[20:09:24] capt tom: open to anything
[20:09:55] ebijack (mi): where do you charter out of capt
[20:10:11] capt tom: Hows by guy from downriver doin
[20:10:48] capt tom: Bolles Harbor Erie and Harsen Island St.Clair
[20:11:01] ebijack (mi): the detroit river is REALLY dirty, 8in of visibility
[20:11:29] capt tom: Yes so is the lake high winds
[20:11:35] ebijack (mi): i launch out of bolles when i go to the hot ponds when
everything else is freezing up
[20:12:08] ebijack (mi): what size boat do you run for charters
[20:12:10] capt tom: Is their walleyes their in the fall?
[20:12:24] capt tom: 27'
[20:12:35] capt tom: searay amberjack
[20:12:52] ebijack (mi): lots of bass, a few walleye, on dec 29th on of my buddies got a
10lb 11oz wally there last year
[20:13:30] capt tom: heard the geese use the area also
[20:13:31] ebijack (mi): do you mainly charter for walleye
[20:14:09] capt tom: no but walleye are my bread and better trips
[20:14:20] capt tom: butter
[20:14:43] ebijack (mi): do you mainly troll or use weight forward for the wally's
[20:15:22] capt tom: fish smallies and Muskie a little spring salmon on Huron
[20:16:17] ebijack (mi): how have you done on the musky's so far, isn't the season just
[20:16:43] capt tom: both what ever the customer wants, if they need limits we troll if
they want sport we cast. I like the weight forward fishing
[20:17:15] ebijack (mi): do you have to use drift socks in a boat that size
[20:17:30] capt tom: no fishing was terrific in July a little slow now
[20:18:17] capt tom: depends on the wind speed
[20:18:29] ebijack (mi): which waters (areas) do you find more musky, canadian
[20:18:42] capt tom: you bit
[20:18:47] capt tom: bet
[20:21:26] capt tom: the trick is to find Muskie were their is minimal surface weeds
[20:24:12] golden(co): Capt Tom, what does it take to become a "qualified" Great
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[20:24:27] golden(co): Hi Ynot
[20:24:37] ebijack (mi): howdy rick, ynot
[20:24:45] capt tom: You need a coast guard captains lisense
[20:24:49] ynot: Hi guys
[20:25:12] Rick M: Hi Golden and Capt Tom . I,m from Wisconsin about 25 mi from
[20:25:12] ynot: hi Capt. Tom
[20:25:12] golden(co): What is the criteria to getting a coast gaurd liscense?
[20:26:28] ebijack (mi): how long have you been a charter cart. , tom
[20:26:32] capt tom: You must pass a test on Rules of the Road ,Seamanship ,
Navigation, and Weather they don't care if you know how to fish
[20:26:48] capt tom: 12years
[20:27:17] ebijack (mi): do you run more than one boat?
[20:27:23] Rick M: I suppose this question has been asked , but where do you captain
[20:27:46] capt tom: No but have worked for other Charter Boats
[20:27:47] ynot: Which lake do you charter on?
[20:28:23] capt tom: Erie and Huron including connecting waterways
[20:29:00] golden(co): Is there any special equipment that you use to navigate the "Big
[20:29:35] Rick M: what part of erie do you fish in early season
[20:29:39] ynot: Stupid question: What's your biggest (fish :-)
[20:30:48] capt tom: Western Basin 11 1/2 pounds
[20:31:26] ynot: On the wall?
[20:31:28] capt tom: At Gander Mountain in Taylor , MI.
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[20:31:44] Rick M: Are you out of Port Clinton? and how was your year
[20:31:48] golden(co): Hi LS
[20:31:52] ebijack (mi): how many people min/max for a walleye charter
[20:31:59] ebijack (mi): howdy LS
[20:32:08] ynot: Hi LS
[20:32:08] golden(co): Tonight'
[20:32:13] golden(co): soops
[20:32:21] capt tom: No NO NO! Monroe they are the competion
[20:32:21] golden(co): never mind
[20:32:27] LS: hi guys
[20:33:01] Rick M: Where is Monroe?
