[20:02:14] *** Richard Mellon has joined Walleye Central
[20:02:21] Lundman(Wi): Hello Richard
[20:02:26] Reefer: Welcome Richard.
[20:02:27] Doc (wi): hi R M
[20:02:28] ebijack (mi): welcome richard !
[20:02:28] Canadian Loon: welcome Richartd
[20:02:28] ^2old2^: welcome Richard
[20:02:29] Griz: hello Richard
[20:02:32] Drift'r: hi richard
[20:02:37] mikej: hi Richard
[20:02:38] prairiepillow: hello richard
[20:02:40] Thunderstick: hi richard
[20:02:43] ebijack (mi): you sure got a crowd richard :)
[20:02:44] R Hill(mi): He Richard
[20:02:45] harry: Hi Richard
[20:02:46] bob g: hi rm
[20:03:00] Richard Mellon: hello everybody
[20:03:19] ebijack (mi): Please Welcome our guest tonight, his first
time here on walleyecentral...RICHARD MELLON from the
[20:03:42] Lundman(Wi): Welcome Richard.......
[20:03:48] Swat1(oh): So what are we going to learn tonight
[20:03:54] Richard Mellon: thanks ebijack pleased to be here
[20:03:56] Doc (wi): whats your specialty richard
[20:04:07] Reefer: welcome aboard to THE walleye site Richard.
[20:04:07] ebijack (mi): now that almost everyone said HI )
[20:04:21] Canadian Loon: hope it's speed trolling with all the
people in here! :-)
[20:04:31] Richard Mellon: toss up between bouncers and cranks
[20:04:45] Thunderstick: clap,clap
[20:04:55] Canadian Loon: best way to cover water
[20:05:02] Doc (wi): how long a snell on bouncers
[20:05:34] ebijack (mi): when you get a chance richard, how long
have you been fishing walleye tourney's
[20:05:37] Richard Mellon: i'm not a patient guy even ice fishing
means 200+ holes a day
[20:06:03] ^2old2^: woly cow thats a lot of holes
[20:06:03] Griz: Ice? wheres that?
[20:06:11] Richard Mellon: 1st tourney was in93
[20:06:14] Canadian Loon: Richard could we get some
background..where ya out of? home waters? favorite body of
[20:07:08] Richard Mellon: northern alberta until 18 mo ago now in
the sw corner of ab.
[20:07:10] R Hill(mi): Lakes around here you drill 200 holes your
[20:07:30] Canadian Loon: TY :)
[20:08:10] Richard Mellon: not in northern ab where a 4" auger
don't always get the job done
[20:08:16] ebijack (mi): richard, what kind of rig and equipment do
[20:08:54] Richard Mellon: Fisher FX 18 DV c/w Merc 200
[20:10:17] Thunderstick: Richard u ever fish Tobin Lake In sask>
[20:10:23] Canadian Loon: lol
[20:10:35] Richard Mellon: harry & mike: am i gonna see you
guys @ all 6 in 99?
[20:10:47] mikej: alright!!!
[20:10:58] Scott: Richard,thanks for coming in tonight,do you use
cranks on btm bouncers
[20:11:16] Richard Mellon: yes tobin is the best big fish water i
have ever fished
[20:11:29] harry: Look forward to seeing you at all of them!!
[20:11:35] Thunderstick: great lake
[20:11:52] mikej: Richard how far from Tobin do you live??
[20:12:11] hot/tot: you gonna be here for the pwt?
[20:12:51] Richard Mellon: good enough! ya i have used cranks on
bouncers in rivers and before snap weights in Lesser Slave lake
where you often fish 35'+
[20:13:40] Richard Mellon: 13 to 14 hours the way i drive to tobin
[20:14:03] mikej: Thats a close lake for you
[20:14:52] mikej: Guys Richard has the honor of driving the furthest
to every PWT tournament
[20:15:03] sundance: howdy fellas sorry i'm late
[20:15:15] Richard Mellon: my fav lake are some of these southern
res here in ab. takes 45 to 60 lbs on 10 fish to win
[20:15:15] ebijack (mi): you get a plaque for that richard :)
[20:15:45] Lundman(Wi): You could buy a plane Richard, but I don't
think your boat would pull too good.....
