Tommy Skarlis - and Chip Leer - Chat 12/03/03
ebijack - howdy tom!
Tommy Skarlis - - Yo ebi!
Tommy Skarlis - What does your "handle" stand for?
ebijack - i got a call tonight...guess i'll be running the chat..if i can keep from getting booted :)
ebijack - like old times! :)
Tommy Skarlis - cool
Tommy Skarlis - !!!!!!!!!
ebijack - ebi is my last name..."jack" is from when "lowjack" car recovery started a few years ago...
ebijack - i chased after a few guys that stole my can and caught them...i was call "ebijack - " at work...100 % car recovery
ebijack - van...
Tommy Skarlis - So "lowjack" has had one opportuntiy and is perfect in business
ebijack - you have lowjack in iowa?
ebijack - howyd gronny
Tommy Skarlis - Dun nuh dun nuh dun dund udnud dudndu its groony!
ebijack - groony
Groony lol.....wutup boyz!
Groony i got my mag's today, Tommy........
Tommy Skarlis - I do not know if we have lowjack - tonight the first time ive heard of it
Tommy Skarlis - Cool - did you like them?
Groony Thought I'd place 'em in Bob's for ya, or did u have summin else in mind?
Groony Ya mon, they look good!
ebijack - it's a car recovery system installed in cars so the police can trace your car by satilite
ebijack - howdy guest
Guest - hello all
ebijack - let's start it off..
Tommy Skarlis - Hi guest
Groony - u got it
ebijack - please welcome Tommy Skarlis - !!!!
ebijack - clap clap clap!!
Groony - welcome big guy
ebijack - tom...what's the big news for you and chip on your "on ice tour"?
Tommy Skarlis - Thank you!!! Chip Leer - should be along shortly - he is setting up for the St. Paul Ice Fishing Show
Chip Leer - hi everyone, good to see some friends. oh yea you too tommy.
Groony - Are u boys ice fishing, yet?
Tommy Skarlis - Chip is in the twin cities (I think he was ice fishing)
20:03:23 EST ebijack - :)
Chip Leer - you bet, lots of ice in the northwoods.
Tommy Skarlis - All of our small lakes have a ton of ice on them
Chip Leer - finally got a dsl line in my otter fish house.
ebijack - you can keep that ice there! i still got some erie open water to do yet :)
ebijack - howdy bounty
Groony - Well, when you get twelve inches of ice, over four feet of water, let me know - maybe I'll join ya!
bountyhunter - hi guys
Tommy Skarlis - Ebi, you ever fished those erie
eyes through the ice - their a blast
Chip Leer - has anyone been fishin for walleyes through the ice yet?
Tommy Skarlis - Groony - have you been out
ebijack - last year erie had ice, but it's been at
least 6 yrs since erie had ice...
Groony - still unsafe ice in these parts - i just put away the boat Monday
Tommy Skarlis - I've heard that a lot of people have been "sneaking" out around the islands off and on for the last 5 years
ebijack - my ice fishing equipment has dust on it :) i hope to fish open water till at least the end of dec
Tommy Skarlis - In erie that is
ebijack - is ice fishing your favorite way to fish tommy and chip?
Tommy Skarlis - I am ready to Ice Fish and really do not care if I open water fish for at least two months
Tommy Skarlis - Ice fishing is definitely in my top two
bountyhunter - the islands get some iffy ice every year ,thats not my cup of tea.
Tommy Skarlis - So is open water fishing
Chip Leer - it's mine for sure,,,,,,I catch more and bigger fish through a 8" hole than in the summer
ebijack - you probably have to get your new boat rigged for 2004 tommy
Groony - Whan do you jig as opposed to spoon, Tommy and/or Chip?
Groony - or rig?
ebijack - tell us what the "on ice tour" is all about tommy and chip
Tommy Skarlis - Groony - you were talking about big water - there has got to be small hard water opportunities?
