[19:59:36] ebijack (mi): PLEASE WELCOME MR. HARRY STILES FROM the
[19:59:05] John P.: Harry did you get the 20 footer yet?
[19:59:41] Harry: The 620 will start to be built on Oct. 2
[19:59:48] Lundman(Wi): Hi Harry!!
[19:59:58] Harry: Howdy LUndman
[20:00:02] Drift'r: Hi Harry[20:00:02] Drift'r: Hi Harry
[20:00:13] Harry: Hi everybody!
[20:00:18] *** Magic Marker has joined Walleye Central
[20:00:27] Magic Marker: hi guys
[20:01:01] Lundman(Wi): Harry, did you make the Championship....??
[20:01:25] Harry: No, I missed it by .08#
[20:01:28] ebijack (mi): harry, how about starting us off with a bit of info on how to plan
a full day of fishing for a tourney
[20:01:36] ebijack (mi): ouch!
[20:01:41] Lundman(Wi): Oh no, that close....that has to hurt!!
[20:01:59] Harry: Do you mean practice of tournament day?
[20:02:26] ebijack (mi): both if you would
[20:02:55] Harry: I start out with on of Mike's home cooked meals, and a good night
[20:03:06] ebijack (mi): :)
[20:03:14] mikej (mn): Sometimes
[20:03:46] Harry: I approach practice with an open mind, and a game plan.
[20:04:22] Harry: The game plan consists of dissecting a map.
[20:04:28] mikej (mn): How does your game plan very from lake to lake?
[20:04:54] Harry: It depends on the calendar and weather.
[20:05:20] ebijack (mi): harry is it confidence that makes you stick to your plan, or should
you always stick to your plan
[20:05:32] Lundman(Wi): The calender, please explain??
[20:05:41] Lundman(Wi): moon phase you mean?
[20:05:51] Harry: Confidence has a lot to do with it
[20:06:05] Harry: Lundman: I mean what time of the year it is.
[20:06:18] Lundman(Wi): Ok, just checking....thanks....:-)
[20:06:36] Harry: Moom phase does not enter into my tourney plans.
[20:07:45] John P.: Harry, do you jig in may/june, pull crawlers in july/aug, and cranks
the rest of the time??
[20:08:16] Harry: John: I do all of the above at any given time of the year.
[20:08:29] John P.: depend on the lake??
[20:08:51] Harry: John: No, it does not
[20:09:27] ebijack (mi): harry, do you keep records of what you did and what you found
at each lake you fish so you have someplace to start next time the event returns
[20:10:09] Harry: ebjack: Yes I do. And keep records of GPS and also daily data while
[20:10:17] LS(nd): Harry, what presentation are you using on Oahe now?
[20:10:48] Harry: Jig and minnow, jig and crawler, live bait rigs with chubs or crawler.
[20:10:54] Lundman(Wi): Harry, what's the one thing you would tell someone they
could do to improve their catches consistantly..??
[20:11:20] Harry: Be mobile, and trust your electronics.
[20:11:44] Lundman(Wi): So keep trying different things...??
[20:12:06] ebijack (mi): harry, do alos keep track of what presentations won at each
[20:12:12] Harry: correct and invest in an indash flasher.
[20:12:30] Lundman(Wi): Have the flasher, not in dash though....:-)
[20:12:34] Harry: ebjack: I keep all walleye in-siders and review them.
[20:13:12] Harry: Lundman: that's the most valuable piece of equipment on my boat.
[20:13:23] Harry: when it comes to locating fish.
[20:13:40] Lundman(Wi): for finding fish, or locating, and interpreting bottom content??
[20:13:51] ebijack (mi): harry, what do you consider your strongest method of fishing
[20:14:09] Harry: Lundman: all of the above!!!!
[20:14:29] Lundman(Wi): Thanks...
[20:14:36] Harry: ebjack: jig fishing! pitching or verticle jigging.
[20:14:54] ebijack (mi): what model of flasher do you prefer harry
[20:15:20] Harry: ebjack: I use a 1220 A in-dash Lowrance.
[20:15:48] ebijack (mi): you don't have a flasher on the bow?
[20:16:19] Harry: ebjack: No I use 7500 pinpoint!
[20:16:54] mikej (mn): How do you like the Pinpoint?
[20:16:55] ebijack (mi): how does the pin point work in a swift current river harry
[20:17:10] Harry: I use my in-dash to find fish while running and then the Pinpoint to fish
[20:17:29] Harry: The Pinpoint LCD is terriffic!
[20:17:44] Harry: ebjack: I haven't tried it yet!
[20:19:19] Lundman(Wi): Harry, do you ever fish the weeds. and if so, what's your
favorite method for extracting fish...??
