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chatman- Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome tonight's guest, Gary Gray!
Driftr- Welcome Gary
Juls- clap clap clap clap welcome Gary
Ristorapper(ND);- clap clap clap clap, clap
Driftr- clap clap clap
Fisherman- welcome Gary
Gary Gray- What do you want to talk about tonight
chatman- Well, Gary, lets talk about your plans for the next year.
Gary Gray- Plan to fish all PWT, Merc Natl's. Otter Street, USFA
chatman- Do you have any seminars scheduled too?
Juls- that's quite the schedule Gary!
Gary Gray- A few
Gary Gray- you bet
Fisherman- Gary is that about the same schedule as 2000
Juls- Who are some of your sponsors Gary?
chatman- Do you plan to see your lovely wife at all?? LOL...
Gary Gray- Off Shore, Mercury, Yar Craft, Storm, and many more
Gary Gray- Now and then
Ristorapper(ND);- easier to calculate how many days you're home rather than how many days you are on the water!!
Juls- speaking of Off Shore...what can you tell us about this new Snapper Release they have coming out?
Gary Gray- that's about it
Gary Gray- It's Great
Ristorapper(ND);- board release??
Juls- why? what makes it so special?
Gary Gray- Best release yet, and works great with all the super lines
wallykid82- What lakes do you fish regularly?
Gary Gray- Yes, board release
chatman- Is that the same snapper that Wille has/had on their boards?
Ristorapper(ND);- what super lines do you use then
Gary Gray- Yes, now Off Shore has it
Fisherman- Different pads or whole new release
Crumpler- Gary is the new release the same one as the one on the bago boards out of
chatman- Nice release, holds Fire Line very well
Gary Gray- It was meant to use on Off Shore boards anyway
Gary Gray- Yes
Gary Gray- Have yet to have one come off the line!
Crumpler- yes on the same clips Gary?
chatman- Even if it did, the pin would hold it...
Gary Gray- correct
Driftr- I have never tried the small boards , maybe I'll look for them in Huron
Driftr- are the new clips available yet
chatman- I use the snapper release on all my in line boards and find it almost as easy to release with one hand as Offshore's standard release
Gary Gray- Bruce, when will they be available from Off Shore
Chairman- After the first of the year
Crumpler- outstanding product I was going to modify my Offshore's with at least the front clips over the winter anyway cool
chatman- Gary tell us a little about the Yarcraft owners tourney that was recently held, is that to be an annual?
Gary Gray- Yes, and it was a great time
chatman- How many turned out..
Ristorapper(ND);- how did you do in that tourney Gary?
Gary Gray- we had about 100 guys and gals
chatman- wow...nice showing!
Gary Gray- could not fish it, it was for owners only, no pro-staff
Gary Gray- have I missed anyone yet?
chatman- That is a great deal for the owners
wallykid82- how long have you been on the Yar-Craft pro staff
Crumpler- Gary I had some friends up there the said they couldn't leave little bay so it was tough but the were treated to a great time and look forward to next year
Gary Gray- going on 5 yrs now
Dan(oh);- are you a full time pro
Gary Gray- yes, I put a boundary on it because of wind
Gary Gray- yes
Ristorapper(ND);- super line or mono guy Gary and what do you use when pulling cranks?
wallykid82- is Yar-Craft beginning to catch on the PWT
Gary Gray- mono
Gary Gray- you bet
chatman- I just want to remind new participants here tonight, Gary will be signing off around 7:30 tonight due to prior commitment
Fisherman- Gary have you had a chance to do any fall fishing?
Gary Gray- I will let Chairman of the board step in for me
wallykid82- Caught any pigs yet this fall?
Chairman- Gary, is YarCraft going to metal flake colors soon?
Gary Gray- no, sold my boat last month
Ristorapper(ND);- new one in the spring?? which one ya running?
Gary Gray- yes, new for 2001, all polyflake, it is a option
chatman- OOhhh! They are going to look sharp!
Gary Gray- 1895 Storm TSC
Lance- Gary, I understand that some of those new polyflake boats are making their way to the dealers now?
Gary Gray- yes, as we speak
Fisherman- What will you have for a motor?
Crumpler- Gary is Pepsi still working with you ? I find that it is easier to work with non fishing related sponsors do you see more non fishing sponsors as a major future market for us ?
Gary Gray- 225 Merc
Larry (WI)- Enter Text Here-Gary, do you think Lake W-Bago should be managed differently to create a more quality fishery?
Gary Gray- yes, Pepsi has been great
Gary Gray- I think Winnebago needs a slot limit
Ristorapper(ND);- explain on winnebago
jerry- How's bite on Winnebago system this time of year?
tracy- Gary any opinions on Erie limits?
Larry (WI)- A lot of people think the same way, how can we get that done?
Gary Gray- Local sponsors play a part, but the Industry has the best game in town
Crumpler- on ago cant we just shut doun the river like in Depere just fish for a trophy and catch and release
Gary Gray- Walleyes for Tomorrow for Winnebago
Gary Gray- as far as Erie, I have not heard the limits yet
Chairman- down to 6 for next year Gary
tracy- 4 early season 6 after April
Lance- Gary, tell us about the new center console YarCraft..size, motor, ride, fishability?
Gary Gray- I think it is about time, it can't go on for ever
Larry (WI)- Gary, do you still use Lowrance products? If so, what do you think about the new GPS units coming out for 2001?
Gary Gray- right now it is only available in 1785 model, but there is talk about a 22 or 24 footer for the future. Very fishable
Crumpler- does this new rig have a wash out deck or carpet
Gary Gray- Lowrance, just talked to Darrin Cole yesterday, have not seen the new line yet, but sounds great
Gary Gray- washout
chatman- What is the layout/storage like Gary?
Gary Gray- lots of storage, I seemed lost in it at Bay de Noc.
Chairman- I saw them, gps 3000 and x 15 series look super
Ristorapper(ND);- what fishing presentation did you use at the championship this year Gary?
Crumpler- ya rod storage shaft saver available maybe?
Gary Gray- jigs
Gary Gray- I believe the rod saver storage is available
wallykid82- what line do you prefer when vertical jigging?
Gary Gray- 8lb Trilene tournament strength
DanL- Gary is there a jig you like when fishing rip rap
Crumpler- Gary tell us some top secret stuff any new products or deals in the works we should know about?
T-Mac- Gary what are you running next year for main engine? Do you know yet?
Gary Gray- Bruce, you might want to tell the people here about the special for tournament fishermen, about buying the new Snapper release
Gary Gray- ball jig
Larry (WI)- Gary, what kind of mono do you use for trolling clear water?
Gary Gray- 14lb mono
stmpbuster (Ia)- Gary I am the PWT top amateur I didn't get a chance at Bismark to thank you for your encouragement it meant more than you know THANKS
Gary Gray- your welcome, and you did a great job there
tracy- Gary, what did think about the tournament on the St. Marys River at the SOO this year?
Gary Gray- it's fun to fish Bismark, just too much sand!!!
Gary Gray- not much fun, but, I think it can be good at different time of year
stmpbuster (Ia)- had to replace my water pump impeller
Larry (WI)- Gary, is it going to be slow-no-wake all the way through Oshkosh on the Fox next yr.?
Gary Gray- no, that got shut down
wallykid82- What did you think of the PWT tourney at Fort Peck this year?
tracy- I used to go to Drummond Island every year in august we always did well on eyes that time of year
Gary Gray- love Ft Peck, it just hates me
Ristorapper(ND);- River is down a foot since you and bigfoot left the championship last month Gary!!
Gary Gray- I was just out there a week ago, looked low
Bigfoot- and I left my shovel there too
Gary Gray- should have kept it for next year, Rick!