Chip Leer - when not jigging spoons for eyes in the winter, my first choice when looking for fish is a swimmng lure. like the airplane jigs.
Tommy Skarlis - I like to use Techni Glo Frostees, Fat Boys and Rattl'r spoons
Tommy Skarlis - the Frostee is a vertical lure - the fat boy horiz. etc.
Groony - Yes, there is - some of the die-hards (or die easies, as the case may be) have been out on the smaller waters
ebijack - chip and tommy, what water depths are the best producers for the most part
Tommy Skarlis - You tough guy
ebijack - howdy capt. dan
Capt: Dan. - Heres the motly crew.
ebijack - howdy steve
Chip Leer - As a rule we will rig one rod with an aggressive lure that swims, then back it up with either a "dead rod" tipped with a plain hook or a smaller fire-eye jig little motion
Chip Leer - welcome guys.
Tommy Skarlis - This time of year - the deep weed
edge (outside) where the weeds are still green - 8 to 16 feet
ebijack - tommy or chip...do you use a flasher and a camera for your ice fishing?
ebijack - howdy sounder
Chip Leer - welcome! anyone of the newcomers have any fishing reports through the ice!
bountyhunter what state you guts fishing in?
Tommy Skarlis - Mostly a flasher
Tommy Skarlis - MN
Tommy Skarlis - But we also fish all over the MidWest
Chip Leer - whatever state we are currently in....in other words mostly mn our home, but do lots of traveling'
Tommy Skarlis - And even into PA NY maybe this year
Chip Leer - oh, yea lets get some good ice on erie!!
ebijack - tommy or chip, what's your preferred rod length for your ice fishing
Tommy Skarlis - Have alot of friends in CO and MT begging for us to get out there too
Tommy Skarlis - It depends on the species
steve - who can give me info on sag.river fishing
Chip Leer - mine is 26-30" with a good backbone for most walleye
bountyhunter - I"m in n/e ohio only got a little ice on the pond ,erie is still wide open
Tommy Skarlis - For Walleye - Berkley makes a sweet 26" and A 30"
ebijack - were talking walleye aren't we?
Chip Leer - is there another fish?
steve - yes
Tommy Skarlis - For Bluegills the 24 inch lightning rod and crappies the 28"
Chip Leer - true , we just don't talk about it do we ha, ha.
Tommy Skarlis - Sauger!
ebijack - tommy or chip, do you use braided line for your ice fishing?
Chip Leer - hi
ebijack - howdy fishin
Tommy Skarlis - If we use superlines - it is usually Fireline Micro Ice
Fishnmagician - hi ebi
ebijack - "if" means you usually don't?
Tommy Skarlis - Most of the Time I use Trilene Micro Ice and I believe Chip does also\\
Tommy Skarlis - Fireline is used in specific situations
Fishnmagician - good evening, tommy and chip
Chip Leer - The way this winter is shaping up with weather, we look to have good ice
across the belt...so I am excited to get things going.
ebijack - tommy or chip, what jigging action do you usually start off with
Chip Leer - good evening finshinmagician.
Tommy Skarlis - Like Pike, Lake trout or Deep water pans and Walleyes
Capt: Dan. - Tommy. I do ice charters on Saginaw Bay in the winter. Last 2 years I started using the larger Genzs Worm baited with a 3 inch shiner on a dead rod next to my jigging spoon. The spoon draws them in most of the time, but more times than
not they turn away from the spoon and hit the Genzs and minnow offering. Yet, I'll set out a tip up baited with a Genz maybe 10 feet away and it never gets a hit. What you think?
steve - looking for info on walleye fishing in bay city
Tommy Skarlis - You aren't moving the tipup
ebijack - steve...capt. dan is the guy
Capt: Dan. I'm not moving the genzs in the shanty either,
Tommy Skarlis - Capt dan - you have a website for steve
ebijack - howdy kent
Chip Leer - capt. dan, have you tried a dropper rig under your spoon?