[20:33:04] capt tom: 6 max.
[20:33:16] ynot: Do you tourney fish?
[20:33:25] capt tom: southeast Mi. near Toledo
[20:33:46] jigmup: tom, with 6 on board are you trolling or mostly drifting in-line
[20:34:03] capt tom: Not walleye but fish Muskie and Salmon tourn.
[20:34:22] capt tom: costomers choice
[20:34:28] capt tom: customer
[20:34:46] jigmup: do you run the big boards or in-line
[20:35:31] capt tom: big boards use mastercraft boards
[20:35:32] Rick M: I,ve noticed lots of erie fishing is done with dipsys when trolling.
Does anyone us snap weights and side planners on erie
[20:37:05] capt tom: sure I use rubber bands instead of offshore clips remember I fish
many times with novice
[20:37:39] capt tom: the clips are expense if they loss them
[20:37:51] golden(co): What do you mean you use rubber bands, how?
[20:38:44] ynot: how do they lose clips?
[20:40:42] Rick M: I,ve lost some snap weights when caught on the bottom. However I
do use leadcore so I dont always have to use snaps
[20:44:55] Rick M: I fish Green Bay alot and it can get shallow pretty quickly.
Sometimes I,ll run over a rock hump that I have not charted and I,ll lose a snap weight
, but thats also when I get a lot of fish. On rock Humps etc. So i guess its worth it.
[20:49:02] golden(co): No problem, we were talking about the rubber bands instead of
[20:49:46] Rick M: I would imagine that you run the rubber band thru the weight eye
and loop the wight around the line and cinching the band to the line. Yes?
[20:49:52] Capt tom: o people wind them to guides and they sometime fall off
[20:50:24] Capt tom: tes must break the rubber
[20:51:04] Capt tom: also use lead core
[20:51:13] golden(co): Do you ever use downriggers?
[20:51:47] Capt tom: yes when they are 20' deep or more
[20:52:06] Rick M: What pound test leadcore would you use when trolling cranks say
at 30 feet. what works best for yo9u
[20:52:18] ynot: What release system are ya'll talking about if not downriggers?
[20:52:46] Capt tom: I use 12# lead core
[20:53:24] Capt tom: I use and sponsered by Offshore Tackle
[20:53:25] ynot: P.S What are you releasing from?
[20:53:28] Rick M: How many colors do you use
[20:54:25] Capt tom: boards', downriggers, or inline weights
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[20:55:03] Capt tom: hot colors in turbit water naturals in clear water
[20:55:11] jigmup: when your running the leadcore, tom, i take it your running segments
[20:56:17] jigmup: about five feet down per color?
[20:56:26] Rick M: I guess I meant how many color segments do you usually tie on
[20:58:13] Capt tom: Yes Rick M but i fish 16 rods on trolling trips.
[20:58:35] jigmup: tom, do you figure about five feet per color on your leadcore?
[20:58:37] Wannabe: How did you finish jig
[20:58:37] ynot 500: How do keep that going, Tom?
[20:58:47] jigmup: 15
[20:59:17] Capt tom: good mate and patients when tangle
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[20:59:59] jigmup: hi rick
[21:00:02] golden(co): Hi Bigfoot
[21:00:03] Rick M: tom come back on how many segments of leadcore do you usually
[21:00:04] LS: hi bigfoot
[21:00:04] ebijack (mi): howdy bigfoot
[21:00:18] Wannabe: Wow they really put ya out there in that wind hu?
[21:00:20] ynot 500: Do you have to bait thier hooks, land thier fish...?
[21:00:26] Bigfoot: hi guys
[21:00:29] Jim (Canada): Hey Bigfoot... congratulations.... saw the show this past
[21:00:30] Capt tom: I think 5' per color I count he color changes when I finf fish
[21:00:55] Capt tom: sorry about spelling
[21:01:01] Jimmy: hi guys..
[21:01:14] golden(co): Tonight's guest Host is Captain Tom Arlington, He's a Charter
Captain in the Great Lakes, we are discussing tactics for deep walleye
[21:01:20] Jim (Canada): Don't worry Captain... we can barely read.
