[20:02:17] ebijack (mi): Please welcome terry carr, he will be having a open format
[20:02:19] R Hill(MI): Howd you do
[20:02:20] RoyG(PA): hello Terry
[20:02:30] rip some lip wy: hi terry
[20:02:34] ebijack (mi): he was rookie of the year in 97 on the pwt!!
[20:02:40] R Hill(MI): Clap clap
[20:02:54] ebijack (mi): he also fishes the mwc, let him answer the questions please
[20:03:05] ebijack (mi): when ever your ready
[20:03:30] T.Carr: Spring Valley is my first MWC tournament
[20:04:08] R Hill(MI): Terry Im wanting to fish the PWT as an am next year how would
rate your experence
[20:04:10] Sheila: He was the Amateur of the year in 96 too! Hi Terry.
[20:04:13] ebijack (mi): how long have you fished local tourney's before taking the big
[20:04:40] T.Carr: Very good. the In-Fisherman staff does a good job.
[20:04:41] Dead-Eye(oh): around this time ??
[20:05:16] T.Carr: one year before the PWT. The Iowa walleye tournament trail
[20:05:24] R Hill(MI): Did you fish all 4
[20:05:29] T.Carr: yes
[20:06:26] ebijack (mi): how did you start to look for sponsors terry
[20:06:57] R Hill(MI): Tery would you recomend it for any avid walleye fisherman
[20:07:23] T.Carr: I went after the sponsership with products that I have used and
[20:07:57] pilot: isnt it getting a little to commercialized?
[20:08:05] ebijack (mi): are you mainly a troller terry, and do you prefer carnks or
[20:08:07] T.Carr: Absolutely. It was a good chance to fish techniques that I only read
[20:08:50] T.Carr: Yes I love to troll crankbaits
[20:08:56] spankin'um: lets go fishing
[20:09:23] ebijack (mi): what kind of boat and rigging do you run terry
[20:09:33] clay(wy): terry, why did you decide to try cranks in iowa with the high water.
it just doesn't seem like the obvious choice
[20:10:11] T.Carr: A Lund 1800 pro v and last year I ran a Lund 1775 which is currently
[20:10:24] Jigman: Do you prefer mono or superlines for trolling cranks?
[20:10:38] T.Carr: Are you talking about Dubuque?
[20:10:48] clay(wy): yes terry
[20:10:56] T.Carr: Fireline under most circumstances
[20:11:30] rip some lip wy: what kind of motor do you run ??
[20:11:36] T.Carr: I tried other things but that is what worked.
[20:11:49] T.Carr: Mariner 175 efi
[20:12:44] Sheila: Terry, getting excited about Erie PWT?
[20:12:53] T.Carr: the only time I would not use fireline for trolling is if I was using snap
weights to achieve the desired depth.
[20:13:12] R Hill(MI): Terry do you like the thumper rig
[20:13:32] T.Carr: Yes I have fished there 3 times before
[20:13:45] MT. Troller: Terry ever use leaded line ??
[20:14:25] T.Carr: I only like the thumper rig marginally.
[20:14:38] T.Carr: Yes on lead core.
[20:14:48] R Hill(MI): Terry could you explain
[20:15:06] rip some lip wy: what kind of crank's do you run?
[20:15:12] ebijack (mi): terry do you work another job or is this your only full time job
[20:15:35] T.Carr: I assume the thumper you are speaking of is a big jig on a 3 way
[20:15:57] R Hill(MI): Like the dubuque terry
[20:16:29] T.Carr: Cranks; shad raps and a variety of others depending on the body of
[20:16:41] T.Carr: Yes I have a full time job also.
[20:17:03] T.Carr: Yes Rhill
[20:18:05] ebijack (mi): terry, did becoming rookie of the year help with sponsors more
or less then you though
[20:18:23] MT. Troller: Terry ever fish FT. Peck in MT.??
[20:18:30] T.Carr: About the thumper rig, I don't have a lot of experience with it, it is
kind of slow for me.
