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pauleye: waiting for the ice to get out of the detriot river i am crying over here
WildWomanMI: Hey Tommy
chatman: there he is
chatman: hi T
Dakangler: hi t
Dan(oh): hello Tommy
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chatman: lets get started
Tommy_Skarlis: Hi Walleye Maniacs
FreeByrd: Hi Tommy
pauleye: hey ts
chatman: everyone please welcome Tommy Skarlis!
WildWomanMI: Tommy. explain your success on Little Bay de Noc in the PWT last year. You had a couple of great days........
chatman: im on a laptop with a teeny keyboard and fat fingets lol
Tommy_Skarlis: Well - I started trolling spinners with Off shore Snap weights on whaleback shoals
Tommy_Skarlis: There were schools of baitfish the first two days that were so big - I thought that the boat was going to get hung up on them
WildWomanMI: Are you talking alewife as baitfish?
Tommy_Skarlis: I believe so - they just marked as big balls so I asume they were
WildWomanMI: How deep were they? How fast were you going?
Tommy_Skarlis: I had a skinny 25 a fat 28 and an incredible 22 and 15/16ths
chatman: tommy who are your sponsors this year
Tommy_Skarlis: I was fishing 50/50 with 1.5 and 2 oz and going 1.2mph
WildWomanMI: Thanks..... BTW your little buddy Adam says HI!!!!
Tommy_Skarlis: Sponsors are: Coleman, Lindy, Ranger, Evinrude, Daves KA-BOOM,
Tommy_Skarlis: Minn Kota, Lowrance, Berkley, Abu Garcia
Tommy_Skarlis: Fenwick, Optima Batteries, Gemini Sport Marketing
Dan(oh): when is Daves coming out with the full size deep diver
Tommy_Skarlis: Have not talked about a full size yet - but the KA-BOOM shiner will dive to 18 feet
chatman: hi dave long time
chatman: thats an impressive list tommy
eyebuster: hi folks, it has been along time
Tommy_Skarlis: I am forgetting a few
WildWomanMI: What tournament organizations are you fishing this year?
Tommy_Skarlis: The rest are on the NPAA Website
WildWomanMI: PWT MWC....
chatman: hi jim
Tommy_Skarlis: I will be fishing the PWT, the FLW one MWC (SV just got done with) and an Everstart Bass event in Lacrosse
Dan(oh): Hi Jim
ETT: hi all
WildWomanMI: Thanks for the update. time to do my radio show.... nice chat folks cya on the water and tight lines. Doni-Mae
chatman: by ww
Tommy_Skarlis: Bye Doni MAe - tell Adam and the rest hi
WildWomanMI: I will buddy
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Tommy_Skarlis: Doni Mae is so awesome
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chatman: who is that?
Tommy_Skarlis: She is a press agent from the UP
chatman: i see
Driftr: howdy folks
Tommy_Skarlis: She runs her own paper - helped me to become somewhat famous up there
chatman: the up is a great place
Tommy_Skarlis: might be the only place
Driftr: hi Tommy
chatman: hi jim
Tommy_Skarlis: hi driftr
chatman: lol yea
Gale_Johnson: tell us about the kaboom's, the deep shiner will dive 15+, what do you like about them
Tommy_Skarlis: I like the fact that they have a wider tail and will dive deeper than most stick baits
Tommy_Skarlis: that is the reason that the crankbaits that dave fritz designs are so hot
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Tommy_Skarlis: plus - they have so many custom colors - I can get my "crank bait fix" LOl
pauleye: what do you think about the goby colors
Tommy_Skarlis: I like em alot - I do not think that as fisherman that we use nuetral colors enough
Gale_Johnson: how deep do the shiner's, deep shiner's dive
Tommy_Skarlis: I also like the Ruby Reds - Red bills and red hools
panfish: Tommy do you use a snap or tie direct to your line when pulling cranks?
chatman: thats interesting about the neutral colors
Tommy_Skarlis: they will get up to 18 feet deep - more with fireline
Tommy_Skarlis: I use the smallest Cross Lok that Berkley makes
Tommy_Skarlis: Yeah - nuetral - most guys never fish with a brown jig or crank
Tommy_Skarlis: I've made a lot of money with nuetrals like brown, black and white
Kevinkej: Tom are you fishing Bull Shols FLW
chatman: one hot bait on the det river is a brown rubber worm
Tommy_Skarlis: Oh yeah
pauleye: brown jig and brown worm always on the detroit rver
Tommy_Skarlis: on both the rubber worm and BS
Tommy_Skarlis: I will be fishing Bull Shoals FLW I mean - not BS literally
chatman: hi albe
Kevinkej: You might want to get a hold of me
Albe: good evening guys
Tommy_Skarlis: Ok - whats your email?
