[19:58:41] FishinMagician: Mike, what GPS are you running on your boat?
[19:59:11] mikej (mn): Fishin: I have both a GlobalNav 310 and a Global Map 2000
[19:59:24] ebijack (mi): Please Welcome MIKE JENSEN the PWT PRO!!!!!!!
[19:59:34] Woody(MI): welcome mike
[19:59:36] mikej (mn): Thanks, Ebi!
[19:59:40] Just Look"N--MI: welcome again Mike
[19:59:41] Drift'r: Welcome Mike
[19:59:42] Harry: Hi Mike got in some how
[19:59:48] FishinMagician: Does that unit show small islands and small lakes on it?
[20:00:00] mikej (mn): I see you did the same, Harry.
[20:00:08] RoyG(PA): welcome mike!
[20:00:27] mikej (mn): Fishin: Absolutely -- I was amazed at the detail when you zoomed
in to closer range, it showed nearly every island I came across.
[20:00:55] FishinMagician: I bought the Garmin III and it won't show the small lakes in
[20:00:59] mikej (mn): Fishin- On Erie, during the first few days of pre-fish, they were
very foggy and without the GlobalMap I would've been lost.
[20:01:01] Just Look"N--MI: have you seen the new 1600 map unit Mike?
[20:01:01] Woody(MI): Mike, how many days prior to a PWT tourney must you "check
[20:01:22] FishinMagician: Do you have to buy the map chips for that?
[20:01:25] mikej (mn): Lookin': I saw it last weekend at the Championship -- it looks
[20:01:47] mikej (mn): Woody: PWT allows us 5 days pre-fishing time, and we check in
4 days before the tournament.
[20:01:56] Harry: Ditto--- I was following Mike
[20:02:02] Woody(MI): thank you!!
[20:02:06] Just Look"N--MI: I was ready for the 2000 and they did that.suppose to be
improving maps I heard
[20:02:06] Drift'r: it even shows the street i live on , FM
[20:02:08] mikej (mn): Fishin': No, haven't bought any C maps yet. Wish I would've
known about them before I bought the IMS maps last year.
[20:02:35] FishinMagician: Mine will only show the highways and major roads, I'm
taking it back.
[20:02:51] Woody(MI): Mike, will you be fishin' both divisions next year?
[20:02:58] mikej (mn): Fishin -- we don't care about the highways! I want to see the
[20:03:08] Drift'r: :)
[20:03:11] FishinMagician: Yeah, Me too....
[20:03:24] ebijack (mi): mike, can you tell us about the new ranger your going to run,
and what the advantages are for a 20fter
[20:03:29] mikej (mn): Woody - Yes, I'm planning on fishing both divisions next year.
Looks like interesting bodies of water.
[20:03:41] FishinMagician: Where I fish in Canada has 30000 islands, the Garmin
showed about 20
[20:03:43] Magic marker: which unit are we talking about? 310,2000,or1600
[20:03:46] mikej (mn): Fshin- Good luck!
[20:04:04] mikej (mn): Ebi: The new Ranger has a fantastic amount of storage.
[20:04:10] FishinMagician: Which one would you recommend?
[20:04:19] mikej (mn): There are two big storage compartments behind both the driver
and rider's seats.
[20:04:27] FishinMagician: The global Map 2000 or the 310
[20:04:34] mikej (mn): Marker, next year I'm planning on running the 1600.
[20:04:52] Magic marker: OK
[20:04:54] mikej (mn): Fishin- I ran the global Map off of the 310, mainly to get the
[20:05:28] mikej (mn): I'm also looking forward to the additional horsepower on the
20-foot Ranger next year.
[20:06:18] ebijack (mi): which motor you going to run mike and what size kicker for that
[20:06:27] Drift'r: what is it rated for , mike
[20:06:41] mikej (mn): Ebi, I'll run the 225 OptiMax and a 4-stroke kicker, but I haven't
decided which one yet.
