East Coast Alerts by Mel Neale February 27, 2014
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Posted: February 27, 2014
Attention Snowbirds
Wrightsville Beach Bridge Restriction Extended:
Mariners are advised the S.R. 74 Bridge (34.216103° -77.812750°) across AICW mile 283.1, at Wrightsville Beach, NC current rehabilitation has been extended to March 15, 2014, and vessel openings, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., will be provided if at least two hours advance notice is given to the bridge tender at (910) 256-4519 or via marine radio on channel VHF-FM channel. At all other times, the drawbridge has returned to and will operate in accordance with the regulations set out in Title 33 Code of Federal Regulatio...... Read More

Here We Go!
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Posted: February 25, 2014
Here We Go! The 2014 Tourney Season is underway and my blogs begin. I hope you enjoy reading them throughout the season and I thank you all for your support
I will be fishing 13 major events in 2014 - (9) BASS Elite Series, (3) BASS Northern Opens, and (1) BASS Central Open. I am also fishing 2 Major League Fishing Television events that will air on the Outdoor Channel in Q1 and Q2 of 2015.

Feb. 6 - Feb. 8, Lake Amistad - B.A.S.S. Central Open #1

These last several years I have avoided fishing bigger tournaments on my home water of Lake Amistad due to the demand of my guide service ami...... Read More

Arvid Knutsen
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Posted: February 17, 2014
After guiding full time for 15 years, some clients become very good friends. Two weeks ago I lost one of those friends. Arvid Knutsen always made me laugh. Sometimes I would fall to the deck laughing so hard. His was a self-deprecating humor. Booking his first trip with me many years ago, he told me he had never caught a bass with a guide. He was willing to learn and researched me as the guy for the job. Our first trip Arvid did catch “a” fish. I did see that he had a long way to go. Once or twice the first year, then eventually every Friday, we hit the water and had fun!
He improv...... Read More

East Coast Alerts by Mel Neale February 14, 2014
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Posted: February 14, 2014
Attention Snowbirds
Great Bridge Lock Closure:
The Great Bridge Lock (36.723681°-76.247636°) on the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal will temporarily close to vessel traffic from noon Feb. 19 to 9 p.m. Feb. 20 to replace the set of lock gates. The Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, Route 1, part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, will also close to through vessel traffic while contractors change the lock gates. Funding to replace the set of old Great Bridge lock gates was submitted two years ago and approved in the Corps' fiscal year 2014 budget. Norfolk District maintains the G...... Read More

Ice Fishing Gadgets and Gizmos!
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Posted: February 13, 2014
Watching Grumpy Old Men leads to an impression that ice fishing is only for grumpy old men! I had never ventured onto a frozen pond, so this off-season; I thought I’d give it a try. I called FLW Kellogg’s pro Dave Lefebre about a crankbait story and he invited me to come up to Lake Erie to ice fish. He’s really into it! When you fish with a bass pro, they have every new product on the market, and Dave had everything!
Photo of FLW pro Dave Lefebre with a nice catch.... Read More

What I Learned About Fishing from Cheerleaders
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Posted: February 12, 2014
As I pound out this blog, I'm flying home from Orlando. I know what you are thinking. Family vacation? Florida fishing trip? Actually, I'm on the way home from the National High School Cheerleading Championship, where my daughter's team competed and did quite well in the competition.
I agreed to go on this trip quite reluctantly. I always want to support my kids, but just wasn't sure if spending four days with a bunch of 13-14 year old girls was going to be good for my nerves. My attitude changed quickly when I started watching the competition. Squads of junior high and high schools girls with...... Read More

Magellan’s Magenta Line
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Posted: February 06, 2014
Magellan didn't need a Magenta Line. He accomplished some of the toughest boating and seamanship imaginable. It ended for him with a bloody battle, not a shipwreck. But even though he didn't make it around himself, he was responsible for the first circumnavigation in a boat.



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