Tommy_Skarlis: Hy Albe
FreeByrd: makes sense - closer in color to what they normally eat than the reaction colors
Kevinkej: Same as name Aol
Tommy_Skarlis: Exactly - match the hatch
chatman > eyebuster: whats up man
Tommy_Skarlis: Unless we are on your home waters FreeByrd - then you throw lodgic out the window and put on the wildest stuff you own! LOl
Kevinkej: You know me we fished red wing together....I caught the last fish of the day.. remember
FreeByrd: those browns and blacks and whites just aren't as good as "catching fishermen" in the bait stores - and they are the ones with the money
Tommy_Skarlis: Well - you show me a walleye with a wallet and we'll all be out of work
ETT: No Tommy...the ugliest one you own
Tommy_Skarlis: I was trying to be polite to the big pond
Tommy_Skarlis: besides - all of my cranks are beautiful
Tommy_Skarlis: touch em and I'll kill ya
Tommy_Skarlis: just kidding
Dakangler: Tommy are you fishing mobridge's pwt this year and if so are you concerned about the low water for menuverablity
Tommy_Skarlis: No - not concerned - it will be what it will be
ETT: I've got a couple really beautiful ones, that are ugly as sin!!...Exactly
Gale_Johnson: i have excellent luck trolling crawdad colored shad raps, on mud-sand flats, found out by accident, got one in a lot of lures off ebay and tied it one day, out fished all other colors most of the summer, had to go buy more
FreeByrd: yeah - shhh Jim - I still remember that "beautiful" lure that took the 13+ with the picture that was on the outdoor display at the IX center...
Tommy_Skarlis: Thats what is nice about bait companies like Dave's and Reef Runner - they give us the choices we need to match the hatch or find something that is coooooollllll
Gale_Johnson: how many cranks do you have tommy
Kevinkej: Tom get a hold of me before BS
Tommy_Skarlis: Ok kevin
FreeByrd: Just a good thing that Frank K had nothing to do with "naming" that one - and it may have been ugly/beautiful enough to even stump him
Tommy_Skarlis: I have a handful
Tommy_Skarlis: not trying to be a smarty pants - a handful is slang for 5 thousand
Gale_Johnson: to many to count?
Tommy_Skarlis: Plus the wife may be watching
flemij1: Tom - what size cranks do use use most?
Tommy_Skarlis: she'd want to get that many pairs of shoes
Gale_Johnson: my wife is, that's why i was asking, make's me look better
champ: Hey Tommy its Russell Gahagan nice tourn at Spring Valley!!!
Gale_Johnson: i hear ya
Tommy_Skarlis: I use mostly medium size - Daves KA-BOOm Shiners and Reef Runner Deep Little Rippers
Tommy_Skarlis: Hey Russel
Tommy_Skarlis: Hi Mrs Johnson
champ: boy did the clam beds get packed
yukon_jack: im back folks
Tommy_Skarlis: yeah - it was crazy
chatman > Driftr: email to me if you wouldnt mind
yukon_jack: whoa good crowd
Tommy_Skarlis: Hi Yukon'
yukon_jack: how ya doin tom
Tommy_Skarlis: fair to midland
Gale_Johnson: how big of area are these clam bed's we hear about at sv
Tommy_Skarlis: Big news to annouce - I am moving to Iowa
Tommy_Skarlis: and no bullhead jokes
champ: Iowa? should be wisconsin tommy!
Tommy_Skarlis: WI is not big enough for Kolinski and I both
panfish: FYI Tommy the north grade at Spirit Lake should be starting soon for slimers!
bj: Wise move Tommy, we will be glad to have you back in Iowa.
Tommy_Skarlis: The clambeds are about the size of a football field
Gale_Johnson: bet they are packed
Tommy_Skarlis: Yeah - it would be fun to get over there and fish with Eric Naig
Tommy_Skarlis: Sometimes they are - sometimes they are not
champ: packed clam beds make tough for us trollers
panfish: I drive through Cylinder sometimes on my way to the lakes
Tommy_Skarlis: Yeah - but when in Rome
panfish: Where you moving to in Iowa?
Tommy_Skarlis: April - in fact my brother and Chad Kinkade will be doing the moving - I will be at a tournament
Tommy_Skarlis: Found the place in IA - made and offer - they accepted - then two days later the neighbor came over and asked me if I ever thought about selling the place
Tommy_Skarlis: Didnt even have to go through a realtor
ETT: You always so lucky??
JIM_C: good eve...
Tommy_Skarlis: Blessed maybe
Tommy_Skarlis: hi Jim
panfish: You need to come down and fish Brushy sometime with Eric...see if you fella's can figure out them eyes in that lake.
Tommy_Skarlis: Ok - tough walleye questions - whos got one
yukon_jack > Dakangler: Hey dak pardon my ignorance but who is tom s
Tommy_Skarlis: Brushy would be fun - so many lakes - so little time
JIM_C: Hi Skarlis
yukon_jack: where are walley on small lakes in spring and fall
Gale_Johnson: gulp nightcrawler's, gulp 3" minnow, what do you think, read that some people used them at sv, minnow's anyway
panfish: I tried to get Bernie to put Brushy on the GWNC as one of the lakes no luck yet
Tommy_Skarlis: Gulp! Grubs were working - chartruese and orange
Gale_Johnson: as good as jig n minnow
champ: Tommy have you fished Green Bay much?
Tommy_Skarlis: Spring and Fall - Shallow sand and gravel flats next to deep water
Tommy_Skarlis: They were tipping with minnow
Gale_Johnson: i see
Tommy_Skarlis: have fished GB a little
champ: Harness or cranks?
jabt: I have a 24 volt system for my trolling motor and completely forgot how to hook up the batteries for the spring outing coming up shortly can anyone help
FreeByrd > JIM_C: It's good to take at least one with you - sorta like BAIT
Tommy_Skarlis: That way if the minnow gets pulled off you still have the Gulp!
champ: any productive areas?
jabt: all right that helps a little...thanks
Tommy_Skarlis: Positve to Neg from battery to battery
Ojoe2: What color line would you recommend for trolling for walleye & does it depend on the water clarity?
Tommy_Skarlis: The humps up by Sturgeon - best to call Stroeshein
jabt: thanks again...seeya
Driftr: hi JC
Dan(oh): Hi there Johnnie
Tommy_Skarlis: I use the Moss Green Berkley XT ten and Berkley Sensation in 12 for regular
chatman: hi johnnie
Tommy_Skarlis: and Vanish Transition for clear
Johnnie_Candle: Hey all,what up Tommy?!?
Tommy_Skarlis: The Rent
chatman: blood pressure
Johnnie_Candle: Tel me about it, same with Gas prices.
yukon_jack: you ever ice fish tom
Tommy_Skarlis: Dont get us started
FreeByrd: beats walking or rowing JC
Tommy_Skarlis: I love to Ice Fish
FreeByrd: Consider yourselves lucky
FreeByrd: my gas tank is
FreeByrd: 210 gallons
Driftr: I can see us all in the future trolling from walleye sail boats
yukon_jack: how do find fish in winter ??
Tommy_Skarlis: I am trying to get out on Winny for some Perch
Satch_MN: are you sticking with the PWT this year skarlis?
Tommy_Skarlis: I cover a lot of water and use my electronics
Tommy_Skarlis: Oh yeah - Tenth year
yukon_jack > WarrenMN: hello warren
Satch_MN: no flw
Tommy_Skarlis: No reason to leave it yet
Tommy_Skarlis: Yes FLW too
ETT: What stop are you most looking forward to Tommy ??
Tommy_Skarlis: The next one LOL
Tommy_Skarlis: If I had to pick - I would say Erie or Bull Shoals
Tommy_Skarlis: But - I love em all
chatman: tommy give us brief rundown of how you use your electronics to scope out a new lake please
Tommy_Skarlis: Devils Lake will be fun too
JIM_C: Sounds tough right now down south...
Tommy_Skarlis: Well - with electronics
Tommy_Skarlis: I can cover water on the first day of practice and mark where the fish are
Tommy_Skarlis: Then make a list of places I want to fish and go back on day two etc
panfish: what do you us for a locator
Satch_MN: Do you any camera's for prefishing skarlis?
Tommy_Skarlis: I have been using them alot more lately - and I use Lowrance color sonar - it is telling me more than I ever thought possible
FreeByrd > JIM_C: OHHH - maybe glad I didn't call lately
JIM_C > FreeByrd: I'd give him mine but it's not rigged
Tommy_Skarlis: I do not use cameras that often - should start to use them more
Tommy_Skarlis: I use Lowrance 104C and this year will be using the 110's
Tommy_Skarlis: Hi crabby and Lee
WarrenMN > Dakangler: LOL
yukon_jack: how does one use a camera out of a boat ice fishing is common but out of a boat ??