[20:19:26] R Hill(MI): Terry are you mainly a troller
[20:19:32] T.Carr: ebjack, it was about what I expected. I picked up 2 additional
sponsors and several offers.
[20:19:48] rip some lip wy: who are some of the sponsors you have?
[20:19:59] T.Carr: Yes, I have fished Fort Peck, last year on the PWT.
[20:20:32] ebijack (mi): terry, would you still fish the pwt if you much lower in the
standings? or are you addicted to the curcuit
[20:21:10] MT. Troller: Terry Hell Creek or Crooked Creek ??
[20:21:14] T.Carr: Yes, I am mainly a troller. I like to troll because I feel it will trigger
instinctive strikes from bigger fish
[20:21:48] R Hill(MI): Im just learning trolling any tips??
[20:22:40] ebijack (mi): do you use down riggers terry or are side planers the only way
[20:22:41] T.Carr: Sponsors: Aqua-Vu, Mariner, Lund, PINPOINT, Berkley, Waters
Edge Marine and Sport.
[20:24:27] RoyG(PA): do you use a gps?? ...if so what make and model
[20:24:55] T.Carr: As far as fishing PWT again, it is a tough question and I will cross
that bridge when I come to it.
[20:25:31] T.Carr: I fished Fort Peck in the Sutherland area
[20:26:12] T.Carr: Tips for trolling; troll in an area you are currenlty catching fish to build
[20:26:39] T.Carr: No on down riggers and yes on in line planer boards
[20:26:43] ebijack (mi): do you use line counter reels terry
[20:26:52] T.Carr: Yes I use a LMS 350A GPS unit
[20:26:55] hps: Hi Terry !! did I miss something ? are you fishing the pwt this year??
[20:27:23] T.Carr: Yes I use line counter reels, Daiwa 27
[20:27:35] T.Carr: Yes I am fishing the PWT circuit this year
[20:28:02] Jigman: Have you fished lake sakakawea in ND?
[20:28:12] T.Carr: No Jigman
[20:28:24] MT. Troller: where would I get lit. on Planer Boards??
[20:29:02] Jigman: How about Tobin?
[20:29:17] T.Carr: Planer board lit. is available on this message board that could link
you up to Offshore
[20:29:47] R Hill(MI): Terry have you used the tattle flag
[20:29:50] T.Carr: Never fished Tobin
[20:30:47] T.Carr: Never used the tattle flag, but Bruce DeShano is sending some to
[20:30:50] ebijack (mi): terry, will erie be new to you this year or have you fished it
[20:31:06] T.Carr: I have fished Erie 3 times before
[20:31:09] R Hill(MI): I just got mine in they look great
[20:32:05] ebijack (mi): what state do you hail from terry
[20:32:27] T.Carr: Pleasantville Iowa
[20:32:42] hps: Hi Terry!! for those of you who don't know Terry, he fished in my boat
as an am. in 1996 and came back as a pro in 1997 and kicked my but!! This guy is a
class act !! watch the leader board for his name!!
[20:33:07] ebijack (mi): thanks harry!
[20:33:19] T.Carr: Thanks hps, it was a great birthday present
[20:33:43] R Hill(MI): Terry you said you like fire line do you use a mono leader if so
[20:34:01] jbeboatman: terry are you fishing as a pro this year pwt
[20:34:25] lars: Terry have you fished lake Oahe in SD, and do you like fall fishing
[20:34:55] T.Carr: No I don't use a mono leader. Fire Line has great knot strength, with
mono leaders there is twice the chance of having a knot break
[20:35:28] Jigman: Do you use a mono backing on fireline especially in cold weather?
[20:35:40] T.Carr: Yes, PWT pro this year.
[20:35:58] jbeboatman: good luck this year
[20:36:31] T.Carr: Yes I Have fished Oahe several times. Once hunting season starts,
the boat is put away.
