Chatman: lets kick it off with a warm welcome for Ted Takasaki!!
Chatman: Hi WA
oldbuckbub: bx you got the capt with a
WarrenMN: clap clap clap
Fishnmagician: CLAO CLAP CLAP
Bx2(IL): Yaaaaaah. Hi Ted!!!!
Albe: Clap Clap Clap
dincler: clap clap
rangerguy: clap clap clap
eyeman_1: wish you would have made the O'Hare show last week.... it could use the help.... we missed you Ted...clap ......
Bx2(IL): Whistle whistle
Ted: Thank you
Chatman: Ted what ya got for us this season?
Ted: Lot's of new news
Chatman: i bet start anyplace
Ted: Munchies Thumpin' Ringworms for new product
Ted: Designed specifically for walleye guys
Ted: New Red Devil Spinners
Bx2(IL): What are they?
Ted: Soft Plastic ringworms
Ted: I'd like to invite everyone to this year's Walleye Masters Institute as well
Bx2(IL): Who makes them?
Satch_MN: ted, It was a good idea to have something closer to the west for the Walley Masters Institue in sioux falls. now some people don't have to drive 8+ hrs.
Ted: That was the idea
Setter: Ted,are they a good learning tool,the schools?
Ted: The registration is good for Chicago, but slow for Sioux Falls
Satch_MN: ted, is there still opening for sioux falls?
Ted: The schools are a great learning experience
Ted: Lots of opening for SF
Setter: I plan on making the Sioux Falls school,you'll be there right?
champ: ted are you doing sheboygan gander seminar
Ted: I will be at both schools
Ted: I won't be at Sheboygan this year
Setter: What will you cover Ted?
champ: that sucks
Ted: We're still working on the schedule
Ted: Different topics at both schools
dincler: Ted where do I get info on this school
Ted: It's too hard to get to Sheboygan right after the Institute in Chicago
Ted: Look on the front main page of walleye central
Setter: Ted,do you know Eric Naig?
Ted: I know Eric very well
champ: I do the Daves Lure booth and usualy waych your seminar
Setter: He is a great person,i'm from his area
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Ted: I agree, Eric is a class guy
Ted: Thank you for watching the seminars
champ: Ted this is Russell Gahagan you remember me from mwc i fish with dad George
Setter: He stays busy with Purefishing
Ted: Hello Russell
champ: how have you been
Albe: Here is link to Institute
Chatman: thanks Albe
Ted: Way too busy, but I love what I do
champ: so do i
Ted: Thank you albe for the link
wallguy: ted how many tournys do you fish a year about?
Ted: Well this year I'll be fishing fewer than normal
Ted: 5 to 8 tournaments a year
Setter: Still do the PWT?
Ted: Well, tonight I'll announce that I'll be fishing FLW Walleye Tour
Setter: Is that the old RCL?
Ted: No PWT this year
Ted: That is the old RCL
Setter: I wish you the best of luck!!
Ted: You're all the first to know
Satch_MN: i will be fishing all four as a co-angler. see ya on the tour ted!
champ: Ted let me know if you need something for Green Bay
Ted: It was just a question of 4 tournament vs. 6
wallguy: excellant stops on that flw tour
Ted: Introduce yourself to me
Setter: You get to fish Devils this year,I just got back from there Sat
Ted: I can always use a good tip or two
Ted: Devil's lake is an awesome fishery
champ: get your spinners ready
Setter: Huge,isn't it?
Ted: I love spinners
Ted: They're all big lake spots
champ: what are your favorite blades
Ted: Hatchet and colorado
Setter: What # test do you use on your spinners Ted?
Ted: 12 or 14 pound test magnathin
Chatman: yes tell us about some of your favorite blade techniques
champ: big blades at green bay ted
Ted: Yipper I agree
Ted: change speed
Bx2(IL): I'll be fishing for walleyes in Rainy Lake for the first time 3rd week in August. What is the best method there for that time of year?
Ted: fish the main lake humps - jig and minnow
Ted: Lindy rigs too
Bx2(IL): OK. I'll do just that. Thanks.
Ted: look for fish on your electronics
champ: ted you have any tips for spring valley on march
Ted: most of them will be eyes'
Ted: spring valley in march is excellent
Ted: as long as there's good visibility
Ted: max gap jig/minnow or plastic grub
Setter: Teb,will you have some of your tapes at Sioux Falls,are they in DVD?
Ted: vertical jig flats
eyeman_1: how about bull shoals..... my did just moved there a few years ago....lives off howard creek arm...tough fishery
champ: up or doown
Ted: I'll have a brand new DVD available in 3 weeks
Setter: On what please?
