1. Mark Fisher inducted into MN Fishing Hall of Fame.
Believe “Fish” recently retired as Rapala’s bait design guru — congrats man! Someone’s got big shoes to fill!! Was sporting his favorite suit at the ceremony:
2. IL: Lahr/Hancock win MWC opener…
…on the Illinois River. Jeff Lahr and Jason Hancock’s 2-day bag of 27-09 was good ’nuff for the top spot and $13.7K payday. Was snowing and cold with 20- to 30-mph winds…sounds like every day of spring walleye fishing lol. Congrats!
3. MN: Muskie-vs-walleye war continued.
A new bill — seems to come up every year — was announced to pretty much eradicate muskies in MN. Why??? Many think stocking a few muskies will ruin a walleye fishery — despite DNR research pointing to the contrary.
Some even compare adding muskies to netting…but many of the best walleye lakes in the state have muskies in ’em — e.g., LOTW, Leech, Winnie, Vermillion, Miltona, Rainy, Bemidji, Cass.
Here’s a fired-up Jeremy Smith and Mike Hehner (Lindner’s Angling Edgers) breaking it down:
4. MB: Popular Winnipeg access road closed.
A section of Chalet Beach Road was closed by The Rural Municipality of St. Andrews because the road was…too curvy? The 10-ish families living along that section of road were concerned about the traffic and lack of visibility. Get this:
> Crews from the municipality moved a heap of snow at the end of the Chalet Beach road to make sure people stop driving on or off the ice.
We’ll see how this one shakes out….
5. WI updating its walleye-mgmt plan.
Might be reducing the bag limit — from 5 to 3 fish — for the first time in 27 years.
6. MN: Winter kill reports comin’ in.
Looks bad, but is completely normal and often necessary.
7. Favorite has Sick Stick combos back in stock.
Everything Favorite does sells out in like 24 hours, so better jump on it. Love that they’re all murdered- (blacked-) out:
8. Sea Foam rebate ends THIS SATURDAY.
Here’s Al “only catches bigguns” Lindner jawin’ about it — rebate details at seafoamsales.com: