1. Eagle Claw represents fishing industry at the White House.
That’s vice chairman of the board of directors Drew McGill (left) and prez Mike Jackson (right).
> Eagle Claw Fishing Tackle Co. represented CO and the fishing industry in Monday’s Made in America Product Showcase at the White House — businesses from each of the 50 states were invited to display products produced in the United States. As proud manufacturers of the only American-made fish hooks, Eagle Claw was proud to represent their legacy and commitment to the American workforce.
2. Some fresh NWT stats from John Balla…
…coming off the Green Bay qualifier. Always been a number-crunchin’ fact lover myself. If you are too, you’ll wanna check out these snippets from walleye-nut John Balla. Click the pic to make it bigger:
3. Rapala buys 49% stake in 13 Fishing.
> DQC International, Corp., manufacturer of the…13 Fishing brand of rods and reels, has brought on fishing tackle behemoth Rapala VMC as minority investor to reach a growing global market.
> Founded in 2012, 13 Fishing has evolved into a respected brand generating over $25 million in annual sales.
> New minority-investor Rapala, one of the largest fishing tackle companies in the world, will distribute 13 Fishing’s existing and new products outside the U.S., while 13 Fishing will continue to operate independently within the U.S.
4. MT: Poole/Morehouse win Governor’s Walleye Cup.
Need a spotting scope to read the final results, but can tell you that Matt Poole and Adam Morehouse won her with a 2-day total of 70.04 lbs — seriously impressive!
MT kicks out some of the biggest fish and tourney bags every season, but can never seem to find and pics or details on ’em? Starting to think they don’t wanna share their fish with the rest of the walleye world. If you’re from MT and feel I’m just looking in all the wrong spots, let me know!
5. MN: Chance to voice your opinion on Mille Lacs.
Speak up where it counts, not just in some Facebook fishin’ group (lol).
Link to the DNR’s online questionnaire here — they’ll be using your thoughts/ideas/info to “determine values and goals that will be part of a new Mille Lacs Lake fisheries management plan.”
Have until Aug 1 to fill it out — says it takes 10-15 minutes but probably took me about 2-3….
6. Ever thought about a career in the fishing industry?
Like I’ve said before: Breaking into the fishing biz isn’t something that happens overnight, but it is something that can happen! Still pinch myself every day.
No better place to learn about the steps you can take — and different paths you can follow — to make that dream a real possibility than the one-of-a-kind Fishing Careers Workshop. Don’t just take my work for it, hear it from Al “needs no introduction” Lindner: