[19:59:41] SdDoc: thats better
[19:59:43] slip-bobber(MT): CLAP, CLAP
[19:59:46] prairiepillow: hi Monte!!!
[19:59:54] Catch 'em all: *whistles
[19:59:56] ebijack (mi): and welcome SWAT and EYECATCHER and NORM !!!
[20:00:00] RoyGPA: welcome monte!!!
[20:00:04] Monte(FISHER): Hi guys
[20:00:10] ebijack (mi): clap clap clap ~
[20:00:15] Pikeman(Sask): clap clap clap clap.....ooh ooh
[20:00:15] Swat 1 (oh): Hi All
[20:00:20] prairiepillow: welcome swat and eyecatcher and norm
[20:00:23] Monte(FISHER): and ladies too
[20:00:27] Pikeman(Sask): aaaaaaaaaah
[20:00:33] Drift'r: hi fisher guys :)
[20:00:34] RoyGPA: welcome swat...even tho you are a regular! lol
[20:00:36] prairiepillow: :-)))
[20:00:42] eyetaker: hey all
[20:00:42] RoyGPA: and you too eyetaker
[20:00:46] Swat 1 (oh): Thanks Roy
[20:00:52] ebijack (mi): ok monte, start us off about fisher boats!
[20:01:46] Monte(FISHER): I am hear to answer your questions, we are part of a
company that represents the largest manufacturer of fishing boats in the world
[20:02:00] Pikeman(Sask): what kinda water can the fx handle?
[20:02:02] ebijack (mi): how many walleye boat models does fisher have, alum and glass
[20:03:03] Monte(FISHER): One noted fibreglass being the FXDV
[20:03:33] Monte(FISHER): Who hear tonight is running a Fisher besides SWAT
[20:03:43] eyetaker: me monte
[20:03:44] slip-bobber(MT): What is the FX rated for-motor.
[20:03:48] Swat 1 (oh): And for those not into Glass boats they have the Hawk Series
aluminum boats that are great too
[20:03:48] Rooster: Is the Zercom C.I.D a flasher or sonar & is it in dash
[20:03:52] Monte(FISHER): 200
[20:04:09] Monte(FISHER): It is an indash flasher with temp
[20:04:16] eyetaker: flasher with temp
[20:04:33] Rooster: I bought Rich Mellons & get it next week I hope
[20:04:46] eyetaker: you'll love it
[20:04:52] Monte(FISHER): As far as the water I have been out in 5's easy and no problem
[20:04:57] Swat 1 (oh): I'll second that
[20:05:04] slip-bobber(MT): are you guys running 9.9 kickers or 15s?
[20:05:07] Rooster: I can't wait!!!
[20:05:15] Monte(FISHER): Rich will be home with your boat this weekend rooster
[20:05:19] Pikeman(Sask): what are the advantages of having rod storage up front
instead of the side?
[20:05:19] eyetaker: 9.9
[20:05:33] Swat 1 (oh): More room Pike
[20:05:42] Pikeman(Sask): i see
[20:05:45] slip-bobber(MT): tiller or do you hook up to main motor?
[20:05:46] eyetaker: straight compartment doesn't bend rods
[20:05:51] Monte(FISHER): I run a 9.9 4 stroke but many are going with the 15
[20:05:58] Rooster: Is it possible to use one livewell for dry storage
[20:06:16] eyetaker: tiller, run TR1
[20:06:20] Swat 1 (oh): The center rod storage in the FX will handle 8 1/2 foot rods
and lots more of them than the side rod storage models do
[20:06:45] Monte(FISHER): Sure but the side compartments offer lots of storage and
the cooler behind the passenger seat is available
[20:07:50] slip-bobber(MT): What kind of GPS speed are you guys getting?
[20:07:54] ebijack (mi): monte, does fisher build the glass hawk bass boat? or do they
buy it from hawk (john storie)
[20:08:00] Monte(FISHER): 63 with a 200 opti
[20:08:58] slip-bobber(MT): All of you run TR1s?
[20:09:11] Monte(FISHER): Ebi we are not related to the Hawk Bass boat but we
bought the design from John Story and ran it in the fx bass boats
[20:09:25] Rooster: What kind of onboard battery charger do you put on these boats
[20:09:46] Monte(FISHER): Dual Pro Rooster
[20:09:54] Monte(FISHER): 3 bank
[20:10:05] eyetaker: 2 or 3 bank 10 amp
[20:10:18] netter: Monte, is there are particular geographic region that Fisher boats are
being marketed toward more aggressively
[20:10:25] Monte(FISHER): We also for the Bass guys own Astro and Procraft
[20:11:21] netter: Do you market more aggressively toward bass or 'eyes?
