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Sonny Reynolds (RCL)
Chat - November 15, 2000
chatman- Ladies and Gentlemen, Please welcome Sonny Reynolds of the RCL and operation walleye!
T-Mac- Glad you are here
Driftr- Welcome Sonny Reynolds !!!
Juls- clap clap clap clap clap welcome Sonny!
Driftr- clap clap clap
T-Mac- clap calp clap
Mahumba- Hello Sonny!
LS(nd);- welcome Sonny
mnjimcarp- welcome Sonny Reynolds, do we have questions for you!!!
whale-eye- what is up with the r c l neat year
Sonny Reynolds- Thanks everyone
chatman- Any questions for Sonny about the recent RCL tourney?
Sonny Reynolds- I bet
Driftr- How about telling us about you Sonny
Sonny Reynolds- All that I can say is that there is a lot going on
mnjimcarp- sonny, did all of your sponsors feel the RCL was a good way to spend money?
JOHNP- Sonny, I attended the RCL final day weigh-in, It WAS GREAT!
Sonny Reynolds- There is a sponsor meeting going on at this time
mnjimcarp- I hope they were as impressed as us fishermen
mnjimcarp- the event was great
Sonny Reynolds- You bet, they are all grins & giggles
Bomber- It was the finest show I've ever seen
Juls- I have to agree with you John P..best walleye show I have ever seen! Great job !
vee- why didn't it get more press leading up to it?
Sonny Reynolds- it was a great event for all .. sponsors, anglers and the host site
mnjimcarp- sonny, are you planning a tour for 2001?
Juls- If there is a circuit next year..would the championship be held in Green Bay again?
T-Mac- Sonny... Did you like the location? I heard it was a wonderful place to have such an event?
mnjimcarp- green bay was awesome
Sonny Reynolds- I will answer as many questions as I can at this time about next year
Sonny Reynolds- The site was great .. I think everyone was well pleased
mnjimcarp- sonny, are you planning a 2001 tour or RCL circuit?
Sonny Reynolds- We are working on it .. there are some things to work out yet
T-Mac- Circuit in the works?
Sonny Reynolds- yes
mnjimcarp- how long until we can plan for next year?
whale-eye- what are the sites for the r c l next year
vee- will the RCL be expanded to several tourney's
Sonny Reynolds- We should be able to do a press release shortly
chatman- Tell us a little about yourself Sonny.....
mnjimcarp- sonny, are those things location, logistics, sponsorship?
Sonny Reynolds- Cant say at this time
ETT- will the Ranger Crestliner Lund rule be in effect?
T-Mac- any geographical location....hints?
Sonny Reynolds- There is a sponsor meeting going on now ..
Driftr- howdy Bruce
mnjimcarp- sonny, is shortly a relative term? LOL
Mark(Wi);- Will the format be the same as Green bay?
Sonny Reynolds- I have been in the fishing industry for 25 years ..have known a lot of the walleye anglers for several years
vee- sonny who are your major sponsors
chatman- And I know your Lovely wife Sharon does a whole lot behind the scenes as well.....
Sonny Reynolds- shortly is a couple of weeks or so ..detalis are being worked on
mnjimcarp- good, thank you
whale-eye- when will you show the r c l championship on t v
Sonny Reynolds- Sharon keeps me in line and makes me look good
chatman- Glad I was able to sit and talk with you both at the championship.....(MWC)..
Sonny Reynolds- Dec31
Juls- lol sonny
Bomber- Dec. 31st
Sonny Reynolds- yes
Mahumba- Nice Thinking! Same as my motto! Happy Wife.....Happy Life!!!!
mnjimcarp- Sharon and sonny and all the RCL staff are great!!!
chatman- Really gang, if you ever get the chance, Sonny and Sharon are a great couple to sit and pass the time with over a cold slurpee or two..........
bullfrog- half hour or one hour?
Sonny Reynolds- I really wish I could type faster
Juls- your doing just fine sonny
Bomber- where's Sharon
Elka- you're doing fine sonny
chatman- That's okay, we will be nice to ya.....
Jeff Berg- Sonny, I heard that Lake Minnetonka (MN) was considered for last
years event. True?
Sonny Reynolds- I don't want to say anything prematurely about next year
Chairman- Sonny your group did a fantastic job at the RCL
T-Mac- yup...you are doing fine
Sonny Reynolds- Right beside me !
Sonny Reynolds- Thanks
bullfrog- TV show one hour?
Sonny Reynolds- No
Sonny Reynolds- yes
chatman- Have Sharon type while you talk...
chatman- Hi Sharon!
Sonny Reynolds- Sharon says hi
mnjimcarp- hi Sharon
Sonny Reynolds- OK, I'm typing now (Sharon)
Sonny Reynolds- lets get this going with all of those questions
vee- any idea how many RCL events there will be next year
chatman- see, when ya put the Boss in charge things get done! .........LOL...