Ted: Bull shoals has a ton of walleyes in it
Ted: The DVD will be on shallow water eyes and structure fish
eyeman_1: hes just begun to get into a few
Ted: Rivers will be covered in depth as well
oldbuckbub: tell more about the ringworm and how and when you use in w erie
Ted: every where I marked fish in 25 to 35 feet, the Aqua Vu showed walleyes
Albe: Why can't I get 2004 PWT from Video Club. They said it is discontinued and cannot get any more
Satch_MN: what would be a good rod setup for 3 way's?
Ted: The Thumpin' Ringworm works great on the Detroit River
dincler: Ted Fishing LCumberland,KY How do I start out?
Ted: The 2004 PWT isn't out yet as far as I know
Ted: Haven't been to cumberland yet, but I would guess spinners/bottom bouncers on the points
Setter: Teb,were you just up in Ontario ice fishing with Pete M??
Ted: yes...I was with Pete. 20 degrees below zero no wind chill
eyeman_1: we connected about the same depths but also deeper in August off the Dam face using riggers and spinners
Ted: hi juls
Setter: Hi Juls,Ryan Hale here
Albe: Hi Juls
Chatman: HI Juls
Juls_OH: Hi ya Ted!! Sorry I'm late....
Ted: Juls, you missed my big announcement
Chatman: ohh no yellow lol
Chatman: hard to read
eyeman_1: i'm blind
Juls_OH: Hi All
Juls_OH: sorry about that
WarrenMN: ah, much better
paulsbox: Ted, What sonar do you recommend?
Ted: You guys are pretty sophisticated with all the color
Ted: Most of the depth finders today are good.
rangerguy: What low profile reel would recomend for bottom bouncin?
Ted: The key is to find one in your price range that has sufficient top to bottom pixels
Ted: I run Bottomline and it's done well for me over the year
Ted: The Pflueger Trion has been indestructible for me
Ted: The new President is smooth as silk
eyeman_1: does it have a flippin switch
Ted: Right and left hand reel is a great feature of the President
Satch_MN: what did you get for mph out of that ranger with the verado?
Ted: Does not have a flippin switch...I've been talking them about adding it
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Ted: Trions had one and then took it off.
eyeman_1: that would make it real interesting then
Ted: 621 with Verado
Ted: 61mph by myself half tank gas
Ted: 57 mph 2 people half tank
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Ted: 54 mph 2 peopl full tank tournament loaded full live well
Ted: It's an awesome machine!
Ted: So quiet you can't tell its running
Bx2(IL): Wow. Talk about power trolling. LOL
Ted: digital shift is more important than people think
Chatman: how does that work
Ted: it's quieter than a kicker
Ted: digital shift is smooth and easy to use...no cables to bind
Chatman: oh so it shifts by wire
Ted: its a wire that tells the motor to shift..it's like playing a video game
Chatman: yea i get it
Ted: no moving parts
Bx2(IL): Can't hear it at all when you're going faster than sound. LOL
rangerguy: I was led to believe the fuel economy on the Verados is not up to expectations-comments?
WarrenMN: Is that part of the 2000 NMEA or a Merc thing
Ted: my experience with the Verado was no worse or better than my optimax
Ted: optimax was lots better than efi
Ted: Digital shift is just a great feature
Juls_OH: Ted, are you fishing all 6 PWT's this year? Sorry if someone asked this already....
dincler: Do know if they are going to make it in the135HP 150 ?
Ted: that was my announcement
Chatman: we forgive you LOL
Ted: I'm joining you on the FLW
Ted: it will be available down to 135 soon
Juls_OH: TOO COOL!!!!!!!!! Glad to hear that!!!!!!!
Ted: I'm excited
Juls_OH: You will enjoy the experience...;-)
Ted: Television coverage was the key
Juls_OH: Rick says he's looking forward to bumping heads with you again...lol
Ted: change in format was important as well
Juls_OH: I agree
Juls_OH: I like the new format a lot
Ted: Tell Rick hi and I'm looking forward to seeing you guys this year
Setter: format change?
Juls_OH: will do
Ted: 3 days then cut
eyeman_1: That is cool... I'll get to see both of you at the final weigh in on Erie....we arrive that Sat
Ted: total all 4 days weight
Setter: How many to day 4?
Juls_OH: whoops..sorry, this is your chat...lol
Ted: that's okay
Setter: Does the FWL fill at 200 teams?
Ted: i believe it will be limited to 150
Juls_OH: 150 tops
WarrenMN: How will the amatuers fit in
Juls_OH: stand alone championship is a winner too
Ted: pro am just like PWT
Juls_OH: same as always warren....
WarrenMN: final day
Ted: no doubt the reduced field championship was important as well
Setter: So the am's will get 3 days right?
