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Przekurat and Eric Olson Chat 3/7/01
Chatman  - Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome tonight's guest hosts, Jason
Przekurat and Eric Olson, a double, tonight!!!
Driftr  - Welcome Jason Przekurat &  - Eric Olson !!!
Driftr  - clap clap clap
saugeye king  - lol
Clicker (Oh)  - clap clap
bobeyerite[wa]  - Welcome guys!
saugeye king  - clap clap clap
#1 Saugeye  - Welcome
Eric O  - Thanks everyone!!!!!!!
Jason Przekurat  - How's everyone
Chatman  - Well Guys, where do we want to go tonight????
FISH 24 7  - Any major changes planned for techniques on the River this year?
Jason Przekurat  - Any hand lining questions?
Larry(WI)  - Guys, Does Tempress have extensions for rod holders?
Eric O  - Hmmmmm..... can we tell you that yet...?
Eric O  - YES!!!!
FISH 24 7  - Mum's the word here!
Chatman  - Yes, let's talk about hand lining a bit. Specifically, what type of an edge it give you in the MWC Championship...
Jason Przekurat  - Go ahead Eric....
Alumacraft165  - What lb. test lead core do you prefer for rivers??
Eric O  - Well... we plan to expand the bite we had at the Championship last year... got some good stuff!!!
Dan(oh)  - Do you have to use a glove? Does the fish pull the line through your hand?
Eric O  - No glove for real men ... and women...
Jason Przekurat  - We fished a very small area with sharp breaks which is why we opted for the hand lines
Juls  - Are you talking about the Mississippi river right now Jason?
Jason Przekurat  - Yes
Dan(oh)  - What kind of line do you use?
Eric O  - The key to the areas that we fished was the breaks
Larry(WI)  - How do the units fit on the gunnels?
Jason Przekurat  - 20lb. mono
Eric O  - 20lb Excaliber
FISH 24 7  - Are you guys using the Offshore equipment for your reels when hand lining?
Jason Przekurat  - Definitely
Eric O  - We use a rail mount. But, there are other ways of mounting them
Larry(WI)  - A rail mount sounds good...
Eric O  - Riviera Hand lines!!!!!
FISH 24 7  - I fished with Bigfoot and Chairman last year before the MWC and it was a real (no pun intended) education on the hand lining.
Dan(oh)  - Do you hand line mostly in rivers, or is this a big lake tactic?
Chairman  - Eric, we have a new rod holder adapter for Ram and Fish-on types.....
Eric O  - They are the simplest to use
Chatman  - I thought it looked kind of neat Eric and Jason, as I passed you guys on the way to my honey hole, you were using up about 3 square feet of the hole   -
620, while hand lining....
Jason Przekurat  - Mostly rivers, current is the key to hand lining
Dan(oh)  - Thanks
Eric O  - Fantastic Bruce... that'll help anglers not using Ranger and other boats that do not have rails
Chairman  - They can order them with either style.
Eric O  - Well Chatman, you need room to dance if you win....
Eric O  - The nice part is you can order them with all the pertinent accessories right here or at Bass Pro
Juls  - Are you in the "butter" boat again this year Eric?
Eric O  - OH YEAH!!!!!!
Chatman  - You really ought to explain that Eric...
Eric O  - That Butter Boat really flies with the RUDE on it!!!!!
SUPERTROLLER  - Land O'Lakes ??
Chairman  - They are going to rename that motor Bombidiea
Eric O  - Oh yeah... weights, shanks, reels and instructions all in one nice package
Juls  - No way! really?? lol
Eric O  - The ultimate hand line starter kit!!!
Larry(WI)  - Where to order?
Dan(oh)  - Do you hand line with cranks or harnesses?
Eric O  - Available here on Walleye Central or Bass Pro
Juls  - Right here at walleye central. Riviera has a page on WC
Larry(WI)  - Thanks
Jason Przekurat  - Cranks
Eric O  - You can hand line with either, but cranks are what we use
Larry(WI)  - Speed??
FISH 24 7  - How big can you go with the cranks?
Eric O  - 11's are the largest
Eric O  - Usually 7, 9 or 11
Juls  - Floating Rapalas are the favorite bait used by hand liners, LarryWI
Jason Przekurat  - You can go as big as you want but cranks with very little dive to them are key
Dan(oh)  - Do you anchor?
