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Chat with Doug Komorowsky 2/14/01
chatman- Ladies and gentlemen, welcome tonight's guest, Doug Komorowsky, a.k.a.: Slip Bobber (MT)
#1 saugeye- Whoops! Forgot the kids!
Juls- I don't have kids...sorry...does a big, dumb dog count for anything?
Juls- clap clap clap clap clap..welcome Doug!
Stacker- You can borrow one of mine Juls
Jiggereye- My fisher tots are here
Driftr- Welcome Doug
slip-bobber(MT)- How many kids Stacker??
jerry- You can have both of mine Juls.
Swat1- Hi Doug
Stacker- 4, slip-bobber
Juls- Hahah thanks but no thanks...- -)
slip-bobber(MT)- Wow! Do they all fish??
chatman- This is a first here on Walleye Central.......so lets see where we go....
Stacker- You betcha, its quite the site!
Scott Richardson- What's a first.........
Jiggereye- hi I'm Brad, 9 yrs. old
chatman- This being a Kids Chat Scott, it is a first here on Walleye Central.
chatman- Well Doug, why don't you start things off tonight...
slip-bobber(MT)- What is the biggest fish caught by any of you kids??
Double LLs- A 22 in Lake Erie
Jiggereye- I've caught eyes about 5 lbs.
chatman- My boy Jeff has a bass about 1 1/2 lbs. so far......
slip-bobber(MT)- Those are all good fish
slip-bobber(MT)- Eat them or release em??
Stacker- Where do you fish Brad?
Jiggereye- Release them
chatman- Jeff said, his bass picture is in an article on my pro page if you wanna check it out,
Double LLs- Eat the small one and release the big ones
slip-bobber(MT)- That a boy Jiggereye
Jiggereye- Mississippi with dad
slip-bobber(MT)- Way to go Double LLs
Stacker- What pool jigger?
Jiggereye- Brad and Brian are jiggereye's boys
slip-bobber(MT)- Hi Brad and Brian
chatman- Jeff says- we put them all back to grow up, but I like to eat fish from the store
Jiggereye- They caught the fish
eyefish(mi);- Its good to practice CPR
Double LLs- One of my Grandpas likes cracker crumbs and one likes shore lunch
eyefish(mi);- Catch Photo and Release
slip-bobber(MT)- I like that photo idea
slip-bobber(MT)- Any kids know what a replica mount is??
Littlefoot- Ii like to eat them to!
Stacker- So, Slip-bobber, what's the topic tonight?
slip-bobber(MT)- Me toooo foot
Stacker- Kids Chat?
#1 saugeye- Tell them a little about the program you do for kids while pre fishing for PWT tourneys
SUPERTROLLER- Stacker, it's kids night
Double LLs- No, what's a replica mount?
Scott Richardson- Is there a kid's corner on Walleye Central for pics and such?
Littlefoot- Yes Fiberglass
Double LLs- No, I don't know. Dad knows what they are.
Scott Richardson- Maybe basic how-to stories?
bonda007us- They use them for Muskies
bonda007us- Plastic Fish?
chatman- Jeff says yes,
chatman- We have a Kids Korner page Scott
Scott Richardson- cool...
Scott Richardson- I need to visit it
chatman- Send in Kids Photos and short stories and we get them posted there
slip-bobber(MT)- Jeff ever see one??
chatman- But upon a second question he does not....
slip-bobber(MT)- Your dad is a smart man double LLs
Double LLs- lol
chatman- Yes, Jeff has seen several, however tonight he just thought a replica mount was a big photo like a poster
#1 Saugeye- Kids, when Doug isn't fishing PWT tourneys he teaches school and guides fishermen on Fort Peck
slip-bobber(MT)- A replica mount is a mount of a fish taken from a picture
Driftr- A fellow named Driftr happens to make Replica mounts....