Juls- would the circuit also use the sponsor boats in the final day? that is if you have a circuit ..lol
Sonny Reynolds- cant say yet
Sonny Reynolds- don't no
mnjimcarp- Sonny, it was super impressive to have Irwin and Mr. Wood at the event!
Chairman- will we know before other commitments have to be made by us?
JOHNP- other commitment time is by Jan. 1
Sonny Reynolds- sonny is messing with the computer again
mnjimcarp- sonny, provided RCL has a circuit- will they allow other manufacturers to participate
Bomber- Jan. 10th for PWT
Juls- 1st for MWC..- -)
vee- is the RCL aligning themselves more with the PWT...Wave Wackers...etc.
Sonny Reynolds- things are looking good for next year and we are excited
Busy- I heard chat man say Slurpie,, I'm there
Sonny Reynolds- it will be a strong program for all to see
chatman- Lol... responsibly of course....
Chairman- We need to know by 1-1-01 is that a good number sonny?
mnjimcarp- sonny, provided the RCL has a circuit- will they allow any other manufacturers' boats to participate? or will one need a ranger, Crestliner, Lund?
Sonny Reynolds- oh yea, long before that
Sonny Reynolds- waiting for results from sponsor meeting
Jeff Berg- Sonny, what can you tell us?
chatman- Where did the idea for the RCL come from? Was it conceived about the
time of the Millenium tourney or after etc...
Sonny Reynolds- we have been working on this since the RCL
Sonny Reynolds- close
vee- why hasn't the RCL tourney been given more publicity?.....People didn't know it was going on!
Sonny Reynolds- RCL came about after the Millenium
Sonny Reynolds- we did everything in our power to make known
Bomber- rumors have it that that circuit will be the richest yet
fisherman- Sonny if RCL has a circuit will the format change or pretty much stay as is?
T-Mac- Sonny...is Irwin going to get behind the upcoming circuit like he did for FLW?
Sonny Reynolds- mailing, letters, and calls to all tournament organization involved
Sonny Reynolds- absolutely
Chairman- Dates are getting pretty full for fishing a couple of circuits
Sonny Reynolds- hopefully dates and sites by first of DEC
Sonny Reynolds- yes
mnjimcarp- sonny, how many participants are in the big bass tournaments?
Sonny Reynolds- full fields
Sonny Reynolds- FLW filled in 30 days
sheila- How many tourneys are planned? Are they Pro/Am format?
RichardM(AB);- how many events are planned?
Scott Richardson- Sonny, do you know what states a possible circuit may compete in?
mnjimcarp- 100 200 300 boats per event?
T-Mac- We will be "going to the next level"...in your opinion?
fisherman- Sonny where will the dates etc. be posted
Sonny Reynolds- hopefully 4 and a championship
Chairman- do we have enough RCL owners to fish a circuit or will we have to let "others" in?
chatman- hold up a moment and let Sonny get some air!!
mnjimcarp- hope to see others
sheila- me two
Sonny Reynolds- don't know what the format will be for sure....waiting on results of meeting
Sonny Reynolds- yes
mnjimcarp- tell them to hurry that meeting up sonny! LOL
T-Mac- yes on...?
Sonny Reynolds- I know I'm being vague but that's the way he has to be for now
Chairman- did RCL at Green Bay meet sponsors goals?
Bomber- good things are worth the wait
Sonny Reynolds- yes and beyond
Juls- We will have to get you rescheduled for another chat in a "short period".
Sonny Reynolds- you bet and everybody will be excited
Sonny Reynolds- and pleased
mnjimcarp- yes sir
Chairman- New for us walleye guys to have that kind of attention, looking for more!
Sonny Reynolds- just give me a call
T-Mac- More Motor companies getting involved?
Sonny Reynolds- you are going to be getting a lot of attention
Scott Richardson- do you know what states are likely? Northern Midwest?
Sonny Reynolds- we will make sure that walleye central get a special press release
Juls- thanks sonny
Sonny Reynolds- not yet
T-Mac- Sonny... do the "sponsors " pay notice to Walleye Central posts?
Bomber- all the site's will be during prime time correct
Sonny Reynolds- north mid west is a good guess
Chairman- any thought on going south for walleye at the right time?
Busy- Sonny,,what is your best fish finder,, electronics or friends
Sonny Reynolds- don't know but probably
Juls- Where are ya thinking Bruce?
T-Mac- We know that you surely do...and appreciate your presence at WC
Sonny Reynolds- after using Garmin I like them real well especial the ff240
Slapshot- yes we do!
