My tiny brain just can’t comprehend how that could ever work. #science
2. Brunswick establishes Navico Group.
> …formerly known as Advanced Systems Group. Navico Group is the world’s leading supplier of integrated systems and products representing the consolidation of ASG and two key acquisitions completed in late 2021 – Navico and Relion Battery.
> Dave Foulkes: “The establishment of Navico Group is the next step in cementing its position as the world’s leading supplier of integrated systems and products to industries ranging from marine to recreational vehicle and beyond. There is no other organization in these industries that can create the same integrated onboard and offboard system solutions necessary to move these industries forward.”
> The newly formed Navico Group will be comprised of industry leading brands that service the marine, RV, specialty vehicle and industrial markets, including: Ancor, Attwood, B&G, BEP, Blue Sea Systems, C-MAP, CZone, Garelick, Lenco, Lowrance, Mastervolt, Marinco, MotorGuide, ProMariner, RELiON, Simrad, and Whale.
3. NY: NWT championship headed to Lake Erie outta Dunkirk.
After 4 qualifying events, the top 40 pros and top 40 co-anglers in the AOY race will now get to compete in a no-entry-fee tournament on Aug 24-26. Literally hundreds of thousands of dollars on the line with 3 fully-rigged boat packages up for grabs.
4. MN wants input on proposed special regs.
Couple of the walleye-y topics they want to address for the 2023 fishing season:
> Walleye in Big Sandy Lake (Aitkin County): An experimental walleye harvest slot limit (14-18″, 1 over 26″ allowed) is expiring in 2023 and the DNR is interested in whether anglers support continuing this regulation.
> Walleye in Island and Round lakes (Itasca County): Highly protective slot limits have successfully built up enough large walleye in these lakes to afford some additional harvest. A proposed change would relax the protected slot to a narrower range (20-24″).
5. SD: Lake Oahe MWC is happenin’ Aug 19-20.
6. WY’s bringing
sexy sauger back.
> The WY GFD started reintroducing sauger to the North Platte River, above the Glendo Reservoir, in 2017, with the main goals of the project being to reintroduce a native species and provide a sport fish.
> …once quite a common species but started to dwindle when the Pathfinder Dam was constructed in the early 1900s. …sauger have been absent from the river for over 70 yrs.
> The sauger reintroduction has included stocking sauger in the North Platte River and a radio telemetry study. The stocking phase of the project is ending, and they are moving onto a monitoring phase that will last around another 3 to 4 yrs.
And this is something crazy interesting I didn’t know:
> Stock mainly came from NE, where sauger are also a native fish. “Trades among states is really common. WY trades trout to many other states in return for fish that we don’t raise ourselves. We trade with AR for catfish, and we trade with OK for bluegill and in this case, we traded with NE for sauger. It’s just very economically efficient to trade with other states. It helps the other states out, and it helps us out at the same time….
7. MN: Zeebz confirmed in Lake Koronis.