Eric O  - You need to find out what the fish want
Eric O  - The key to lining is to use the current and move up and down the break
FISH 24 7  - Do you find one brand of crank to be more productive than another  -
Eric O  - RAPALA!!!
Larry(WI)  - I've heard that sometime 2-3 mph is good??
Jason Przekurat  - Rapala is by far the best
saugeye king  - That's true Jason
Eric O  - The key is to keep the cable at a 45 degree and keep in contact with the bottom
FISH 24 7  - Any tips on most productive colors?
saugeye king  - That's what I caught 'em on
Eric O  - Well... that's a toughie
Jason Przekurat  - Not really. We've used them all from time to time
saugeye king  - Chartreuse sides, orange bottom
Chatman  - Kind of the same rule as a bottom bouncer, only about 3 lbs more weight
Eric O  - We get them all... literally, and narrow it to two
FISH 24 7  - Do you have your heavy weights poured by someone in particular?
Juls  - blue/chrome, orange/gold, old chart./white, vampire and firetiger...  --)
Jason Przekurat  - No
Eric O  - We get them from Riviera
Eric O  - The key to hand lining in general is to keep the bait in their face!!!
Larry(WI)  - What about Storm Baby T-Sticks?
Jason Przekurat  - They also work well
Eric O  - I'll tell you though... hand lining for 11 days straight took its toll
FISH 24 7  - At what point in a tourney would you abandon the hand lining in favor of another approach?
Eric O  - Ibuprofen was a good thing when it was over!!!
FISH 24 7  - Assuming it's not working...
Dan(oh)  - Do you lift and drop the line?
Eric O  - Well, if we did our homework ... we wouldn't change, we'd move to another productive location
Jason Przekurat  - Hand lining has been very productive but some areas are just too hard to use them in. Then we'll switch up
Chairman  - Eric Or Jason, tell them how well the Panther steering works while hand lining   -
Eric O  - That happened last year at Spring Valley!
Eric O  - Well..... I didn't want to plug my stuff but....
FISH 24 7  - What's the minimum depth you're able to effectively hand line?
Alumacraft165  - Hey Eric did you hand line in Spring Valley??
Juls  - Geez, it would be uncomfortable to do without the electro-steer....
Eric O  - The electro steer really was a key factor in the championship right Jason??
Jason Przekurat  - We've caught them in 4 feet during the Championship
Chairman  - I would be lost without mine,. how's that Eric?
Jason Przekurat  - Definitely Eric!
Eric O  - The key to the electro steer is the speed that you can turn
Chairman  - and you can hand it to your partner when you have a fish
Eric O  - Moving at a 45 degree angle and targeting a depth are all major factor in the game
Eric O  - Absolutely!!!
Eric O  - Netting fish and still controlling the boat are key with big fish on the line
FISH 24 7  - I've got to believe that the electro-steer and others like it will revolutionize the trolling game. I've shown mine to a couple of buddies and they've gone out and bought it with just the on-shore demo I gave them. It's pretty darn cool.
Eric O  - Spring Valley last year was an education for us both......
Jason Przekurat  - Electro steer works equally well for 3 ways, open water trolling, just about anything.
Chairman  - The speed is a big factor with the electro-steer. reacts quick
Eric O  - The new one is even better!!
Eric O  - no chatter!!
FISH 24 7  - How have they changed since last year?
Juls  - new one? Do Tell!!
Chatman  - I'll tell you from experience, at the championship I could have used an electro steer....
Eric O  - We use a laser cut gear bar and a machined retainer plate
saugeye king  - OK
Chairman  - Eric, send me a new one!
Driftr  - That is my next goodie..an electro steer
FISH 24 7  - Yeah... me too!
Jason Przekurat  - Mounts in front of the Kicker
Eric O  - We also use a different cover for the switch wires
Double LL  - What exactly is electro steer???
Eric O  - A mechanism that allows you to steer the kicker form anywhere in the boat
Jimmy-Hughes  - Jason, what tournament trail are you fishing this summer? By the way, I saw the article in the North American Fisherman Magazine on hand lining , I learn something every day
Chairman  - Jason, will you have your hand lines this year on the fox?