Ted: I wish there was the same cash though
Juls_OH: only during regular season tournaments....at the championship they go only to day three
Juls_OH: you will get 70 for first with your ranger ted....;-) not too shabby
butch: sorry but i just came in and am wonder what tournament your talking about
Ted: no doubt
Juls_OH: FLW Walleye Tour
Albe: Do you use any segmented leadcore for trolling. What length for 35'?
Ted: I'll miss the PWT...it's a first class circuit
Ted: 3 colors segmented will work as long as you go slow
butch: Is this ted t.
35 feet probably an additional 100 feet
butch: your not going to fish the pwt anylonger
Grape_Juice: Hi FM
Bx2(IL): Hi GJ
Ted: I always reserve the option to go back
butch: of course
Ted: I've talked to Charlie Moore at PWT and left on good terms
Bx2(IL): Don't burn your bridges.
Ted: As long as they'll take me back
butch: I dont think that anybody of you stature to walleye fishing could leave in anything but good terms
Juls_OH: you sure are bringing in a good crowd tonight Ted....been a long time since the chat was this full...lol
Ted: I really pondered over this decision
oldbuckbub: but why more $$$$$$$
Ted: dollars aren't always the key to making decisions
oldbuckbub: no but it helps lol
Setter: Ten,who is the best stick you've fished with,a mentor?
Ted: Good question....probably Spence Petros
Bx2(IL): Hi Eye
Eyebanger(Oh): Hi room
WarrenMN: Hi EB
intresting: Ted If a guy wish to get to point to get on Little lindy Joe pro staff what do you look for in qualifications
Setter: Never heard of Spence
Juls_OH: Ted, what new Lindy products have come out for 2005 that you are excited about?
Ted: Spence was an editor with Fishing Facts
Ted: Pro staff is tough
Chatman: what is Spence up to these day
Ted: You'd need to rise above the crowd
Ted: I get resumes and requests everyday
Ted: Munchies Thumpin' Grubs and Ringworms
Ted: I shot 2 awesome shows on the Mississippi
Ted: River this past fall only using plastics
Setter: What pool?
Ted: Grubs and ringworms
Ted: Below redwing
WarrenMN: Ted, one of the guys that comes on here, Swede (real Swede) was talking about MORMUSKAS OR THE MICRO-SIZED BALANCED JIGS
Juls_OH: when can we expect to see the show? And, what channel will it be broadcast on?
WarrenMN: Is there an equal here
Chatman: I use those
Ted: The closest Lindy has is the Genz Bug
WarrenMN: Swede showed a nice Swedish sight on those
Ted: Gillespies show already aired
Ted: Winkelman will be on feb/march
Juls_OH: HOLY COW!!! hehehe just kidding...;-) sorry I missed it
Satch_MN: I have learned some good fishing tips from your web site. Good info.
Juls_OH: ok, I'll watch for Babe's show
Ted: OLN with winkelman good fishing
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Ted: I always try to give everything I know
Ted: The genz bug is an awesome ice fishing jig
Bx2(IL): What's your web address?
Bx2(IL): Thanks. I'll check it out.
Setter: Ted,do you make the No Snagg sinkers in a 3 or 4oz size?
Ted: my personal site is www.walleyecentral.com/takasaki
Ted: no NOSNAGG's in 3 or 4 oz.
Bx2(IL): I'll check that out too.
Ted: 1 oz is the largest
Juls_OH: Ted, are you going to have a booth at the Indianapolis boat/sport/travel show? Rick and I will be there on the 25th and 26th of Feb., so I thought it would be fun to drop in if you did have one
Ted: Nothing at Indianapolis Lindy doesn't do many consumer shows
Juls_OH: thats what I thought....had to ask though...;-)
WarrenMN: Ted, you in northern Minnesota
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Ted: I live in Brainerd
WarrenMN: thought, how did you do
Ted: 2 hours north of the twin cities
WarrenMN: last week
WarrenMN: Forest Lake here
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butch: has it been cold enough for you ted
Ted: 38 below zero no windchill
Setter: Ted,Juls,wish you the best of luck on the FLW this year.I sure would like to fish an event someday.
Ted: car exhaust doesn't rise at 38 below
Juls_OH: thanks setter
WarrenMN: little more and the propane don't work
Ted: Juls I thought you fished them
butch: the boat dosnt float to well either
Setter: On Devils last week Ted,we had a heck of a time just getting the propane to burn!!!
WarrenMN: -45 propane stops boiling
WarrenMN: it stays a liquid
Ted: sorry..I looked at setters remark
Juls_OH: lol....i see
Chatman: shoot its 20 in Detroit and everyone whines LOL
Chatman: not 20 below either
Juls_OH: we had a heat wave today....32 felt good
Ted: my fingers are typing faster that i can think
Chatman: did you have snow Juls?
