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chatman- Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome tonight's guest Host, Ted Takasaki!!
Driftr- Welcome Ted !!!!
saugeye king- what color they hitting on now
Driftr- clap clap clap
Ted Takasaki- This year is a great year
Scott R- Hi Ted!
Eyeman (IN)- Clap clap clap
#1 saugeye- Welcome Ted
Juls- clap clap clap clap..
detroit nick- clap
saugeye king- clap
bobeyerite[wa];- welcome Ted
chatman- Well Ted, where do you want to go tonight??
Ted Takasaki- I'm wide open ..hit me with your best shot
Juls- How about telling us what circuit(s) you will be fishing this year Ted
Ted Takasaki- PWT all the way
river king- you fishing RCL and PWT Ted???
Ted Takasaki- Maybe an RCL
chatman- Well, anything new and exciting with Lindy this year
Ted Takasaki- Always exciting
Juls- Best of luck to you this year Ted...
Doc (wi)- new no snagg stuff very exciting
Ted Takasaki- NO-SNAGG, NO-SNAGG, Nitro, NO-SNAGG, gloves, NO-SNAGG, Steelhead floats, NO-SNAGG, EZ Wind Marker Buoy, NO-SNAGG
EARLY RISER- Ted on lake Erie do you usually drift or troll?
Ted Takasaki- Well I think the reason NO-SNAGG is exciting is because it works
Ted Takasaki- Troll on Erie...jig in the Spring
Juls- for sure...and the Timb'r Rock jigs are no snag too...- -) I just love those jigs!
scumfrog- Ted, I just want to say that it is always a pleasure to watch you on TV. The reason being that you always seem to enjoy yourself and have fun!
EARLY RISER- I'm going there may 19
Ted Takasaki- What's kind of amazing is that I have received more positive responses from the Timb'r Rock than I would have ever imagined
saugeye king- is pink a good color Ted
Ted Takasaki- Thank you very much for your compliments.
Ted Takasaki- May 19th you'll be trolling
scumfrog- no problem , you've earned them 4 sure
river king- pink is good to some lol
Ted Takasaki- Pink is good in dirty water
Juls- that's excellent...hey, its not hard for me to believe..they are great!
saugeye king- I agree
Doc (wi)- We caught a lot of Crappies in the wood on those jigs this fall
Ted Takasaki- Now come on there's got to be some good questions out there
EARLY RISER- Ted any particular speed, lures, etc...
Ted Takasaki- There's going to be a lot walleye caught in the Dakotas on those jigs
Doc (wi)- I was surprised at how well they hook up on the fish..How'd you do that and keep them so snag free
Mr.Pike- Ted, Lake Minnetonka for the Minnesota opener. Any ideas? I've never fished the lake. Thanks.
detroit nick- OK Ted, what jigs do you like for the detroit river?
chatman- Ted, what is your take on the RCL and their introduction into a tournament circuit?
Ted Takasaki- Lake Minnetonka..never been on it.
detroit nick- and what color for dirty water out there
scumfrog- Ted, what are your preferences in regards to jigging lines. Mono or braid?
Ted Takasaki- I use as you know, Jumbo Fuzz E Grubs on Detroit
Ted Takasaki- Walmart still be worked on
NPAA265- Heard a pro was broad sided at the championship.. who was it?
chatman- Minnetonka is a series of natural lakes, many have clear water and lots of weeds...
Ted Takasaki- I use mono almost all of the time. I'm kind of looking forward to trying the new Power Lokt from Remington
saugeye king- fuzzy grubs good for saugeyes
Ted Takasaki- There won't be many weeds on opener though
Ted Takasaki- Ask any of my roommates on the circuit, Fuzz E Grubs rule
scumfrog- OK ,thanks , it's always a topic in much debate here
ggg- Ted, Ever troll on Lake Winnebago ?