Tommy Skarlis - Maybe they are mouthing the Tip up and never taking it enough to pull the flag
Capt: Dan. - Ya. Go to this site and click on ice fishing. www.fishsaginawbay.com
Chip Leer - hello kend and reelman
ebijack - howdy reelman
Kent - Hey ebijack - How are you tonight
REELMAN hello all
Tommy Skarlis - Also on saginaw bay - Check with Franks Great Outdoors
Chip Leer - hello perchjerker welcome all
ebijack - howdy perch
Fishnmagician - hello, PJ
Tommy Skarlis - What up PJ?
perchjerker - hey guys..dont let me interrupt
perchjerker - Hi Tom
ebijack - i hear perchjerker is going to be the "new" chatman
Chip Leer - we will talk amungnst ourselves.
perchjerker - yea thats what they tell me lol
Tommy Skarlis - You unzipped the Otter PJ - Come on in and get to fishin
perchjerker - sounds great
Capt: Dan. - Hey perch. remember post don't get counted on the chat board.
ebijack - howdy tmnwi
perchjerker - hey remember I am slowng down it the post dept
TMnWI - Hello All
Tommy Skarlis - Youre working more now PJ
perchjerker - Hi TM
Tommy Skarlis - Hi TMnWI
perchjerker - Yea thats true Tommy
Chip Leer - hi and welcome
ebijack - tommy or chip, do you have a line of ice fishing baits you sell?
Tommy Skarlis - No - but we do get to help design them
ebijack - tommy or chip, when baiting your spoons, do you use one or more minnows?
Kent - Hey chip Tommy what have you guys design?
Capt: Dan. - So, Tommy. Where on the body do you hook your dead rod minnows? I've discovered that hooking them just under the skin between the tail and the dorsal fin makes them shimmy versus actually swim and it seems to make a difference.
Tommy Skarlis - Sometimes we use Four minnows - other times - no minnows at all - just Powerbait or Gulp
Capt: Dan. - On the dead rod?
Chip Leer - most of the time on a buck-shot rattlin spoon i will use the head only as for a taste of meat only when i swithc that same spoon to a dropper with a single hook instead of a treble will i hook a whole minnow, and on occasion use multiple heads.
ebijack - how does the gulp's action hold up in the cold water conditions?
Groony - Good night, good luck with the "On Ice Tour" , gentlemen
ebijack - c ya groony
Tommy Skarlis - Sometimes on the dead rod - I'll hook the minnow through a small piece of skin right behind the head - awesome hooking percentage
perchjerker - bye groony
Tommy Skarlis - See ya my friend
Capt: Dan. - Seems our dead rod rigs onlt work with live minnows on them.
Chip Leer - Gulp is awesome, no better thing EVER created for ice fishing, it creates that oozing goo you want from a bait
Capt: Dan. - And using a tip-up on the saginaw Bay get yoou nothing at all for some reason.
Tommy Skarlis - I have caught fish with powerbait on dead rods, but sometinmes a squashed minnow rocks too
ebijack - now you've done it chip...i'll have to add that to the many many soft plastics i have to carry :)
Kent - What is you favorite, of the Gulp Baits for ice walleyes (CHIP TOMMY)
REELMAN - got to get to the Berkley outlet store and get a little of that Gulp to try.
Chip Leer - well, you will not be sorry. something to remember it is water based so keep on inside pocket
ebijack - so.....don't ver leave on the floor of a boat in a rain storm? :)
Tommy Skarlis - I like the Gulp maggots the best - they are small and can add as many as you need
Tommy Skarlis - Kent - we did get a chance to help design Frostee Jigs for Lindy
ebijack - tommy or chip, do you guys use 4 wheelers loaded to the hilt? for your ice fishing
Chip Leer - Kent, we had much input in the entire line of the new Northland Ice Tackle, particularly the new Buck Shot Dropper rigs, Buck Shot spoons and the new Airplane jigs.