[20:06:46] mikej (mn): Drifter, it's rated for 225.
[20:07:13] Drift'r: do you use a tiller kicker
[20:07:40] mikej (mn): Drift'r - I have been using a tiller kicker, but I'm thinking about
going to a remote control
[20:07:45] ebijack (mi): mike, yesterday we touched on rods, can you talk a little about
the rods you use for jigging and the rods for trolling and why
[20:08:04] Woody(MI): Mike, remote control as in TR-1
[20:08:14] mikej (mn): Ebi, I use 7-foot GLoomis IMX and GLX rods for jigging and
[20:08:21] mikej (mn): Woody, no I don't use a TR1
[20:08:53] mikej (mn): ... 7 - 8 foot St. Croix rods S-Glass series rods for trolling
[20:09:07] Woody(MI): what kind of remote Mike?
[20:09:13] mikej (mn): I like the 7-foot Loomis rods for jigging, because they have a light
tip on them
[20:09:28] mikej (mn): Woody- just the steering drag link and remote control for speed
[20:10:18] mikej (mn): The S-Glass rods, being fiberglass, absorb the shock of the
strike better when you're using non-stretch lines while trolling
[20:10:46] Magic marker: line-counter reels?
[20:10:49] ebijack (mi): mike, i think harry wants to know what color are your favorite
[20:10:50] mikej (mn): I even have some HARRY STILES Signature Series fiberglass
[20:11:06] mikej (mn): Magic - I use Daiwa for line-counter reels
[20:11:16] mikej (mn): Ebi, don't start trouble this early
[20:11:19] Harry: Harry Who??
[20:11:27] mikej (mn): Dont' you mean Harry What?
Whisper sent to [Harry]: you remember the pink jigs :)
[20:11:46] Harry: Good one!!
[20:11:54] mikej (mn): And from South Dakota, folks, the famous Harry Stiles
[20:12:15] RoyG(PA): or do you mean infamous?
[20:12:24] mikej (mn): Yep, that might be it
[20:12:33] RoyG(PA): :)
[20:12:38] Harry: Hey Mike whats your favorite colar in a jig??
[20:12:55] Harry: oops color
[20:12:56] nail: hello guy s
[20:12:58] mikej (mn): My jigs don't have collars --my dog does
[20:13:06] Woody(MI): lol
[20:13:08] ebijack (mi): :)
[20:13:11] FishinMagician: lol...
[20:13:17] Magic marker: whats your strong-point? jigging,trolling or what?
[20:13:29] FishinMagician: humor...
[20:13:31] mikej (mn): Seriously, I like bright jigs in dingy water, like flourescents
[20:13:48] mikej (mn): Magin - I consider trolling spinners to be my strong point, with
jigging and rigging next
[20:14:01] mikej (mn): I still need to work on Pulling crankbaits
[20:14:18] Just Look"N--MI: any special blades?
[20:14:27] ebijack (mi): mike, what's so different on pulling cranks, learning what they
[20:14:51] mikej (mn): Just - I experiment a lot with blades: color, size, etc. At any given
time, I put a whole variety in the boat and let the fish tell me what works
[20:15:13] mikej (mn): Ebi, I dunno. There is something I just haven't gotten here yet,
and that's how to catch fish on them regularly
[20:15:34] mikej (mn): Harry thinks it's because I pull 'em too slow
[20:15:34] Just Look"N--MI: any favorites or at least consistent most places?
[20:15:48] Magic marker: bottom bouncers or snap weights on spinners?
[20:15:57] nail: thats not accurate use dark blue or black in dirty water
[20:15:58] mikej (mn): Just - Fort Peck and Leech Lake have been the least consistent
for me, Magic
[20:16:09] FishinMagician: How fast do you pull 'em, Harry?
[20:16:11] mikej (mn): Nail, why do you think that?