Ted Takasaki- There were a lot of pros stuck on sandbars but none that I heard got T-boned
Ted Takasaki- Lake Winnebago is a walleye factory
scumfrog- Remington named their line after their bullets huh?
Juls- Hey Ted..have you ever fished Spring Valley?
Ted Takasaki- I've probably trolled the entire shoreline of Winnebago at least twice
NPAA265- Heard while trailering there rig to the arena
Ted Takasaki- Fished Illinois River many, many years.
detroit nick- OK Ted have you heard anything about Ranger coming out with a 21 foot walleye boat?
bobeyerite[wa];- what is the name of the best live bait jig ???
ggg- Using Thundersticks ?
Ted Takasaki- Not sure
EARLY RISER- Ted I have had good luck in the past on Erie Dearies and spinner rigs have yet to do any trolling can you give me a few pointers/
Ted Takasaki- Rumor has it that there is a larger boat but no promises
Ted Takasaki- I troll a lot of baits...whatever works
river king- there was a wreck at the intersection by the ramp at RCL championship
detroit nick- what do you think do we need a bigger walleye boat are is 20 big enough
Ted Takasaki- Boy that's kind of tough in the time we have. Precision trolling book is a good place to start
Ted Takasaki- I'm just glad it wasn't my boat
EARLY RISER- Thanks
Juls- - -)
Ted Takasaki- I feel that no boat is too big as long as I can control it
scumfrog- Ted, have you experimented with the fluorocarbon lines much? they seem very stiff.
Ted Takasaki- Fluorocarbon is not ready for prime time.
saugeye king- do fuzzy grubs work for saugeyes
Ted Takasaki- I don't like the knot strength nor the memory
Ted Takasaki- It's probably okay for some leader material
Ted Takasaki- Fuzz e Grubs rule for all species
saugeye king- lol
ggg- Good Luck this year, Ted.
Ted Takasaki- thanks
chatman- Fuzzy Grubs work on any Jig and catch any type of fish you chase....
saugeye king- thanks
scumfrog- it would seem to me that knot strength would be more of a factor in a
leader, it being short
Ted Takasaki- Just my opinion
chatman- Just make sure the knot is wet when you tie it Frog and it will hold...
Ted Takasaki- knot strength is critical
scumfrog- yes very, thanks
NPAA265- Getting ready to put a Genesis on the boat, Ted to you use one.
Ted Takasaki- It holds, but it would always break at the knot , even with palomar
Driftr- Who are you sponsors Ted?
scumfrog- that's been my experience exactly!
Ted Takasaki- I like the Genesis, not sure if it is ready for tournament rigors though and 72 pounds of thrust is not enough
scumfrog- thought it was me!
Ted Takasaki- I use the Maxxum 101. It's awesome
ranger690- Ted have you tried the new Genesis from Minn Kota? Looks greatdetroit
nick- you like the maxxum
Ted Takasaki- Ranger, Merc, Lindy, Flambeau,
waliwz- It uses 3 batteries right?
NPAA265- I agree on 72 would like to see more but it will be great at Detroit
Ted Takasaki- Pinnacle, Stren, Aqua Vu, Tempress Fish on
NPAA265- No back and forth
saugeye king- awesome
scumfrog- you use pinnacle rods Ted?
Ted Takasaki- I believe the Genesis is 24 volt
Ted Takasaki- Maxxum 101 is 36 volt
waliwz- the Maxxum is 36 volts?
Ted Takasaki- Merc 115 2 x 2 has always been a unique and good motor
Ted Takasaki- the Maxxum 101 is 36
Ted Takasaki- I love my Pinnacle TriWing rods
waliwz- I will stay with 24 system
Ted Takasaki- the new Matrix Bait caster is great for bottom bouncers also
Ted Takasaki- It's got the flippin' feature
NPAA265- Is Lindy going to expand on its components, Big Hatchets..
saugeye king- I have done well even using a shad Rapala for those saugeyes surprised me
Ted Takasaki- The hatchets are selling extremely well
Ted Takasaki- I have used a lot of Floating Raps for sauger on the Illinois River
NPAA265- Big one will they be in the 6 through 8 s
EARLY RISER- Ted do you still use cannon riggers?
fishstyx- How deep will the tail dancers dive on 10# Fireline ?