Tommy Skarlis - It's advisable with all PowerBait and Gulp to keep the lid on the jar and the package sealed - otherwise fish will jump into the boat
Tommy Skarlis - And they could injure you
Tommy Skarlis - LOL
ebijack - :)
Capt: Dan. - Tommy. Do you or chip think each body of water has it's own nitch as far as baits and tactics are concerned? Or that one technique that works on one body of water will work on all?
Tommy Skarlis - Capt Dan - any Ice opportunities
Tommy Skarlis - Definitely niches
Chip Leer - yes, we do use atv and snowmobiles when we can and their is enough ice, of course,
Tommy Skarlis - But also - Fish are fish wherever you go
Capt: Dan. - Not yet. But it won't be long.
Chip Leer - absolutly, each lake is very uniqe in fact we are really seeing a preference to certain of the glow colors on lakes.
ebijack - who goes out on point...chip or tommy :)
Tommy Skarlis - You guys fish a cool spoon on Sag that has a bead on the hook!
Chip Leer - i am skinnier
Capt: Dan. - I'd like to see other techniques work for us on the Bay. We have some finicky walleyes during the winter.
ebijack - :)
Tommy Skarlis - Chip makes me go first - I'm the fat one
Capt: Dan. - Ya, the Jack Hook.
Chip Leer - Dan I know you do, yet you have big rewards there.
Kent - Chip I have recently purchased the new Skirted Airplane Jigs, they were killer on this early ice for jumbo pike
TMnWI - Tommy/Chip do you have any events scheduled in WI?
Tommy Skarlis - Chip and I were talking about the Saginaw river the other day and a "secret" way to catch those fish
Chip Leer - the pike are shallow now arn'
ebijack - i know if dan gets me up to saginaw..he'll be out on point :)
Capt: Dan. - Last year was the best year since 1996 on the Bay.
Chip Leer - point is good, you get to the fish first!
Capt: Dan. - Ebi. I'll take the fall. I did last year and I'm still here.LOL
Kent - I have been focusing on pretty shallow waters
ebijack - :)
Tommy Skarlis - Does anyone want to hear the secret technique that we used to Ice Saginaw River Fish
Chip Leer - Good for you Kent many pike yet?
ebijack - sure!
Capt: Dan. - Let us guess first.
Kent - and the fish are going nuts
REELMAN - -REELMAN lets hear it
Capt: Dan. - Fire ball jigs. Jigging rapala with extended belly hook.
Kent - I had a hard time keeping a jig in the water
Tommy Skarlis - We were fishing in 12 feet of water and the only way to catch the fish was to bring them up to three feet under the hole!
Capt: Dan. - How many years ago was this Tommy?
Chip Leer - Someone asked about WI appearances, not at this point, yet we are in St. Paul MN this weekend for the Ice Show and at Bass Pro Shops Gurnee next, and of course you can always check out our website at www.onicetour.com too.
Tommy Skarlis - 2001 or 2002
Capt: Dan. - I'm surprised as the river has cleared up like the Bay.
Tommy Skarlis - We were there for the Shiver on the River - it could have been 2000
Capt: Dan. - Where on the river were you fishing?
Tommy Skarlis - By Hooters
Chip Leer - maybe 2000 tommy?,,,whew we best go back, too long away from that great fishery
Capt: Dan. - By the 2 shelves near the West shore?
ebijack - hooters is a favorite
Chip Leer - yep we screamed in buffalo wing orders.
perchjerker - hey eye
ebijack - howdy eyeman scaletic
Chip Leer - welcome!
Eyeman (IN) - Hi Eyeryone
ScaleTic - Hi all!