Scott Richardson- great...looking forward to hearing exact locations and dates....the RCL was extremely well run and a format that was fun to watch...congratulations
Chairman- Lots of southern reservoirs and rivers, Norris Cumberland, Bull shoals more
whale-eye- I think boundaries are important from a safety stand point and also it levels the playing field, than its about who is the better fisherman rather than who can run the farthest. what is your thoughts on this
mnjimcarp- sonny, thanks for your time. hope to see you soon with solid schedule so we can plan next year.
Sonny Reynolds- we want to do what is best for the fishermen and have a good event
chatman- I wonder how much of a factor boundaries even were at the RCL
Bomber- run what ya brung no limits
Sonny Reynolds- boundaries were not a factor
Chairman- that is the way I like it,
Chairman- keeps the followers out.
TR from OR- Sonny, I fished the RCL, and that you, Sharon, staff and Sponsors did a great job. I had problems with my reg. for motor, and Sharon got things squared away. Thanks again.
Sonny Reynolds- we don't like to restrict the playing field anymore than necessary
T-Mac- Weather more factor than boundaries
Chairman- The weather call was good
Sonny Reynolds- yes
TR from OR- Yes
Sonny Reynolds- thanks everyone and looking forward to doing it again
Scott Richardson- the weather call was excellent and showed you were more concerned about the fishermen than merely showcasing big weights
Scott Richardson- that message will be remembered
Sonny Reynolds- you are right
Sonny Reynolds- TV show had no influence on my judgment call
Sonny Reynolds- trying to schedule prime times at sites
bullfrog- still an owners tourney for all four/
Sonny Reynolds- really can't say to much prematurely
Jeff Berg- C'mon Sonny. Give us some crumbs
Sonny Reynolds- cant say
whale-eye- green bay was a great site ,great call
Sonny Reynolds- 135% payback
chatman- I also liked the decision to keep anglers off the bay when the rough
weather reared up..
Sonny Reynolds- big enough crumb
mnjimcarp- I didn't
bullfrog- still have to qualify to fish all four?
jerry- Cmon back to Green Bay in 2001.
Sonny Reynolds- fishermen safety comes first
mnjimcarp- green bay was great, nice people. good accommodations
Sonny Reynolds- qualify from what
Jeff Berg- make it September though
Jeff Berg- or august
Juls- to chilly for ya was it?
Sonny Reynolds- maybe
Scott Richardson- and great football team that has fallen on hard times but will be back :)
bullfrog- from all the other tournaments? like RCL
mnjimcarp- how come Jeff? LOL
Sonny Reynolds- don't think so
mnjimcarp- green bay in august 2001 RCL stop!!!! sounds good
Sonny Reynolds- a lot of speculations and a lot of decision yet to be made
jerry- Green Bay in Nov!!
Sonny Reynolds- no thanks
mnjimcarp- ice fish in February
Chairman- Ohio in November
Scott Richardson- somebody likes cold rough water
Juls- there ya go! lol
Driftr- Huron in November !!!
mnjimcarp- Leech Lake in May or June
Sonny Reynolds- not this tournament directors wife
jerry- okay Huron in Nov.
Corey- there you go!!
TR from OR- Chatman-The water was great, both top and bottom (could see both at times)
sheila- Yeah Ohio in Nov is good
Sonny Reynolds- sonny is allergic to snow
Chairman- You have enough help finding sites Sonny haha
chatman- Hey, no way am I cutting a hole big enough for a 620 to fish the RCL in February.....LOL
Sonny Reynolds- oh yea
Bigfoot- he's allergic to me
Sonny Reynolds- for sure
JOHNP- that's why I don't ice fish, it takes too long to cut a whole in the ice for my 620!
Juls- - -)
Driftr- Sheila :)
chatman- Ya and forget a hole big enough to troll in...........
Sonny Reynolds- seriously we are planning a great circuit for 2001, that will be the next level for walleye anglers
jerry- pro/am format?
Juls- that's all I needed to hear Sonny...
Chairman- I will be ready Sonny
RichardM(AB);- will it be a owners circuit Sonny?
Sonny Reynolds- probably
Bigfoot- a huge step if we can believe the rumor's
Sonny Reynolds- don't know yet
Juls- for sure
Sonny Reynolds- absolutely
Chairman- We can keep it in the Family!
Sonny Reynolds- tentative but not to publish till details are worked out
Bill Leonard- how soon before date
Chairman- everyone else has an owners tournament
Sonny Reynolds- big family
Sonny Reynolds- not like this one
jerry- Any idea how many tourneys, Sonny?
whale-eye- good family
Jeff Berg- Sonny, looking forward to next year. Will be watching WC for announcement.
Sonny Reynolds- hopefully 4 and championship
Chairman- buy one and come and play!
Slapshot- this is going to stir up all kinds of interest!
Sonny Reynolds- you bet
CWS- what will the fee's be per event
Sonny Reynolds- watch for press release
chatman- I was hoping to be able to watch the Tourney on the tube faster than December, why the delay vs. how fast the Millennium tourney was broadcast?
