwing up on some shallow-water stuff with it, you can back-troll with it, it works phenomenally well on deep-water structures. You could rip through the weeds with these jigs. You can do things with them that you couldn’t do before. And that’s the idea of the Moon Tail.
> “You’d be amazed at how deep of water I can fish with the 3/8-oz. It gets down there quicker than most people realize. You think, 25′, 30′, 35′, that’ll take forever for that jig to get down [to the bottom]. But it doesn’t. It goes fast.”
FishUSA has ’em in stock…for now! Check ’em out right here.
5. IA sold 24% more fishing licenses in 2020.
Compared to ’19. Hunting + fishing licenses brought in an extra $3.6 mil.
6. MN: Bill to ban lead tackle is making the rounds again.
> The bills would ban the manufacture, sale and use of lead tackle 1 oz or smaller in weight or smaller than 2.5″ long.
> The bills give anglers, stores and manufacturers more than 3 years (until Jul 1, 2024) to make the transition to nontoxic tackle such as tungsten, brass or tin. The lead ban would not apply to larger sinkers, weights or jigs heavier than an ounce, or to lead core fishing line, larger bottom-bouncers, spoons or other tackle.
> Critics of a lead ban have said MN’s loon population is not declining and that the move will cost anglers more money for lead substitutes like tungsten. But supporters say the cost increase is just pennies per unit and that any loons killed by lead poisoning, when other tackle options exist, is too many.
Okay, I’m not taking sides but anyone saying “the cost increase is just pennies per unit” has clearly never bought tungsten jigs before lol.
7. What’s Cold Nation Outdoors got up their sleeve…?
> “Ever wish you could take your iFishPro and your Ice Defense and put them together to make the baddest set-line combo on the market? Did we mention it would NEVER FREEZE UP? It may be closer than you think….”