[20:15:52] hot/tot: hey richard when are you comin to Michigan???
[20:15:54] ebijack (mi): :)
[20:15:59] Thunderstick: richard is that with 3 slot fish??
[20:16:19] Richard Mellon: not sure whether i should get a plaque
[20:16:32] ^2old2^: is there ice fishing going on in alberta yet
[20:16:37] Doc (wi): both
[20:16:56] Thunderstick: its just starting here in Sask>
[20:16:57] Richard Mellon: 5 fish a day over 20" min
[20:17:04] ebijack (mi): richard, do you any of the superlines for
your trolling, and do you make your own leaders
[20:18:44] Richard Mellon: tie all my own rigs spinners etc, tried
super lines but was unhappy with the way northerns cut line raps
[20:19:00] Scotty: How do you determine leader size for btm b's
[20:19:07] Richard Mellon: no ice here yet
[20:19:45] Scotty: length I ment sorry
[20:19:56] Canadian Loon: whats your confidence color Richard or
do you go with the conditions
[20:20:10] ebijack (mi): richard, how important is your trolling rod
length to your presentation
[20:20:12] Richard Mellon: unless i'm doin something special 12lb to
reel and 10 lb for spinner. great lakes 17lb
[20:20:36] R Hill(mi): Richard are you going to troll the Detroit River
[20:21:19] Richard Mellon: like 71/2 in side rode 91/2 outside big
rods are more forging and less kick offs
[20:21:46] ebijack (mi): are those noodle rods? richard
[20:21:50] Richard Mellon: i'll be at all 6 in 99
[20:22:26] Richard Mellon: no most are med heavy pitching sticks
or trolling rods
[20:22:33] ^2old2^: Which was your best tourney this year
[20:22:36] Scotty: Im just learning.....kick offs mean???
[20:23:17] prairiepillows: ?
[20:24:26] Richard Mellon: sorry guys - 4th at ohae
[20:24:43] ebijack (mi): no problem richard
[20:24:51] ^2old2^: 4th is good :-)
[20:25:00] Canadian Loon: contour trolling on Ohae?
[20:25:02] Richard Mellon: kick offs fish com'ng unbuttoned
[20:25:29] Richard Mellon: no rigging redtails
[20:25:34] Mike (MN): what sticks do you use for trolling?
[20:25:39] Mud Duck: how deep
[20:26:13] Canadian Loon: point jumping ?
[20:26:41] Richard Mellon: what ever is on sale when i need a new
one mike !
[20:27:48] ebijack (mi): what has been your best crank over the
past year richard
[20:27:51] Lundman(Wi): ...:-)
[20:27:55] Mike (MN): do you go with fiber or graphite
[20:28:00] Richard Mellon: oahe was a lot about timing for me.
certain points turned on a particular times and depths
[20:28:11] Swat1(oh): Richard: How do you like your Fisher boat. Is
the 18 better than the Targa 20 since it is just a shorter version?
[20:29:42] Fishdude: is this thing laggin bad or what?
[20:29:51] Lundman(Wi): Yup, it's bad...
[20:29:53] Richard Mellon: graphite. shad rap or reef runner . fx
actually has more trolling room in back than 2000 and it'll run with
[20:30:28] Fishdude: hey Richard this is Russ in calgary ...how do u
like that pinpoint stuff?
[20:30:32] Mike (MN): and a better price
[20:30:32] bob g: yep
[20:31:08] Canadian Loon: do you use any of the silver plated
blades I keep hearing about?..and if so where do you find them?
[20:31:13] Richard Mellon: i give it credit for my 4th at oahe allowed
me to just fish not drive
[20:31:27] Thunderstick: richard in your opinion are the pinpoints
worth the money???
[20:31:36] Richard Mellon: yep!
[20:31:50] Thunderstick: thanx
[20:31:51] Mud Duck: how user friendly are they
[20:31:59] Richard Mellon: my blades all come from Northland
[20:32:03] Fishdude: u doin the calgary show in february again
[20:32:07] Canadian Loon: :-)
[20:32:28] ebijack (mi): that's pretty good since we have a rep from
pin point here tonight :) howdy babba :)
[20:32:41] Bubbas: Howdy
[20:32:42] Richard Mellon: ya and ed and 4 others here in can
trying for some in the us
[20:32:54] Fishdude: good deal
[20:32:55] Mike (MN): got to love them PinPoints
[20:33:04] Fishdude: who is rep from pinpint here?
