[20:00:39] ebijack (mi): Please Welcome our guest tonight AL
[20:00:44] Griz: Hi everyone, thought I would sit here and copy the
mail for a while
[20:00:57] lance V(mich): hows it going big Al
[20:01:04] ebijack (mi): welcome AL "hyderipper" !!!
[20:01:15] Griz: welcome Al
[20:01:16] LS: welcome Al
[20:01:21] hyderipper: good, how's everyone
[20:01:53] lance V(mich): Hows bay de noc right now Al
[20:02:23] ebijack (mi): al, tell us a little bit about your backround,
bigfoot tells me your a real good stick
[20:02:35] hyderipper: it isn't the best, lots of wind
[20:02:53] lance V(mich): hey woody-thought you were dead
[20:02:59] Woody(MI): right
[20:03:07] hyderipper: bigfoot is being a little bit i'm average
[20:03:08] sundance: so did anyone fish huron today?
[20:03:18] Griz: Bigfoot, when are you coming to Huron?
[20:03:43] Nite Eyes: howdy again
[20:03:52] Bigfoot: thur.
[20:03:54] lance V(mich): fishing on the river
[20:04:01] hyderipper: hello nite eyes
[20:04:12] Griz: Where do we meet and when?
[20:04:18] lance V(mich): Hey Al- hows the knee doing?
[20:04:20] ebijack (mi): how long you been fishing tourney's al
[20:04:23] Bigfoot: lets talk to big
[20:04:43] sundance: what's to big?
[20:04:47] hyderipper: knee is doing alright lance
[20:04:51] Bigfoot: al and we can talk later
[20:05:02] ebijack (mi): big al scherer "hyderipper"
[20:05:07] hyderipper: ebi i have doing tournaments for 5 years
[20:05:50] Griz: Al, what do you think it costs you for one year of
[20:06:02] ebijack (mi): hyderipper, tell us about what rig you run
and your electronics
[20:06:42] hyderipper: i run a 18' champion with a 175 mariner and
9.9 4 stroke kicker
[20:07:59] ebijack (mi): al, do you prefer to jig or do you like to troll
[20:08:11] hyderipper: some of my sponsors are champion boats,
which are very dependable boats
[20:08:42] hyderipper: ebi, i am a troller but do what i have to to
catch the fish
[20:08:50] lance V(mich): I fished the 96 PWT on Saginaw Bay with
Big Al in 1996-he is an excellent pro and lots of fun to spend the
day with-just be sure and hang on!!!:)
[20:08:53] Griz: Al, what trolling motor do you use? Do you like the
[20:09:10] sundance: is a 9.9 just right for trolling,or is there another
[20:09:26] hyderipper: i have a motorguide 500es
[20:10:09] hyderipper: sundance the 9.9 mariner 4 stroke kicker is
the best choice
[20:11:40] hyderipper: i have never used the pinpoint but heard it is
an excellent choice
[20:12:16] ebijack (mi): al, do you use the electric trolling motor for any
of your trolling?
[20:13:51] ^2old2^ (mi): what's your favorite lake
[20:14:11] hyderipper: ebi for night fishing or to stay an a small
[20:16:59] ebijack (mi): al, did you fish alot of local tourney's before
you started fishing mwt/nawa/pwt?
[20:17:45] hyderipper: yes i fished local, and then decided to try
professionally, to see if i could compete with the big dogs
[20:17:45] lance V(mich): AL-how many tourneys this past season?
[20:18:01] ^2old2^ (mi): so Al what is your favorite body of water to
[20:20:37] Woody: hyde, how many tourneys did you fish this past
[20:20:51] Griz: Al, whats the biggest tournament you have won?
[20:21:09] sundance: what is your favorite technique for trolling.
[20:21:09] sundance: what is your favorite technique for trolling.
[20:21:25] Ruko: what brand name rod do you suggest for a jigging
[20:21:47] hyderipper: i have won a couple locals but have been in
the top 10 several times in the pwt and nawa and mwc
[20:22:43] Griz: AL, how many days a year do you spend on the
[20:22:53] hyderipper: sundance i love trolling spinners and
[20:23:04] ebijack (mi): al, do you prefer to pull cranks or spinners
[20:23:46] sundance: do you have to fish local tourneys first before
the pros,or can you jump right in??
[20:24:07] hyderipper: i like to pull cranks ebi
[20:24:36] sundance: what type of spinners?
[20:24:39] Griz: Al, how many days a year are you on the water?
[20:25:05] hyderipper: no you don't have to fish local tournaments
first to fish pro, but it will help sundance
[20:26:35] ebijack (mi): al, what was the turning point that pushed
you into the big time
[20:27:16] Nite Eyes: al how did you go about getting sponsors
[20:27:28] sundance: do you like thunderstick jr.or the normal size?
[20:27:30] hyderipper: i wanted to see if i was capable of fishing
with the big guys, and i proved i could keep up with them
[20:28:38] hyderipper: sundance i like the deepdivers in south
dakota and where you are fishing up to 120ft. of water
[20:29:04] hyderipper: the jrs. go to about 17' with 10lb test
[20:29:18] ebijack (mi): al, do you use snap weights much?
[20:29:33] Nite Eyes: how far back from the boat???
[20:30:01] sundance: is 10lb just right for trolling?
[20:30:19] hyderipper: yes anytime i am fishing deep i will use up to
a 4 ounce snap weight to get down to 40 ft, if that is where the fish
[20:31:02] hyderipper: sundance i use 12 lb. trilene xl
[20:31:04] ebijack (mi): what about using dipsy divers al?