Chatman  - I tell you, trolling up river, into the wind, in a pack of boats, alone is tough to do,,
Double LL  - Sounds cool! And I thought I was up on all the new toys!
Jason Przekurat  - I'm sure I will Bruce
Eric O  - you seem to be able to run that thing pretty well Chairman
FISH 24 7  - No tougher than trying to run boards in a crowd though, no?
saugeye king  - Make sure you have insurance, right Chatman?
Jason Przekurat  - Eric and I both plan on fishing the RCL along with the MWC Championship.
Chatman  - Not having a partner and no steering aid cost me at least two fish, and my boat was trying to do an amphibious landing...I almost hit the beach twice...
Eric O  - that's what the 620 is for...
Juls  - It is so much easier when your hand lining though Ralph...you can maneuver in and out before they realize we were there in front of them...lol
Juls  - The electo steer allows you that freedom too, because of its fast response time
Eric O  - Jason and I are teaming with Pat Byle and Tim Minnema for the RCL
FISH 24 7  - Juls - you gonna fish as a pro or am this year?
Chairman  - That is a good pairing
Juls  - For the RCL, 24 7? I'll be a co angler..  --)
Eric O  - Ought to be a fun one!
Chatman  - If I could have landed those two fish, I might have shot up to 48th in the Championship standings.......LOL
Juls  - lol Ralph
saugeye king  - lol
FISH 24 7  - Great!
Eric O  - If you use it once... you'll never go back.....
Chairman  - Can you talk about lead length Eric? And how you arrive at it.
Juls  - How well did the Treasure Island Resort treat you guys last year at the   -
Championship Eric and Jason? Was it a nice stay?
Eric O  - Jason and I do have to thank a couple people for their help in the championship
Swat1  - I would say that applies to any of the Panther products I've seen Eric
Jason Przekurat  - Totally awesome. 24 hour security at the boat slips. Buffets at 4 a.m. Shuttles. You name it they had it. Can't wait to go back
Eric O  - Well, we run a 15 and a 30 ft lead on one and a 20 and 40 on the other
FISH 24 7  - Jason - tell everyone about your WU deal with Tom and Tony. It's a great on the water experience at a very reasonable cost.
Juls  - Wow..that sounds great!
Eric O  - We let the fish tell us what to do then
Juls  -   ;-)
Eric O  - Higher or lower on the shank
Eric O  - As we get bit we'll adapt and move the other guy to close in on the right stuff!!!
Jason Przekurat  - Walleye University is an on the water clinic. This year will be on March 31 and April 1. Tom and Mark Keenan along with myself will be the instructors. I will teach hand lining
Chatman  - You mentioned thanking a few people with the championship, Like who Eric....
Eric O  - should be a great time!!!
FISH 24 7  - We've gotta get you guys hooked up with a pro page or something online for that event.
Juls  - Cool...Tom mentioned that at the walleye masters institute last Saturday...sounds like a good gig Jason! Good luck with that
Jason Przekurat  - Tony did post it on WC but I haven't seen it yet
T-Mac  - SUPER !!
Eric O  - Well, Rick LaCourse, and of course the Chairman
Double LL  - Talk about someone with extra energy (TOM)
Jason Przekurat  - Cool
Double LL  - A great speaker too!
Jimmy-Hughes  - Jason have you tried running three leaders off the hand line?
Jason Przekurat  - I wish I had half his energy.......
Eric O  - Rapala, Ranger and Evinrude... all of which were super to both of us through the year,
Jason Przekurat  - No I haven't but it's next on the list
Jimmy-Hughes  - Good luck, it's challenging
Jason Przekurat  - I bet
Eric O  - I think this year will be an interesting bite!!!!
Chairman  - Short lead on a snubber
ThatsNice  - Jason - do you think hand lining would be effective on the Fox River?
Jason Przekurat  - Definitely. Just ask the chairman
Eric O  - Hand lining will be effective on any river ... guaranteed!!!!!
Chairman  - Any moving current will work
Jason Przekurat  - As soon as the ice clears I'll be there to teach a few people that want to learn
Chairman  - We caught lots of fish on the fox with it in Oct. and some BIG cats
walleye  - Do you think that walleye fishing is best in the summer or fall
NPAA265  - More than 2 and 3
Eric O  - Same here.... in Minneapolis, looking to learn? Meet us at Cabela's this weekend
Eric O  - Cabela's in Owatonna, MN
FISH 24 7  - What's up for the promotional side for you two this year? Anyplace other than the tournaments?