Ted Takasaki- Our largest is in size 8
NPAA265- gold plated and ham
Ted Takasaki- Yes I use Cannon. Will need them on Erie/Central basin this year
ranger690- Ted, if you were fish the Illinois for recreation, where would you start?
Ted Takasaki- Gotta check the new version of Precision Trolling for that question
chatman- When did the new version of precision trolling come out Ted?
scumfrog- Ted, have you had a chance to try the rap. Taildancers yet?
Ted Takasaki- It will be out at the end of this month
Ted Takasaki- The tail dancers have a neat action
Ted Takasaki- neat action
EARLY RISER- were can I get the precision trolling book?
scumfrog- are they much different in action from the Wally Diver?
chatman- how does the action compare to a shad or Risto Rap Ted??
Ted Takasaki- Wider wobble
scumfrog- good one TED!
Juls- he fishes the In Fisherman's Professional Walleye Trail Tan Chick
Doc (wi)- Ted, could you explain the Flip'N Harness
Ted Takasaki- The flippin harness a weight forward spinner with a leader/spinner on the back end
EARLY RISER- about this precision trolling book can I purchase it online?
chatman- Just out of curiosity, why the name Flipping Harness Ted?
Ted Takasaki- It will probably be available on Walleye Central
saugeye king- do you use two lead head jigs same time two different colors
Ted Takasaki- Jim Fofrich, Erie Charter Capt., named it.
EARLY RISER- 10-4
Ted Takasaki- I try a lot of different colors. Until one is successful
NPAA265- Ted put some floats on those flippin Harnesses there in the mussels to much without one
saugeye king- what's your favorite color Ted?
Ted Takasaki- They were designed primarily for casting like weight forwards.
chatman- That brings up a good point Ted. How do you think the Zebra Mussels have affected harness fishing?
EARLY RISER- fire tiger
Ted Takasaki- Hot yellow glow Fuzz E Grubs are my favorite with orange/yellow close behind
Ted Takasaki- I believe the Zebra's have made it better. Put em on boards
chatman- Blue Jig head, Purple / white fuzzy grub in shallow clear
Ted Takasaki- That's an interesting color combo
NPAA265- Root beer works great north of the border. Tough to find that color. Using nail polish to get a match
Ted Takasaki- Another neat color combo
chatman- I thought so too, but the eyes seem to like it....who am I to judge....LOL..
Ted Takasaki- Fuzz e Grubs come in a crawdad/root beer color
Swat1- Favorite color is the one that works today...lol
saugeye king- with that yellow grub what color is jig head with that
Ted Takasaki- That's my favorite color also
Ted Takasaki- jig head is hot yellow that glows
chatman- Dynamite on smallies or anything banging crayfish....
Ted Takasaki- yes sir
saugeye king- cool thanks
Ted Takasaki- Come on ...there's got to be some tough questions
chatman- The Root beer and Orange color is
gertzie- is their a way can use mayfly on a spinner
NPAA265- Stores don't stock them its usually orange/black with craw tail
Ted Takasaki- All the discussion on RCL, slots, conservation, something
chatman- What do you think the introduction of the RCL format will do to influence the future of tournament fishing as we know it Ted?
Ted Takasaki- We don't make em that way now
Ted Takasaki- It's great. RCL will continue to bring walleye angling up a notch
#1 saugeye- what's you favorite lake?
Ted Takasaki- Fort Peck with Erie right behind
Doc (wi)- How can fish get past the no snagg guards, I thought hook ups might be tough until I tried them
scumfrog- Ted , why PWT instead of RCL?
Juls- what makes Ft. Peck your favorite?