Double LLs- Then the fish stay alive, right?
slip-bobber(MT)- That way you can still have a mount of your "BIG" fish and
still let it go
slip-bobber(MT)- Right, double lls
slip-bobber(MT)- So someone else can catch that big one then.
slip-bobber(MT)- Who wears a life jacket when they are fishing??
Double LLs- Where can I get a picture of a big one?
slip-bobber(MT)- Come fishing with me double lls
Double LLs- I always have to wear a life jacket unless its a calm day and were stopped
Scott Richardson- I do...:)
chatman- Jeff told me again it was important to let the fish go back and grow up, most of the time...
ETT- Bring a camera to Lake Erie Double LL
slip-bobber(MT)- Me too, double ll
slip-bobber(MT)- Right Jeff
Juls- Since there are kids here Doug..I would like to say that I do wear one all the time but the fact is I only wear it when I'm running to a spot or if the waves are 4 foot or
Double LLs- My dads typing this for me
slip-bobber(MT)- I fish just about every day in the summer and wear it all the time
chatman- I Guess if all our fish need to grow up, I need to put Jeff on bigger fish,,,LOL
Benito11686- Dad and I wear one when moving at a tournament
slip-bobber(MT)- lol chatman
slip-bobber(MT)- Smart, Benito
chatman- Jeff has to wear his life jacket all the time in the boat. Actually if anyone cannot swim, the life jacket stays on! No matter what age.
slip-bobber(MT)- Me too Jeff
slip-bobber(MT)- Life Jackets can't save you if you don't have them on
Juls- When I know my balance is effected by the waves I wear one all the time
slip-bobber(MT)- When you ride with #1 Saugeye--It's smart to have at least one life jacket on!!
Benito11686- We have seen people fall out in the Mississippi and had to be rescued
Double LLs- I go to the Mississippi, I know
slip-bobber(MT)- Were they wearing life jackets Benito??
chatman- Jeff said when I am racing he has to wear one so I can come back and get him if he falls out of the bouncing boat...
Golden- Most if not all tournaments require you to wear one when motoring above trolling speeds
Benito11686- No, they weren't
slip-bobber(MT)- lol chatman
#1 Saugeye- Did you have one on when you stepped off the side of Saugeye's boat?
slip-bobber(MT)- They were lucky they got rescued huh Benito
chatman- I think Jeff thinks I am Evel Kenevil with a boat!
slip-bobber(MT)- Should have!!
Benito11686- Dad's tournaments require life jackets to
Larry(WI);- It used to be that I only wore one for tourn's. Now all the time
Swat1- Depends on conditions, who is with me, or rules if I wear one or not.
chatman- I am gonna invest in one of the new auto inflating vests and wear it all the time too, I proved I can't stay in a boat, or on a dock when it is cold out....
slip-bobber(MT)- Hi Swat--Good answer
Thadd- A life jacket shouldn't be considered a nasty piece of equipment.
#1 Saugeye- Doug is doing a seminar for kids at a show in MT in March
slip-bobber(MT)- How about bait kids?? What is your favorite and why??
Benito11686- Crank baits on three ways
Juls- lol Ralph...I remember that
Double LLs- night crawlers, because I can play with them when the fish aren't biting
Juls- - -)
Golden- LOL at Double LLs
Benito11686- 'Cause Dad does all the work
slip-bobber(MT)- Did you ever see the green ones double lls?
Ness- Teach them tricks, eh, double LLs :-)
slip-bobber(MT)- Dad let you help?
Benito11686- Yah, but they put green on my fingers
Scott Richardson- ick
slip-bobber(MT)- lol Benito
Swat1- I used to have one of the auto inflates when I was in the Navy. The one time I really needed it, it didn't inflate. :-((
Benito11686- I tell him were to catch them
slip-bobber(MT)- Fluorescent green crawlers should make your dad's boat really look nice!!!
Ness- Scratch the inflatable idea....
Larry(WI);- Are they pretty buoyant?