[20:16:36] mikej (mn): Nail, I typically experiment with blue or black on cloudy days
[20:16:38] nail: try it
[20:16:44] mikej (mn): I will
[20:16:56] Harry: 1 1/2 to 3 mph
[20:16:57] mikej (mn): Remind me, Harry
[20:16:59] Just Look"N--MI: sorry mike I meant the blade colors and shapes
[20:17:07] mikej (mn): Say again?
[20:17:35] Just Look"N--MI: favorites
[20:18:01] mikej (mn): Just - My favorites have to start with Lake Mille Lacs. I like Lac
Seul, though, too, and Lake Oahe.
[20:18:07] mikej (mn): But NOT Peck
[20:18:22] mikej (mn): Saw more elk than I did fish
[20:18:43] nail: neal hammagrand 22 in the pwt at redwing beat old skarlis hahaha
[20:18:51] mikej (mn): That's not to say Fort Peck is not a fantastic big-fish lake, it's just
I haven't been there often enough to figure it out
[20:19:58] mikej (mn): Just - as a general rule, I stay with #4's or under on inland lakes,
and 4's and bigger on the Great Lakes
[20:20:15] Woody(MI): Mike, what do you think of the new PWT format....East/West
[20:20:21] mikej (mn): As for colors, I like to keep things really bright, flourescent reds
[20:20:22] Just Look"N--MI: thanks Mike
[20:20:51] nail: im sorry is there a subject i missed or is this open discussion ?
[20:20:55] mikej (mn): Woody - I like the new format, but I think there's a lot of pros that
fish the circuit this year that won't be able to take the extra time from their day jobs or
have the extra money
[20:21:02] mikej (mn): Pretty much open right now
[20:21:19] Magic marker: favorite cranks for trolling?
[20:21:38] mikej (mn): magic - Storm Thunderstick Deep Jr
[20:21:52] FishinMagician: Mike, do you fish any NAWA tournaments?
[20:21:54] Magic marker: MINE TOO!!!
[20:22:34] mikej (mn): Fishin - I've fished the NAWA pro side in the past, but I like the
PWT and I think I'll stay where I am
[20:23:17] mikej (mn): Nail, where do you normally fish?
[20:23:19] ebijack (mi): mike, what advantages do you see from the split divisions
[20:23:52] Magic marker: any of the pros experiment with dipsys and spoons?
[20:23:55] mikej (mn): Ebi, it'll allow more anglers to get into the pro and amateur sides
-- I think that's the primary benefit
[20:24:01] nail: red wing or pool 9
[20:24:28] mikej (mn): Magic: Dipsys and spoons are usually used on Erie, from what I
hear from the charter captains
[20:24:39] mikej (mn): Nail, you're a local boy
[20:24:49] mikej (mn): How's fishin -- I want to get down there
[20:25:25] nail: yes i am
[20:25:32] Magic marker: they work great up there, thats why I was wondering if
anybody tries them elsewhere
[20:25:46] mikej (mn): That new format will also give us more variety of waters -- from
Great Lakes to rivers to shallow weedy lakes to reservoirs
[20:26:33] mikej (mn): Magic -- I know they do, because I hear stories about it, but I've
not fished the Great Lakes that much to have experimented with them.
[20:26:59] ebijack (mi): mike, what do you do in the non tourney months
[20:27:00] nail: mike j where you at guy ?
[20:27:11] mikej (mn): I know the charter captains, at certain times of the year, can
catch a lot of fish with them in a hurry.
[20:27:25] mikej (mn): Ebi - I play at running a company and plan for the next summer...
[20:27:32] mikej (mn): Nail, we're in Maple Grove
[20:28:04] mikej (mn): Actually, in non-tourney months, I study fishing.
[20:28:09] nail: ic ok guy im outta of iowa but im in rw constantly though
[20:29:15] mikej (mn): I'm already starting to collect maps to study for next year's
[20:29:36] ebijack (mi): mike, how often do you use your pin point for trolling in the
[20:30:04] mikej (mn): Ebi, I use that PinPoint more than I ever would have imagined
this year -- it was great.
