chatman:: lets get the show on the road
Gary_Gray:: did some scrambling, had to get daughters pc up on line, and am having new one built for me as we speak.
Ristorapper: could hit 18 below if clouds clear off tonight in not 8 below
chatman:: oh i see I couldnt belive youe old machine had Windows 95 on it lol
chatman:: gang lets have a big warm welcome for Gary Gray!!!
Gary_Gray:: old theory, if it ain't broke, why fix it
WarrenMN: clap clap clap clap
Ristorapper: clap claP clAP cLAP CLAP
WarrenMN: cause some one wants to sell you a new on any more
chatman:: its was a bit of a challenge for Gary to join us tonight but he was determined not to let us down
Gary_Gray:: it took all day, but I'm here
Eyebanger(Oh): I'm glad cause I'm sitting in a snowstorm Gary
chatman:: is that Mr Deshano I see?
Gary_Gray:: this all looks so different
WarrenMN: He was here
WarrenMN: went to do some thing
Gary_Gray:: hello Bruce
Chairman: Hi Gary, just got back in heere.
Gary_Gray:: I would like to take this time, to wish everyone a Very Special Holiday Season, and a Merry Christmas
Dano: same to you, thanks
Chairman: Merry Christmas to you and yours also
Ristorapper: Back at you
Terroreyes: You too
mr.Biggs: Hey whats up Gary doing some hard water fishing soon?
Satch_MN: Gary, How did that Triton work for ya?
Xtra12: Happy Holidays
Gary_Gray:: won't be long
Gary_Gray:: it's below zero here now
Chairman: I am going south!
Ristorapper: making ice like crazy
Gary_Gray:: how's that Striper Fishing going Bruce?
Chairman: Gary, when it the sturgeon season.
Chairman: The stripers are great. heading for NC the end of Jan
Gary_Gray:: Sturgoen season is in Feb, should have ice
Chairman: Ok, maybe I will get out and sit in a shanty with you one day
Gary_Gray:: Triton worked Great, nice ride
Dano: how is your sturgeon population holding up?
Ristorapper: how big a sturgeons we talking?
Gary_Gray:: your always welcome Bruce
Chairman: I see that several anglers are changing boats and or motors again.
Gary_Gray:: best for me, 138
Chairman: You going to fish the RCL this year?
chatman:: could you run down your sponsors for us, Gary?
Gary_Gray:: lot's of changing going on, it's fun to see who is going to be where
WarrenMN: Hi FM
Fishnmagician: hello all
Gary_Gray:: Off Shore, Mercury, Triton, Motor Guide, Quantum, Pepsi, Renosky, and Lowrance
Chairman: That new 104 is something
Satch_MN: Gary, out of the PWT schedule which tourny would be the best this year?
Gary_Gray:: that big screen, it's what I need, just so I can see
Chairman: I know that feeling!
Gary_Gray:: Saginaw, Mobridge
ffishman: so whats going on
Chairman: Saginaw is getting tough with the loss of the shad
Gary_Gray:: the only reason I said those 2, is, I have not fished the rest
jaubreaker: so gary how do you like that new pro kicker fom merc?
Gary_Gray:: Bruce, why not tell us a little about your new release board?
Ristorapper: Did you run the new Verado this year and if so your comments on it
Gary_Gray:: The pro-kicker, is what we finally needed, they listened
Gary_Gray:: will be running a 15hp pro kicker this ye, for test
Fishnmagician: good evening GJ
Grape_Juice: HI FM
Xtra12: New Board ?
chatman:: LOL yea this new chat page is a little different
Chairman: I haven't been on in a while as you can tell !
ffishman: Gary, if you are fishing a fairly clear water lake, in June, in depths of around 12 to 18 feet, do you think you would be better off finding walleyes in an inside turn or an outside turn?
Gary_Gray:: no, not this yr, but I will in 2005. I have run it before, and it is nice
mr.Biggs: it's great easy and fast
Fishnmagician: someday is finely here LOL
Gary_Gray:: what do you mean by inside or outside turn
ffishman: inside, a inverted U an outside the other side of it
Chairman: bottom fish or suspended?
Gary_Gray:: don't feel bad Bruce, I'm trying to function with new pc tonight also, and new chat site
ffishman: or inside, the inside of a U
ffishman: bottom fish
Gary_Gray:: outside turn, as the fish will spook less
WarrenMN: Just don't click the last icon next to ?
Chairman: I learned that already Warren ha ha... thanks.
Chairman: where did the old private thingy go?
WarrenMN: Double click on the name
WarrenMN: on the right in the box
Grape_Juice > Fishnmagician: trip down here was great partly sunny all the way
Gary_Gray:: this is a lot different than before
Satch_MN: Gary, at what temp or time do sheepshead spawn and get big enough for walleye to feed on?
ffishman: Do you ever use live bait
WarrenMN: good thing they got rid of the sound effects
chatman:: yea i made scott axe the sounds crap lol
WarrenMN: That is you Perch?
chatman:: sure is
WarrenMN: get my email
Gary_Gray:: they spawn usually in mid-june, and are big enough for forage around 1st week of kuly through nov
chatman:: gotta use chatman: to have admin rights
chatman:: no email latley
Gary_Gray:: temp 72-75
Gary_Gray:: sure, some tournaments are strickly live bait
Gary_Gray:: have I missed anyone
ffishman: what do you prefer, crawlers or minnows
Gary_Gray:: depends on the time of the year.