Golden- Lindy has the bedding out to make the green worms, just have to buy the bedding, pretty neat stuff
Benito11686- The carpet is already green
SUPERTROLLER- I sweat too much to wear auto-inflating preserver,,, lol
Swat1- Yes they work great when the are inflated
slip-bobber(MT)- Does it shine in the dark??
Benito11686- Not yet
walleyeguy- Do you guys where life preservers when you are fishing?
slip-bobber(MT)- I do
Swat1- Work similar to a Buoyancy compensator used for Scuba Diving
Benito11686- too far from the power planet
walleyeguy- Or just when driving the boat
slip-bobber(MT)- All the time
Golden- Nope, just turns the worms that fluorescent green color - no radioactive ingredients
Juls- - -)
Ness- Cool, Irish worms - -)
Swat1- Usually just when driving except if I'm out with the kids then I wear one all the time
slip-bobber(MT)- Any kids use leeches??
Benito11686- Green Bay walleyes like them
Double LLs- Why won't the walleye eat the green ones?
Juls- It's the food in the bedding that turns them green...takes about 4-6 days to get the real good color
slip-bobber(MT)- They will
Benito11686- I can never get the leeches to hook
Juls- so do perch benito...- -)
Double LLs- Yes, we use leeches. Their fun to play with too!
slip-bobber(MT)- How do you hook them Benito??
chatman- Jeff said he liked taking care of the leeches with Daddy last year and he liked holding them and talking to them
Larry(WI);- Does anyone think that you can use too large of crawlers?
Benito11686- Through the sucker
slip-bobber(MT)- Not me Larry
slip-bobber(MT)- That is right Benito. What kind of hooks?
Double LLs- Larry Wi, can you use to big?
walleyeguy- Who has caught the largest walleye in here?
Smallie- Leeches are good for largemouth
Swat1- Usually No Larry but there have been days when the smaller ones worked better
Larry(WI);- I used some last yr. that were about 12" long, not much success
Benito11686- On Winnebago, we use the whole thing on a Slo-Poke...
slip-bobber(MT)- Ask #1 Saugeye about the biggest Saugeye---World Record holder
Double LLs- Larry Wi, My dad always try's to get the jumbos
Juls- cool..congrats #1
chatman- Good question, what is your kids largest walleye, anybody??
walleyeguy- Me and a friend go fishing at a pond and catch huge largemouth off of bluegill
Juls- You can always make a big crawler smaller, but you cant make a short one
slip-bobber(MT)- 14 # 6 oz walleye here
Larry(WI);- Thanks Double LLs
Double LLs- I caught a 22" in lake Erie when I was 4
#1 Saugeye- I was fortunate enough to catch a 15.66# Saugeye in Jan. 95
Swat1- On Erie when we cast weapons we only use a piece of a crawler and it works a lot better than a whole one
Juls- Wow...that's a huge saugeye!
Swat1- Wouldn't you say Little Foot?
Double LLs- Last summer in Mi I caught about the same size, in the Ludington area
#1 Saugeye- Biggest one made Juls
Larry(WI);- I have a source that save the jumbos cause he can't sell them at his location
Juls- - -)
slip-bobber(MT)- What do the kids think is the best boat??
#1 Saugeye- One that floats?
Benito11686- The Rangers are the best boats
slip-bobber(MT)- I have an answer for that---- The one that ALWAYS FLOATS!!
Double LLs- Lund boat like my dads
Swat1- My sons Largest is in the Kids Corner Ralph. 11lbs 4 oz
chatman- Jeff says, "Daddy's Ranger is the biggest boat there, and the best ever." (Jeff has been in 3 of my boats, 2 different brands)
Benito11686- My dad sold his
slip-bobber(MT)- Dad going to get another one Benito??
Benito11686- He better
chatman- My son's largest walleye barely would make a nice perch, but you'd think it was a 10 with the look on his face....
Juls- I'm still a kid at heart...does that mean I can answer too? lol
slip-bobber(MT)- We have Lunds and Rangers, any others????
Golden- That is a great picture of him on the Kids Korner Chatman
slip-bobber(MT)- Right Chatman--That what fishing is supposed to be all about
#1 Saugeye- Large is in the eyes of the beholder, Chatman
slip-bobber(MT)- Yes Juls
Benito11686- Dad wants to fish the RCL
Larry(WI);- What do you kids think about trolling?
chatman- In the photo on the Kids Korner, Jeff had to be coaxed into the tiller/kicker position, he thought the 2 footers on Pewaukee were really rough...
Benito11686- It is fun if you catch something
slip-bobber(MT)- RCL has some pretty good fisherman Benito
Double LLs- I like to troll the best
Golden- But it's called fishing not catching Benito
Double LLs- When we jig, I lose more hooks
Benito11686- My dad is a great fisherman
Golden- I bet he is
slip-bobber(MT)- Does he teach you how??
Benito11686- When I'm not teaching him
slip-bobber(MT)- You will be great then to!
Double LLs- Also, when we troll were usually back in Mi and I like Mi
slip-bobber(MT)- That a boy
Benito11686- Dad says I jig better then most men
slip-bobber(MT)- That would make you a very good jigmiester
chatman- I liked trolling but we did not catch any fish!
chatman- that was Jeff typing that, takes him a while....
Benito11686- Yep, that's me!
slip-bobber(MT)- Jeff---you need to troll with someone else??
Swat1- Tell your Dad to bring you to Erie Jeff we will wear you out...LOL
slip-bobber(MT)- I will take you if you ever come up to Montana
Benito11686- Three ways work best
chatman- Thanks, I want to fish with daddy and someone else like Uncle Boo.....
Larry(WI);- Besides your dads, who are some of your fishing idols?
Ness- And he isn't kidding, Jeff. believe me I know... - -)
slip-bobber(MT)- Three ways are good all right
Double LLs- We watched Ron Seeloff but I don't know him
slip-bobber(MT)- OK Jeff--Bring him to MT with you
chatman- Jeff said noooo when I said he could catch walleyes on Lake Erie almost as big as he is...
slip-bobber(MT)- Nice guy double lls
Benito11686- Juls is my idol
Benito11686- Will you teach me the hand line?
Double LLs- We watch guys on In-Fisherman they catch huge fish
Golden- She can catch walleyes, beat me in the MWC tourneys last year. She is a fishing gal
slip-bobber(MT)- Yes she is
Juls- OK, you got me blushing now Benito...lol! Of course I would teach you...It'd be my pleasure
eyefish(mi);- Juls you have a fan club....................I can see you blushing from here
Den- A lot of huge fish can be caught on tape, lol
slip-bobber(MT)- You watch In-fisherman a lot double lls?
Double LLs- Every time my dad does once a week
Double LLs- He likes to watch the PWT
chatman- We watch fishing on TV too, Mommy doesn't.
slip-bobber(MT)- If you kids could take ANYBODY fishing---Who would it be??
slip-bobber(MT)- Do any of you know any other kids that don't get to go fishing?? If you do, do you suppose it would be a nice idea to ask them to go with you next time??
Benito11686- Steve Poll if he would go
chatman- Yes, Daddy will take me and my friends fishing too
Swat1- Hi Jerry
Benito11686- Dad say's he is the best fisherman that he has fished with
Juls- He would probably go Benito..nice guy
Double LLs- My dad took our cub scouts out fishing and we made homemade rods
Double LLs- we caught a huge crappie
Benito11686- Second would be Larry Erikson
Juls- I caught my first fish on a homemade rod...a stick with some mono tied to it...34 long years ago...lol
#1 Saugeye- Last summer Drew helped Doug find his glasses when they fell in the lake-- Doug took him fishing in thanks.
#1 Saugeye- Caught some big fish too
Double LLs- That's how we made the rods, Juls
Juls- - -)
Double LLs- My dad is going to fish his first MWC with grandpa this year
slip-bobber(MT)- Hope he does well double lls
Juls- Good luck to them double ll's
Double LLs- Thanks slip-bobber
chatman- Jeff has been all over the area here, either wading or bank sitting and in the boat
slip-bobber(MT)- You bet
chatman- Maybe Huron this fall??