Chip Leer - Hi
Tommy Skarlis - could have been - it was a flat that dropped into deeper water
perchjerker - hello jw and scale
ebijack - howdy jw
Tommy Skarlis - Hi
JW (OH) hi
Capt: Dan. - I believe that. Both of them shelves come nearly to the surface at their tops. If you were positioned right they would come off the shelf straight into youor lures.
ebijack - tommy or chip, do you guys believe in being mobile or do you wait a spot out for "x" amount of time
Tommy Skarlis - No - they came off the bottom and chased it all the way to the ice
Tommy Skarlis - If you stopped it anywhere and tried to let them take it they would leave
Capt: Dan. You'd be hard pressed right now to get anything in the saginaw. For some reason they are staying out in the bay longer this season.
Capt: Dan. - I think they are still gorging on the goobies.
Tommy Skarlis - They might be finicky due to the clear water - might want to switch to a Fluro like Vanish
ebijack - so you dropped your lure to the bottom then reeeled it up to create a reaction bite?
Tommy Skarlis - Slowly pulled it up in a teasing the cat fashion
Chip Leer - actually, you enticed the fish to slowl y chase
perchjerker - hey dan
Chip Leer - welcome cleepshaw
ebijack - that was a jig or spoon?
ebijack - howdy cleep!
ScaleTic - Hi Cleepshaw
Cleepshaw - Hey guys
Chip Leer - prototypes of the Northland Airplane jig.
Fishnmagician - hey, cleepshaw
Eyeman (IN) - got to run for now :-( !! Nite all !!
Tommy Skarlis - I caught a couple on fat boys too
ebijack - c ya eyeman
perchjerker - later eye
Tommy Skarlis - See ya Eyeman
Chip Leer - good night eyeman/
Fishnmagician - nite eye
perchjerker - hey guys if you didn't answer this before, what is your favorite line for eyes thru the ice
Tommy Skarlis - Captn Dan - Chip and I saw the "dropper hook" you talked about earlier
ebijack - tommy or chip, how many holes do you guys
usually drill in an area before starting to fish
JW (OH) - fireline
Chip Leer - I love Berkley Micro Ice...moslty 6 lb unless
Tommy Skarlis - My favorite line is Trilene Micro Ice
ebijack - howdy dan and lonley
Chip Leer - don't be lonly go fishin.
Fishnmagician - hello dan(oh)
perchjerker - hey dan and lonley
Dan(oh) - hello all
Tommy Skarlis - We drill holes until Chip gets tired - then I drill a couple
ebijack - :) great answer
Chip Leer - true
perchjerker - what # test Tommy?
ebijack - o.k. dan you have to drill most all the holes on saginaw :)
Tommy Skarlis - We drill a lot of holes - sometimes 2 to 3 hundred
Chip Leer - then he gives me a cookie
ebijack - :)
Tommy Skarlis - 3# for bluegills - #4 for crappies #6 to 8 for eyes
perchjerker - thanks
Tommy Skarlis - with finicky fish - We'll drop a test lb or two or go to Vanish
ebijack - tommy or chip, what gloves do you guys find the best
Cleepshaw - Do you guys find that the hole diameter makes much difference? My jiffy is an 8"
ebijack - for keeping your hands warm etc
Kent - You guys must have some pretty efficient augers for cutting those holes
Tommy Skarlis - Jerseys with deerskin mittens
Kent - What is you choice?
ebijack - howdy gmerz
ScaleTic - Hi gmerz!
Tommy Skarlis - For eyes the biggest I'll usually go for diameter is 8" Strikemaster Lazermag
gmerz - hey there..
