[19:55:49] ebijack (mi): Please Welcome JERYY and KAY TIPPING, they fish the
MWC as a team, have won team of the year in 96
[19:56:12] Jerry & Kay: Hi everyone
[19:56:13] ebijack (mi): WELCOME jerry and kay
[19:56:25] e.s.f.: Welcome
[19:56:27] Sir Waltr: J&K, do you like trolling cranks,or spinner rigs, or what conditions
[19:56:27] KeithK(MI): Hi J & K
[19:56:34] Hunter(Pa): Hi Jerry & Kay
[19:56:41] Jerry & Kay: trolling cranks
[19:57:16] Hunter(Pa): what are your favorite cranks
[19:57:25] Sir Waltr: Oops, did I jump the gun?
[19:57:34] ebijack (mi): j&k can you start us off by telling us about the tourney last week
with the bad conditions
[19:57:46] Jerry & Kay: Storm Hot n Tots, Thundersticks,
[19:58:12] Hank: Hello Everone!!
[19:58:19] Jerry & Kay: very high, dirty water,prefishing it was very poor bite
[19:58:38] KeithK(MI): why did you choose hot-n-tots in cold water
[19:58:50] e.s.f.: where did you fish in the MWC turny
[19:59:11] Jerry & Kay: we didn't use hot n tots there. We jigged.
[19:59:22] Hogboss: J&K how many point's do you need to Qualify for MWC
[19:59:31] Jerry & Kay: Illinois River
[19:59:49] Jerry & Kay: about 200 but it varies year to year
[20:00:24] Sir Waltr: J&K, does the MWC land in Michigan this year?
[20:00:26] Hogboss: what is your favorite body of water in MWC to fish.
[20:00:24] Sir Waltr: J&K, does the MWC land in Michigan this year?
[20:00:26] Hogboss: what is your favorite body of water in MWC to fish.
[20:00:47] Jerry & Kay: Yes, Bay de Noc but not Saginaw, darn
[20:01:11] Jerry & Kay: Big Stone
[20:01:20] ebijack (mi): what kind/weight jigs did you use in the river j&k
[20:01:23] Hogboss: any reason why.
[20:01:49] Jerry & Kay: Bait Rigs Oddball 1/4 oz
[20:01:54] Sir Waltr: Where is Big Stone?
[20:02:22] Jerry & Kay: We like Big Stone because of the nice people and big fish
[20:02:40] e.s.f.: where is Big Stone
[20:02:42] Jerry & Kay: Minnesota South Dakota border
[20:03:36] Marc: Any proven producing rigs you two use on Big Stone?
[20:03:36] ebijack (mi): j&k, did you use live bait or plastic
[20:03:45] Sir Waltr: When is the best time for Big Stone? I'm going to Minnesota soon.
[20:03:48] Hogboss: J&K does oddball sponsor you folks.
[20:03:50] Hank: J&K do you fish any of the great lakes?
[20:04:05] Jerry & Kay: spinners, crawlers and cranks
[20:04:32] Jerry & Kay: live bait with twister tails and a scent
[20:04:51] Jerry & Kay: Big kStone-end of May, first of June
[20:05:04] Jerry & Kay: Bait Rigs sponsors us
[20:05:11] Sir Waltr: Thanks
[20:05:17] Jerry & Kay: Michigan and Huron
[20:05:50] ebijack (mi): what kind of boat and rigging do you two use
[20:06:03] ebijack (mi): electronics, etc
[20:06:17] Jerry & Kay: Skeeter 1850, Mercury 175 Lowrance
[20:06:31] Hogboss: what happen to you guy's on the ILL. River.
[20:06:32] Hank: What kind of sonars do you have on your boat and how do you like
[20:07:05] Jerry & Kay: This is the best we have ever done on the Illinois River
[20:07:17] Hogboss: good job.
[20:07:38] Jerry & Kay: Lowrance LMS 350, global map 2000 they’re great
[20:07:44] mikej: Who controls the boat or do you take turns?
[20:07:56] Jerry & Kay: Jerry controls the boat
[20:08:10] Sir Waltr: Who won the Illinois River, and what was their winning tactic?