panfish: how much power & pixels would you reccomend on fishing lake with a max depth of 30 feet
Tommy_Skarlis: You just throw it over the side - they come with a fin that allows them to look forward
Tommy_Skarlis: I would rec. using the most pixels and power you can afford
Gale_Johnson: thinking of buying some new planer board, what kind do you use and why
Tommy_Skarlis: I use OffShore's
Gale_Johnson: do they have better snaps
Tommy_Skarlis: OffShore made the first boards - they have supported the walleye angler from the beginning and they are in my opinion the best
panfish: do you use the tattle flags
Gale_Johnson: do the flags work or just bare
yukon_jack queries IP of WarrenMN
Tommy_Skarlis: They have the right snaps
Tommy_Skarlis: for every application'
WarrenMN queries IP of yukon_jack
arlen_mitchel: Tommy good luck in 05 season fishing as your day 2 amature in 2003 at escanaba was one of the best days of my life Arlen Mitchel
Tommy_Skarlis: I use tattle fladx a lot
Tommy_Skarlis: Thanks Arlen
oldbuckbub: hi all glad i stoped by
Tommy_Skarlis: Hi old buck
panfish: you ever have a problem with the flag staying upright in a heavy chop
Tommy_Skarlis: I almost won a tournament in 1998 with the flags
Tommy_Skarlis: Well - in heavy chop - you just have to "deal" with the rythum
Tommy_Skarlis: I was using OffShores with tattle flags in 04 LBD and took third
Satch_MN: Do you have any plugs painted special of you? How often do you prefer your own crafted colors?
Tommy_Skarlis: Panfish - in heavy chop - you might want to set them a little heavier
Tommy_Skarlis: I've had some friends give me their customs - I am working with Dave's right now on a few select colors - but nothing in stone
Driftr: hey banger
Tommy_Skarlis: Some times I doctor them up with Sharpie Markers
yukon_jack: hello eb
Gale_Johnson: there ya go, sharpie as a sponsor
Satch_MN: Do you go with bigger trebles often to change the action of the plugs and if so when?
Tommy_Skarlis: I'll take it
Gale_Johnson: just like nascar
eyebanger(OH): Hello all
Tommy_Skarlis: I play with them a little - was using bigger trebles in 03 when I won Dunkirk
Driftr: specially if they endorse a nice check with the Sharpie
panfish: I took a left and a right board and drilled a hole about 1/4 of a inch above the factory hole in the flag stem. Its just big enough for the spring end to go threw that really helped to keep my flag up
oldbuckbub: i want to troll erie as soon as i can west end between w sister and bass islands like as soon as a week or two any tips
Satch_MN: What made you think to do so?
Tommy_Skarlis: Well - it would be a good fit - a quality product that I believe in and $
Driftr: for sure
JIM_C: Tommy...got an HO yet?
Tommy_Skarlis: Use cranks - subtle action on cold front days (Ripsticks and Shallow Daves Kabooms and Rogues) and More Radical on Warm Days - Reef Runners and such - concentrate on the upper one third of the water column
Tommy_Skarlis: HO E-TEC is at Ranger waiting to be mounted
Driftr: Tommy, how about mentioning who your sponsors are
Johnnie_Candle: Gonna give me a ride this year?
chatman: guys its about time to wrap it up for tonight
Tommy_Skarlis: Ranger, Coleman, Evinrude, Berkley, Lindy, Daves Lures., Headlight Lures, Minn Kota, Optima Batteries, Lowrance, Fish On - Tempress, Fenwick, Reef Runner
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chatman: get the last of your questions in for tommy please
panfish: do you run red trebles on your cranks tommy
Tommy_Skarlis: Yes I do - I mentioned earlier that Dave's is putting Red Trebles on their Ruby Red Series
chatman: 2nd time for the sponsors Jim LOL I asked him when we started like a good chat host ;)
Tommy_Skarlis: Plus Red Lips
Gale_Johnson: thanks tommy , hope to draw you at mobridge
Tommy_Skarlis: Mee too
Satch_MN: had a great time at rcl championship with ya good luck '05 maybe see ya on the flw tour
Driftr: Tommy, Thanks for the chat tonight
Tommy_Skarlis: Johnie - theres room in my boat for you - always
panfish: Thanks for all the info Tommy great hearing from a pro
FreeByrd: See you in Port Clinton Tommy
Tommy_Skarlis: Thanks guys - looking forward to seeing all of you out and about
chatman: guys lets give a big round of applause for tommy
Tommy_Skarlis: Catch a big one
Johnnie_Candle: It has ben a while Tommy. PWT Championship in Bismarck 1997 I think it was. we were both younger and thinner.
chatman: thanks for joining us tonight buddy
Tommy_Skarlis: Yeah - and you didnt have any gray hair
chatman: Hi Jim
Tommy_Skarlis: Thanks guys
JIM_PAYNE: Hey all
Albe: Thanks Tom
Gale_Johnson: johnie, do you have prefishing partner at mobridge
chatman: you just missed it jim
JIM_PAYNE: ya i see that
chatman: can you call me tomorrow at work kjim?
Johnnie_Candle: Gale, I have some room still. Shoot me an e-mail
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