Chip Leer - Yes, we love our Lazer StrikeMasters...makes cutting easy and fast. we usually drill 8" however are using that new 3 blade 9" more and more.
perchjerker - hi gmerz
Tommy Skarlis - I really like to fish with 5" for pans - they cannot turn around if they come off of the hook and they swim up to the hole and into the fryin pan
Kent - Does the three blade 9" chew throught the ice pretty well
ebijack - tommy or chip, how much have you used a gps out on the ice
Chip Leer - If anyone wants to witness a great event, try the WORLD ICE AUGER DRILLING CHAMPIONSHIPS in Nisswa, MN ...this thing is a hoot.
perchjerker - hello joe
ebijack - throw out an anchor dan
Tommy Skarlis - Were not leaving home without a GPS
tbomn - Hey brian
Fishnmagician - hello, tbomn
ScaleTic - Hey Dan and tbomn
ebijack - howdy tbomn
Capt: Dan. - I think Tommy pulled the plug on my P.C... My questions were getting to tough.
tbomn - good evening all
perchjerker - im just sitting back, keeping an eye on these guys in case it gets out of hand lol
Tommy Skarlis - You seem to know your stuff Capt Dan
Chip Leer - Oh, yea Someone asked about WI appearances....sorry, we are doing a whole tour with our On Ice Olympic Trials Tour at Mills stores, I can't recall the schedule, but will be posted on our website www.onicetour.com
Tommy Skarlis - Hey TBOMN
Capt: Dan. Only been ice fishing for about 45 years.
gmerz Chip, when is that ice drillin' event
tbomn tough crowd??
Tommy Skarlis - Awesome crowd
Tommy Skarlis - !!!!
perchjerker - yes its been a good crowd tonight
Chip Leer - 2nd weekend of January...believe we have a link...it's great stock division, modified and hand...awesome.
Tommy Skarlis - Capt dan - what did you do for the 45 before that
Dan(oh) - why talk about ice, we really don't get much on Erie and winter is not here yet
ebijack - htey need to televise that ice drill event
perchjerker - i put up a post just now about it telling guys to come on in!
Capt: Dan. - Sucked my thumb.
ebijack - good one tommy!!
Chip Leer - I understand ESPN is going to do a show...like the dog trails.
Tommy Skarlis - Dan(oh) time to travel to the ice
ebijack - howdy gomer
perchjerker - hi gomer
ScaleTic - Hey gomer
gomer - hello
Chip Leer - hello gomer
Tommy Skarlis - yo gomer
Capt: Dan. - Shazammmmm Gomer.
gomer - yoyoyo
Tommy Skarlis - Capt Dan - if we come to saginaw - will you take us out?
gmerz - Question for Chip or Tommy, any expectation for an improvement in the Leech Lake situation next year ??
Dan(oh) - i'm scared to go on the ice on Erie
ebijack - a southern guy told me a "blue necker" is anyone who builds a house bigger than the one he lives in out on the ice
Tommy Skarlis - Dan(oh) - You need to TRAVEL
Capt: Dan. - If I don't have a trip you can tag along. But just you two. Mark martin wanted to bring along some local
competition. no go.
ebijack - let me know capt dan...i'll be there!|
Chip Leer - Leech Lake is definetly under the scope,,,looks as if there will be some sort of slot coming in the next couple years, however there still is a strong local belief that it's not because there are no walleyes.
ebijack - howdy sf49
Tommy Skarlis - We also appreciate the guide hiring option -a fella has got to make a livin!
Chip Leer - weclome
Tommy Skarlis - Hey stevie
sf49 - good evening all
Dan(oh) what electronics do you run on your boat Tommy
Tommy Skarlis - Capt Dan what are your rates?
Tommy Skarlis - Lowrance
Capt: Dan. - If you get me as a guide. I supply everything. Food, shanty, heat, bait, the whole shebang. You guys just show up with a thermos of coffee and I do the rest.
Chip Leer - dan I like to reel my own in!!
Tommy Skarlis - Chip needs two thermos
Dan(oh) - where do you guys ice fish
ebijack - you didn't mention the beverage capt dan.... :)
Chip Leer - we like to fish anywhere we can, yet live in MN.
Kent - Where ever theres Ice Am I right
Chip Leer - welcome
Capt: Dan. - POP only. NO booze.