Ted Takasaki- The no snagg snag guards are adjustable
EARLY RISER- Ted how long have you been pro?
Doc (wi)- you said a tough one
Ted Takasaki- PWT because In fish is in Brainerd and good for my sponsors
Ted Takasaki- Can't do both
Ted Takasaki- Ft Peck scenery
Ted Takasaki- 11 years
jerry m- Ted I'm putting together a 17 ft alum walleye rig for w Erie what's the best advise you can give me sort of new to the trolling game
Swat1- Where did you win the championship Ted?
chatman- 89 was your first year?
Ted Takasaki- Get a longer boat...just kidding
colo dave- why not both, wife or work won't let you?
Ted Takasaki- be careful though
jerry m- lol
EARLY RISER- precision trolling book
Ted Takasaki- Bismarck ND
Ted Takasaki- 89 was my first year
jerry m- got it
Ted Takasaki- Get a marine radio and life vest
Ted Takasaki- work
chatman- Jeez I still remember that.....
Jeffro- Has anyone out there ever fished Totomenai Lodge on Whitefish lake in Wawa Ontario
Ted Takasaki- 98 was a very good year with 89 a long time ago
Driftr- Ted, where was your first tournament you fished?
saugeye king- what's the best time morning or late evening for saugeyes, Ted?
gertzie- what do you think about the lake Oahe limits for this year
Ted Takasaki- Ill River...Mud bowl I
#1 saugeye- best presentation on ft. peck?
Ted Takasaki- Nope.
chatman- I remember Newton and I and you and John Racing up the Miss. towards
Castle in 1990....and that Fog!
Ted Takasaki- That barge almost got us!
Ted Takasaki- Oahe limits are good 14 fish ...DNR suggests it
chatman- We never saw that barge, we thought it was the Bishops up on the bank!!!
Todd_NE- Will we see some high quality Pinnacle Line counters?
Ted Takasaki- Spinners and BB on Peck
Ted Takasaki- I've been trying to get them to into line counters
saugeye king- in the morning or late in the evening Ted to catch the fish
scumfrog- CHATMAN, been there done that, Ohio River!
Ted Takasaki- all day ...PWT puts on during the entire day
Scott R- is the walleye masters institute full?
Juls- this will be the first one I'm attending...I am looking forward to it
Ted Takasaki- Yes it is full. taking names and numbers for waiting list
Juls- heard good things about the institute
Swat1- Earlier you mentioned Down Riggers Ted how do you use them for Walleye?
Ted Takasaki- boy good question,...I'm going to a meeting to discuss limits next Monday
Scott R- it is awesome, absolutely the best way to speed the learning curve
Ted Takasaki- Down Riggers on the central basin
Ted Takasaki- to get down deeper than 50 feet
Swat1- Yes how do you plan to use them?
Ted Takasaki- It's been a good forum for walleye anglers wanting to learn more
EARLY RISER- what about the western?
Ted Takasaki- Not sure yet. I'll have them on my boat though
scumfrog- Ted, do u use stick baits behind down riggers?
fishstyx- Do the Shakespeare line counters that clip on the pole work good ?
Ted Takasaki- Probably harnesses
EARLY RISER- OK
Ted Takasaki- Haven't tried the clip on line counters...Daiwa 27LC's
saugeye king- how do I turn myself from a farmer to a pro angler, sell the farm LOL
Ted Takasaki- Farmer to Pro Angler...one of my best friends is a farmer.
Ted Takasaki- Probably better to stay a farmer
saugeye king- cool
detroit nick- Ted what kind of gear do you wear on cold rainy days
EARLY RISER- Ted do you ever use live bait?
Ted Takasaki- Bass Pro 100 MPH is the best I've found
Ted Takasaki- Live bait a lot
Ted Takasaki- Lindy Rigs
Juls- hey that's what I wanted to ask ya Ted......I'm deciding between the Bass Pro 100mph suit or the Cabelas Guidewear...what do you recommend?
chatman- Since it is right around the corner Ted, where would you go for your best shot at a trophy walleye this spring?
