|THE BUSINESS NEWS OF FISHING.|
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|Brunswick Corp Parent to Mercury Marine Rising|
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Brunswick Corporation parent company to Mercury Marine, Crestliner, Lund Lowe and a number of other marine brands, has seen a strong couple months with it’s stock performance. Boat sales have been strong in 2019 and continue this Fall as Brunswick announced record sales at the recently completed Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show. Many anglers running the new Mercury Four Stroke motors this year have been very impressed with the reliability and performance.
|Are You Spooling Your Braid Correctly?|
|Are you spooling your braid correctly? Dean Rojas recently gave us a few tips to help you get the most out of your braided line. “First you want to make sure you are using backing 100% of the time. I pick a backing that is similar to the diameter of the braid I will be spooling up with. Typically I am only using 15 feet or so of backing, but that makes all the difference in the world. It prevents the braid from digging into the spool and slipping.” said Rojas. Using more braid than you think you need to is also a big part of the equation Rojas insists. “When you first spool the braid on it will be what I like to call ‘fluffy’. Once it gets wet it will lay down and become more compact, so you always want to spool a little more than you think you will need,: Rojas concluded.|
|5. Baits Not Being Talked About|
|Designed in collaboration between Spro and BPT angler Shin Fukae, the Spro Wameku Shad 70 has been fine tuned with a unique acoustic profile that sets it apart from all other lipless crankbaits. Coming from the Japanese word “Wameku,” which means “loud talking and noise,” the aptly named Spro Wameku Shad 70 features a distinct, high-pitch knocking sound that is unlike anything bass have ever heard.In addition to its defined auditory presence, the Spro Wamkeu Shad 70 also features two line ties, allowing anglers to utilize two distinctly different, yet equally effective presentations. The forward line tie provides an attitude that excels in shallow water, while the rear line tie provides a more subtle action that allows the bait to get down in the water column.|
|6. What We’re Watching & Listening To|
|Jimmy Houston has been a fixture on the national tournament scene and television for decades. Since his retirement from the FLW Tour Jimmy has been concentrating more on his YouTube channel, uploading a variety of different content regularly. On a recent trip to educate his viewers on some of his favorite fall fishing techniques Jimmy hooks into a massive Flathead Catfish. Check out the video here.|
|World Wide Watson|
James “WorldWide” Watson is a large personality on the Bass Pro Tour and brings a wide range of sponsors including Ranger, Mercury, Russell Marine Products, Luck E Strike and Bass Pro Shops to name just a few.
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|8. Regional Recommendations|
|Located in Bessemer, AL Simmons Sporting Goods has been serving their customers since 1945. Offering a complete lineup of products for fishermen of any skill level, Simmons has everything you need for a great day on the water. With customer service that is second to none, Simmons is definitely a place any angler needs to check out.|