Chairman: Were there any suspended fish at bull shoals Gary or just on points like most reservoirs?
Gary_Gray:: Bruce, I did not make the Bull shoals event
Satch_MN: Gary, do where do sheepshead spawn? Reason for these questions is where I fish alot they feed on sheepshead alot. I just want to get some pattern.
jaubreaker: getting back to that pro kicker, did you use one this year?
Gary_Gray:: by june, crawlers come into play. I judge it, by when bait is available naturally, that is when fish start to feed on that particular food source
ffishman: Thank you, very good point
Gary_Gray:: Sheephead, unlike other fish that puddle to spawn, they spawn in open water suspended
Gary_Gray:: they gather in large schools, and spawn
Chairman: just a big orgy eh gary....
Gary_Gray:: you bet
WarrenMN: Whats your opinion on scents
Gary_Gray:: I have caught many walleyes on Bago, trolling with Off Shore Boards, putting my baits, just under the spawning sheephead
chatman:: hi Dan
Gary_Gray:: I have not been a big user of scents, not to say they don't work, just haven't used them alot
Ristorapper: pitching jigs vs vertical jigging with minnows; do you hook minnow the same on jig
Dan(MI): Hello all
Chairman: Going to the NPAA meeting Gary?
Eyebanger(Oh): GJ ? You in S>C>?
Grape_Juice: Yes I am EB
Gary_Gray:: yes, through mouth, and back up though top of head
Gary_Gray:: I will be there, it will just be touch and go with Dana due
Chairman: I will be in on the 6th.
WarrenMN: Do you use one style jig or do you use different
Gary_Gray:: I will be at home, only 15 miles away
Chairman: I have hooked minnows through the head and out the bottom, they seem to stay on the jig better
Gary_Gray:: I use strickly one kind, ball jig
WarrenMN: Oh, whats the difference in the pro kicker and a regular 15
Ristorapper: I've heard that works better pitching they stay on longer Bruce
WarrenMN: sorry for jumping around
Chairman: I will have a few prototype night lights at the NPAA meeting.
Gary_Gray:: the Pro kicker, has power trimm, has a self righting straps, and has elec start. it is also lighter by 18lbs
WarrenMN: Is it geared any different
Billy(MB): hello all
Ristorapper: Hi Billy
Xtra12: new board lights?
Gary_Gray:: I had a 9.9 last yr, and it had the bigfoot gearcase, and I believe the 15 will have the same. I will know more after the holidays
Chairman: yeah. the blinking ones are on the way out
chatman:: i have a 15 with the bigfoot gearcase, its a 2000 though, nice motor
Chairman: I finally have DSL here in the MI woods!
WarrenMN: Nice isn;t it
ffishman: What is your preference for gps
Chairman: oh yeah
Gary_Gray:: Tonight, lets all take a minute, to say a prayer for those young Men and Women, in the Armed forces, who give up so much for our Freedom. Gilligan, I hope your son is doing well
chatman:: bruce do you still have the same email addy?
Satch_MN: amen to that Gary!
chatman:: yes great thought Gary
Ristorapper: tonight and every night Gary!!
Chairman: Yes I have Gary.
Gilligan: THANK you Gary, he has 24 more days!
Chairman: New home number though, you can get it at the NPAA.NET website
WarrenMN: Your gonna have to bug Doc to show you the set up BD
Xtra12: When do you think the new lights will be out
chatman:: ok thanks Bruce
Chairman: They are an '06 product, but will be available in the spring of '05 I hope LOL
Gary_Gray:: What's the biggest Striper so far, Bruce
Ristorapper > Eyesrfn: something new yea
Chairman: 36.38 Lake Lanier GA
Xtra12: Sounds good cant find anything I like out there
WarrenMN: uf da
Gary_Gray:: now, that's a fish
ffishman: Which brand of locator do you favor
ffishman: Which brand of gps do you prefer
Chairman: about 99% of the striper guys use lowrance too
chatman:: ;) :0)
ffishman: are they a sponser
Gilligan: Gary...what is new for you for 05? Any new sponsors?
Gary_Gray:: yes, but if they were not, I would still own a Lowrance
Gary_Gray:: will know more after 15 Jan, Gilligan
Gilligan: Hoped the PWT would have returned to NY in '05, hope you get back for '06
Gary_Gray:: I look forward anytime, for the chance to fish with you Gilligan
Gary, I get asked alot about board rods. I am not fussy about what I use, what is your preferrence?