[21:01:29] Rick M: thanks thats ok I,m not the greatest myself
[21:01:29] jigmup: good one
[21:01:33] ebijack (mi): howdy jimmy
[21:01:43] Capt tom: I can barely type
[21:01:49] Bigfoot: Paul where do I want to stay in Garrison
[21:02:08] Jim (Canada): Capt... did ya ever think in a million years that one night you'd
host an internet show????
[21:02:10] ynot 500: You type better than I fish tho
[21:02:20] jigmup: what's the dates again?
[21:02:44] Bigfoot: Aug. 12-16
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[21:02:54] Capt tom: no but love to chat you can never learn enough
[21:02:55] Jimmy: howdy...I think the walleye inLake erie are deep now after the blow
the past few days!!
[21:02:57] ebijack (mi): howdy tom n
[21:02:59] ynot 500: Hi Tom N
[21:03:11] Rick M: rick m gotta go . Thanks
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[21:03:19] Wannabe: the trip was good 28 hours +-
[21:03:26] tom n: hey ynot whats going on
[21:03:38] golden(co): HI tomN
[21:03:40] Capt tom: They are heavy in the central portion of Erie
[21:03:43] LS: wannabe, everything go ok?
[21:03:49] tom n: hi golden
[21:03:52] Jim (Canada): I didn't catch what Lake you're on Capt.
[21:03:54] ynot 500: Playing pinger games, I think
[21:04:15] Bigfoot: already booked talked to tolly
[21:04:18] Wannabe: Yes LS thanks
[21:04:44] Jimmy: That what I heard
[21:05:04] Bigfoot: small cabins yuck
[21:05:09] Capt tom: Erie, St. Clair
[21:05:21] LS: wannabe, steve wants to buy earnie's boat you should e-mail me his #
[21:05:45] Jim (Canada): Ever sneak out for some muskie????
[21:05:57] Bigfoot: what motels or resorts by Garrison
[21:06:22] ynot 500: Capt. Tom, How tall of seas can you still fish in?
[21:06:27] Capt tom: Yes scroll back 20 minutes ago if you can
[21:06:29] Wannabe: I'll send it to ya tonight LS
[21:06:57] Bigfoot: Italked to him and reserved rooms but wanted to check with you
[21:07:13] Capt tom: Love to catch "toothy"
[21:07:24] Jim (Canada): I only get to see the conversation that's been going on since I
[21:07:27] ynot 500: Sorry, i stop at the rubber band thing
[21:07:32] golden(co): What's a good muskie gonna go up there Tom
[21:07:51] Capt tom: 35-40#
[21:08:17] tom n: i am ready
[21:08:20] Jim (Canada): I'm a bit of tackle junkie... TJA .... I bought some Deep Jr.
Thundersticks... are they worth it for Eire?
[21:08:22] Bigfoot: so the Garrison motel is best
[21:08:27] Capt tom: rare but their some caught every year
[21:09:04] Bigfoot: no Mike will be with me and the Glorvigens will be there also
[21:09:09] Capt tom: Yes I like them in Spring
[21:09:17] tom n: jim they work well on erie
[21:10:00] Jim (Canada): Capt... how far up Erie do you come???? I'm a Port Maitland
kid.... grew up with a load of Powell's around.
[21:10:05] Bigfoot: to small, probably stay at the motel
[21:10:27] tom n: got to go see you all later
[21:10:30] Capt tom: Wiggle Warts are number one in Erie for Cranks
[21:10:40] ebijack (mi): have a good one tom n
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[21:10:47] Wannabe: Bigfoot what are you going to Garrison for if you dont mind me
[21:11:10] Bigfoot: NAWA tournament next year
[21:12:18] Capt tom: stay in wesren basin rarely go beyond West Sister
[21:12:56] Bigfoot: both circucts are tring to make us choose one or the otheer
[21:13:49] golden(co): Capt Tom, what fish is in "season" right now?