Jason Przekurat  - I think they're equal but fall is big fish time
walleye  - Great place
Double LL  - What times Eric?
Eric O  - Sat and Sunday all day.... we'll have the Butter Boat there so you can check out the rig
Double LL  - Cool, I'll try and make it
Eric O  - Doing some Walmart seminars in Minneapolis.
FISH 24 7  - Heard Bigfoot's new ride is in.... supposed to be pretty cool too!
Chairman  - Off Shore paper is going to press first of the week.
Juls  -   ;-)
Eric O  - as well as Gov. Opener and 7 or so KFAN appearances,.
Chairman  - A big grape!
Eric O  - VERY, VERY P U R P L E!!!!!!!!!
Chatman  - Wear sunglasses when you look at Rick's or Eric's boat in the sunlight!.........LOL
walleye  - I take a fishing trip to MN each year
Driftr  - lol
Driftr  - A big grape?
FISH 24 7  - Foot or the boat?
T-Mac  - Den... I haven't got any pix of BigFoot's ride, yet????
Eric O  - Get out of the way when we're comin'!!!
Chatman  - lol
NPAA265  - Thanks
ThatsNice  - Being seasoned pros what do you expect or appreciate from the co-angler
Eric O  - I rigged it at Ranger..... wow.....
Den  - Me either, T-Mac
Chairman  - He just got it yesterday....
FISH 24 7  - Great question, That's Nice!
Den  - I haven't seen it yet, either
T-Mac  - Get after him...Den I want a pic at my store
Den  - Thanks, Bruce
Eric O  - I guess I'd expect a co angler to be open to new things....
Den  - Me too
Chairman  - On time and where he is supposed to be right Eric?
Eric O  - And be able to be guided
FISH 24 7  - As am I
Jason Przekurat  - We appreciate effort. Team work
Chairman  - Nothing starts a day worse than looking for your partner.
Den  - lol
NPAA265  - Rod lining all day easy or tough?
Eric O  - Team work is the most important thing.... PERIOD!
Sheila  - Nor they for you.......
Den  - True
Eric O  - Haven't had to do it yet!!!!
FISH 24 7  - It's not hard to miss Eric!!
Eric O  - RCL is OK with Hand lining!!!!
NPAA265  - OK
Eric O  - I suspect so
Eric O  - They are the ones with the back braces.....
Eric O  - I do have to thank one other guy for the success in the Championship
Jason Przekurat  - Me
T-Mac  - Bruce has 23" bicep on his hand lining arm so, it must be good exercise
Juls  - Just for fun since someone asked what a sponsored pro looks for in a co-angler, Jason was my pro at the RCL....why don't you rate me Jason? Good and bad?
Eric O  - Jason... He's a guy you would fish with anywhere. Good stick and anyone who gets him in the RCL .... look out!
Juls  - Just don't mention all my swearing..  --)
Sheila  - Yeah I want to know!
Eric O  - Juls... I can tell you from what Jason has told me..... 10
Juls  - For sure Eric!! Best boat handler I have ridden with....put us on fish and knew how to catch them!! He's so cool...lol
Juls  -   ;-)
Chairman  - Careful Jason, she has a temper!
Juls  - lol
Eric O  - And he can run a boat in waves...
Den  - Not a bad rating, considering it was out of 50
Chatman  - Juls, swearing??? A temper??? say it isn't so.......
Jason Przekurat  - Definitely above average. No training needed. Willing to go   -
along with my decisions with confidence. Overall rating A plus
Sheila  - Hey, I can catch fish.....
Juls  - It was great riding in 6 footers with him....smooth ride
FISH 24 7  - I like that attitude! Playing to win!
Chairman  - They heard her at red wing when she lost a fish.
Eric O  - well why wouldn't he.... he rode with me for 2 years...:))))
Juls  - lol Eric...  --)
Jason Przekurat  - Juls almost had a heart attack after the 5th fish was landed. Her only downfall.
Juls  - hahahaha
Eric O  - Thanks Larry!!!!
FISH 24 7  - And that person is......................................