[20:30:17] mikej (mn): The battery life, the boat control, and the LCD -- you can't beat
[20:30:48] mikej (mn): Harry, what did you think of your PinPoint?
[20:30:56] ebijack (mi): mike, the other night you were mentioning on how the pin point
lcd's don't interfer with other electronics
[20:31:28] mikej (mn): Ebi, I'm able to run multiple depth finders in my Ranger, because
they all run on different frequencies.
[20:31:48] mikej (mn): I can run the Genetron and the PinPoint or Lowrance all at the
[20:32:13] Harry: I agree with Mike!! The system really works and can't wait for the gps
[20:32:44] ebijack (mi): pin point gps? with maps?
[20:32:44] nail: hey guys everyone be careful on the water i gotta go ill be on next wed
thanks ebj and host. nails gone.
[20:33:48] mikej (mn): Ebi - PinPoint is coming out with a GPS in March that'll have
mapping capabilities and differential beacon built right in
[20:33:56] ebijack (mi): cool!!
[20:33:57] mikej (mn): You'll be able to view it from your networked LCD's
[20:34:04] mikej (mn): Way
[20:34:10] Harry: Mike are we going to have mapping on the pinpoint gps???
[20:35:04] mikej (mn): Sonny (PinPoint) said last week it'll be available in March
[20:35:16] Drift'r: if we could only convince them to come on and host
[20:35:23] Harry: sorry!! I must have missed that one!!
[20:35:25] Drift'r: :)
[20:35:42] Magic marker: can i put gps on my PP i have now?
[20:35:43] mikej (mn): Driftr - I'll give them a call -- Sonny said they were very interested
[20:36:03] mikej (mn): Magic -- yeah, you'll be able to update any of their products by
sending it to them to load the new programs
[20:36:05] Drift'r: just a plug , mike :)
[20:36:11] mikej (mn): You'll have to purchase the GPS module, of course
[20:36:30] mikej (mn): Never hurts to plug one's sponsor , especially when one really
likes the product
[20:37:00] Drift'r: they are an interesting company
[20:37:27] mikej (mn): Driftr - they're committed to staying on the cutting edge of
[20:39:02] Just Look"N--MI: welcome back
[20:39:09] mikej (mn): I'm looking forward to the gas mileage on the new OptiMax next
[20:39:37] ebijack (mi): mike, you think you'll consider longer runs with the opti max?
[20:39:41] Drift'r: they claim a 45% savings across the range
[20:40:06] mikej (mn): Ebi, I try not to run very far, but maybe that's been one of my
problems on Fort Peck
[20:41:36] mikej (mn): Re the Optimax: I try not to run really long distances, because it
cuts out on your fishing time
[20:41:37] hyderipper: wish i could have been at the tourneys this year
[20:41:45] mikej (mn): but on some bodies of water, I'm beginning to think that you
have to do it
[20:43:20] hyderipper: did you ever try the china wall at peck
[20:43:43] mikej (mn): Hyde, do - where the heck is that?
[20:44:19] hyderipper: about 20 miles down from the launch
[20:44:40] hyderipper: go to the left instead of right
[20:45:32] ebijack (mi): mike, how does your blast off number affect your thinking for
[20:46:06] mikej (mn): Ebi, how you go out in the morning isn't of major importance. The
main deal is to make the most of your short day.
[20:46:33] mikej (mn): With an hour and a half less fishing on the short day than on
your long day, that's the day you really have to perform
[20:47:22] mikej (mn): I try not to follow the guys who go slow
[20:47:53] Dave (Pa.): Mike, what is your impression of the Triton 205?