[20:37:28] ebijack (mi): terry, are you using the pin point lcr unit's this year
[20:37:38] T.Carr: Yes I use mono backing on spinning reels. On baitcasters, usually I
don't use backing
[20:37:52] rip some lip wy: do you use the precision trolling book or do you go by
[20:38:00] T.Carr: Yes I am using the pinpoint lcr this year
[20:38:24] T.Carr: I use the precision trolling book as a guide and fine tune by feel.
[20:38:40] fast eddie: Do you have any experience with plastic (soft) minnow
[20:38:52] ebijack (mi): terry do you prefer to use snap weights for most applications
[20:38:59] hps: Terry have you used your pinpoint syst.yet??
[20:39:17] T.Carr: Yes, I use Twister Tails but not alot of experience with shad bodies
[20:40:21] T.Carr: My Pinpoint system will be installed by the Lake Erie Tourny
[20:40:25] R Hill(MI): Terry do you use scents
[20:40:28] fast eddie: would trolling be the only application for 4 to 5 inch) immitators?
[20:40:53] T.Carr: half snap weights and half lead core depending on the situation
[20:41:17] T.Carr: I use Berkley power baits
[20:41:43] Jigman: do you use powerbait on crawler harnesses
[20:43:00] T.Carr: I don't use powerbait on harnesses, but I plan on experimenting
especially in areas that have a lot of bait stealers
[20:44:03] hps: Terry I used my pinpoint sytm. last week on Stocton, for the first time ,all
I can say is Wow!!
[20:44:29] R Hill(MI): Terry thanks for all the great answers Ive gotta go sons gotta do
homework needs the puter
[20:44:30] ebijack (mi): terry are you using the pin point linking system?
[20:45:06] T.Carr: Yes I will be using the linking system when I have it installed
[20:45:25] fast eddie: Have you heard about the Dye Kit for coloring minnows?
[20:45:56] T.Carr: Don't use the Dye Kit.
[20:46:46] ebijack (mi): terry, what cranks are the best producers for you
[20:47:26] T.Carr: Best cranks: shad raps in Iowa waters
[20:47:51] ebijack (mi): you think the water determines the type of crank
[20:48:54] fast eddie: Do you do any speed cranking? have read that high speed
trolling has its place when other things wont produce?
[20:48:56] T.Carr: yes, the water does determine the type in terms of the forage
[20:49:28] Sir Walter: Terry, have you had a chance to try Storms new Lightening
[20:49:43] T.Carr: yes, but not much over 4 mph if you consider 4 mph fast
[20:50:03] T.Carr: I haven't used the Lightening Shads
[20:51:47] fast eddie: How much stock do you put in barometeric pressure changes
does it change your tackticks?
[20:52:20] Jigman: what type of trolling tactics do you use in rivers?
[20:52:42] T.Carr: I don't change my plans based on the barometric pressure
[20:53:33] T.Carr: On the rivers I flat line troll with fireline
[20:53:45] ebijack (mi): terry how do you like the pro/am style curcuit
[20:54:23] fast eddie: A general consensus is that after a lightining storm the fish go off
the bite but I have seen time and time again good fishing the day after a big storm what
[20:55:00] T.Carr: The pro/am style is a great format for learning for the amateur, and a
chance for the pro to control his own destiny
[20:55:17] Sir Walter: Terry, have you tried vertical jigging on the Detroit River during
the Spring run?
[20:55:43] ebijack (mi): terry, what are your favorite lakes that are on the pwt curcuit
[20:56:07] T.Carr: some of the bigger fish at Fort Peck last year were caught after a big
[20:56:39] T.Carr: No on the Detroit River
[20:56:57] ebijack (mi): terry, do you have your kicker attached to your big motor
[20:57:30] T.Carr: Favorites are Erie and Oahe
[20:58:10] T.Carr: Yes I have a kicker. It is a 9.9 4stroke Mariner
[20:58:24] fast eddie: Are large bodies of water less effected by the lightening?