[21:14:20] Capt tom: Does anyone one have the standing to the last tounment "team
walleye" fishing Sachwawa
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[21:14:26] null: Hows it going Scott
[21:14:33] Wannabe: hard to say right now but if I keep fishing tournys I'll be back
[21:14:41] Bigfoot: I'll have to look at the dates but I think I'll be coming in like on the
second of Aug
[21:15:05] null: How is it going boys
[21:15:17] Jim (Canada): It amazes how Erie has come back in the last twenty years...
back then only thing in abundance was large perch.
[21:15:30] golden(co): Capt Tom, where was that tourney, LS was there I think
[21:15:57] Bigfoot: ok
[21:15:58] Capt tom: A friend of mine was in the top ten
[21:16:25] LS: a husband, wife team won , out of SD
[21:16:35] Walleyes INC: Hows it going guys
[21:16:36] Jim (Canada): You in for good randy???
[21:16:40] Capt tom: is their a web page with results
[21:16:44] Walleyes INC: I hope so this time
[21:16:44] golden(co): Hi again Randy
[21:17:08] Walleyes INC: Hi Scott last time I got on my keyboard locked up
[21:17:16] jigmup: i don't think so tom
[21:17:18] golden(co): Capt Tom, I will have results on my page next year, I didn't get
those this year but I've made arrangements for the coming year
[21:17:22] LS: it would be on walleye central if it is posted yet
[21:17:56] Bigfoot: Hi Randy
[21:18:15] jigmup: after seeing how the national directors handled things up here scott,
i wouldn't be too sure
[21:18:28] Bigfoot: amen
[21:18:35] Walleyes INC: Congratulations on the championship Rick fine JOB
[21:18:38] golden(co): Jig, I was supposed to get them this year so I agree
[21:18:48] Bigfoot: thanks
[21:19:13] Jim (Canada): Capt... how long have you been at this game???
[21:19:25] Walleyes INC: I talked With Sam yesterday and it seems both you and him
went on a roll towards the end of the season
[21:19:34] Bigfoot: alot of things are happening now
[21:19:40] jigmup: from what i seen, they only care about one thing...putting money in
their pocket, to heck with the rest
[21:20:00] Capt tom: chartered 12 years
[21:20:02] golden(co): Tonight Guest Host is Capt. Tom Arlington, Great Lakes Charter
[21:21:33] golden(co): Capt Tom, getting back to tactics, what is the best strategy for
catching walleye on the "Big Water" right now?
[21:22:50] Capt tom: Large body baits in the fall I find to work best. #11 Rapalas
[21:22:54] Wannabe: JIG ,Babby did agreat job as our director
[21:23:10] ebijack (mi): capt. tom, do you do 4 hr charters only or all day
[21:23:21] Bigfoot: never
[21:23:27] Jim (Canada): Any particular colour combinations in those #11 Raps?
[21:23:28] Walleyes INC: Whats the primary color and water temp you are looking for
[21:23:40] Capt tom: jigging with large shinners
[21:23:50] ynot 500: How fast do you pull the 11's, Capt. Tom?
[21:24:42] Bigfoot: capt. Tom are you fishing St. Clair andthe rivers
[21:24:56] Capt tom: look at the water, hot colors in turbit, naturals in clear.
[21:25:40] Wannabe: Capt tom ever use #18 Rappals ,we do on Ontario's Eastern
[21:25:45] ynot 500: Does the water change over pretty often?
[21:26:16] Capt tom: no not really must off the trips are for yellow perch, so die hard
Muskie fisherman lookin for a trophy
[21:26:53] Capt tom: turnover yes at 40F
[21:27:15] Capt tom: water temp is 60
[21:27:54] ynot 500: Sorry, I meant the turbidity. You spoke of changing water clarity
[21:28:58] Capt tom: I have used #18 Rapplas at nite fun fishin over weed beds in St.
Clair and if they are active it is a blast
[21:29:10] Bigfoot: where do you run out of apt. Tom
[[21:30:06] Jim (Canada): I'm already thinking about next spring... the water temp at my
end of Erie is a lot cooler than your end... what temp should I look for as a key to start
planning my trips for some walleye????
