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Meyer Chat 4/7/01
Chatman - Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome tonight's guest, Mike Meyer Jr!!!!!!!!!
Driftr - Welcome Mike !!!
Den - hi mike
Swat1 - Welcome Mike
Ristorapper - hi Mike
MikeM - Hello fellow MM
Backwater Eddy (ND) - Howdy Mike
Eyesrfn - hi mike
Juls - clap clap clap clap clap..welcome Michael!!
Michael Meyer Jr - thanks
Chatman - Well Mike, where do you want to go tonight?
Juls - Michael, how did you end up at Spring Valley?
Michael Meyer Jr - back to red wing I'm broke
Michael Meyer Jr - Spring Valley
Juls - ;-)
Michael Meyer Jr - I started to learn hand lining
Juls - how did you like it?
Michael Meyer Jr - I want my rod back!!!!
Juls - hahahaha
Backwater Eddy (ND) - lol
Chatman - Well, that answered my question Mike............lol........
Eyesrfn - too many calluses?
Juls - if there were he did it wrong..lol
Backwater Eddy (ND) - You need magic finger Juls to show ya her touch
Michael Meyer Jr - It was different. Now for Dubuque
Juls - I'm looking forward to Dubuque...I have never been there before...
Juls - I guess you wont be taking the hand line reels with you this time huh?
Chatman - The revised forecast for Dubuque is a much better river than it has been...
Juls - ;-)
MikeM - Went to the river some years back with the MWC...interesting water
Driftr - are there more teams signed for Dubuque?
Michael Meyer Jr - Found a good Kirby Puckett batting glove
Ristorapper - for hand lining?
Ristorapper - just kidding
Michael Meyer Jr - hahaha
Chatman - Do you wanna talk a little about your win at Lake City last year Mike -
Michael Meyer Jr - mounted the reels on the windshield. That worked different
Juls - on the windshield??
Backwater Eddy (ND) - so you could use it and operate the boat at the same time?
Juls - why did you put them there I'm wondering?
Michael Meyer Jr - I run a remote kicker and that worked well. Only one lost weight
Backwater Eddy (ND) - OK
Chatman - I also suspect there is not as much of a risk of getting the line caught in the prop then either....
Michael Meyer Jr - still have 10 fingers
Backwater Eddy (ND) - lol
Backwater Eddy (ND) - do they ever back troll hand line's?
Michael Meyer Jr - saw Grandpa Joe doing it backwards
Juls - no BE
Backwater Eddy (ND) - why
Chairman - why would you back troll hand lines?
Backwater Eddy (ND) - slip the channel better
Backwater Eddy (ND) - ???
Michael Meyer Jr - I see there is about 12 tourneys in red wing this year maybe I'll move there
Swat1 - Actually I think you would have less boat control in current when back trolling. ?????
Juls - your going to have to call me BE and I will explain hand lining to you....I started to last time when you got cut off...lol
Backwater Eddy (ND) - I back troll rap's all the time on rivers
Chairman - you are making a simple presentation difficult eddy
Den - bad line Juls, lol
Juls - lol
Juls - I agree with Bruce
river king - eyefish, aka Rod Hill is in 2nd place at PWT Detroit tourney
Swat1 - me too
Juls - saw that Roy...cool.. ;-)
Backwater Eddy (ND) - ah yer just chicken
Chairman - the jig bite got hot when Edison fired up the plant. everybody was at Trenton.
Michael Meyer Jr - the wind blowing up current may be what slowed the HL bite. It was great till Friday
river king - not everybody Bruce but a lot of them were
Chairman - I know, I was there, just got here at Erie today.
Chairman - what gear lis cold here too 37
Michael Meyer Jr - wish I was there
river king - the big weights didn't come from Trenton channel
Juls - we did well on Saturday...didn't do so well on Sunday but that is because we made a wrong decision..the bite was there..if you talking about spring valley Michael?
Juls - had a limit by 8:30..culled the rest of the day
Chatman - Hey mike, can you tell us who your sponsors are?
Michael Meyer Jr - Ranger Evenrude? Macs Offshore Frankies Marine
Jess - Got my husband a 619 Ranger
Chatman - You bought hubby a boat?
Ristorapper - lucky man
Michael Meyer Jr - good choice
Chairman - you the girl Jess!!!
Chatman - Got a sister?