[20:59:10] T.Carr: I don't think the size of the body of water matters
[20:59:13] fast eddie: Where do you fish on Oahe and do you actually ever
[20:59:41] T.Carr: We'll be on for another 15 minutes or so
[20:59:53] lars: when pulling plugs, and planning to release does a guy need to loosen
drag to a point of missing hits, or is the walleye mouth tough enough to take a good
[21:00:49] T.Carr: At Oahe, the Little Bend area. I recreational fish at Rathbun Lake in
[21:00:52] Ellrod: have you ever used a lure retriver?
[21:01:03] Sir Walter: Terry, if you do good on day 1, will the day 2 pro that has your
ameture pump him for info about your tactics, or are you on the honor system/
[21:01:43] T.Carr: I never had a problem releasing fish that I catch trolling
[21:02:04] T.Carr: Yes I have used a lure retriever. It is a homemade one.
[21:02:15] Jigman: How do you tackle a river that is eight feet high?
[21:02:57] jbeboatman: terry do you use downriggers for walleye
[21:02:58] T.Carr: We are on the honor system.
[21:04:11] T.Carr: On high water, you have to work harder to eliminate unproductive
[21:04:45] Jigman: Will Saugers be considerably easier to catch than walleyes in high
[21:04:52] MT. Troller: Terry any tips on what to pull on FT.Peck?
[21:05:23] Big Red: Will you or any of the others be using the Aqua-Vu camera this
[21:06:08] T.Carr: I have not noticed a difference between sauger and walleye in high
[21:06:43] T.Carr: Ft Peck: Spinners and crawlers on bottom bouncers
[21:07:19] MT. Troller: thanks for the tips Terry!!
[21:07:22] Ellrod: i'm going to canada and want to catch both walleye and northern
pike, any suggestion which color crankbait is best for both?
[21:07:36] T.Carr: Yes I am going to use the Aqua-Vu this year and I believe several
other pros will also
[21:08:13] Big Red: Will it be legal to use during the tournament?
[21:08:14] T.Carr: Natural colors
[21:08:41] T.Carr: Yes it will be legal at this time.
[21:09:45] Big Red: What kind of water clarity do you need?
[21:09:54] ebijack (mi): have you used the aqua view yet terry
[21:11:33] T.Carr: The clearer the water the further you will be able to see. Because of
the infrared technology that is being used, it can operate in low light conditions
[21:12:17] T.Carr: I've seen it, but have not used it in my boat yet.
[21:12:51] ebijack (mi): guy's, terry needs to wrap this up, so get in your final questions
[21:13:00] Ellrod: are you planning any outings in the northeast?
[21:13:15] T.Carr: Erie is the furthest east
[21:13:57] hps: Terry I tried mine last week in Stockton ,,55ft. with light on it worked
[21:14:34] GreyFox: Do you know if Guest Battery chargers have a home page?
[21:14:47] ebijack (mi): sounds like you need to use the pin point so you can watch
thru the aqua view
[21:14:49] T.Carr: Not sure
[21:15:15] MT. Troller: thanks for the answers Terry great job!
[21:15:24] BT: Can you give advise on Post Spawn Lake Erie walleyes?
[21:15:24] Sir Walter: Good luck this year Terry, its time for the young guys to win
again. See Ya later
[21:15:36] jbeboatman: thanks terry
[21:15:38] Ellrod: thanks, TC
[21:15:57] ebijack (mi): i'd like to thank terry carr for sharing his time with us tonight.
[21:15:57] hps: Great job Terry!! see you in Erie
[21:16:22] ebijack (mi): good luck this year terry!!
[21:16:23] T.Carr: Post spawn walleyes will move east and suspend over deeper water
[21:17:40] T.Carr: Thanks for the chance to chat. If you are ever at a tournament stop
and say hi.
[21:17:44] Drift'r: Thanks for the good info TC
[21:18:53] T.Carr: BT: deep diving crankbaits and spinners with snap weights
[21:20:06] T.Carr: Goodnight everyone and hope you have a great fishing season.
[21:20:16] ebijack (mi): you too terry!