[21:30:31] Wannabe: cap tom isn't 40F kind of cold for a turn over temp or did I miss
[21:30:42] Capt tom: Bolles Harbor Erie - Harsen Island St. Clair- Salmon in Huron look
for me at Port Sanalac
[21:31:08] Walleyes INC: Next Spring the fall I feel is the best time especially on rivers
because most of the boaters if any are duck hunting and I can do a little of both this
time of year
[21:31:11] Bigfoot: I think he's talking about the thermocline
[21:33:23] Capt tom: Turnover is when the water temp. is the densive. The top sinks to
the bottom. Remembering Physics I thought 40 F was the temp.
[21:35:26] Walleyes INC: Tom what do you mean by densive or do you mean density?
[21:36:11] Capt tom: Harsen Island "golden" do you have my web address their is a
map on the page
[21:36:53] golden(co): Yes, your link is in the links page under the "Great Lakes
[21:38:12] Argo3(Can): I've never seen this many people here before.
[21:38:14] Jim (Canada): Hey Argo... another Canuck... cool eh?
[21:38:25] jigmup: kind of nice
[21:38:44] Argo3(Can): Jim, how was your trip?
[21:39:09] lip ripper: Does anyone know who won the team walleye championship?
[21:39:13] golden(co): Capt Tom, did you see Jim(Canada)'s question?
[21:39:15] Jim (Canada): Argh... don't remind me... I ended up guiding the whole
weekend and was outfished ny everyone I took out... guess I'm at least a good host.
[21:39:28] jigmup: a husband/wife team out of sd
[21:39:37] Walleyes INC: Are you asking about the NAWA tourney
[21:39:43] LS: a husband wife team from SD
[21:39:46] Wannabe: Jigump are you workin right now?
[21:39:58] jigmup: nope, days off
[21:40:04] Capt tom: no had a phone call
[21:40:09] LS: extended dinner break????
[21:40:19] jigmup: :)
[21:40:39] golden(co): His question was #21:37:32
[21:40:47] ebijack (mi): thanks for hosting tonight capt.tom
[21:40:54] lip ripper: My partner and I were state champs from Illinois but couldn't make
it. too far
[21:41:00] Argo3(Can): Golden, how did you get this many people here?There's 11
[21:41:14] Jim (Canada): Capt... I'm supposed to be in Rochester Hills MI late
November... a little too late to hit the water?
[21:41:27] ebijack (mi): he greased the system argo
[21:41:39] Walleyes INC: In the nawa team tourney at red wing the press release says
Tim carlson and scott Carlson day 1
[21:41:51] Wannabe: you missed Bigfoot Argo
[21:41:52] Capt tom: Ok No fish the shore with Rapalas and Bommers
[21:42:07] Walleyes INC: Day 2 for nawa tim fields and Steve Fields
[21:42:09] Capt tom: Big fish time again
[21:42:12] Jim (Canada): The Long A's?
[21:43:09] Capt tom: Yes cast from well lite pier heads in early evening
[21:43:12] golden(co): NAWA results are on Walleye Central
[21:43:50] Wannabe: Golden you get an elk yet?
[21:44:26] lip ripper: anybody fish the USFA team walley tournament trail?
[21:44:38] Wannabe: YES
[21:44:38] LS: yes
[21:44:41] jigmup: yes
[21:45:23] golden(co): Capt Tom, if someone was to charter a fishing trip, what would
they be expected to bring?
[21:46:05] Capt tom: Lunch and cloth.
[21:47:12] Capt tom: Charter boats supply everything you need to be successful
[21:47:55] golden(co): Any special hazards on the big water, what about weather. Is it
[21:48:05] Walleyes INC: Can Licences be purchased 1 day at at time
[21:48:47] Wannabe: capt Tom is running charters your only line of work
[21:48:49] Jim (Canada): Hey... there's a good question... as a Canadian what do I
need to do ahead of time????
[21:50:15] Capt tom: Yes the hard thing to determine are thundstorms