[20:33:23] Bubbas: Bubbas
[20:33:24] Fishdude: sorry bad speller
[20:33:24] ebijack (mi): that will be next weeks chat..pin point
[20:33:31] Lundman(Wi): Richard, what's your favorite application
of Bottom bouncers?
[20:34:16] Richard Mellon: pinpoints are very easy to learn and
the graphs have some very neat features that other companies
better pay attention to or loose out big time
[20:34:22] ebijack (mi): yes it's bob healey
[20:34:43] Fishdude: no problem i was just wondering
[20:35:18] Mike (MN): If you can run your puter, you can run a
PinPoint no problem.
[20:35:18] ebijack (mi): richard, do you team up with anyone, and
who if you don't mind telling
[20:35:30] Richard Mellon: actually like spinners but love rigging
redtails off bouncers
[20:36:00] Lundman(Wi): Plain snell and hook, no components...?
[20:36:04] bob (oh): what's your favorite spinner size - color
[20:36:09] Thunderstick: what size of hook do u use for rigging?
[20:36:14] Richard Mellon: have teamed up in the past... looking to
upgrade this year
[20:36:44] Canadian Loon: upgrade?
[20:36:53] Lundman(Wi): ....:-)
[20:37:03] hot/tot: richard when are you coming to michigan?
[20:37:22] Richard Mellon: rigging redtails ..2's love #5 or 6 blades
[20:37:58] Scotty: Richard,In general how heavy do you go with
btm b's and crankbaits?
[20:38:15] Richard Mellon: i'll be in mi for the pwt plus a swing
[20:38:21] Fishdude: richard what color is your favorite of reef
runner cranks and do you like the ripsticks or reef runners best?
[20:39:12] hot/tot: hey richard are you guys aloud to wireline??
[20:39:20] ebijack (mi): hope the river is clear of ice flows before
[20:39:27] Richard Mellon: btms b i start @ 2oz on average i
probably go faster than most
[20:39:36] mikej: it'd better be!!
[20:40:20] Swat1(oh): At this rate who's worried about Ice.. I hope
the fish don't spawn in Feb
[20:40:32] ebijack (mi): richard, do you use the pin point alot for
[20:40:33] Richard Mellon: yes i've used wire great for btm b when
40'+ and fast
[20:42:12] Richard Mellon: when i'm trolling i use my 15 I use pin to
steer on contour if the corners are sharp btm track is fantastic!
[20:42:58] mikej: Richard whats your favorite crank bait??
[20:43:03] ebijack (mi): richard, have you found line size to matter
for trolling, or the heavier the better
[20:44:15] Richard Mellon: shad rap or reef in chrome blue
[20:46:18] Richard Mellon: i use thundersticks esp on 'bago
[20:47:09] Canadian Loon: the higher the better on 'bago for
[20:47:11] Scotty: if theres room, could you explain rigging redtails(
also new to me)
[20:48:17] Richard Mellon: i rigged them on oahe like you would a
herring for salmon on west coast....allowed me to go faster and not
wait before setting hook
[20:48:39] mikej: how fast did you rig them??
[20:48:43] Reefer: harry: Mike is pickin a fight again!
[20:48:52] ebijack (mi): richard, have you found line size to matter
for trolling, or is heavier the better
[20:48:58] Richard Mellon: 4 to 6 on my pinpoint
[20:49:05] mikej: wow!!!
[20:49:28] mikej: thats almost spinner speed
[20:49:56] Richard Mellon: like 10 lb for most cranks 8 line counters
is alot of line to change for awhim
[20:50:03] harry: Richard, some kind of quick strike rig????
[20:50:20] Richard Mellon: ya thats the idea
[20:51:08] Canadian Loon: did you use that presentation to cover
water or did the fish just want it that way?
