Conner Peitsmeyer, 11, of Aurora, Colo. was fishing at Aurora Reservoir with his dad, Michael Peitsmeyer, on a chilly Nov. 12 morning when he caught the new state record smallmouth bass weighing 6 pounds, 8 ounces. ”Any time someone lands a new state record, it’s exciting for us,” said Greg Gerlich, DOW fisheries chief. “It’s even more exciting when it is a youngster that pulls in one of these big fish. DOW press release.
Bass Pro Shops’ new store opening today in Altoona, Iowa features something unique for the mega-outdoors retailer: a 12-lane bowling alley. Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl and Grill, a 15,000-square-foot bowling facility, is a joint effort between Bass Pro and Illinois-based Brunswick Bowling & Billiards. The Springfield Business Journal.