WarrenMN: You think having the RCL and the PWT at Bull shoals will have any effect on each other
Gary_Gray:: Fred, helped me out at Dunkirk,
Gilligan: Me too...especially now that you have a full windshield lol
Ristorapper > Eyesrfn: firstname.lastname@example.org here ok will do
Gary_Gray:: I think the more the merry'er, that's what will make them both step up to plate
Satch_MN: hello juls
Chairman: I was down there to Ranger in Nov. the locals liked the Walleye guys.
Eyebanger(Oh): HI Juls
chatman:: you have snow yet, Juls?
WarrenMN: I was thinking it might be good
Gary_Gray:: now that I have had a full windshield, I got spoiled, will never be without one again
Juls_OH: Getting it now
Chairman: April down there is going to be tough
Gary_Gray:: hi juls
chatman:: still waiting in motown
Ristorapper: good for the co-angler/am Gary too!!
Chairman: Nice here up north Juls LOL
WarrenMN: Gary, you and Samson are starting to sound alike
Satch_MN: explain chairman
Ristorapper: Funny how i can remember exactly who had a single console in all the Championship events I rode with!!
Gary_Gray:: never been there, but I'm sure april will be a everyone in the same area spot fishing
chatman:: hi Rick
Chairman: Not snowing here on Sag Bay. we have about 8" on the ground though
Gary_Gray:: hi Rick
Eyebanger(Oh): Yo Foots
Chairman: hey, the Boss is back! hi Rick
Bigfoot: Hi Gary
WarrenMN: Chair, have to tell you some time about talking to the Missouri and Ark fish and game guys
Bigfoot: I check in and Juls was logged
Bigfoot: you can tell me Warren
20:50:07 Chairman > WarrenMN: wow separate windows for private now eh? cool
Bigfoot: Ready for the year Gary
Gary_Gray:: have I missed anyone's question????
Ristorapper: Giving any seminars Gary?
Gary_Gray:: getting there
Chairman: PB rods Gary?
Gary_Gray:: a couple of clubs, maybe some shows
Bigfoot: PB ?
Satch_MN: planer board
Gary_Gray:: which one Bruce
Chairman: Planer board rod preference for gary from earlier
Gary_Gray:: Quantum has a new 8 1/2 fter, specifically for Planner boards
Gary_Gray:: I used them last year, great action, and they are telescopic
Satch_MN: how $$
Gary_Gray:: they sell for around 50.00
Chairman: Thats good, hard to fit a 8 1\2 in my rod locker
Gary_Gray:: they collapse to about 7'
Satch_MN: have good eye's on the rod?
Chairman: That is a length I can handle.
Gary_Gray:: they have titanium guides
Satch_MN: 10 or so eyes
Gary_Gray:: I got kids chasing one down, so I can get you model #
WarrenMN: Chat, you still have that ID tracer for here don't you
Gary_Gray:: Quantum, Affinity IM7, AFC80 AND IT IS A 8 FTER
Ristorapper: collapses to 7' makes sense my 8 1/2 collapse to 7 1/2
Satch_MN: Must work good coming out of the rod holders then
Chairman: I played with new rod holders this year. Called Driftmaster. nice to get rods out and they are strong
chatman:: yea those driftmasters are great
Gary_Gray:: easy to handle, and work a fish with. I just did not catch a lot of big fish last yr
WarrenMN: Where do they telescope at
WarrenMN: middle, base?
Ristorapper: usually right above the handle W
Gary_Gray:: forward of the reel
chatman:: well looks like our hour is about up
Satch_MN: thanks Gary for the input
Grape_Juice: hey skippy
Eyebanger(Oh): Thanks Gary
chatman:: really appreciate Gary taking the time to visit with us
Ristorapper: Thanks Gary
chatman:: and all he went through today just to get online
Gary_Gray:: I wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas, and a Special Holiday season
Ristorapper: best wishes on the tour this season
Grape_Juice: Thanks Gary for the info Merry Xmas and good luck in 2005
Eyebanger(Oh): Want some snow Skip?
Gilligan: Take care Gary will be watchin for ya on top of the leaderboard
WarrenMN: thanks for the info Gary
Gary_Gray:: Thanks Gilligan, and hope your son is doing fine
Gary_Gray:: Thank you's for having me
chatman:: yes Fred, your son will be in our thoughts
chatman:: no prob freely
Chairman: See you soon Gary, Merry Christmas
Gilligan: Thanks guys! We will be holding Christmas late this season!
chatman:: have a great holiday everyone, I gotta go fill some
stockings ho ho ho
WarrenMN: Chair, I think the one guy's name down there was AJ Pratt
Gary_Gray:: Once I get up and running with new PC, I will be here more often
WarrenMN: you'll like the new computer
WarrenMN: Some one you know making it for you?
Gary_Gray:: Advent Computers
WarrenMN: Oh, I meant a friend or family
skipjack: no ice here
WarrenMN: how much memory
Eyebanger(Oh): No Ice here yet
Ristorapper: got plenty of ice here but I'm not that crazy to go out yet
Gary_Gray:: Well, Grandkids are here for their christmas, so I have to go, to All, good night
Ristorapper: take care GG\
Gary_Gray: Logs Out