Juls  - The adrenaline was pumping for sure!
NPAA265  - Counting the money
Den  - lol
Eric O  - Another nice thing was the Glyde Ryde's ..... Man a life saver.....
Juls  - I knew we had gotten Jason in the cut for the third day....that was exciting!
Jason Przekurat  - Wasn't that nice
Jim-Hughes  - I have a tournament coming up, and in the rules in states only conventional rod reels may be used, does this include hand line equipment?
Ristorapper  - in 6 footers I'd say
FISH 24 7  - John does a nice job with that product, no?
Chairman  - I am glad you brought them up, great addition.
Chairman  - They are conventional. What tournament? USFA?
Eric O  - Absolutely.... Got a new one ... Gorilla Glyde!!!
Juls  - the Glyde Rydes saved my butt that day...the day before I had gone for a 50 mile butt busting ride in a boat without them...
ThatsNice  - In Wisconsin you are not allowed to throw fish back from the live well, do you have a system to determine what to keep?
FISH 24 7  - How does it differ from the "old" version?
Eric O  - Jim... I'd call to confirm that one
Jason Przekurat  - Just talked to John today and the new Gorilla Ryde will be done tomorrow
Juls  - I could hardly walk the next day, and had to go another 33 with   -
Jason...the seats saved me
Chatman  - Will it hold me??
FISH 24 7  - holds me and I'm 265
Jim-Hughes  - I think I saw it in USFA, or maybe Mercury nationals, not sure
Jason Przekurat  - Upgrading the Glyde Ryde
Eric O  - We usually set a size out from the pre fish that we know we can get... anything less then we toss it!
Chairman  - Get the Gorilla Ryde, Ralph....
Jim-Hughes  - But I remember reading somewhere......
Jason Przekurat  - Check out Glyde Ryde.com
Chatman  - I win there Mark! By about 50 pounds!!
Juls  - Wow..they got better? Too cool...they must be awesome seats now!
Juls  - Will it bounce a lightweight out of the seat though? lol
Eric O  - Pretty hot stuff!!!!!
Chairman  - Can't hand line USFA some guy in Texas said so!
Clicker (Oh)  - Lightweight????
FISH 24 7  - I won't be without a set on any boat I own - can still adjust them for weight I assume..
Chairman  - Comes with safety belts Juls!
Juls  - Me, Clicker...Bruce has almost bounced me right out of his seats...lol
Eric O  - I have a 12" steel rod and 14 fused vertebrae and they will extend my tourney career a long way!!!!
Juls  - lol Bruce
Jim-Hughes  - Chairman,
Chairman  - That was the waves
Jim-Hughes  - hope it's not a growing trend
Chatman  - My seat would toss Juls like an ejector seat then!!
Juls  - lol
Double LL  -
Sheila  - Man I'd be in trouble
Chairman  - I had to turn the spring down, it was set for 220 and she don't go near that - - yet!
Juls  - If that isn't an endorsement Eric....I don't know what is!!
Chairman  - We would turn it all the way down for you lil girl
Juls  - lol
Sheila  - I'd like that
Eric O  - Well it's a living reminder... I'm in this for the long haul and my back better be there too!!!!
Juls  -   --)
Chatman  - Ah, my back is toast now, it was even before 50 mile runs in big waves.....
Chairman  - I watched the Bass guys if Fl this Feb. They look hurt at 45
Ristorapper  - The average cost on one Glyde Ryde?
Backwater Eddy ;~;ND  - Nothing takes the air out of your sails more than a sore back on day 2 of a trip
Eric O  - Bent over and grimacing!!!!!
Chatman  - Been there!
FISH 24 7  - about 375
Jason Przekurat  - 250
FISH 24 7  - really?
Eric O  - $300
T-Mac  - Retail is closer to 350 Jason.....
Jason Przekurat  - Ordering a pair is cheaper
Chairman  - Retail with a pedestal is about 350
FISH 24 7  - Bigfoot owes me some money....
T-Mac  - With freight
Eric O  - right Juls?????
Driftr  - Yeah Juls
ThatsNice  - I'm not sure what this Glyde Ryde stuff is all about?
Driftr  - Right?
Ristorapper  - glyderyde.com
Backwater Eddy ;~;ND  - 350 a piece right?