[20:08:49] Jerry & Kay: Caljun and partner, local guide, jigging the island
[20:09:15] Hogboss: what size jig's did they use.
[20:09:56] Jerry & Kay: don't know what size but the colors were blue, purple, chartruse
[20:09:59] Hogboss: did they fish tree root's at all.
[20:10:14] Jerry & Kay: don't know
[20:10:16] Chris G: J@K, Do you fish USFA team walleye tournaments? If so which
[20:10:46] Jerry & Kay: we may do some this year as time and funds allow
[20:11:47] Jerry & Kay: does any one else fish MWC
[20:11:59] ebijack (mi): how much time do you spend pre-fishing for each tourney
[20:12:20] Marc: Do you do much trolling and if so any pro tips?
[20:12:24] Jerry & Kay: usually we prefish the week before each tournament
[20:12:24] Hogboss: I do
[20:12:49] Jerry & Kay: we troll a lot, always run one high
[20:12:49] Chris G: We might do GB and Bay de Noc for the first time ,all the Team
[20:13:07] Sir Waltr: In the team format, how many fish are you allowed to weigh in?
[20:13:21] Hogboss: I got 18th at Illinois river this year.
[20:13:42] Jerry & Kay: Chris, stop and say hi
[20:13:56] Jerry & Kay: 5 fish are allowed per day
[20:14:08] Magic Marker OH: what do you run high ,favorite lure,how far back?
[20:14:33] Jerry & Kay: good job Hogboss, we were 18th after the first day and then our
spot got crowded
[20:14:46] Chris G: I liked your article on Castle Rock! I have fished it most of my life
and felt you did it justice!
[20:14:51] Hogboss: thank you.
[20:15:03] Jerry & Kay: Thunderstick, 5 ft down
[20:15:09] weasel: what do you think of fireline
[20:15:29] Jerry & Kay: thank you, it was my first article, more to follow
[20:15:33] Marc: I've tried to vary my trolling speeds between 1-2mph what do you
[20:15:41] Magic Marker OH: which model ,how far back?
[20:16:04] Jerry & Kay: we are just starting to troll with it, it's hard to get used to
[20:16:33] Jerry & Kay: depending on water temp. 1-2 is a good average
[20:16:46] Jerry & Kay: 3/8 oz. 50 back
[20:16:58] Hogboss: J&K what color is your skeeter.
[20:17:46] Jerry & Kay: midnight blue, light blue blaze,
[20:18:00] Hogboss: were you parked at boat club.
[20:18:10] Sir Waltr: When is the next MWC tourney, and where?
[20:18:14] Jerry & Kay: yes we were, slip 118
[20:18:49] Jerry & Kay: May 16-17 Ortonville, Minnesota
[20:18:50] Hogboss: I was two slips down from you guy's in smokercraft.
[20:19:01] Hogboss: 116 slip
[20:19:10] Jerry & Kay: well hi neighbor
[20:20:02] Jerry & Kay: hogboss, did you have to change your lower unit seal
[20:20:12] Hogboss: Yes sir.
[20:20:27] Hogboss: I was taller partner.
[20:20:35] ebijack (mi): j&k, did the 96 win really help with new sponsors or did they just
come along as you went along
[20:20:36] Jerry & Kay: that was Jerry waiting for Jay while he was changing your seal
[20:20:56] Hogboss: cool, thank's
[20:21:11] Jerry & Kay: it helped some what but they just come with time
[20:22:21] KeithK(MI): J & K, how long have you been fishing the MWC
[20:22:40] Jerry & Kay: We started fishing as a team in '94
[20:22:41] ebijack (mi): j&k, do you talk to local guys and bait shops before going out to
prefish, or rely on other mwc info
[20:23:22] Hunter(Pa): you said you are just starting with fireline. what else do you use
for line and how heavy
[20:23:36] KeithK(MI): What sugestions do you have for someone interested in the
[20:23:39] Jerry & Kay: yes we rely on bait shops, local fishermen and friends on the
[20:24:34] Jerry & Kay: It's a great circuit, friendly people, if you are thinking of it let us
know, we'll help
[20:25:28] Hogboss: J&K did you guy's get any money at all for big fish pot.