Chairman- gets any lower we won't need boats next year
Ristorapper(ND);- you didn't need it Rick!
Bigfoot- you got that right Gary
tracy- Gary, what areas did you fish at the SOO?
DanL- Gary when you vertical jig is there any thing you do to trigger a fish
T-Mac- 10hp limit...anything bigger kicks up too much dust !
Gary Gray- stay vertical as you can, and snap it
Chairman- Gary how do you find fish in shallow water?
Gary Gray- trial and error,
Ristorapper(ND);- Hate to say it but wishing for 100+inches of snow in T-mac country so the runoff in the spring will fill up the lakes again Sorry
Chairman- I guess I have been doing it right, mostly error
T-Mac- I agree risto
Gary Gray- shallow fish, are the hardest to locate, you can't mark them. so it is trial and error
chatman- well that's half the battle Bruce, lol
Ristorapper(ND);- what is the shallowest you figure the locators will pick up fish??
Gary Gray- Sorry about having to leave early, but I got to go, will make it up another time
Gary Gray- 8ft
Ristorapper(ND);- Thanks Gary. best wishes next year on all the tourneys
jerry- Thanks Gary, see you again soon.
Juls- thanks for your time Gary...have a good night!
T-Mac- Thanks Gary.!
chatman- Thanks Gary, as always enjoyed the time
Lance- thanks Gary
Bigfoot- later Gary
Driftr- thanks Gary
T-Mac- Good luck in 2001
chatman- As promised please welcome, Bruce Chairman Deshano!!
Gary Gray- to all a Good night, and Bruce will take over
Ristorapper(ND);- clap clap clap
Crumpler- fish hard gary thanks again
Juls- clap clap clap clap....welcome
T-Mac- yeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaa...clap clap
DanL- Thanks Gary
jerry- Hi chairman Bruce clap clap clap
Ristorapper(ND);- two for the price of one tonight!!
Lance- clap clap clap
chatman- We have a 2 for one sale here tonight! Welcome Bruce!
Lance- Bruce, tell us about the new Snapper release
Ristorapper(ND);- and when it will be available
Chairman- Gary was supposed to do that, but it is a clamp type release
Chairman- It will hold super lines very well and can be opened with one hand.
Chairman- super lines
chatman- Describe the difference between the Snapper and the standard Offshore release
Chairman- one pad and a grooved surface.
Ristorapper(ND);- you have tried them Bruce?
Chairman- More $$$ for one thing, but it does the job on super lines
Rick- same pad as before
Chairman- been using them for two seasons, helped develop them
Crumpler- did this release originate on the east shore of Bago in WI ?
jerry- Are they available to all at this time?
Chairman- similar pad and easily replaced
Rick- spring or clip
Chairman- Not from Off Shore, get them from Wille or big jon right now
Chairman- Retail in our paper will be about $14
idoc(mn);- very cool
idoc(mn);- for a pair or each?
Chairman- But they work and keep together longer than some others that super line guys are using
jerry- When will they be available on Offshore paper?
Chairman- I will be able to show them at the WC outing in Huron this weekend
Ristorapper(ND);- Really enjoy that offshore paper by the way Bruce lots of info in there for us all
Lance- I had a chance to see and use them...I was very impressed with their holding ability and ease of use
Chairman- right after the first of the year
Chairman- Thanks, a lot of people work hard to put it together. any suggestions or tips are appreciated
Chairman- Fishing tips I mean hah
Ristorapper(ND);- mine gets passed around quite a bit here!
chatman- Bruce, is Offshore going to be the only source for the Snapper release?
Chairman- In a while, we will have the articles and tips on our web site, just too busy now to do the work
Chairman- No, the other Mfg's will be able to order it at this time also
Crumpler- Bruce I have these things on my Offshore's now just the front clip wont let go but I have to se how Offshore does it so you can still use the tattle flag system on the back end.
jerry- Bruce, do you need more field testers? Be glad to try these out and report back.