[20:11:22] Monte(FISHER): We build a full line of boats for the national and
international markets but our latest release are for the walleye belt
[20:11:25] Drift'r: is the charger an option or std equip on some models?
[20:11:51] red baron: what are some of the more obvious changes fisher has made in
the last few years
[20:11:54] Monte(FISHER): It is an option Drift'r
[20:12:43] Monte(FISHER): We have redesigned our Hawk series into the widest on
the market and are constantly improving the fishability with input from guys like you
[20:13:03] red baron: what is the with of that now
[20:13:16] Drift'r: do the hawks have dry storage
[20:13:30] Swat 1 (oh): Yes they Do Driftr
[20:13:58] SdDoc: Steve,put a bigger handle for the passengers to hang on to on the fx
[20:13:59] Monte(FISHER): We have a 17 foot that is 92.75 beam but the bottom is
74.5 for the stability
[20:14:15] netter: Do you have walleye tourney guys running Fishers. If so, who??
[20:14:17] Swat 1 (oh): They have a roto molded insert in them to help keep things drier too
[20:14:29] Monte(FISHER): Faint heart and weak stomach, LOL
[20:14:38] ebijack (mi): monte, i heard it's pretty tough to get a fisher fx 18 right now.
their selling everyone they can make. is that so?
[20:14:45] SdDoc: no just big waves monday on Oahe
[20:15:21] Monte(FISHER): right now we are sold out for the 99 model year and are
taking orders for the 2000 that will be available by the 1 july
[20:15:31] Swat 1 (oh): Richar Melon, Daryl Christiansen, Dave Kidd, Mike McClelland
and a few otehrs run the FX Netter
[20:15:47] Monte(FISHER): Scott Fairburn as well
[20:15:48] netter: Thanks Swat 1
[20:15:53] Swat 1 (oh): Yes scott too
[20:15:58] eyetaker: Mike McClelland , Rich Mellon, Daryl Christensen, Scott Fairbairn,
[20:16:11] Swat 1 (oh): Then some of us run the Hawk series boats too
[20:16:33] netter: Are tournament anglers your primary marketing avenue?
[20:16:42] ebijack (mi): so hawk is the alum. line?
[20:16:48] Swat 1 (oh): Not at all netter
[20:16:51] Swat 1 (oh): Yes Ebi
[20:17:12] eyetaker: no the boats are great for weekend anglers especially those
[20:17:12] Swat 1 (oh): Also the Sport and Pro Avenger models are aluminum as well
[20:17:20] Monte(FISHER): The boat has been well received by all, it is not just a
tournament boat guys it prices in there with the better aluminum boats and appeals to
the wives with the windshield option
[20:18:06] ebijack (mi): is fisher pushing merc or omc or yamaha?
[20:18:08] netter: Sorry. I meant are tournament anglers the primary method of
marketing Fisher boats
[20:18:13] eyetaker: merc
[20:18:39] red baron: what are the price ranges roughly
[20:18:51] eyetaker: actually my mercs push my fisher! lol
[20:18:51] Monte(FISHER): Our tournament team is something we are proud of but our
dealers do a terrific job of marketing these boats as our primary market is the fisherman
[20:18:52] Swat 1 (oh): No Netter there is a marketing program through adds in
magazines like Walleye Insider and others as well
[20:19:50] ebijack (mi): how about advertising in walleyecentral mag? !! :)
[20:20:03] Monte(FISHER): for anyone that is interested our website is at
[20:20:08] NORMS SPT: 17 f/s 115 merc15900 aprox red barron
[20:20:14] Catch 'em all: which you fish on mostly>
[20:20:16] Catch 'em all: ?
[20:20:17] Rooster: Thanks Monte . Got to go coach soccer. Later guys
[20:20:52] Monte(FISHER): Always looking for a deal Ebi
[20:21:14] Pikeman(Sask): i have to go to, thanks monte, fishers look awesome!!!!!!
[20:21:25] Pikeman(Sask): oops, thanks swat to!
[20:21:25] Swat 1 (oh): Thanks Pike
[20:22:09] Monte(FISHER): I need questions my fingers are cooling off LOL
[20:22:11] ebijack (mi): monte, is fisher going to try to sponsor some of the walleye tourneys?
[20:22:26] red baron: where can i find a list of dealers in WI
[20:22:41] Catch 'em all: monte . . . you have any decent used boats available?