[20:25:38] Jerry & Kay: trilene xt 10 lb. for trolling, 6 lb. solor for jigging
[20:25:49] Hunter(Pa): thanx
[20:25:59] Jerry & Kay: yes, sescond place Saturday
[20:26:02] ebijack (mi): j&k, do you tend to go back to old spots when a tourney
repeats on a lake/river, or do you look for new areas
[20:26:24] Hogboss: good job,You had told me Kay had got a nice one.
[20:26:39] Jerry & Kay: we always check the old spots but also look for new, you have
to have back ups
[20:27:16] Magic Marker OH: ever fish Erie?
[20:27:45] Jerry & Kay: During the PWT's in '92 and '93
[20:27:47] Chris G: My partner and I are thinking of doing Green Bay and Bay de Noc.
Any quick suggestions. We never fished MWC. Have fished Fox River but not B.D.N.
[20:28:39] Jerry & Kay: Don't get overwhelmed by the number of boats in the
[20:28:52] Magic Marker OH: gonna fish Erie this year?
[20:29:06] Hogboss: J&K what part of Wisconsin are you folk's from.
[20:29:09] Jerry & Kay: Call Kaz at MWC links on this board
[20:29:39] Jerry & Kay: No Erie this year, wish we could
[20:30:01] Jerry & Kay: southern WI by Janesville
[20:30:15] Hogboss: Rock river eh.
[20:30:36] Jerry & Kay: Koshkonong
[20:30:43] Hogboss: ya
[20:30:56] Chris G: How close are tourney boats allowed to be to each other?
[20:31:18] Jerry & Kay: Not touching, but they request 50 ft.
[20:31:51] Hogboss: what about river situations.
[20:32:04] Jerry & Kay: fishing river systems the boats get pretty close
[20:32:27] Chris G: any attitude problems?
[20:32:27] R Hill(mi): J&K do you feel bait size vs. water temp makes a difference
[20:32:54] Jerry & Kay: there are a few, but that's life
[20:33:04] Chris G: I suppose
[20:33:09] Joe(WI): Were you fishing pre or post spawn fish?
[20:33:26] Jerry & Kay: we've never noticed that to make a difference
[20:33:35] Jerry & Kay: pre-spawn
[20:33:48] Chris G: Do you guys do seminars, if so when and where?
[20:34:43] Jerry & Kay: when ever or where we're asked, Rock Valley Angler's
Southern WI Chapter members
[20:34:46] Joe(WI): I got in late, was it a vertical jig bite?
[20:35:00] Jerry & Kay: yes, shallow water
[20:35:57] Joe(WI): What's your favorite jig color in stained rivers?
[20:36:19] Jerry & Kay: any one have any questions about fish taxidermy, we have
[20:36:51] e.s.f.: have you ever fished the Willow Flowage in norther wis. J&K
[20:36:51] Jerry & Kay: chartruse, orange
[20:37:01] ebijack (mi): how much info do you need to make a replica of a fish
[20:37:05] Jerry & Kay: no
[20:37:10] R Hill(mi): J&K are you taxidermist
[20:37:29] Jerry & Kay: size, lenght and girth and a good picture
[20:37:33] Hogboss: what kind of eye's do you two prefer.
[20:38:31] Marc: I am a high school Ag. teacher in MN and my students mounted
waterfowl this past year. In comparison, how hard would fish be for high school
[20:38:46] Jerry & Kay: yes, fish only
[20:39:01] Jerry & Kay: competition
20:39:16] Da-PaK: my dad toos 13 in state
[20:39:21] e.s.f.: J&K have you fished Pricket Dam in Upper migh.?
[20:39:35] Da-PaK: he was invited to natoinal but he didnt have the money
[20:39:38] Jerry & Kay: fish are tough, you can't cut the skin or it shows
[20:39:48] R Hill(mi): What would you charge for a 50 1\4 inch musky
[20:40:12] Jerry & Kay: no we haven't, just Gogebic
[20:40:46] Jerry & Kay: Chris i'll e-mail you
[20:40:55] e.s.f.: we fished gogebic we didn't catch walleyes just jumbo perch
[20:40:58] Chris G: Thanks!
