...houses for wounded veterans. Awesome. Especially love this line from the Bass Pro founder: "How could we ever do enough? We can't...." 🙌
Reminder that Brunswick is public company that owns Lund, Mercury, Crestliner, MotorGuide (plus way more
), and they just bought Navico/Lowrance:
> Mercury and [Brunswick's] Advanced Systems Group together will launch 5 electric propulsion products by 2023, with the first one launching in 2022.
> Advanced Systems Group expects to have installed 15,000 advanced battery systems replacing internal combustion engine generators by 2023.
> Brunswick Boat Group will have launched electric boats in 4 different segments by 2023.
> Brunswick plans to showcase its Next Wave strategy during the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)....
...the Minnesota Tournament Trail on Lake of the Woods
. Isn't that mind blowing? I mean the 5 biggest walleyes I've ever caught in my life combined (from any lake, anywhere) probably wouldn't add up to that 🤷♂️ and these folks do it in a single day!
The top-8 folks (out of 32 pros) have moved on to a 1v1 bracket format, fighting for a chance at a $35K 1st-place payday + ultimate bragging rights.
The bite has been slow, but some giants are being caught. Word is that Pool 2 is at its 3rd lowest level ever since they began keeping records. And on river systems, typically no current really hurts the bite. The good news is that makes it anybody's game.
This story is from a bass derby, but still sorta interesting how they had to go about it:
> [Covid] safety measures prompted organizers to use the dock of a private home to allow participants to submit their live catches and have [them] weighed before leaving to release the fish back into the lake without having to leave their boats.
Sales are up 80% and they're moving to new 206,000 sq ft distribution center in Stanford this Oct:
> ...providing 1-stop purchasing for several thousand retailers of fishing products in 49 states and a few foreign countries, including all the major sporting goods chains such as Bass Pro Shops, Cabela's, Dick's and Walmart. It benefits from KY's logistically advantageous location to fulfill orders to the majority of customers in 1 or 2 days.
Called Catch + Cook
= amazing coatings for those that like to have their
fish and eat it too. Fried up a couple smaller walleyes earlier this week and wow. The pic in the middle were double-dipped bites (thx to a tip on the back of the package) that had the tastiest crunch I've ever experienced on stove-top fish: