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Reynolds Chat 1/31/01
chatman- Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome Sonny and Sharon Reynolds of the RCL!
Driftr- Welcome Sonny Reynolds !!!!!
BigBird[MI];- hi sonny
curt-t-o- hey sonny
river king- welcome sonny and sharon
Chairman- I was at the FLW last week sonny. neat
chatman- Well Sonny, all is set in stone I assume? Where do we want to go tonight?
sonny reynolds- looks like a full house tonight
ETT- sonny & Sharon show, hey that sounds familiar
Juls- lol ETT
sonny reynolds- FLW are cool
FishinJoe- let's start with finding out when the entry forms are going to be out
Chairman- Had dinner with David and Paul Elias, nice people. (this is Bruce De Shano)
sonny reynolds- details are being finalized this week should go to print in 7 - 8 days
2bjign IL- what's this years RCL schedule look like
Chairman- We are all waiting.
Juls- great !
sonny reynolds- hi Bruce known them for 20 years
bullfrog- Bay City Times said RCL was no cull. True?
FishinJoe- online registration????
BigBird[MI];- are you gonna send them to the people from the last one
sonny reynolds- go to web site OPERATIONWALLEYE.COM
sonny reynolds- tournaments are no-cull only when required by state law
Bigfoot- Michigan is a cull state
Chairman- That's a relief sonny
sonny reynolds- anybody that fished the RCL will be mailed a brochure
Stacker- Mich. is a cull all u want
WalleyeWiz- Sonny, what are my chances if I only sign up to fish only 1 tourney as a co angler?
sonny reynolds- only tournaments that will be a no-cull will be devils lake and lacrosse
Jason Przekurat- if any of the tournaments fill, will certain anglers get priority?
sonny reynolds- make the top 35
FishinJoe- how confident are you in filling all spots, all sites??
Bigfoot- Wiz is that for the RCL Championship
sonny reynolds- there will a priory for fishermen that enter all four
WalleyeWiz- no the Erie tourney
sonny reynolds- very confident
jerry- Is that true for co-anglers and pros Sonny?
sonny reynolds- yes
Stacker- sonny excuse me but what will the cash pay out be for each tourney
sonny reynolds- total cash 390,750.00 plus a rigged boat
FishinJoe- rigged just with hp, or all the bells and whistles???
Stacker- the winner gets?
sonny reynolds- first place 50,000.00 plus rigged boat
sonny reynolds- all the bells and whistle
Stacker- what kind sonny
sonny reynolds- what ever the winner is running
sonny reynolds- co-anglers payback all cash
FishinJoe- will you have all RCL on display at each site?
capt RON- HI SONNY RON RHODES
sonny reynolds- pays 60 places
sonny reynolds- we will try too
CRANKER- Hopefully within 2 weeks.
Chairman- 60 cut to 10 sonny?
chatman- That is a great payout...
sonny reynolds- 60 cut to 12
sonny reynolds- pro & co-anglers
sonny reynolds- we will pay 60 places
Stacker- and just to clarify only original owners of RCL boats are eligible?
Chairman- any TV for the qualifiers?
WalleyeWiz- how many spots to fill the tourney?
jerry- Can co-angler, once they qualify for championship, fish pro side if there is an opening?
Rickt- will this circuit be around for awhile or just long enough to promote boat sales
sonny reynolds- we are here to stay
R238- how's the weight carrying over
sonny reynolds- 60 place will get entry fee back minimum
Jason Przekurat- sonny, explain qualifying for the championship
Sheila- When do applications need to be sent?
Bigfoot- any owner of RCL
ETT- after 96 right
chatman- Kinda slow the questions a bit, give Sonny a moment to answer them......:-)
Juls- good to hear that Sonny!
FishinJoe- TV coverage for all days in qualifiers + champ?
Bigfoot- no ETT
sonny reynolds- top 15 ranger and Lund and top 5 Crestliner and top 35 co angler's from each event will be eligible to enter championship
R238- why only 5 Crestliners
FishinJoe- they're the underdog
jerry- Can co-anglers take a pro spot for championship if spot is available?
R238- not for long
ETT- Sonny is there a age limitation on the boats?
sonny reynolds- based on % that fished RCL
Bigfoot- Joe just the RCL Championship will be
sonny reynolds- no and you do not have to be original owner
FishinJoe- just champ TV coverage?
sonny reynolds- possible all
ETT- an 89 Ranger is OK right???
bullfrog- what year boat to enter?
Bigfoot- that's what I understand
sonny reynolds- 1910 boat will be ok
ETT- LOL got it
FishinJoe- but, pros have to own RCL?
Chairman- will non RCL be allowed to fill the field?
sonny reynolds- yes
FishinJoe- on both pro and co angler
sonny reynolds- no
Bigfoot- no Bruce
Chairman- just wanted to bring that up!
sonny reynolds- co anglers don't have to be owners
jerry- Can co-anglers fill pro spots for championship?
Stacker- so this is a owners only tourney?
eyefish(mi);- Sonny can you qualify for the championship from outside tournaments
Bigfoot- that's right
ETT- on the pro side only stacker
jerry- yes eyefish
sonny reynolds- no you qualify as a pro or co angler
sonny reynolds- on pro side
chatman- Sonny, With the recent troubles with OMC, can you fill us in on the motor sponsorship information?
sonny reynolds- yes
sonny reynolds- format is being worked on
WalleyeWiz- how many entries in each division per tourney?
sonny reynolds- see press releases on walleye central
sonny reynolds- what divisions
bullfrog- some of the yes & no answers are confusing.
WalleyeWiz- pro and co angler
R238- Sonny what are pre fishing regulations
sonny reynolds- do you mean boats per tournament or qualify events or outside events
WalleyeWiz- per tournament
capt RON- If you don't fill each event will prizes stay the same?
sonny reynolds- no off limits to per fish off water noon registration day
Jason Przekurat- any boundaries for any of the qualifiers?
Slapshot- Hello All!
sonny reynolds- no
bullfrog- no what?
Jason Przekurat- no boundaries
R238- Canadian waters aloud
sonny reynolds- if weather forces us to we may restrict an area
sonny reynolds- no-boundaries period
Stacker- Sonny..for those with out cable.. will we expect to see a magazine
Chairman- RCL was covered in this months FLW bass magazine.
Tracy- stacker means will I see a magazine lol
Chairman- even showed planer boards!
R238- sonny is there going to be any outside qualifiers
Stacker- Bruce we don't bass fish..lol
sonny reynolds- the magazine is being worked on, several things are thought about
FishinJoe- what about coverage available for each guys' sponsors?
Jason Przekurat- Bruce, how can we get a hold of the magazine?
Slapshot- Do the bass guys even know what planer boards are? lol
R238- RCL owners through other circuits
jbfishmon- sonny what are the pay outs based on
Bruce- Sonny...take good care of the Dixie boys, Mark Brumbaugh and Rick LaCourse
FishinJoe- as a pro, what can I tell my sponsors about media coverage at each tournament?
bullfrog- where is HQ at Devils Lake?
jbfishmon- how many boats
Stacker- Dixie boys...lol
John- Joined late, when are forms available?
Stacker- sonny just a question... why do you think the RCL will be better than the PWT
Jimmy-Hughes- sonny, is the format for this year similar to last year where there will be opportunities to qualify for the championship by fishing other tournaments? Sorry if this question was asked earlier
ETT- Sonny BIG QUESTION, Titled owners only or sponsored pros w/ memo invoices
sonny- PWT is a great program, each will stand on it's own merits
FishinJoe- I understand titled boats. many delayed bill people are owners.
sonny- all you have to be is a RCL owner to enter on pro side
ETT- Sonny, titled owners only?
joe- Sonny when can you sign up
sonny- registered program boats are ok
ETT- thank you
FishinJoe- were you satisfied with the ratings and TV play of the champ?
sonny- yes you can qualify through other tournaments
sonny- ratings are great
jbfishmon- when tournament begins all boats will be r c l true or false
FishinJoe- when are all the tournament sites, specifically going to be out???
jerry- you okay Driftr?
Juls- lol driftr..I hear you
Tracy- Sonny will you fish the tourneys also
sonny- they are all out a schedule is posted on walleye central and our web site
Carol Nelson- Great Question, are you going to fish any tourneys Sonny?
Jason Przekurat- sonny, what happens if you need to borrow a boat after a breakdown. Does is have to be RCL?
sonny- when will I have time but would love to though
Juls- - -)
sonny- yes Jason
Jason Przekurat- thanks
John- Will first remain at 50k plus boat with less than 175 entries?
FishinJoe- with the right motors, right?
Stacker- sonny what is your main function with the RCL
Juls- any motor you want but the sponsor money will be in the right motor
sonny- yes will be 50,000.00 + boat 60 place 1500.00
chatman- Motor or Motors?
Carol Nelson- Hey Sonny, heard a rumor rules are out...is that just a rumor?
sonny- motors have nothing to do with qualifying tournament prizes
FishinJoe- With the right brand of motors, yes plural.
Carol Nelson- Oops...I mean published...
Sheila- No way, does that mean you'll have applications soon? hehe
jerry- Can one fish two events as a co-angler and two as a pro-angler?
joe- Besides Walmart have other sponsors stepped in?
sonny- as I said motors have no effect on payback at qualifiers
John- Any benefit to fishing all four versus one or two?
Juls- will they at the championship sonny?
sonny- yes you could but you can only qualify on one side or the other
R238- who are the sponsors on board so far
bullfrog- How do RCL owners qualify from other circuits?
jerry- thanks sonny
joe- Will there be an angler of the year?
chatman- We will post press releases as soon as Sonny send them to us, so watch our updates page as well as The Operation walleye web site.....
ETT- WE HAVE BEEN !!!!!!!!
jerry- lol, ETT
sonny- entry priority and possible angler of the year
Stacker- sonny.. can u do us up north a favor..no south talkin MC's...lol
FishinJoe- what does entry priority mean?
Stacker- we aren't bass boys
sonny- I can't help how I talk
joe- Will there be a random draw for takeoff or by entry time?
Juls- I like those southern accents...- -)
Carol Nelson- Hey Stacker, does that mean they should say the "Big Basket" award not the "Big Bass" Award? LOL
sonny- random draw
Carol Nelson- They're not talkin bout the way you talk, Sonny-you have a great accent!
U.P. PRO- Is the only tournament that has sponsor bonus money going to be the championship and what year or newer do they have to be
Carol Nelson- Big fish is good!
bullfrog- Doesn't Scott Glorvigen get #1 priority to take off first in the first
FishinJoe- so, if I own a RCL and fish USFA and finish dead last, could I qualify?
Tracy- Sonny are you sweating yet!!?
Carol Nelson- Good question does Scotty Glorvigen get first boat out?
joe- Is there an electronics sponsor?
sonny- no priority take off is random
chatman- That's funny Carol, I hear the people in Sonny's neck of the woods think we have the
John- Any culling on final day?
Stacker- the green bay thing was cool
sonny- no accent Ralph just talk funny
Tracy- I can hardly keep up just reading lol
Carol Nelson- Hey Sonny, it is so much easier being the one asking instead of answering!
Juls- - -)
U.P. PRO- to get the bonus money at champ. what year boat and motors do they have to be?
Stacker- but felt like a bass tourney
FishinJoe- so, one more time. if I fish any other tournament, where do I need to finish to qualify for the championship?
Carol Nelson- Did y'all notice that you can't notice his accent as much online, though, eh?
John- Will money for all four be due up front, or a week or two before each tourney?
Carol Nelson- Nope
Juls- and the championship of course..- -)
sonny- be in the top 2 of there over all standings
sonny- better yet give me a call and I'll explain it to you
FishinJoe- OK, thanks again
Stacker- nobody has asked so far what will pro entry be on the 4 qualifiers?
bullfrog- Is that top 2 in the tournament or top- 2 of RCL boat owners in non-RCL events?
sonny- deposits with balance due deadlines
U.P. PRO- what's the deposits going to be?
jbfishmon- will there be any sort of points , for fishing all events
joe- Any thought to reducing the co angler checks and beefing up the pro checks?
jerry- 1250 per tourney for pro, 500 for co
sonny- pro entries are 1250.00 co anglers 500.00
Stacker- thank you
sonny- non RCL
sonny- pro checks are beefed up pretty good
Bigfoot- the best co-angler payback out there also
ETT- Yes indeed sonny, that's why all the interest
joe- Will you televise the qualifiers?
FishinJoe- when are complete rules going to be posted?
sonny- being talked about joe
sonny- within a few days
sonny- payback and some other info should be posted by Friday
FishinJoe- sonny, what do you see as your biggest hurdle this first year out???
John- If 100 boats, still top 60, then 12, then winner?
joe- Did you say the payout was guaranteed?
chatman- Has Sonny missed any questions yet? If so, please re ask and he will answer them....
FishinJoe- what is your biggest hurdle this first year?
bullfrog- Devils Lake take-off & weigh-in site?
John- If 100 boats only, is it still top 60($1500), then 12, then winner (50k) and boat)?
bullfrog- who's next Wednesday's guest?
Denise- Juls....Sonny use to run a trail I fished....he is good
FishinJoe- So, chatman, who can we expect in the next few weeks?
chatman- Jim Kalkofen, bullfrog...you can see all the upcoming chats on the
Chat schedule page here on Walleye Central....
ETT- Great job Sonny, not easy to do this, It's getting later to order boats
FishinJoe- Sonny, what is your e-mail, in case we want to reach you?
sonny- The biggest hurdle has been the timing of the OMC thing. It's got us way behind
John- If only 100 boats, is it still top 60($1500), then 12, then winner ($50k) and boat)?
sonny- e-mail is email@example.com
sonny- Yes John. 1st place is 50,000.00 + boat
joe- What will be the policy on safety / i.e., high winds?
sonny- We can go past it a little bit
John- Is second through twelfth guaranteed also?
sonny- as far I know all places are guaranteed
Dave Randash- to Sonny, are the RCL tournaments in divisions? Or are they all one group??
Jason Przekurat- sonny is 2nd through 12th guaranteed of field does not fill?
sonny- all RCL's are 4 tournaments no-divisions
sonny- as far as I know payback is guaranteed
Jason Przekurat- thanks
sonny- with 390,750.00 per-event I'd say they will fill
Sheila- Thanks a bunch Sonny. Good info. Looking forward to walleye fishing in
RCL - -) as a co angler
sonny- glad to have you Sheila
Sheila- Spring is just around the corner....
chatman- We are gonna go a little longer tonight, has Sonny missed any questions? Or are there any you may have for him?
joe- Will you rest to zero day 3 and 4?
sonny- by the way did I mention the co angler payback is all cash
Sheila- Spring is just around the corner....
sonny- after day 2 cut to top 60 start fresh
chatman- And First place as a Pro is 50,000 and a Boat, correct Sonny?
sonny- after day 3 cut to top 12 start fresh
FishinJoe- sonny, will you be at any shows this spring?
sonny- rigged boat and yes chatman
John- Can you use two rods where available? or only one rod on last day?
sonny- each man two rods
Dave Randash- sonny, do entrants receive priority the more RCL's they fish??
John- Final day two rods?
sonny- yes Dave and enter all 4 top priority
chatman- Sonny as we wind down, do you want to tell everyone where to find RCL info on the web?
sonny- info should be posted by Friday about the RCL , payback etc.
Den- great sonny
chatman- at www.operationwalleye.com correct?
sonny- sure chatman www.operationwalleye.com and on Walleye Central
ETT- Great Job sonny ,... Thanks
chatman- Any more questions For Sonny Reynolds tonight?
Dave Randash- sonny, sorry I turned in so late, I really appreciate you taking the time to inform us
joe- Good job Sonny
John- Thanks Sonny
chatman- Ladies and Gentlemen, a warm round of applause for our guests tonight,
Sonny and Sharon Reynolds of the RCL!!
FishinJoe- thank you sonny
Den- great job sonny
Driftr- Thanks Sonny!!!
sonny- plus all the thousand 5 phone calls I had
Carol Nelson- Sonny, you are, as always, wonderful! You done good! Thanks for your time!
Juls- clap clap clap clap..thanks Sonny and Sharon!!
Jason Przekurat- Thanks Sonny
sonny- thanks for having us everybody looking to see all of you on the water