Den- Huron?? Is there fish there?
Juls- For sure Ralph..bring him along!!
Juls- lol Den
slip-bobber(MT)- Great chatman--You going to teach your dad everything you know about fishing Jeff?
Swat1- Huron in the Fall is something everyone should experience at least once in their life
chatman- Jeff said, "Yes."
slip-bobber(MT)- Any of you kids like stinky plastic bait??
Ness- I hope I haven't used up my once in a life time... :-)
Benito11686- Hi! I'm Benito's sister
Larry(WI);- Juls, are still going to show me hand lining this spring?
Juls- You got that right swat
slip-bobber(MT)- Hi eyeboy
Driftr- Linda insists we come the whole week this year :)
Den- It may be a good experience at Huron, it can spoil you though!
Benito11686- I like walleyes
Ness- Huron was fun :-)
chatman- One time, Daddy caught a big turtle and it peed on him!
Double LLs- lol
slip-bobber(MT)- lol Jeff
Golden- LOL at Jeff, that is funny
jerry- lol...lucky Ralph!!
slip-bobber(MT)- Was it a smart turtle??
Golden- Sounds like a smart turtle to me..
Double LLs- lol! (at smart turtle)
Benito11686- Juls, the trolling run is open on the Mississippi
chatman- No it was a naughty turtle.....
chatman- We saw a big snapping turtle there two, by the dam...
Larry(WI);- Great, gotta go. Kids, have a FUN year and hopefully a FUN lifetime of fishing!
slip-bobber(MT)- Any kids like to use stinky plastic baits??
chatman- I use crappie nibblers that are real stinky ...daddy doesn't use them
Benito11686- Banana scented Mister Twisters
Double LLs- sometimes stinky, mostly in the Mississippi River
slip-bobber(MT)- Ever taste em??
Benito11686- And black lichorish leeches
Double LLs- No way!
chatman- Nope, not me.....
Double LLs- They stink!
slip-bobber(MT)- If you were a fish, would you eat them???
SUPERTROLLER- kinda salty
Double LLs- If they looked good, I might try it
Den- I wouldn't eat a lot of things that fish do
chatman- The ones I catch eat them. Daddy's fish don't eat them.
slip-bobber(MT)- Even if they stink double lls??
chatman- Daddy uses lures, I use nibblers a lot
slip-bobber(MT)- lol den
#1 Saugeye- Not bad if you forget your lunch!
chatman- It is me again,
slip-bobber(MT)- lol saugeye
Golden- It was you last time Ralph, don't be trying that one on us
Driftr- what is the password Ralph :)
chatman- The password is, "I have the kill button!"......LOL....
Double LLs- Well, its my bedtime goodnight everyone
chatman- Any more questions from the kids to Doug as we wind down tonight?
slip-bobber(MT)- Nite, thanks
chatman- And, I said it was me...
Golden- goodnight DoubleLL's, visit anytime
Double LLs- OK, we'll visit again. Thank you
chatman- I also have been typing for Jeff, or we'd be here all night!! LOL
Juls- - -)
chatman- Ladies, Kids and the rest of the motley crew assembled here, a warm round of applause for tonight's guest, Doug Komorowsky!!
#1 Saugeye- Good job Slip!
Juls- clap clap clap clap thanks Doug and all the kids!
eyefish(mi);- Great job Doug
jerry- Thanks Doug
Den- clap, clap, clap
Golden- Thanks Doug, that was a great chat and a good idea. We should make a "kids" place on the website somehow
slip-bobber(MT)- That was fun
Den- They are the future
slip-bobber(MT)- Would like to do this again sometime
Den- Of course, there are a lot of old kids here now!
Juls- - -)
Golden- I just get older, I don't grow up
chatman- The only difference between me now and when I was a kid is about 180 lbs., and the price of my toys!