[20:48:18] mikej (mn): Dave, the internal layout of the 205 is very similar to my 692
[20:48:33] mikej (mn): The hull is interesting but I think they cut some corners in the
seats and seat bases
[20:48:59] mikej (mn): It seems very fast
[20:49:49] Woody(MI): well all, have a good night!! thanks for the info MikeJ
[20:50:09] ebijack (mi): mike, while prefishing you don't find early morning spots and
mid-afternoon spots and that would affect your course for the days blast off number
[20:50:38] mikej (mn): Ebi, in pre-fishing, you're as much ELIMINATING water as trying
to FIND productive water
[20:51:03] mikej (mn): If you go fish-less in pre-fishing you don't go back there or
experiment with different techniques in future days if you mark fish there
[20:51:18] Marbeliz..N.D.: Mike when you go to a new lake what is the first thing you
look for in the fall for eye's
[20:52:16] mikej (mn): Mark - I typically start pretty shallow in the fall, the fish are
moving up shallower on the food shelves
[20:53:19] ebijack (mi): mike, do you look for long tappering points as food shelves?
[20:53:52] mikej (mn): Ebi, long tapering points are always a good spot to start
[20:56:21] Just Look"N--MI: how about a good reel for casting and backup for jigging
[20:56:52] mikej (mn): LookN, I really like Daiwa reels. I have several of the SS700's
[20:57:01] mikej (mn): Also have a few of the higher-end models
[20:57:30] Just Look"N--MI: thanks mike
[20:57:31] ebijack (mi): mike are those line counter reels
[20:57:32] mikej (mn): Also like the Daiwa bait casters TD1 series -- they're nice and
smooth, they cast long, and have a flipping feature
[20:57:43] mikej (mn): Ebi, I use Daiwas for line counters, too
[20:58:16] Just Look"N--MI: my daiwa linecounters are 10 yrs old never broke one yet
[20:58:37] mikej (mn): LookN -- that's why I like them -- they're reliable. Just watch the
[21:00:58] Dave (Pa.): Mike, maybe you've already covered this but what lines do you
use for different presentations?
[21:01:03] Marbeliz..N.D.: Mike do you do any seminar's on your time off ?
[21:01:45] mikej (mn): Dave - I use Berkely XT and XL 6-lb for rigging and jigging,
typically, and 10-lb XT for trolling
[21:02:12] mikej (mn): Marb - I'm pretty new at this game, and I've not done a lot of
seminars. I've done some and hope to do more
[21:02:25] ebijack (mi): mike, do you make your own snells?
[21:02:52] mikej (mn): Ebi - Yes I do -- I tie them most of them up in the winter when I'm
watching fishing shows. I start the year with about 25 snell holders tied up
[21:03:33] mikej (mn): Ebi, I typically tie long snells, as it's easier to shorten them up in
the boat than to lengthen them. Usually 10 ft
[21:04:46] mikej (mn): Does anybody have a favorite resort in Canada that Mike and I
could go to, guys? -- Deb
[21:04:56] ebijack (mi): mike, do you use those quick change clevis's
[21:06:02] Just Look"N--MI: how about the one Ted Takasaki sponsors?saw tape on it
[21:06:16] ebijack (mi): i'd have to recommend the page off of walleyecentral with
listings of resorts/charters etc deb
[21:06:21] mikej (mn): It's in a great area. I think it's on Lac Seul.
[21:06:31] mikej (mn): Why, what a great idea.
[21:07:19] Just Look"N--MI: looked like my idea of roughing,nice resteraunt lodging
[21:07:22] ebijack (mi): deb, do you travel with mike to all the tourney's?
[21:07:27] Dave (Pa.): Maybe rent a houseboat instead of a resort?
[21:07:34] mikej (mn): No - SOME of us have to work
[21:07:58] bob (oh): it's good of you to do it !!!!!!!!!!!