[20:19:36] ebijack (mi): how do you control your kicker motor harry, by tiller or steering
[20:19:56] Harry: Lundman: Yes, a lot!!!!!! pitching jigs or casting cranks!
[20:20:08] Lundman(Wi): Cranks over the tops??
[20:20:09] Harry: by steering wheel
[20:20:26] Harry: Yes and in the pockets!
[20:20:29] Lundman(Wi): During the day??
[20:20:41] Harry: Yes, during the day!
[20:20:45] Lundman(Wi): Thanks...
[20:20:55] Harry: You are welcome!
[20:20:55] Magic Marker: have you played with underwater camera yet?
[20:21:31] Harry: Magic Marker: Yes I have, and have learned a lot from it !
[20:22:08] Magic Marker: thinking bout getting one next spring for erie
[20:22:18] mikej (mn): under what conditions would you fish the weeds during the day?
[20:23:08] Harry: Mike: calm water, dirty water, June and July...
[20:23:36] ebijack (mi): harry, are you moving up to the 20ft ranger for 99
[20:24:04] Harry: ebijack: Yes I will have mine by the middle of October.
[20:24:31] LS(nd): Harry, you doing all 6 next year?
[20:24:42] ebijack (mi): can you tell us about the set up your going to have, such as
[20:25:04] Harry: LS: If I get the sponsorship to afford it, I will!
[20:25:47] Harry: ebijack: Mercury 225 optimax? 15 hp, big foot, pinpoint, bow mount,
[20:26:49] John P.: Harry, I heard the optimax is not as fast as the old 225's?
[20:27:06] ebijack (mi): are you using the pin point linking system harry with the 2 lcd's
[20:27:21] Harry: John: Rumor has it that that is true, we will have to wait and see.
[20:27:30] Harry: ebijack: Yes
[20:28:18] John P.: Harry, the new Pinpoint system will connect both sonar/gps units?
[20:28:56] Harry: John: Yes it will, the GPS is not available yet. but will be. 1999
[20:29:18] ebijack (mi): harry, how often do you giude in the off season
[20:29:38] Harry: ebijack: What off season????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????????!!!!!!!
[20:29:50] ebijack (mi): :)
[20:29:51] John P.: Harry, it will be neat to log a gps coordinate and it show on both
[20:30:15] ebijack (mi): ok, non-tourney time :)
[20:30:22] Harry: john: there are some real exciting things to come from PINPOINT!
[20:30:55] Magic Marker: will mine that i bought this year be upgradable?
[20:30:55] Harry: ebijack: That's better! about 100 days.... this year maybe more..
[20:31:25] John P.: Harry still having fun in S. Dakota?? what is the biggest fish this
[20:31:26] Harry: Magic: All pinpoint equipment will be upgradedable....
[20:32:08] Harry: John: caught and released 9 fish 5# to 10# on Friday and Sat.
[20:32:32] John P.: Harry WOW!!
[20:33:42] Harry: The Fishing on Oahe has been great and very busy guiding...
[20:34:31] LS(nd): Harry, what was your highlight of this season on the pwt?
[20:35:09] Rx Fish (PA): Harry when you locate fish what do you start fishing with first?
[20:35:21] Harry: LS: It wasn't the 3 zeros at the Super Pro or the 2 zeros at Ft. Peck!!!!
But, the fifth place finish on Oahe was special!
[20:35:50] Harry: RX: That depends on the depth what kind of structure and time of
[20:36:13] Rx Fish (PA): fall 15 feet rocky bottom
[20:36:54] Harry: RX: keep boat in 25 ft pitch jig and minnow and work it back
[20:37:27] ebijack (mi): harry do you prefer a stiff tipped rod for jigging or a slow tapered
[20:37:59] Harry: ebijack: 6 1/2 to 7' med. lite action...
[20:38:16] Rx Fish (PA): How long do you try something and discover its not working
before you try something else or move?
[20:38:21] ebijack (mi): harry, do you use any of the superlines?
[20:39:15] Harry: RX: if I know the fish are there, I will give the jig and minnow a half
hour and then try a bottom boucer and live bait or pull spinners through those fish.
[20:39:36] Rx Fish (PA): thanks
[20:39:54] Harry: ebijack: I use fireline for trolling only and mostly use mono even for
[20:40:11] Rx Fish (PA): What are some of your favorite cranks?
[20:40:14] FishinMagician: why?
[20:40:38] Harry: RX: Storm thunderstick, or shad raps...
[20:41:16] FishinMagician: Harry, why do you prefer the mono?
[20:41:58] Harry: I feel more comfortable fishing mono and think that Berkley makes
some very good premium mono, and I'm a little stubborn!!! (Yes he is!)
[20:42:12] ebijack (mi): harry, do you try to find areas in a lake for a tourney that might
support jigging, even though trolling seems to be the main tactic
[20:43:04] Harry: ebijack: I've been known to do things a little different! and Don't
always go with the flow!!!!!!