Setter: Take care everyone,again good luck
Juls_OH: couple of inches....
butch: will you be fishing anything other than the FLW ted
Chatman: yea us too no biggie
Ted: not this year...maybe a musky tournament
WarrenMN: Lot of people cutting back this year?
Ted: I dont' think so...I've just got too many irons in the fire right now
WarrenMN: Doc is saying he's going too
butch: I saw you a couple times last year once at spring valley and then i talked to you briefly at Bay De Noc
Satch_MN: good luck to you ted and juls see ya on the tour. night all!
arlen_mitchel: ted my son was with u on the 53.2 day ill never forget the phone call that nite mitch
Juls_OH: night Satch
butch: My brother fished with you at Sault St. Marie a few years ago
Ted: jan was a great partner a day i'll never forget
Ted: Sault st. marie was tough for me
intresting: Good Luck see you in FLW this year TED night Butch see you next week
butch: The day you fished with i think you had boat problems
Juls_OH: that was a day a lot of us won't forget! It was an awesome basket....we all wish and fish for days like that...;-)
Ted: That's hard to believe cuz i runa ranger
butch: ok motor probems
Ted: I honestly haven't had any breakdowns (knock on wood)
Ted: I'll never blame poor performance on equipment
butch: thats good
Ted: You have to have close and far spots
Juls_OH: Are you going to fish any team tournaments with your daughter in the future, or does she just like to go fun fishing with papa?
Ted: She would like to fish a tournament or two
butch: i fished the MWC last year we had 2nd place at the end of day one
Juls_OH: that's great!
Albe: IE crashed. Going to try Foxfire now for the rest of the chat.
butch: That would be great to see your daughter carry on a family tradition in tournamnet fishing
WarrenMN: later folks.
Ted: She likes fishing, but loves horses
Juls_OH: Yeah! I would like to see more women doing this
Ted: good night
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Juls_OH: nite warren
Bx2(IL): Bye Warren
Juls_OH: ohhhhhhhhh she sounds just like me! I love horses too!
Bx2(IL): It would be good to have more women pros.
Mahumba: Made it back! Whew!
Ted: i didn't know that
Ted: she likes arabians
Ted: I agree on the women pros...we need more like juls
Juls_OH: when I was little i wanted to raise horses when I grew up, but then reality hit me and I found out I had to have money to do that...hahahah
Ted: yup i agree...they eat alot
butch: but you dont need money to fish?
Juls_OH: priorities my friend....lol
butch: thats right
butch: thats been my biggest hurdel for tournament fishing is the funding
Bx2(IL): You could fish from your horse!
Mahumba: Chatman, Will this chat be copied somewhere so i can read it from the start?
Juls_OH: if you thought fishing was expensive....try raising horses!
Ted: Juls is right
Juls_OH: I could Bx2....in a wading river...lol
Juls_OH: do you have horses Ted?
Bx2(IL): I almost bought a couple, then I figured out the $$$ part. So I bought a boat instead.
butch: well im going to continue to try and grow my tournament fishing for now
Ted: Kristi goes over to her FFA advisor's farm
Juls_OH: good for her....keep it up
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Ted: tournament funds need to be built up slowly at your own pace
Ted: should never fish to make enough money to get home
butch: for now i plan to fish smaller tournaments and hopefully buy the time my kids reach high school i can get into it full bore
arlen_mitchel: are u booked up on prefish at cumberland
Ted: that's the way
Ted: i won't be at cumberland
Ted: how's it going arlen
Ted: I'll be at the FLW this year
Juls_OH: he will be at Bull Shoals
Chatman: well gang that was a quick hour
butch: Have you ben spending any time on the ice ted
Juls_OH: wow...its gone already? that was fast
Ted: lots of fun lof
arlen_mitchel: very good heading to sanibel is in 3 weeks going to try for some reds
Juls_OH: I've got to run....
Ted: forgive my internet ignorance, but what is lol
Mahumba: Darn......Will it be copied somewhere, Chatman?
Chatman: yes Roger
butch: laugh out loud
Juls_OH: Rick's on the phone and the new puppy has to go out....now!
Ted: reds are awesome
Ted: that's what i thought
Ted: dont' eat any yellow snow
Juls_OH: Ted, good luck this year, and again...it will be great to see you on the tour! See you soon!
Chatman: I just want to thank Ted for spending the hour with us
Ted: see ya and good night
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Ted: foods waiting at the table
butch: good night ted and juleas
Xtra12: Thanks Ted
Mahumba: lol? I thought it was the sound that someone makes when their tongue is hanging out of the side of their mouth!
Bx2(IL): Thanks for the tips Ted. Have a peaceful night
Ted: thank you!
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