Chip Leer - you got it Kent
Tommy Skarlis - Good policy Capt
ebijack - howdy cdog68
Chip Leer - welcome
Capt: Dan. - Tommy. We could make a deal I think.
ScaleTic Hi Cdog68
Tommy Skarlis - Cool Capt
Chip Leer - welcome all
ebijack - tommy or chip, what drew you to ice fishing
perchjerker - hi cdog
Cdog68 - hi
Tommy Skarlis - If any body would like to contact us - they can go to www.onicetour.com or www.fishingthewildside.com
Tommy Skarlis - Capt dan- We'll go to your site to get your contact info
Dan(oh) - where do you guys ice fish
Chip Leer - I was originally almost forced into it to continue to figure out how to guide 12 months a year and keep fishin,,,since those early days the equipment is better, easier and I also catch a ton of fish!
Tommy Skarlis - For me it is the thought of pulling something alive through a seemingly lifeless environment
Capt: Dan. - Tommy. You and I have to work out a link exchange.
ebijack - chip, do you set up shanties that are used for your guided trips?
Tommy Skarlis - Capt Dan - I'll have to check with Chip - but it should not be a problem
Chip Leer - not just shanties, Otter Fish Houses...creating a nice comfortable enviroment to fish from. Besides they are tuff!
ScaleTic - How do you deceide what you need, and what is just extra baggage on the ice?
ebijack - otter fish houses?
perchjerker - yea they are nice, when my fishtrap goes, I would like to get one
Capt: Dan. - Chip. Thats what I use is the Otter Skin Shanty.
Chip Leer - good evening!
ebijack - howdy strikemaster
perchjerker - hi strike
StrikeMaster - good evening every1!!!
Fishnmagician hey, strikemaster
Chip Leer - love your name strikemaster!
StrikeMaster - first ice today in PA
Chip Leer - yooo hoo
Capt: Dan. There’s my man Jimmy.
Chip Leer - there is ice in PA!
ebijack - as we wind down, are there anymore questions for tommy or chip?
perchjerker - hi Jim
StrikeMaster - yea
ebijack - howdy jim
StrikeMaster u from pa chip?
ebijack - howdy iboat
Chip Leer - no sir Minnesota
perchjerker - hi iboat
Capt: Dan. - Strikemaster. You don't have a brother named Jiffy do you?
Capt: Dan. - LOL
ebijack - :P)
Tommy Skarlis - If we are pulling by hand - we try to limit to four rods - a handfull of tackle and hand auger, safety stuff, with a snowmobile or atv - to pull the Otters with hitches, - I take more stuff than most guys
StrikeMaster - no sir capt
iboat - hello
Jim Ordway - Are you guys winding down. I thought it started 8pm CST
ebijack - howdy skis
perchjerker - dont tease strike. I was just going to ask him if he could give all of us in the room a discount on his augers
ScaleTic - Thanks for reply.
Capt: Dan. - Were just getting warmed up Jimmy.
Tommy Skarlis - We got time for you Jim
perchjerker - I think we will be here for a while Jim
ScaleTic - Hi Skis
Skis - Hey, just happened to be at work and I've never been able to sit in on a chat!! Depends on how much Coffee Chip has
perchjerker - hi skis you snuck in on me
Chip Leer - Seriously, Tommy and I along with theWildSide crew has developed another great annual magazine, please call us or log unto our website and we will send you a copy for FREE! Please feel free to send us any feedback on them as well, we become better fisherman by learning from each other!
StrikeMaster - does every1 here live in Minnesota?
Tommy Skarlis - Welcome skis
Tommy Skarlis - I do
Skis - Thanks Tommy!
