Last week was Indian summer here in Ohio. The weather was beautiful, gentle breezes with temperatures in the 70s and all that. As you might expect I played hooky from the office and headed to Lake Erie.
Harry Potts used a Toyota Tundra to help pull B.A.S.S.'s corporate sponsor boats all across America along the Bassmaster Elite Series trail. Three decades before that, he was in Vietnam.
Joe Higgins, a veteran sales executive for several major media organizations, as its Senior Director/Sales, effective Dec. 6.
Ryan Said finished at the top of the heap in the three-tournament circuit. He's a Chrysler engineer by trade, but is looking for a career change as the 2011 Elite Series season approaches. Here's how he answered our 20 Questions:
Stephen Browning has been around professional fishing for nearly 15 years. He has survived many of the incarnations of BASS' top-level tour and has earned nearly $750,000 in the process.
Deb Johnson blogs about B.A.S.S. new ownership, the 2011 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open, Women in the Open, and the 2011 Classic.
Largemouth bass virus (LMBV) fact sheet
This is a very special week for me — the opening of gun deer season. In Michigan, opening day is treated like a holiday, especially in rural areas where some kids are excused from school to go hunting, and several of my friends either spend a work vacation day or call in "sick."
Wow, what a whirlwind several days I've had since the B.A.S.S. transaction was completed. My goodness, now we're going to actually have to do what we said we were going to do.
Recent fish kills at Kerr Reservoir and Briery Lake in Virginia have been linked to largemouth bass virus by Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries biologists. LMBV has not been implicated in fish kills nationally for nearly a decade.