Ted Takasaki- Bass Pro hands down
Ted Takasaki- Awesome gear
Ted Takasaki- Erie in April, chatman
Todd_NE- Ted, I haven't talked you into making smaller Jumbo style fuzz e grubs yet have I?
Ted Takasaki- Not yet
EARLY RISER- YES!!!!!! MAY I HOPE
Ted Takasaki- The BP suit just keeps me drier than any other.
Todd_NE- I can dream
Ted Takasaki- Just got sent a new Cabela's and will try that one this year
Ted Takasaki- It's a great style jig head
detroit nick- Ted, does Cabela's have a suit, like the 100 mph? Do you know?
chatman- Has Ted Missed anyone's question so far?
LIL-SHRIMP;- TED, does Lindy offer pre tied snells in a bulk form? 25/50 Rigs?
Ted Takasaki- I don't know for sure
Todd_NE- Have much of a plan for Frances Case in SD yet?
Juls- I was thinking since I'm thinned blooded and get cold easily that I should get the insulated guidewear...is the BP suit insulated?
EARLY RISER- DO you prefer crawlers, minnows, leeches, etc...
Ted Takasaki- No Rigs bulk yet
Ted Takasaki- Trolling and jiggin' ,on Francis Case.
saugeye king- Where's the best place to hold a 8 pound saugeye when taking out the hook?
Ted Takasaki- I don't believe that the BP suit is insulated, but you can't then wear it in the summer
chatman- Ted I know this was asked before but who are your sponsors?
Juls- That's a good point...I' sold..thanks!
Ted Takasaki- The PWT casting combos are good...they do what they were meant for
Ted Takasaki- under the belly, saugeye king.
saugeye king- cool tired of getting spiked by them
Ted Takasaki- Ranger Mercury, Lindy, Flambeau, Stren, Aqua Vu Tempress Fish-on, MinnKota, Bottomline
fishstyx- Any suggestions for Ft Peck in late July ?
Ted Takasaki- Pinnacle
Ted Takasaki- Ft Peck ...BB and spinners on the points
chatman- How durable and fishable have you found the Tempress, Fish On rod holders to be Ted?
EARLY RISER- Ted what kind of GPS do you use?
Ted Takasaki- The Fish-On's are the best...ask anyone. They are soft durable and swivel easily
fishstyx- Got any good way points you care to share, ha ha?
Ted Takasaki- Pinnacles rods Tri Wings are excellent and I do like the Deadbolts
Ted Takasaki- They're all in my unit. Wouldn't mind sharing them if I had em
Juls- - -)
rip some lip- Ted, did you sell your 620 Ranger?
saugeye king- would you mount a 12 pound saugeye if you would catch one and what your largest walleye caught
Ted Takasaki- Pinnacle's new Matrix reel is awesome for bottom bouncers...its got the flippin' feature
Ted Takasaki- my ranger 620 is sold from last year, but my 2001 is not spoken for yet
Ted Takasaki- 12 pound saugeye is an awesome fish
saugeye king- would you mount it
Ted Takasaki- No circle hooks yet..not a believer
rip some lip- What are you going to ask for it
Ted Takasaki- 35K fully loaded ready to fish and champion certified
saugeye king- what's your largest fish ever caught Ted?
Ted Takasaki- 52 inch muskie
saugeye king- largest ? Wow! What a pig!.... lol
Doc (wi)- You do any ice fishing Ted??
Ted Takasaki- I have done more ice fishing this season than ever. it's kind of relaxing
EARLY RISER- To hard on the boat.
Ted Takasaki- Monument and Larsen's then was really hit and miss
saugeye king- did you mount that muskie?
saugeye king- lol....
Ted Takasaki- Too hard on what boat?
Ted Takasaki- had some good perch on Mille Lacs.....
