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Mercury Marine Saved My Life!

by: Jeff Jones 2/24/2013

What I didnít expect was that we would need everything.  As in, no matter how much you brought, it would not be enough!

Arriving at the newly built ramps and double Wal-mart size parking lot, the reading on the truck said 20-degrees.  We bundled up with our gloves and scarves and layers of fleece and feathers to join the 2,500 spectators to watch the proceedings.  We soon discoved that it was bone-chilling cold out there!

A scarf draped over my head and around my neck and face with a Habervision hat to hold it together didnít quite do it.  And then, thankfully, a heavenly messenger from Mercury showed up with the most simple of solutions.  One that almost everyone else had, even though now they would have one more.  Handing out stocking caps with the Mercury Marine logo, I think, may have saved my life on the first morning of the 2013 Bassmasters Classic!

The anglers are on them despite the extreme weather, and the fish have been willing to bite for many of them.  Commenting that the bite is not as good as it was in practice because of the fronts and drop in temps, quite a few had limits and the top bags are just over the twenty-pound mark. 

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Mike Ike launches on day one.
The boats line as they exit the launch area and begin the day.
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Member comments
Flyrodn, CO   2/25/2013 8:21:15 AM
Thanks for the updates.
Coyute, CO   2/25/2013 12:51:44 PM
I wonder if a logo-less hat would have done the same.
JKaboom, CO   2/27/2013 4:36:10 PM
I never look a gift horse in the mouth. Being in Colorado I have learned to be ready for that kind of thing even in the heat of summer a snowstorm can happen in the mountains. I am sure that does not happen much in bass tournaments though. Good luck to you :)
Jeff Jones (Bassnfly), CA   3/1/2013 7:04:48 AM
A logo-less hat would have done the same, but they were not handing out free logo-less hats. I was not prepared for the conditions. I expected cold weather, just not that cold!
Jeff Jones
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