[20:31:34] hyderipper: i have tried them have no experience with
[20:31:54] hyderipper: 17 ft is about 220 ft of line
[20:31:55] ebijack (mi): al, do you use any of the "superlines"?
[20:32:56] hyderipper: i have tried them but still prefer mono,
because i can't get use of not setting the hook hard
[20:33:04] ebijack (mi): al, it sounds like you mostly look for deep
[20:33:43] hyderipper: mostly it seems when you fish suspended
walleye on the most part they are bigger
[20:33:47] Nite Eyes: have you ever tried spiderwire super
[20:34:20] ^2old2^ (mi): which was the toughest tournament you
fished this year
[20:34:43] hyderipper: i have spiderwire on one of my spiderwire poles,
don't get me wrong i use it, it is good line but not for me
[20:35:36] sundance: do you ever use the old
[20:35:48] hyderipper: 2 i only fished one mwc tournament this year
and a couple locals, was out for the year with knee surgery
[20:36:29] sundance: erie dearie
[20:36:41] ebijack (mi): did you miss fishing the curcuit alot al?
[20:37:13] hyderipper: i missed it immensely. hope i can fish them
all next year
[20:37:57] ebijack (mi): sounds like your hooked on continuing your
[20:38:17] ebijack (mi): al, are you going to fish both east and west
pwt? in 99
[20:38:20] hyderipper: until you fished as a pro you will never know
the excitement and challenge of fishing against the best of the
[20:38:43] Nite Eyes: does fishing so many tourneys on the road
get to you?????
[20:39:16] hyderipper: if i don't have surgery i should be able to fish
[20:39:44] Ruko: what type of jigging rod do you use Al?
[20:40:36] hyderipper: nite it is lonely sometimes and frustrating,
fishing 60 to 70 hours before the tournament even starts
[20:41:15] hyderipper: and then right after the tournament back on
the road to another state
[20:41:37] Nite Eyes: that sounds rough
[20:41:59] ebijack (mi): al, what do you do to keep up your
[20:42:10] hyderipper: it's satisfying sometimes
[20:42:38] hyderipper: ebi by knowing there is another tournament
and once in a while catching a fish
[20:43:44] ebijack (mi): al, do you get a new champion every
[20:44:17] hyderipper: not this year but if i fish next year i will have a
[20:45:11] Nite Eyes: is there such a thing as a perfect walleye
[20:45:12] ebijack (mi): al, do you think you'll go with a optimax
[20:45:29] sundance: do ever use erie dearie's???
[20:45:38] hyderipper: ebi most likely
[20:46:30] hyderipper: nite if you put them all together you would
have a perfect walleye boat, every boat has what you want and
don't want in them
[20:46:34] Lu (wi): Nite, the perfect walleye boat is in the EYE of the
[20:47:16] Nite Eyes: what would be the min. size for erie?????
[20:47:45] hyderipper: personally i prefer the champion for the ride,
speed and storage
[20:48:10] hyderipper: 18' is a small boat when you get on erie
[20:50:31] hyderipper: it's a good size for oahe, but it still gets quite
rough, after all south dakota has 1 tree and it has to stop the wind
[20:51:05] sundance: i like the 28ft sportcraft,but owning one is a
[20:51:42] tp: al i thought the REA poles was your state tree
[20:51:59] hyderipper: if you fish walleye i wouldn't go any bigger
then a 20 ft, because you will loose control
[20:52:36] ebijack (mi): to much boat to catch the wind?
[20:52:38] hyderipper: what's that tp?
[20:52:52] Nite Eyes: does champion make a 20 foot fishing
[20:53:08] hyderipper: i beleive it's a 19 ft.
[20:53:29] Nite Eyes: how would that handle rough water????
[20:53:47] tp: your state tree like eastern colo is a rea pole
[20:54:19] hyderipper: it handles the water pretty good because it a
has a wide beam
[20:54:35] Lundman(Wi): Rural Electric
[20:54:48] sundance: what colors are your favorite cranks??
[20:54:49] hyderipper: not in the up
[20:55:06] Nite Eyes: is the beam width the secret
[20:55:11] tp: right on lund
[20:55:32] hyderipper: anytime you have width you have more
stability in the water
[20:55:52] Nite Eyes: that will make shopping easier
[20:55:56] sundance: so wider is better???
[20:56:09] sheep: no electricity yet in S.D. tp
[20:56:16] hyderipper: i prefer the 18ft. simply because it higher
[20:57:10] ebijack (mi): is that size you'll stay with for 99 al?
[20:57:37] hyderipper: sundance my favorite colors are blue and
silver and firetiger, and purple
[20:57:49] hyderipper: yes ebi
[20:58:36] hyderipper: there doesn't seem to be too many
questions, so i'll be going back to camp
[20:58:41] ^2old2^ (mi): i've never been able to hook up with a
walleye fishing at night ... is there some trick to it
[20:58:50] ebijack (mi): thanks for your time al !!!!!!
[20:59:03] Nite Eyes: what is the best method to troll for shallow
walleyes at night????
[20:59:04] clay(wy): thanks hyderipper
[20:59:19] hyderipper: 2 try fishing in 1 to 5 ft of water
[20:59:29] sundance: thanks al,have a good one year.
[20:59:42] sundance: next year
[20:59:43] ebijack (mi): hope your knees are ok for ya al!!
[21:00:01] Nite Eyes: thanks for the info.
[21:00:15] hyderipper: use #13 rapalas
[21:00:28] ebijack (mi): good luck in 99 al !!!!
[21:00:30] tp: thanks al
[21:00:34] Nite Eyes: what about huskie jerks????
[21:00:42] hyderipper: thanks for having me, have a good night
[21:01:11] ^2old2^ (mi): Thanks Al !!!!!!!