[20:22:43] Monte(FISHER): We are very open to that and welcome proposals, Ebi
[20:22:45] netter: Which t.v. guys are running Fisher??
[20:22:52] eyetaker: there is a lot of sponsorship at the dealer level in my area
[20:22:52] Swat 1 (oh): A lot of thought and planning goes into the production of all of
Fishers products and they all meet or exceed the minimum safety requirements for level
[20:23:20] ebijack (mi): that includes all the alum boats too swat?
[20:23:24] Monte(FISHER): Dealer Lists are available at themarinegroup.com
[20:23:24] Swat 1 (oh): Catchem all Norms Spt can answer that for you
[20:23:32] Swat 1 (oh): Yes Ebi
[20:23:38] red baron: thanks
[20:24:06] Monte(FISHER): TV personalities include Bill Dance, Shaw Grigsby
[20:24:42] ebijack (mi): monte. does the 18fx require a kicker to be mounted only on one
side or can it go on either side of the transom
[20:24:52] Monte(FISHER): Used boats are available through our dealers
[20:25:06] Catch 'em all: ok
[20:25:08] Drift'r: does Fisher have the new web site up yet...all i get is tracker marine
[20:25:14] netter: any walleye t.v. guys monte
[20:25:32] Swat 1 (oh): Yes Fisher has one at Themarinegroup,com
[20:25:38] Monte(FISHER): Due to the way we designed this boat with battery storage
etc the kicker needs to be on the starboard side
[20:26:00] ebijack (mi): monte, does fisher build the tracker glass boat for bass pro?
[20:26:02] eyetaker: either side, but remember to position your equipment evenly for
[20:26:30] Monte(FISHER): We build the Targa 19, Ebi
[20:26:43] Swat 1 (oh): if you put it on the Port side move the batteries to the
[20:27:01] Drift'r: where is the battery storage for the trolling motor on the 170 hawk
[20:27:11] SdDoc: What can you tell us of a glass boat being designed 102 inch
beam, 300hp max?
[20:27:23] eyetaker: I moved my batts, because I run my kicker with my left hand
[20:27:24] Monte(FISHER): Between the consoles or alongside the S?C
[20:27:25] Swat 1 (oh): Next to the console in a compartment for them Driftr
[20:27:58] Drift'r: will it hold 2- 27's
[20:28:02] Swat 1 (oh): They are on the centerline of the boat so not to mess up the
[20:28:12] ebijack (mi): does fisher build the trailers for their glass boats?
[20:28:12] Swat 1 (oh): Yes it comes with them standard
[20:28:37] Monte(FISHER): We are positioned in the market as the higher end boat
Brand and are on happy Family with the Johnny Morris Companies
[20:29:25] ebijack (mi): about how many 18fx including for tracker does fisher build
[20:29:27] netter: What aluminum boats does Fisher compare with on price
[20:29:39] Monte(FISHER): Yes we now have 2 state of the art trailer plants to
manufacture our own trailers so we will not have unhappy boat customers due to
[20:30:01] ebijack (mi): good to hear monte!! on the trailers
[20:30:17] Monte(FISHER): I would be guessing on that ebi
[20:30:24] Drift'r: are they trailstar trailers
[20:30:53] Monte(FISHER): Yes the are Drif't and also Marine group trailers depending
on boat model
[20:31:29] Drift'r: never had a problem with mine for the 4 years i've had it
[20:31:40] Monte(FISHER): Its only 2 months away SD doc , going to have to wait, but
you will like it
[20:31:49] ebijack (mi): monte, do you know what plans are in effect for the year 2000
as far as sponsorship
[20:32:11] Swat 1 (oh): I would say the prices on the Fisher boats are about the mid
range on aluminum but the quality is second to none
[20:32:44] Monte(FISHER): Each of my dealers has the programs in place to sport a
couple of teams , but your going to have to work for it, LOL
[20:32:49] ebijack (mi): swat's boat is a nice set up!
[20:33:08] Drift'r: what boat do you have Swat
[20:33:11] Swat 1 (oh): They have the welded hulls and ride as dry and smooth as any
aluminum boat on the market too
[20:33:22] Swat 1 (oh): I run the 17 foot Hull
[20:33:28] Monte(FISHER): Yeah , he is one guy that has permission to run a 17
[20:34:12] Drift'r: does the warrenty cover all welds or only exterior welds
[20:34:18] arnie: monte, what do most companies such as fisher look for in their
[20:34:19] ebijack (mi): monte, you run a 18 fx? and fish tourney's?