Chairman- It fills a need for us without having to go into costly R&D
Chairman- I just use the snapper on the front and the red clip on the wire
Chairman- Don't have any field testers just product promoters. by the time a products leaves here it is "tested"
jerry- I see
Lance- I think it is a quality addition to the Off Shore boards
Ristorapper(ND);- your tourney schedule for 2001 Bruce?
Chairman- No decision until January, need time to get Off Shore ready. MWT for sure
Crumpler- ya works great I pull a lot of power pro line threw the stumps on boards and rip those cranks out never have to go back for a board with these clips !
Chairman- I enjoy fishing with my son Nick
Lance- and ya doing quite well with him too...I might add
Chairman- It is making great memories to fish with him
Chairman- My dad s here now 3 generations fishing and hunting together lol
tracy- you are so lucky
jerry- Great to intro. kids to fishing/hunting...memories together forever.
Lance- a tribute to your family Bruce
Chairman- I know and I am taking advantage of it.
walli-chicago- is Gary here???
Ristorapper(ND);- Gary left prior commitment
jerry- Gary left at 7:30
chatman- Gary had to leave a little early, Bruce has stepped in for him
Chairman- he had to go and I got the job
walli-chicago- oooo, thanks
Juls- Gary was here..he had to leave early...now Bruce DeShano is taking over...
walli-chicago- what's the topic???
tracy- walleyes in chi town
chatman- free for all
jerry- Topic: Why can't people from Illinois catch any walleyes?
Chairman- tell that to Mike Gofron
walli-chicago- we've got Gofron!!
jerry- My pal...just bought his boat.
jerry- Sorry to veer from topic.
Chairman- Make him take you fishing a lot too
Lance- Bruce...are you fishing at Huron this weekend?
Chairman- Yes, Marilyn and I will be there Friday early afternoon
Chairman- through Sunday
chatman- Cooking or eating Bruce? --)
Chairman- I will be displaying our products at the fish fry
Chairman- Eating only
Lance@Riverview- Hey Bruce, any tips on making the flag lights easier on your eyes at night?
Chairman- No, they drive you crazy but it keeps them from getting mixed up with steady lights on shore
Chairman- I will be doing board tune ups at Huron Friday
Lance@Riverview- Someone suggested putting a dot of black in the center,
Chairman- You are welcome I will be on the 22 as well
jerry- What is involved in a board tune-up?
Chairman- just fix anything worn, foam, bracket flag etc.
jerry- I see
Chairman- Yes, we were doing some filming I think
Chairman- go for it, it is a good product
Ristorapper(ND);- Anything else new from Off Shore coming down the pipes Bruce?
Lance@Riverview- Bruce, have your boards arms been riveted from back or front? I have some both ways?
chatman- As we wind down, is there anyone Bruce missed? Any more questions for our host?
Chairman- No, we are looking for some though, you should see some of the wild ideas sent to me
Chairman- Always from the back
Lance@Riverview- Than I should change mine from the front?
Chairman- Not if they are holding.
Chairman- Our new bracket it in a plastic material and a lot tougher than the old one, more about that
Chairman- when I am back on Nov 22
chatman- That s right, we have Bruce back for the whole hour on Nov 22. Anymore questions for Bruce?
Chairman- That is for sonny to discuss, I don't like rumors
T-Mac- Good point
Chairman- I am going to watch the rest of the wings game, Gary Gray owes me one Nite all thanks for being here
Ristorapper(ND);- thanks Bruce clap clap Best of luck in all your adventures
T-Mac- Nite Chairman
tracy- thanks Bruce!!!
chatman- Ladies and gentlemen a warm round of applause for Bruce Deshano for backing up Gary Gray!
Crumpler- great job Bruce thanks !
Ristorapper(ND);- clap clap clap clap
chatman- Bruce will be back On NOV 22!