4-Crazy-Crawler

CRAZY CRAWLER design was from 1939…

What’s that line from Shawshank Redemption? “You know what they say about the Pacific Ocean? It has no memory.”

Well, that’s the way it looks in the Western Pacific, as respected Japanese lure-maker Jackall seems to have forgotten all about the roots of its newest bait, the Pompadour.

Even before WWII in the Pacific, James Heddon’s Sons already had this bait–only they called it the Crazy Crawler. (more…)


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Always under consideration as one of the best anglers in California, it should be worth noting that this week’s SDFish.com final rankings has Kevin Norling on top in the region for 2014.

The SDFish rankings utilizes a strict points calculation for events held only in San Diego County, leaving non-tournament anglers (more…)


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CO-ANGLERS, such as Tami Curtis from a few seasons back, are being phased out of FLW.

CO-ANGLERS, such as Tami Curtis from a few seasons back, are being phased out of FLW.

Let them down easy.

That seems to be the strategy of FLW as it gets ready to drop co-anglering from the national Tour. Announcing its new rules last week, the FLW won’t be inviting co-anglers to the annual Forrest Wood Cup in 2016. One would have to suspect, in due time there won’t be a need for co-anglers anywhere else.

Read: the Rayovac contribution of co’s–other than for a Rayovac championship, this year or next.

True, the official status report remains the same for the “battery boys” in 2015, but no mention was made of co’s beyond next season. (more…)


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UPDATED 7:05 a.m.Spoiling a perfectly insightful post here on KGF, it appears (read first comments posted) that National Bass West has had a change of heart and will continue its operation in 2015. I apologize for any distress today’s post may have caused.

They say the customer is always right–and for that reason, the goal of most tournament organizations is to get the customer what he wants in the way of paybacks, locations and rules. On the other hand, how does the customer respond when one of those successful circuits suddenly disappears? (more…)


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