[20:34:20] Monte(FISHER): why are you so quite Norm
[20:34:56] SdDoc: fx's-- These boats are great to ride in from glass like water to a
rough 3-4 foot chop
[20:35:21] eyetaker: I do ebi
[20:35:22] SdDoc: i dont own one yet, but soon
[20:35:31] Monte(FISHER): I run a FXDV and fish toruneys when I can, Mostly
Canadian, when my dealers don't sell my boat out from under me, Ebi
[20:35:47] Monte(FISHER): How Soon SD Doc
[20:35:53] NORMS SPT: just doing paper work at the same time Monte
[20:36:07] SdDoc: September when rich is done with his new one
[20:36:18] Monte(FISHER): What paperwork???? LOL
[20:36:35] Monte(FISHER): That is Great SDDOC
[20:36:43] arnie: Monte, what does fisher look for in their sponsored fisherman??
[20:36:54] Monte(FISHER): Rich doesn't even know it yet but it will be a 2000
[20:37:08] SdDoc: good, i wont tell him
[20:37:18] Swat 1 (oh): You have to sponsored through a dealer for the most part arnie
[20:37:24] SdDoc: same with the motors?
[20:37:35] NORMS SPT: from trying to keep up with the new boats on order
[20:38:04] Monte(FISHER): This is very much up to the dealer , but I sign off on most
of them and I can tell you that I look for the best personality not the best fisherman
because so much of what we do is promotion
[20:38:29] SdDoc: good, how do i sign up?
[20:38:44] Swat 1 (oh): They will want you to do things like help at shows and give
Demo rides etc Just help them out in any way you can basically
[20:38:52] eyetaker: professionalism, some one who realizes that this business is 10%
fishing and 90% promotions
[20:38:52] ebijack (mi): fisher must be doing it right, since it's so hard to get a boat!!!! :)
[20:39:11] arnie: how much free time so to speak would you need? How many shows
etc.. would you prefer your fisherman to be at?
[20:39:11] Monte(FISHER): Our boats are all packaged with Mercury Products so
when you are sponsored you only have to deal with one outfit, BOAT Motor Trailer
[20:39:43] Swat 1 (oh): I did 4 shows for my dealer this year.
[20:40:00] arnie: what circuits are you fishing?
[20:40:05] eyetaker: did 5
[20:40:08] ebijack (mi): how long have you been with fisher eyetaker
[20:40:09] Monte(FISHER): This is up to the dealer, SDDOC, a sponsorsip is only on a
[20:40:19] eyetaker: 2 years
[20:40:19] Swat 1 (oh): Team Walleye and Some of the NAWA'a
[20:40:40] arnie: how long have you been fishing team walleye?
[20:40:59] Swat 1 (oh): A couple years now arnie
[20:41:34] ebijack (mi): monte, does fisher plan on support for the bigger tourneys as far
as a trailer/mech?
[20:41:41] arnie: Did you by chance fish the national championship in Sakakawea ND?
[20:41:46] Monte(FISHER): your local dealer can fill you in as he has the written
[20:42:36] Monte(FISHER): Ebi we have support in conjunction with mercury as all
boats are with Mercury
[20:42:57] eyetaker: thats pretty much a powerplant option ebi, Jay Anderson is the man
[20:43:12] ebijack (mi): at detroit pwt, merc didn't show up because of a b.a.s.s.
tourney, just wondering
[20:43:17] Monte(FISHER): Good old Jay
[20:43:40] Monte(FISHER): I wasn't aware of that Ebi
[20:43:48] arnie: Monte, who would I send a resume to for possible sponsorship for
fisher? Does it have to be done at the dealer level?
[20:43:55] eyetaker: He was in CA, he's only human
[20:44:19] Monte(FISHER): Everyone starts at the dealer level as this is were we all
benefit the most
[20:44:50] ebijack (mi): monte, can alot of questions be answered thru your web site?
[20:44:52] Monte(FISHER): You could mail it to me, where are you from, Arnie
[20:45:19] Swat 1 (oh): Starting at the dealer level is better for you in the long run too
since working shows etc is easier done close to home
[20:45:32] Monte(FISHER): A lot can , it also provides a dealer lookup so that you
could contact them
[20:45:51] arnie: I've been a skeeter man for six years but you know fisherman, were
always looking at the new boats out on the market? (Mn)
[20:46:27] Monte(FISHER): Just an FYI but I do know where there is one late
production 98 FXDV if any one is interested
[20:46:46] Monte(FISHER): Where in Minnesota
[20:46:47] ebijack (mi): monte, for the walleye application, does fisher do any deals on
tr-1 or pin point equipment?