[20:43:40] FishinMagician: Do you snap jig a lot?
[20:44:14] ebijack (mi): ok, what makes your decision to troll or jig
[20:44:33] Harry: Fishin: I have experimented with it but find the subtle jigging action
works much better...
[20:45:01] Harry: ebijack: If the fish are spread out that's when I will troll cranks or
[20:45:43] Just Look"N--MI: Harry do you troll bottom bouncers in rivers or 3 way rigs?
[20:46:30] Harry: Just: In the Rivers I prefer a 3 way rig, they track better in current..
[20:46:34] Rx Fish (PA): What style jigs do you like best with live bait? Do you use
stinger hooks ever?
[20:46:47] Just Look"N--MI: thanks
[20:47:27] Harry: RX: The Northland Fire Ball is my choice and rarely use stingers...
[20:47:43] ebijack (mi): harry, how often for tourney's do the fish you have found in
prefish, find they have moved
[20:48:22] ebijack (mi): for the tourney
[20:48:36] Harry: ebijack: I would say, 90% of the time they move!!!!
[20:48:52] Harry: Get ready to adapt!!!
[20:49:17] ebijack (mi): so how do you trace them after they have moved
[20:49:57] Harry: ebijack: That's when instinct and LUCK! take over!!!!
[20:50:24] ebijack (mi): guess my instinct isn't to good :)
[20:50:41] FishinMagician: Have you ever speed-trolled, let's say over 2.5 mph to
[20:51:04] Harry: Sometimes mine isn't very good either, I'm still looking for the horse
[20:51:43] Harry: Fishin: Yes, I've had success in Rivers in current as much as 3.5
miles per hour...
[20:52:03] mikej (mn): not often enough
[20:52:06] FishinMagician: wow, that is moving.
[20:53:18] mikej (mn): what is your favorite color jig?
[20:53:22] ebijack (mi): harry do you do many seminars?
[20:53:47] Harry: Mike: He He He! pink!
[20:53:57] Drift'r: how often do you use lead core
[20:53:59] FishinMagician: Thanks for the info, Harry!
[20:54:05] Harry: ebijack: Not enough! Find me some work!!!
[20:54:09] Just Look"N--MI: Harry are you going to make the November Walleye
Central night fish tourney in Ohio?
[20:54:22] Harry: You are welcome Fishin Magician!
[20:55:06] Harry: Drift'r: When the fish go deep or scattered on flats..
[20:55:11] mikej (mn): harry tell us about the new Ranger
[20:55:21] Harry: Just: Not sure!
[20:55:58] Harry: Mike: I haven't seen it in person but all I have read and heard from
the reps is exciting!
[20:56:26] Rx Fish (PA): Harry what kind of rod and reel do you use for your bottom
[20:57:01] Harry: RX: 7' med. baitcaster and reel...
[20:57:57] Rx Fish (PA): Looking to outfish Drift'r and purchase new outfit curious what
you would recommend
[20:58:03] Harry: The new 620 is going to be fast, and more comfortable and more
suited to big water and more room for the family...
[20:58:32] Harry: RX: I'm going to get the rod and then I will tell you!
[20:58:41] Drift'r: i would recommend a little luck :)
[20:58:46] Rx Fish (PA): :)
[20:58:48] LS(nd): Harry, have you heard if nawa is going to stick with the same format
they had this year?
[20:59:52] Harry: LS: I have heard that they are going to make an announcment soon!
[21:00:16] ebijack (mi): if there's no more questions for harry, i'd like to thank him for his
time here tonight!
[21:00:40] ebijack (mi): we'd love to have you stick around harry if you can /want to
[21:00:54] Rx Fish (PA): Thanks Harry appreciate you taking the time with us
[21:00:54] Harry: RX: Fenwick GTC844 and the reel is an ABU UC5600C, it's
[21:00:56] Just Look"N--MI: THANKS HARRY!!!
[21:01:03] mikej (mn): Thanks Harry
[21:01:04] John P.: Harry thanks!
[21:01:05] Harry: I'll stick around!
[21:01:10] prairiepillow: sorry I was late will have to get a copy of tonight's chat
[21:01:10] LS(nd): Thanks Harry
[21:01:12] ebijack (mi): great
[21:01:23] RoyG(PA): Harry.....Thanks for spending the time to talk to us Walleye
Central guys when we went to the Erie PWT
[21:01:32] Drift'r: thanks Harry
[21:01:37] *** John P. has left Walleye Central
[21:01:44] Harry: I enjoyed it very much myself!
[21:01:55] ebijack (mi): i agree harry, it was great meeting you and mike
THANKS AGAIN HARRY, sorry to all who missed this chat, we had a open chat for quite a while after this.