[20:41:55] Jerry & Kay: yes
[20:42:10] e.s.f.: Did you catch walleyes on lake gogbic?
[20:42:20] Jerry & Kay: yes, that's all we fish for
[20:42:36] Da-PaK: perch are awesome to eat!
[20:43:03] Hogboss: J&K do you two ever fish Wisconsin river at all, and if yes where
[20:43:09] Jerry & Kay: we fish perch through the ice on Saginaw Bay a first ice
[20:43:28] Jerry & Kay: Castle Rkock, Petenwell, we guide both
[20:43:56] KeithK(MI): you mentioned saginaw bay earlier...where on the bay do you
like to fish
[20:44:12] Hogboss: do you troll stump field's at all.
[20:44:16] Jerry & Kay: Walleyes in Gogebic are hard to catch but are the best we've
[20:44:30] Jerry & Kay: west side near Hoyle's
[20:45:21] Hogboss: I have done the same on lake Wisconsin.
[20:45:45] Hogboss: Need shad rap sponsor.
[20:46:18] Jerry & Kay: we have Storm but use shad raps also
[20:46:21] ebijack (mi): j&k, how do you handle having the both of you fish the MWC,
[20:46:35] Chris G: Is Petenwell similiar to the Rock as far as presentations go? We
have good luck trolling cranks, especially the old Bomber waterdogs.
[20:47:07] Jerry & Kay: we both work in the same place and have the same amount of
[20:47:30] Jerry & Kay: The Rock is dirtier
[20:48:09] Chris G: As far as the algea or just water clarity?
[20:48:15] R Hill(mi): J&K is taxidermy work your primary income
[20:48:21] Jerry & Kay: water clarity
[20:48:45] Hogboss: J&K good luck to you both on the rest of the circut, And will see
you both up in Greenbay.
[20:48:51] Jerry & Kay: no, jerry is a welder and Kay is a machinist
[20:49:05] Jerry & Kay: thanks, Hogboss
[20:49:16] R Hill(mi): Where do you find the time to fish
[20:50:07] Jerry & Kay: Our favorite water is Saginaw Bay, any one else
[20:50:19] Mike (MN): Sorry if I am repeating this question, but how much time do you
[20:50:42] Jerry & Kay: that's all we do in our free time
[20:50:52] Chris G: Do you think Green Bay will be a trolling presentation ? How about
Bay De Noc?
[20:50:52] BIG JOHN: why saginaw bay
[20:50:58] Jerry & Kay: any where from 3 to 7 days
[20:51:32] Mike (MN): Any good tips on Redwing in a month?
[20:51:39] Jerry & Kay: Green Bay will be cranks, Bay de Noc should be spinners and
[20:51:50] KeithK(MI): do you like the steeples in the bay or the inner part of the bay
[20:52:03] KeithK(MI): saginaw is one of my favorite too
[20:52:09] Jerry & Kay: size and quality of fish and we have friends that live in Saginaw
[20:52:32] BIG JOHN: what time of year do you fish it?
[20:52:34] Jerry & Kay: ktry
[20:52:42] Jerry & Kay: stockholm pier
[20:53:02] Jerry & Kay: big fish on steeples, inner bay for numbers
[20:53:08] Chris G: Do you ever fish Winneconnie in the spring (now)
[20:53:35] Jerry & Kay: june, july , August
[20:53:44] Jerry & Kay: no
[20:53:47] Mike (MN): where is Stockholm pier?
[20:53:53] shiner(sd): how early (water temp) do you start trolling?
[20:54:08] Jerry & Kay: Minnesota side, check Hot Spots map
[20:54:22] Mike (MN): thanx, any hot presentations???
[20:54:47] Jerry & Kay: Lead Core with shad raps on channel edge a good bet (#5 &7)
[20:55:09] Jerry & Kay: From ice out on
[20:55:11] Mike (MN): THANK YOU!!!