[20:47:10] arnie: Ortonville, Mn on Big Stone Lake (SD border)
[20:47:40] ebijack (mi): you could post it on the walleyecentral classified page :)
[20:48:04] arnie: We've got a team walleye tourney this weekend on Big Stone and
MWC the week after that.
[20:48:10] Monte(FISHER): YOu have a good dealer in PIpestone, Rustads
[20:48:22] Swat 1 (oh): Most of the anglers I know have separate sponsorships
through TR 1 or Pin Point for that equipment Ebi
[20:48:54] arnie: I'll have to check them out. That's about 2 hours from here. The only
fisher I seen was Mike McClellands
[20:49:16] Monte(FISHER): We have looked into Offering Pinpoint but at present we
have a solid deal with Motorguide who private label for us
[20:50:23] ebijack (mi): monte, do you see fisher making a 20ft walleye boat?
[20:50:43] Pikeman(Sask): hey guys, just checkin out the last end of the chat
[20:50:47] Swat 1 (oh): They have the Hawk 200 now Ebi
[20:50:47] Monte(FISHER): Yeah if you buy enough 18's
[20:50:57] Swat 1 (oh): LOL
[20:51:52] ebijack (mi): haven't seen that one swat, the hawk200
[20:52:30] Swat 1 (oh): It is in the aluminum line and is a very nice and Deep boat...
Great for lakes like Erie and Mich etc
[20:52:37] ebijack (mi): are all the fisher boats pic's up on the web site?
[20:52:39] Drift'r: they are BIG ebi
[20:52:41] arnie: does fisher have state teams ?
[20:52:59] Swat 1 (oh): I believe so Ebi
[20:53:03] Monte(FISHER): Yes , ebi, the 200 Hawk is 32 inches deep
[20:53:16] Monte(FISHER): Yes Arnie through the dealers
[20:54:15] ebijack (mi): how long have you been with fisher monte?
[20:55:49] Monte(FISHER): Our head office is in Springfield MO
[20:56:29] red baron: thanks guys but have to run
[20:57:24] Monte(FISHER): Oddly enough , I haven't seen that many used ones Ebi (
[20:57:38] Swat 1 (oh): Resale on the aluminum line is very good Ebi and people aren't
selling the FX series...lol
[20:58:42] Monte(FISHER): I have worked directly for the company for 4 years and
managed a Fisher dealership prior to that
[20:59:04] ebijack (mi): are there any more questions for our hosts tonight?
[20:59:09] Monte(FISHER): The FXDV seem to have a waiting list for used right
[20:59:23] SdDoc: did they do anything different around the seal of the live wells in the
2000 series FX
[20:59:35] SdDoc: yes, im waiting for one now
[20:59:47] ebijack (mi): richard mellon said he couldn't even get a new boat! :)
[20:59:57] Monte(FISHER): It is a different production technique started on the 99
[21:01:03] ebijack (mi): i'd like to thanks our hosts tonight !! MONTE, SWAT and
EYETAKER and NORM !!!!
[21:01:15] RoyGPA: thanks guys..
[21:01:15] Juls (WI): clap clap clap clap clap ..thanks monte,swat and eyetaker and norm
[21:01:17] ebijack (mi): clap clap clap!!!!
[21:01:20] Monte(FISHER): Guys I want to thank you all for the opportunity tonight and
will be happy to answer any questions you have.I can be reached at
[21:01:22] Nite Eyes: clap!clap!
[21:01:23] Swat 1 (oh): Monte are there plans to try to increase production on the
FXDV for next year?
[21:01:29] ebijack (mi): good job guys, thanks!!!
[21:01:38] Monte(FISHER): OH yes SWAT
[21:01:48] Drift'r: Great chat guys Thanks !!!!!
[21:01:49] eyetaker: UR welcome
[21:02:03] ebijack (mi): stop in any time dave
[21:02:12] NORMS SPT: good night guys
[21:02:25] Swat 1 (oh): Thanks everyone..... Fisher does make a very good product
and I am extremely happy with the performance and quality I get from mine in hard use
[21:02:32] ebijack (mi): thanks norm, did you get your paper work done? :)
[21:02:45] Swat 1 (oh): Night Norm
[21:02:49] eyetaker: ditto to Swat!!!!!
[21:02:56] Monte(FISHER): Swat you wouldn't use your boat hard would you??LOL
[21:03:12] NORMS SPT: not yet
[21:03:13] Swat 1 (oh): Never Monte I baby it all the time...lol
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