[21:08:07] mikej (mn): Dave - I've done that on Lac Seul and it was a lot of fun
[21:08:35] mikej (mn): Dave - I like Look'N's idea of roughing it. Where I don't have to
[21:08:40] ebijack (mi): get a hotel, then someone else takes care of the clean up :)
[21:08:49] mikej (mn): !!!!
[21:10:03] shiner: is anyone seen the new fish size limits for s.d. on the river?
[21:10:08] shiner: has
[21:10:23] mikej (mn): I think it's one over 18"
[21:10:36] ebijack (mi): mike, is your ranger from 98 for sale?
[21:10:44] mikej (mn): You betcha
[21:10:49] shiner: 4 fish only 1 over 18 how will that effect the tourny's?
[21:11:12] Marbeliz..N.D.: Mike what do you think about the treaty on Millac's Lake
[21:11:30] mikej (mn): Marb - I have to stay away from discussion about that. Political
[21:11:45] mikej (mn): re boat - I'm really waiting until spring to sell
[21:11:53] mikej (mn): I don't want to be boatless this winter
[21:11:57] Marbeliz..N.D.: ok sorry
[21:12:13] mikej (mn): Marb - no problem. There's just very little safe territory
[21:12:26] Dave (Pa.): Almanac says we won't need boats this winter!
[21:12:56] mikej (mn): Dave, maybe true. The saugers in Feb and March on the
Mississippi are too good to miss out on -- that's my recreational fishing
[21:12:57] bob (oh): ice shanties
[21:13:02] Just Look"N--MI: is that a promise.Ice in Michigan
[21:13:07] mikej (mn): Bob -- tough to troll
[21:13:08] Drift'r: i'll believe that when i see it dave :)
[21:13:13] Marbeliz..N.D.: we were there last week and saw a lot of thing's that made
[21:13:21] mikej (mn): Where?
[21:13:33] bob (oh): use a bigger motor
[21:13:42] mikej (mn): With an auger
[21:13:59] mikej (mn): I've thought about using a Ditch Witch but didn't know how to
get rid of the ice in the slot
[21:14:01] bob (oh): then run back and forth
[21:14:03] ebijack (mi): :)
[21:14:20] bob (oh): use a trencher - long hole !!!!!!!!!!
[21:14:21] mikej (mn): On Mille Lacs there are thousands of ice houses -- it's an entire
[21:14:38] bob (oh): there are on erie to - mostly on the bottom
[21:15:03] mikej (mn): There's a few on Mille Lacs too. But it's colder, longer, here -- so
we learn to do it better
[21:15:04] bob (oh): they get caught out there almost every year
[21:15:10] Magic marker: :-)
[21:15:24] mikej (mn): People have to learn to use caution when ice is involved.
[21:15:25] ebijack (mi): that's why the southerner's call you blueneckers mike, your ice
shanties are bigger than your houses
[21:15:35] mikej (mn): We have our priorities straight
[21:21:04] ebijack (mi): I'd like to THANK MIKE AND DEB JENSEN for all the great
[21:21:07] RoyG(PA): so........ therefore I don't like him anymore :P
[21:21:36] Dave (Pa.): Great Chat Mike!
[21:21:46] mikej (mn): Thanks -- good night, everyone!
[21:21:59] ebijack (mi): thanks mike, i'll be talking to ya
[21:22:00] mikej (mn): PWT does run a tight ship, Roy. . .
[21:22:00] RoyG(PA): thanks mike and deb
[21:22:10] Just Look"N--MI: thanks for coming mike..and deb
[21:22:29] mikej (mn): Good night, gentlemen. It's been a pleasure.
[21:22:35] ebijack (mi): c ya!
[21:22:58] Whisper from mikej (mn) to [ebijack (mi)]: Thanks for your help - fun, as
[21:22:59] ebijack (mi): stop in any time mike or deb
[21:23:14] mikej (mn): Thanks! This was fun.
[21:23:25] mikej (mn): I don't often get to speak for my husband like this
[21:23:31] RoyG(PA): :)