[20:55:30] R Hill(mi): J&K do you prefer lead core over clip on weights
[20:55:36] Jerry & Kay: Vertical jig the end of the pier
[20:56:13] Jerry & Kay: Just in rivers, you can follow the contours better
[20:56:49] Chris G: What kind of planer board do you recomend ?
[20:57:05] shiner(sd): thanks do you use cranks at ice out or spinners & live bait about
[20:57:05] R Hill(mi): J&K how does it work in heavy current
[20:57:19] Jerry & Kay: OFF SHORE IN-lINES AND MAST
[20:57:25] BIG JOHN: J&K thanks for giving BIG ED the maps of Devils Lake!!
[20:57:38] Mike (MN): in a three way set up do you ever use a jig as your dropper?
[20:57:40] Chris G: And Mast??
[20:58:04] Jerry & Kay: we 3-way small cranks slowly
[20:58:17] Jerry & Kay: your welcome
[20:58:19] shiner(sd): ok thanks
[20:58:37] Jerry & Kay: yes, we do, if law allows
[20:59:02] Jerry & Kay: Mast is for big boards
[20:59:03] BIG JOHN: I will be sure to get them back to you
[20:59:22] Chris G: What kind of big boards?
[20:59:36] shiner(sd): have you tried the new mystic shads?.. are they any better than
[21:00:10] Jerry & Kay: Off Shore cattamarans
[21:00:13] Mike (MN): Any tips for high water in the river?
[21:00:25] Jerry & Kay: haven't tried them yet
[21:00:39] Jerry & Kay: go shallow when water is high
[21:00:47] shiner(sd): thanks
[21:00:53] Mike (MN): wood, rock,.....?
[21:01:23] Chris G: Will you be at the tackle dealers show this weekend in Milwaukee
[21:01:33] Jerry & Kay: both, try everything, go with light jigs
[21:01:57] BIG JOHN: J&K have you fished the mighty Rock much this spring
[21:01:59] Jerry & Kay: no we won't, sorry, have to clesn the boat form the last
[21:02:08] Chris G: I see
[21:02:14] Jerry & Kay: not yet, no time
[21:02:31] shiner(sd): what are fav. colors (raps) for shallow stained water & size?
[21:03:04] Mikey: What make boat do you use?
[21:03:23] BIG JOHN: I talked to my brother who lives in Mauston they are doing very
good under dams
[21:03:28] Jerry & Kay: #5 crawdad, new gold chrome, black back
[21:03:37] Jerry & Kay: Skeeter 1850
[21:03:49] Jerry & Kay: thanks, John
[21:03:54] shiner(sd): great! thanks
[21:03:57] Chris G: Thanks for all your help. Hope to meet you somewhere some time.
Be looking for your e-mail info. thanks again!
[21:04:04] Mikey: same as me!!
[21:04:13] Jerry & Kay: The Skeeter is for sale, check classified page
[21:04:25] Mike (MN): Do you have a good way to eliminate water fast in the river?
[21:04:36] BIG JOHN: what are you replacing it with?
[21:05:15] Jerry & Kay: If the waters high go shallow, if it is low go deep
[21:05:38] Mike (MN): and if it is stable?
[21:05:49] Jerry & Kay: Skeeter or Tuffy, depends on our dealer
[21:05:52] -=Fisher Guy=-: Do you find night fishing better than day?
[21:06:05] Jerry & Kay: Work the edges and eddies
[21:06:22] Jerry & Kay: don't have time to fish at night
[21:07:03] Mike (MN): Thanx for the tips and good luck to you both this year. I hope to
see you on the water.
[21:08:14] shiner(sd): are planer boards important at ice out?
[21:08:22] ebijack (mi): j&k, do you use a tr-1 or do you have the trolling motor tied to
the big motor
[21:08:31] Jerry & Kay: Any one fishing the Mercury Marine National
[21:08:49] Jerry & Kay: no,not on a river
[21:09:08] Jerry & Kay: tied to the big motor
[21:09:19] shiner(sd): a lake sorry
[21:09:47] ebijack (mi): j&k, what kind of elec. trolling motor do you use
[21:10:48] Jerry & Kay: we don't troll lakes till the water warms to about 60
[21:11:06] Jerry & Kay: Motor Guide
[21:11:09] -=Fisher Guy=-: Do you find merky water better to fish in for walleye?