Chairman- can't I call every day and ask?
Sonny Reynolds- no
Sheila- Sonny, Juls has talked me into waiting to fill our entries so I hope we can fit RCL in there!
Sonny Reynolds- I'm sure you can
Scott Richardson- Sonny, I have to go...looking forward to the announcement. Good luck.
Bill Leonard- By invite only or results of last years RCL?
Sonny Reynolds- delayed because of air time schedule and availability
Sonny Reynolds- neither
sheila- Didn't she do super - our 13th place gal?
Sonny Reynolds- yes she did
Juls- cut it out..
Sonny Reynolds- you go girl
CWS- Will the press release 1st appear at www.operationbass.com?
Sonny Reynolds- thanks wish we could say more but !!!!!!
Bigfoot- don't encourage her Sharon she's been tough to live with now
jerry- lol Bigfoot
JOHNP- Sonny keep up the good work!
Sonny Reynolds- operationwalleye.com click on RCL logo
Sonny Reynolds- thanks john
bullfrog- when will the final press release be out?
Sonny Reynolds- I wish we had more info to give at this time but you know how it is
whale-eye- thanks for the chat
jerry- Thanks for what you did tell us, Sonny.
Juls- no worries Sonny. ...you said plenty..
chatman- Let's talk a little about Operation Walleye....
Sonny Reynolds- when we make a statement we don't want to change it
chatman- What does O.W. do other than run the RCL......
Juls- that's a good policy Sonny
Sonny Reynolds- operation walleye is a division of operation bass like FLW Everstart, and BFL
Sonny Reynolds- all we will do is walleye
chatman- Strictly a tournament organization then?
Guest- There is a lot of PWT pros wondering where your RCL tourneys will be and when
bullfrog- entry fees same?
Juls- you came in late guest...Sonny cant release that information yet.
Sonny Reynolds- I was with operation bass 15 years and took the operation
walleye and took the directors job in Jan 2000
Guest- sorry came in late to hear that thanks
Sonny Reynolds- all of our focus is on operation walleye now
sheila- I will look forward to hearing about it in near future. By Dec 1st??? right?
T-Mac- Walleye fishing going to continue to grow like it has the past 10 yrs? Or more?
Sonny Reynolds- I'm no longer involved with any operation bass events
Bill Leonard- I'm sure someone mentioned it earlier, but you and Sharon did a
excellent job this yr.
chatman- Sonny, Ranger has recently started a Ranger Cup program for it's pro
teams, would you know if the RCL will be eligible for this program?
Sonny Reynolds- we are planning great things over the years to come for walleye fishing
Sonny Reynolds- I think we made a statement with the RCL championship
Sonny Reynolds- the ranger cup is involved in a lot of tournaments
Juls- what is the Ranger Cup?
Sonny Reynolds- incentive program for ranger owners only
bullfrog- so, those entry fees are still the same?
tracy- sonny you really turned em out tonight!
Sonny Reynolds- ranger cup is not a separate tournament
Sonny Reynolds- we tried
Juls- ok...that is what I was thinkin'
chatman- The Ranger Cup is an incentive program for Ranger Pro Staffers...
Sonny Reynolds- not totally
Chairman- that will go for the toothy fisherman as well?
chatman- Well, no not totally, but then I type too slow to go into too much detail....LOL..
Sonny Reynolds- there are guide lines to follow re- wear patch have decal etc.
chatman- just check it out on the web site...
chatman- Ranger's that is...
Sonny Reynolds- ranger has special ranger cup patch
Sonny Reynolds- yes I believe it's being arranged
Bill Leonard- pro am format I assume
Sonny Reynolds- safe assumption
chatman- As we start to wind down, are there any more questions for our guest
tracy- web page again please
Sonny Reynolds- www.operationwalleye.com click on RCL logo
Chairman- Call any of us if you need help! I am sure you know that, thanks for everything so far.
Sonny Reynolds- thanks to everyone, the walleye community is a bunch of great people
Juls- clap clap clap clap clap..Thanks Sonny and Sharon!!
sheila- Thanks for cool chat Sonny!!!!!
jerry- Thanks Sonny
T-Mac- Thanks S R !
chatman- You can also get to Operation walleye from the tournaments page here at Walleye Central.
sheila- and Sharon!!!!!too!!
T-Mac- Good typing !
chatman- Ladies and gents a big round of applause for Sonny and Sharon Reynolds...
Sonny Reynolds- somebody has to do all of his work
Bill Leonard- thanks Sharon & Sonny & good job this yr.
T-Mac- clap clap clap clap
Driftr- Thanks Sonny
Chairman- behind every good man- - - -
Driftr- clap clap clap
Juls- yes Great Job this year!! Let's see a repeat!!