Jim Ordway - Anyone want to comment on the fake walleye picts we have been beating around
perchjerker - no strike
ebijack - mich
iboat - michigan
Skis - I live in Iowa! Go Hawks!
perchjerker - mich
Chip Leer - i do ido....there is lots of ice hear
Fishnmagician - MN
StrikeMaster - ooooooooo
ebijack - there fake jim :)
Tommy Skarlis - I miss Iowa all the time
ScaleTic - SD has ice!
perchjerker - lol ebi
eyebanger(oh) - OhiO
Chip Leer - tommy you sound like dorthy
StrikeMaster - brb in a sec guys
Cleepshaw - Meeshigan
Skis - I don't do any fishing in Iowa. All in SD or MN
sf49 - Mille Lacs has only about 2-3 inches on the main lake
Capt: Dan. - Tommy. I'm going to a 10 pound propane this year. Getting tired of using/packing 6 to 8 one pounders. What do you guys use on a daily bases?
Tommy Skarlis - Do you guys mean the pics where the guy says its a 10lber and everyone jumps down his throat and claims its a 7 lber
Chip Leer - we use coleman one pound tanks,,,mu7ch lighteer
Fishnmagician - lol tommy
Skis - Any guesses on where the hot spots will be in MN for ice fishing this year? I have never ice fished in MN.
Jim Ordway - No, comments that numerous pros use the same fish for promos, even though they may not have caught them, with no disclaimer
Capt: Dan. - I still use the one pounders to cook the smoked brats for luch, but it seems the bigger tank put off better heat.
ebijack - hey everyone...have a great one...perchjerker is taking over...i have to go!!! THANKS TOMMY AND CHIP!!!!
Chip Leer - there is some great fishing here. Look to Lake of the Woods, right now...its going good, Rainy is a sleeper and Winni is good
Skis - The big fish thing! Who cares?!? I've never seen a 10# in person!
TMnWI - Good Luck to all on the Ice and be safe... Walleyes are done - time to eat. Bye
perchjerker - bye ebi
Fishnmagician - nite ebi
Jim Ordway - My thought is that the average guy assumes that the pict shows something actually caught by the angler
Tommy Skarlis - Thanks ebijack - - you are the king (until PJ takes over)
ScaleTic - by ebijack -
Cleepshaw - later ebi
perchjerker - jim the subject here is ice fishing
Capt: Dan. - Go ebi. ..be one with the fish..
Jim Ordway - Okey dokey
perchjerker - well i guess he didnt like that lol
Skis - I have a friend that did the bus tour up to Lake of the Woods last year and had a blast. He wants me to go this year!
Tommy Skarlis - LOW ROCKS!!!!!!!
Chip Leer - Thanks everyone, all our best this winter, and please feel free to contact WildSide anytime...we always want to talk fishin...walleye central is a great place to exchange info...thanks for having us!
Tommy Skarlis - You should take him up on the offer Skis
ScaleTic - So Skis where do you ice fish in SD?
perchjerker - its been our pleasure
perchjerker - make sure you send Scott the bill lol
sf49 later ya'll
Capt: Dan. - Tight lines Chip.
Skis - I fish a lot of the lakes and sloughs around Watertown. So many bodies of water and so little time!
ScaleTic - Thanks Tommy and Chip
Chip Leer - The eyes are biting on LOW right now...very good numbers guys,,,time to hop on the pony and ride north.
Chip Leer - thanks dan, good to chat.
perchjerker a big thanks to Tommy and Chip
Tommy Skarlis - Thanks PerchJerker - as always its been a blast - walleye Central Rocks
Fishnmagician - clap clap clap
Cleepshaw - Gracias Seniors
sf49 - clap
Capt: Dan. - Hoots Hollers.
Skis - Sorry I got in late, but I enjoyed this!! Thanks guys!
perchjerker - big clap
perchjerker - hey you dont have to leave skis
Capt: Dan. - Cat calls.
Tommy Skarlis - Bow Bow Thank you Thank you - good night all!
Cleepshaw - gotta go too fellas, thanx-
Chip Leer - thanks crew...have fun fishing!