[21:11:13] shiner(sd): ok thanks
[21:11:46] Jerry & Kay: Not really, we catch more fish in cleaner water
[21:12:32] R Hill(mi): J&K do you ever fish back in marinas
[21:12:57] Jerry & Kay: not many marinas in WI
[21:13:45] shiner(sd): thanks alot j&k great having you here!!!
[21:14:08] Jerry & Kay: Thanks, Shiner
[21:14:40] Mud Duck: J&K what are you buying if you sell your skeeter
[21:15:09] Jerry & Kay: Either a Skeeter or Tuffy's new walleye boat
[21:15:33] LS(nd): the 1990, J&K?
[21:15:37] Mud Duck: I pick up my new tuffy this Fri.
[21:15:48] Jerry & Kay: Yes
[21:16:05] Jerry & Kay: Which Tuffy
[21:16:17] Mud Duck: the osprey 1760
[21:16:38] Jerry & Kay: very nice ride and fast boat
[21:16:41] LS(nd): i'm going to the Minneapolis show this weekend to look at it, the
[21:17:01] Mud Duck: i can't wait
[21:17:19] -=Fisher Guy=-: Do you find that rocky bottom contains more walleye than
[21:17:19] Jerry & Kay: we get to take our first ride Easter week end
[21:17:43] ebijack (mi): hey everyone, you got 10 minutes to get in your questions
before our guess have to leave!!
[21:18:03] Jerry & Kay: yes but check the transition line
[21:19:21] -=Fisher Guy=-: Just one thing J&K, do you find cranks better for walley?
[21:19:30] Jerry & Kay: it probably will, go low and slow
[21:19:51] Jerry & Kay: we like trolling cranks
[21:20:23] -=Fisher Guy=-: Great, well thanks for all the info. See ya
[21:20:50] Jerry & Kay: no matter where we troll cranks we always have a least one hot
n tot in the water
[21:21:13] KeithK(MI): Thanks guys...good luck for the rest of the year....hope you
repeat as team of the year
[21:21:23] Jerry & Kay: no, slow down your presentation
[21:21:38] Jerry & Kay: 10.35#
[21:21:48] Jerry & Kay: Thanks, Keith
[21:21:49] Mud Duck: tough bite
[21:22:21] Jerry & Kay: Real tough, water 9 ft. above normal pool
[21:22:43] bt: I hear the best time for the eyes is the day before and day after the front
[21:23:06] Jerry & Kay: we like fishing before
[21:23:38] bt: where are you Jerry& kay?
[21:23:51] Jerry & Kay: we're right here
[21:24:01] bt: I meant do you fish erie?
[21:24:14] shiner(sd): do you put any faith in moon cycles?
[21:24:51] Jerry & Kay: Haven't in a couple years, hope to soon
[21:25:10] Jerry & Kay: Shiner, never check them
[21:25:46] shiner(sd): me either just thought i'd check thanks
[21:26:04] ebijack (mi): i'd like to THANK both jerry and kay for sharing their time here
[21:26:32] R Hill(mi): J&K great job
[21:26:34] prairiepillow: thank you Jerry ad Kay
[21:26:34] Mud Duck: Thanks J&K
[21:26:43] Jerry & Kay: Thanks Tom, hope you have us back again some time, thanks
[21:26:44] bt: Thanks
[21:26:52] KeithK(MI): Thanks J & K
[21:26:56] e.s.f.: thanks J&K
[21:27:03] ebijack (mi): sure!! let me know when you will have time!!
[21:27:11] Seamaster(ohio): thanks
[21:27:17] shiner(sd): thanks j&k it was great chat!!!
[21:27:35] Jerry & Kay: k
[21:27:36] Jerry & Kay: w
[21:28:11] ebijack (mi): good luck this year!!