Monday, July 13, 2009

News of the Week: 13 July 2009

10 reasons why the (potential) world record bass isn't worth what you think it is...caption a fishing cartoon...bring a gun fishing?...go to the library in Canada to check out tackle...planer boarding for walleyes...the inventor of Geno's Original Homemade Catfish Bait is stinking his way to success...the Kings are back...Pure Fishing has a a new CEO...more on Carrot Stix...Boo Weekley wants to angle for Nessie...a huge angling prize is used to redeem one man's must be THE NEWS OF THE WEEK!

ESPN/B.A.S.S's Ken Duke gives 10 reasons why the potential world record bass won't be worth a fortune.

The Indy Star wants you to caption this image.

In Ontario, head to the local library to check out...tackle ?

One man advocates bringing a gun fishing.

Bob Izumi, Canadian fishing icon, praises the fishing near Kingston.

One author is not thrilled about the new potential record bass.

Planer boarding for walleyes is very successful.

The Todmorden Angling Society is losing its tournament director.

Fishing the Firecracker Reds.

One man opines on why Geno's Original Homemade Catfish Bait is the porterhouse of stinkbaits.

The Kings are returning to Lake Michigan.

The new IGFA records have been released.

One man's fish art is making an impression.

Field & Stream's John Merwin declares that there is no "best" lure.

Pure Fishing names John T. Doerr its new CEO.

Police lieutenant accused of hitting daughter with a fishing rod.

My dad told me three things. Never tug on Superman's cape, don't spit into the wind, and never, ever try to outfish a guy who goes by the nickname the bass surgeon.

Non-fishing sister outfishes angling brother, lands monster snapper. Hey, at least she let him pose with it.

PGA golfer Boo Weekley wants to angle for Nessie.

More on the Carrot Stick, the only rod made from carrots.

The International Business Times reports on the Last Mahseer fishing in India.

This engraver is the last of a breed; once engraved rod for Pres. George H.W. Bush.

Finishing With a Flourish: One man's catch is turned into another man's life, redeemed.

-- Dr. Todd

1 comment:

Illinois said...

Dr. Todd -
In reading the article you posted on The Fish Art of Mitsuyoshi Yabe, fond memories flooded my mind. Back in the 1970 and 80's I owned and operated a fine art workshop in Chicago called Printmaker's Studio. I leased out studio space to other artists and they had a key to the shop to come and go as they pleased to create prints in a large variety of media. We had one press that was mostly dedicated to running wood block and silk screen images.

One morning I arrived at the studio to find one of the associates, Lilia Kuchma, starting to run a freshly caught largemouth bass through the press. She had inked up the fish, laid a piece of German Etch paper over the fish and was hand cranking the press bed into the roller.

Of course I immediately broke out into a serious attack of laughter and when I was able to contain myself I suggested to Liala that she try hand printing the fish first before covering the press bed with fish guts.

Liala thought this was a good idea and spent the rest of the day creating several images of largemouth bass for her next show. This was sometime in 1978 as I recall.