1. Ron and Al talk about the early years.
THE fishing brothers chat about the “seed” they planted which grew into In-Fisherman. Didja know Al hand tied all of those original Lindy Rigs? No wonder he prefers artificials now….
2. MN: Mother/son team win Gull Lake Fishing Challenge.
Kathleen and Philip Yeh weighed a stout 15.07 lbs on 3 fish – great bag! Said they could see the “white tips” cruising up shallow, and were tossin’ Rapala Shadow Raps in 12-15′ off the edge of the weeds:
3. MN: Freed/Hasse win Leech Lake tourney.
Jason Freed and Chuck Hasse won the 9th-annual Leech Lake Walleye Tournament with a 2-day bag of 31.48 lbs, taking home the $15,200 payday:
> Jason: The first areas [we fished] were shallow flats where the walleyes come in at 8-12′ to feed on small perch and crayfish during early-morning periods.
> We pitched [semi-secret] artificial baits, as well as 1/8-oz KenKatch Long Shank and 3D Eye Jigs until we found an active school of fish.
> Once those fish slowed down: we worked underwater points or bars in 24-28′, rigging redtail chubs and leeches. It was a great 1-2 punch that produced both quality unders and an over 26″ each day.
Way to get it done, guys! Keep it rolling.
4. Maybe win ya a pile of BaitCloud.
They’re giving away an entire case of BaitCloud (fish-attracting super balls!) each week the rest of June. Deets on how to enter here.
5. Gander Outdoors expanding fishing tackle?
The remaining Gander Outdoors (buh-bye “Mountain” word) stores will be smaller and:
> …will only have a handful of handguns and shotguns to sell, while fishing gear is going to be greatly expanded. [New Gander owner Marcus] Lemonis believes that’s the sort of store customers really want to shop in….