Ristorapper - :-)
Chatman - or ya wanna talk to my wife??? LOL
Juls - cool Jess!! ;-)
Smitty - I was thinkin the same thing.. Lucky guy!!!!
Juls - lol
Jess - thanks for your help, I posted about the fastest walleye boat a month ago
Juls - O.K......I remember that.. ;-)
jerry - We hammered the big girls on DePere last night.
Chatman - I remember it and the ensuing fire fight very well.............
Jess - he picked a Ranger not for speed, though
Juls - Michael...what tournaments are you fishing this year? anything other than the MWC?
Jess - fishability and durability or something
Michael Meyer Jr - WWA both team and premier and three RCL
Juls - Michael Meyer is our host tonight until 8pm....if anyone has any questions for him..fire away..
Juls - cool Michael...best of luck in all of them!
Driftr - I may go to a Lund at summers end this year...wife approving of course
Driftr - hahahaha
Jess - that is what I like to hear
Michael Meyer Jr - WWA team with Jackie
Ristorapper - Which 3 RCL's mike?
Chairman - Need amateurs for the RCL here at Erie
Michael Meyer Jr - Devils and LaCrosse and Green Bay?
Driftr - Bruce , how many are signed so far
Ristorapper - Read Juls post They still need some??
Chatman - Are you planning on returning to Lake City this year to defend your title Mike?
Ristorapper - May look ya up at DL
Michael Meyer Jr - YES to Lake City
Michael Meyer Jr - I cant do the same at hunters point. scheduling
Chairman - about 90 pros and 70 co's
Chatman - Hunters Point Mike?
Juls - OK
Michael Meyer Jr - on
Michael Meyer Jr - On Mille Lacs Cant repeat there
Chatman - What do you consider your home waters Mike?
Michael Meyer Jr - St. Croix River
Michael Meyer Jr - Grew up on it
Michael Meyer Jr - and in it
Ben - When does the RCL come to Devils Lake?
Chatman - What are your strong points, favorite tactics, for chasin walleye's?
Ristorapper - Sept. 5-7 approx
Michael Meyer Jr - My handle is Slip_Bobber
Ben - Is the field full?
Ristorapper - doubt it
Michael Meyer Jr - I also like to pull boards very shallow
Ben - I'm not very familiar with the circuit, is there anyway I can fish that tourney without fishing the rest of them?
Michael Meyer Jr - run them into shore
Ristorapper - What ya pulling behind shallow boards MIKE?
Ristorapper - yes Ben
Chatman - Me too, have to keep the outside boards rod in my hand to keep the line out of the trees sometimes....
Ben - Are you going to fish it?
Chairman - openings at each site now Ben
Michael Meyer Jr - shallow shads 10 to 25 ft back
Michael Meyer Jr - that's what the steering wheel is for
Ristorapper - :)
Ben - all right, who should I contact to get into it?
Chatman - That's true Mike, but I have found that sometimes being able to have the board run under overhanging trees reaches untouched water...
Juls - go to www.operationwalleye.com..all the info is there Ben
Chairman - operationbass.com
Ben - thanks
Juls - or that one too...they both get you there...just click on the RCL logo
Ben - Devils Lake
Chatman - You can get there from Walleye Central too, go to Walleye Tourneys and click on their logo....
EyeBoy - Chat - what boards do you use?
Michael Meyer Jr - I run them right into the rocks. It seems to trigger. The rod is in my hand
Chatman - Wille Boards with the snapper clip on the tow arm....
Juls - that's what you did at Pepin last year to win it didn't you Michael?
EyeBoy - thanks
Michael Meyer Jr - yes on offshore boards
Ben - fish the river very often
Juls - cool...never would have thought of that... --) very interesting
Den - gotta hold tight to the fishing rod Juls, lol
Juls - lol
Swat1 - Are you using the new snapper releases from Off Shore now Michael?
EyeBoy - When running your boards in that close - do you run surface cranks, or shallow divers?
Michael Meyer Jr - NO! I'll go back after the boards
Michael Meyer Jr - 7 - 9 shallow shads or 5 shads
Juls - so you want those cranks slamming into the rocks huh? making a lot of commotion? is that right?
EyeBoy - K-O
Swat1 - I took the new pin release and put it on the back of the board so if the front comes loose the back one will still hold but it allows the board to not dig in and come in easier
EyeBoy - Bumpin and bangin?
Juls - do you leave both sets of trebles on , or do you take the front one off?