[20:51:17] Richard Mellon: actually i went slower than that on peck
[20:51:22] ebijack (mi): how do you keep them from spinning going
so fast richard
[20:52:13] Richard Mellon: all in the rigging..larger 6 to 8" chubs are
[20:52:13] harry: Richard, you touched on it , but are you as
impressed with the pinpoint LCD as I am ???
[20:52:34] mikej: me too!!!
[20:53:52] Richard Mellon: absolutely!!!!!! can't wait to try 7800 and
the new gps ...i'll have my entire boat networked.when i think of
what i have done to get the views they make so easy!!!!!!
[20:53:57] harry: If the word gets out, if Im Lowrance I'm shakin in my
[20:53:58] Thunderstick: Richard u ever rig with waterdogs?
[20:54:32] Thunderstick: if so what kind of speed?
[20:54:39] Richard Mellon: ya all i caught were northerns is this a
[20:54:57] Doc (wi): is the pinpoint an advantage in an old river with
lots of depth change
[20:54:58] RoyG(PA): i was wondering if lowrance and pinpoint are
working together on their sonars...they look similar in pictures
[20:55:16] Richard Mellon: slow like rigging the flats at mille lacs
[20:55:55] Swat1(oh): Richard what do you think of the Genetron
[20:56:24] Richard Mellon: pinpoint has a far superior read lots
more definition my video sonar wasn't as good
[20:56:39] harry: Put a lms 350 next to a 7500 pinpoint and you will
see there is no comparison!!
[20:57:09] Doc (wi): how many lbs thrust available
[20:57:17] Richard Mellon: thats right harry what new tricks are they
going to have for gps?
[20:57:27] Drift'r: how does it compare to an X-85
[20:57:31] Perchn: how about the watts? is it more powerful?
[20:57:38] Swat1(oh): What is the ball park cost on a pinpoint graph
(that would be better than the Genetron?
[20:57:45] Richard Mellon: 60 on 24v and 80 on 36v
[20:58:00] harry: I'm not sure at this time but really looking forward
[20:58:12] Perchn: I still use the old papergraph..x-16
[20:58:23] Reefer: keep up the good info Richard...good night all.
[20:58:36] mikej: its close to that good perch!
[20:58:45] Perchn: wow
[20:58:55] Richard Mellon: not sure of cost new 7800 will have 320
[20:59:09] RoyG(PA): i believe ya harry...i just meant the general
layout of the two..... the buttons and all
[20:59:21] harry: WOW!!!
[20:59:55] Doc (wi): bubbas whats the price on the 7800
[21:00:11] Doc (wi): retail
[21:00:20] Richard Mellon: pin has some short cuts for sens cont
and depth that are one touch...no body else comes close!
[21:00:51] Drift'r: tune in next week & ask bubbas anything
[21:00:54] mikej: Richard how did you get the hook ups a oahe
going that fast??
[21:01:22] Bubbas: 7800 - suggested retail $499, console version
(7820) - $549
[21:01:30] Doc (wi): thank you
[21:03:42] Richard Mellon: mike has to do with rigging....simple but you
troll for salmon
[21:04:01] mikej: sounds interesting
[21:04:31] Richard Mellon: for once my wasted youth paid off
[21:07:03] Drift'r: everyone get you questions in to Richard
[21:07:28] Scotty: Richard,Thanks for you time,Good luck next year! Night
[21:08:50] Rod: richard do you fish any tournys in sask can?
[21:09:32] harry: Richard great job!!! got to go
[21:09:41] Richard Mellon: vanity at tobin
[21:09:52] mikej: we were just there on monday
[21:10:05] mikej: by hairball
[21:10:08] Rod: mike at tobin?
[21:10:37] Richard Mellon: arkansas
[21:10:37] mikej: yep
[21:10:48] Rod: how did you do a t the vanity
[21:10:59] mikej: a dealer and prostaff meeting
[21:11:00] Drift'r: are there anymore questions
[21:11:08] Richard Mellon: new size this year?
[21:11:14] mikej: yep
[21:11:43] RoyG(PA): thanks richard...good job
[21:11:45] Drift'r: Thank you for a great chat Richard Mellon!!!!!!!
[21:11:50] Richard Mellon: didn't fish vanity this year partner canceled
while iwas at
[21:11:57] Swat1(oh): Thanks Richard
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