Ted Takasaki- I released the muskie...Leech Lake.....
saugeye king- cool
detroit nick- when will you start fishing the detroit river this year Ted
bobeyerite[wa];- is that a joke? Ted ice fishing?
EARLY RISER- catch and release baby...
Ted Takasaki- The wind blew during the tourney...wouldn't have been able to get to them.
saugeye king- that fish by now is probably eating people lol
Ted Takasaki- I like ice fishing
Ted Takasaki- PWT this year ...maybe on RCL
Ted Takasaki- maybe one RCL
Juls- ice scares me..but I'm going tomorrow..gotta face the fear head
EARLY RISER- Ted are you going to be on any other chats in the future?
Ted Takasaki- Ice isn't too bad when it's 30 inches thick
Juls- lol...its the noises it makes...its a brain thing I think...
scumfrog- or 3 inches!
chatman- As for me if they aren't drivin' on it I am not walking on it...
Ted Takasaki- I'm sure Ralph will have me on sometime soon
Swat1- The ice isn't bad it's the water under it that will get you...lol
Ted Takasaki- Lots' of wind
Ted Takasaki- They closed off the bay
Ted Takasaki- Could only fish the river
chatman- Sure Ted, right after your first win this year will be cool.... -
Ted Takasaki- That would be a good thing.
Juls- - -)
EARLY RISER- what's the story on eyes in Lake Michigan?
Ted Takasaki- Hurt a lot of guys
Ted Takasaki- I like rivers
chatman- Yes, so make the wait a short one, win the first one out of the box!
Ted Takasaki- Little Bay, Manistee, Green Bay
T-Mac- Do you have an opinion on sand bars in rivers, Ted?
Ted Takasaki- I know, but you wouldn't have been able to get to them
EARLY RISER- what about southern lake Michigan?
Ted Takasaki- Sand bars can be a good current break for walleyes to hang around
jigsta- Ted what's your favorite mono/superlines & lbs test for jigging walleye?
Juls- Why do you guys keep teasin' him about sand bars? Did something happen at Bismarck this year Ted? What am I missing here?
Ted Takasaki- Port of Indiana,
Doc (wi)- What about the effort to plant Walleye in the lower end of Lake Michigan
NPAA265- Ted been to Tobin?
Ted Takasaki- I'm not sure...didn't land on a sand bar at Bismarck
Juls- ok...lol I don't get it
saugeye king- lol
EARLY RISER- I'm just a few a miles from the port Michigan City Indiana.
chatman- Juls had a blonde moment!!!
Ted Takasaki- 8 pound Magnathin
Juls- guess so...lol
Ted Takasaki- haven't been on Tobin yet need to though
Juls- this chat is moving way to fast tonight for this slow poke..lol
saugeye king- lol
EARLY RISER- Michigan City is the Coho capital of the mid west.
Ted Takasaki- Trying to keep up
chatman- Did you get a chance to see the 620 Tiller at the Shakopee Expo Ted? Any thoughts??
Juls- I meant me Ted...lol
Ted Takasaki- the 620 tiller was cool. They're selling a lot of them right now
Ted Takasaki- lots of room
Ted Takasaki- laid out right with the flat transom for splash guards
chatman- Just wish Ranger allowed for a larger Hp rating....
Ted Takasaki- Liability issues as I understand
saugeye king- what's the best way to get a Rapala out of your hand , Ted?
Ted Takasaki- Bolt cutters
Todd_NE- come to my medical clinic
saugeye king- lol
detroit nick- lol
chatman- Ladies and Gentlemen a warm round of applause for our guest Tonight,
Todd_NE- clap clap
detroit nick- clap clap
Doc (wi)- clap clap clap clap
Driftr- Thanks Ted !!!
Ted Takasaki- thank you
T-Mac- clap clap clap
fishstyx- Thanks Ted
Juls- clap clap clap clap clap...great chat tonight Ted..thank you!!