EyeBoy - good question
Michael Meyer Jr - I'll try that Swat
Chatman - What about speed Mike? How critical is it for you, and what speed are we talking about here?
Michael Meyer Jr - Tight to shore its usually 2.0
Chatman - I know a lot of Pepin anglers troll a lot faster, have you found higher speeds productive at all Mike?
Michael Meyer Jr - I took 2nd at the NAWA championships in 99 doing 4.5 - 5 mph with boards
Driftr - how deep is the water they are running in
Swat1 - that's making them skip along...lol
Michael Meyer Jr - 5 - 8 ft
EyeBoy - They're water skiing at that speed.......lol
Michael Meyer Jr - That's why I need to come off
Swat1 - Good point
Chatman - What line and pound test are you using Mike, those speeds and the rocks can be tough on your line....
EyeBoy - What about the hooks?
Swat1 - Michael you said you like to use slip bobbers what situations do you like them in?
Michael Meyer Jr - Berkeley XT 10
Chatman - Good stuff, I had a record eye on that very line and it broke at 16 lbs..........
jerry - Which RCL's are you going to fish Michael?
Michael Meyer Jr - Shallow in the wind everywhere but Mille Lacs
Swat1 - Why not Mille Lacs?
Michael Meyer Jr - Devils Lacrosse
Michael Meyer Jr - I L
Swat1 - I did really well with them there a few years ago
Michael Meyer Jr - I live on the MUD
Chatman - Slip sinker rigs?
Cranker - Yo
Chatman - Let's chat about the mud flats a bit mike..........
Swat1 - Mud holds some nice fish there
BirdmanMI - you ever fish Detroit, Michael?
Ristorapper - Have you fished Devils Lake before Mike?
Michael Meyer Jr - Egg sinkers Fire line and 10 ft snells
Chatman - What pound test, and why egg sinkers?
Swat1 - plain hooks or floating jig heads?
Michael Meyer Jr - 8 fire line 6 XL snells colored 6 hooks
Michael Meyer Jr - tried to fish Detroit once. Ran out of Toledo. Took my lower unit off on the way
Den - ouch
Chatman - How long a rod for slip bobs, and how long for live bait riggin?
EyeBoy - Ouch
Swat1 - Got to close to Turtle island huh Michael.
ShadMan - Michael now why on earth would you want to do that????
Michael Meyer Jr - 8.5 for bobbers 7.5 for rigging
BirdmanMI - what kind of line is best for jigging such as the Detroit R.
Chatman - How about action, what type, Graphite? Im7 ?
Michael Meyer Jr - Tourney was out of Toledo
Michael Meyer Jr - Swat No the edge of the channel about 8 miles out
Ristorapper - What rod / reel for your planer boards Mike??
ShadMan - Hey Swat how about a boat ride one of these days? Maybe make my way over that one of these days?
Swat1 - That would be right around Turtle island Michael. A very nasty place!!!!
Swat1 - Sure just tell me when Shadman
Michael Meyer Jr - 27LC Diawa and 9' Diawa down rigger rods MH
Swat1 - I hit there last weekend and I know the area or at least I thought I did
BirdmanMI - what kind of line would you use for jigging the Detroit R
Chatman - We have a few minutes yet, any missed questions for Mike? ask now....
Michael Meyer Jr - fire line for pitching and XT for vertical
BirdmanMI - thank you
Mike Radunz - Can any one tell me how good the walleye fishing is in south Dakota on lake Oahe
Swat1 - Oahe is a great fishery
Chatman - With the flame green Mike, do you run monofilament leaders all the time?
Michael Meyer Jr - on snells I run moss green
Chatman - Ladies and Gentlemen, a warm round of applause for tonight's guest host, Mike Meyer Jr!!!!!!!!!!!!
Driftr - Thanks Mike !!!
Swat1 - Thanks Michael Great chat
Driftr - clap clap clap
Juls - clap clap clap clap clap clap...Thanks Michael!! Nice job!
jerry - Thanks Mike..clap, clap, clap
ironmike512 - clap clap clap
Chatman - Another great chat Mike! Lot's of useful info. Good luck this year...........
Juls - YES! Good Luck this season!
Michael Meyer Jr - Thanks. Had to type myself sorry for being a little slow
EyeBoy - Thanks pard.
Juls - lol......no problem......you did just fine... ;-)
Chatman - No problem Mike, it went great!