Chatman  - I tell ya, my next big boat will have a pair, may even put one in the new boat when I order it, if I ever sell my current one...
Chairman  - Glyde-Ryde.com
Driftr  - hahaha
T-Mac  - Right Eddy
Eric O  - Shock absorber that mounts to your existing seat
Backwater Eddy ;~;ND  - My passenger can bounce.....
Backwater Eddy ;~;ND  - I need a laugh!
Sheila  - What's going to happen to all the walleye pros?
Chairman  - Don't have any in the pro line though
Ristorapper  - Now, now...Eddy, you are a guide....
Eric O  - Remember, that rider has to be able to at least net a fish.... right Jason???
Chairman  - Were going fishing, Sheila....
Juls  - What do you mean Sheila?
Backwater Eddy ;~;ND  - I do river's, not Erie
Jason Przekurat  - Yepper
Juls  - lol
Swat1  - Glyde Ryde is a spring over shock seat suspension system that really takes the bumps out of the water That's Nice
Eric O  - Pro line is a Caddy ride Bruce...
Sheila  - I think walleye guys are hardy
Eric O  -   ;-)))
SUPERTROLLER  - Fish the RCL and get rich
Juls  - Can the netter do a lot of swearing while netting said fish?   --)
Ristorapper  - Different springs for different body weights right?
Jason Przekurat  - That's OK
T-Mac  - No Risto--- adjustable tension
Jason Przekurat  - Same springs that are adjustable
Jason Przekurat  - Yes, Juls....
Ristorapper  - I was thinking of different seat then, thanks T-Mac
Backwater Eddy ;~;ND  - I eat more in the afternoon , Eh?
Eric O  - Set to your weight and forget.
T-Mac  - Yup
Chatman  - Before we run out of time here, what are your plans for the future guys? What tourneys are you fishing etc...
Eric O  - RCL , MWC Championship and the Oconto MWC....
Chairman  - I need to sell it and look for a 23' Ranger.....
Swat1  - Little black knob on top adjusts tension up or down for weight BE
Eric O  - With a 400hp Bruce???
Jason Przekurat  - No
T-Mac  - Twin 200's Chairman?
Juls  - Oh good then I will get to see you guys at Oconto too...neat!   --)
Chairman  - A big 300 and a 4 stroke kicker......
Jason Przekurat  - We'll be there
Eric O  - Jason and I would like to thank everyone that was pulling for us last year.... it meant a lot to us and we appreciate your support
Chatman  - You looking at the Ranger Bay Boats Bruce??
Chairman  - No, 23 cc big water.
Juls  - Hey, the good guys always finish first!   --)
Chatman  - Aren't we talking about the same boat Bruce?
Eric O  - See some of you at Cabela's!!
Chatman  - By the way Eric, I found my box with 8 of the hot lures you needed, in my garage when I got home from the championship...
Jason Przekurat  - Thanks, Juls. You can be my partner anytime!
Eric O  - It would really be nice to do it again.... really!!!
Juls  - Thanks Jason...I will keep my fingers crossed then for Erie..  --)
Swat1  - Thanks Eric and Jason
FISH 24 7  - Thanks fellas. Looking forward to seeing you Jason on March 31
Chatman  - Gonna get the flying bridge and all the goodies, Bruce??
Eric O  - Figures Bruce...
Chairman  - No, just the T top and full canvas
Chatman  - Ladies and gentlemen a warm round of applause for Eric Olson and Jason Przekurat, the current MWC World Walleye Champions!!!
Clicker (Oh)  - Thanks Guys. Good Job.
Driftr  - Thanks Eric &  - Jason
Juls  - clap clap clap clap..great chat Jason and Eric! Thanks!
SUPERTROLLER  - clap,clap,clap,clap.
FISH 24 7  - clap, clap, clap
Double LL  - clap clap clap clap clap
Clicker (Oh)  - clap, clap, clap
Eric O  - Thanks all.....
Backwater Eddy ;~;ND  - clap-clap-clap-clap-
Sheila  - clap-d-clap
Jason Przekurat  - Thanks everyone!
Ristorapper  - clap clap clap
T-Mac  - Good job Eric and Jason !!
Jason Przekurat  - Thanks T-Mac!
Eric O  - Thanks T
T-Mac  - Good luck this summer guys