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#1 Donna G

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 11:07 PM

How much will it take to win this year? Seems like the last few years it's been 16 to 18 lbs. Not a bad winter bag on Beaver. For fun, reply with your guess on the winning weight and primary pattern / bait. I'm saying 15.67 and jerk bait. Think the long-range forecast is calling for high temp of 39 with 24 degrees the night before. Light wind, light clouds and 10% chance precip. Water temp was 53-54 degrees Saturday and Sunday, but I'm sure it's dropped since then.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:03 AM

I would guess around 15 also, but I'll say 14.75. Jerkbait could be the deal or the A-rig.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:24 AM

I would guess around 15 also, but I'll say 14.75. Jerkbait could be the deal or the A-rig.


No A rigs allowed in the tourney this year from what I hear.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:33 AM

I might be crazy but im going with 22.0 if someone finds the fish I had been catching, most were 4lbs with a few 5's mixed in. The temps might have shut it down however I think a good angler locating them could do 20 to 25 if they stay on them and dont get frustrated and go running and gunning.

Derek I still havent thrown an A-rig yet its been to good a bite on cranks and slow crawling keitechs to even worry about it chucking the heavy creature.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:40 AM

My buddy and I got out one day last week and were catching a few here and there before the Keitechs started really catching them. Impressive little baits.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:01 AM

My buddy and I got out one day last week and were catching a few here and there before the Keitechs started really catching them. Impressive little baits.


That they are, I sent some to my father in Cali and he has been beating up the big FL Strain's on them, he says you cannot find them out there and he is outfishing people around him Texas Rigged, I hadnt thought about using them way the 1/4oz jighead seems to work best here just slowly ticking the bottom. I did hear a rumor of real nice walleye on them 2 days ago from the back of rocky branch in 8fow
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:11 AM

Shhhhh, be quiet about those Keitechs!

Well if no A-rigs allowed, then I'll say jerkbaits and a 14.75 lb. bag.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:23 AM

Is there a website that has info on the tournament? Also, if anyone wants to fish this but doesn't have a co-angler, let me know!

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:10 PM

January 1st 2013

Prairie Creek

7 to 3

$70 per team paid the morning of tournament at the ramp. Cash only!

6 fish limit 15'' largemouth, smallmouth and meanmouth and 12'' spotted bass.

No Alabama rigs or multi-lure rigs



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Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:00 AM

To be fair I'm not going back on the weight I posted, but I was making my prediction on a 5-fish limit.  nwaoutdoorsman is correct - limit is 6 and no A-rigs allowed.  Life jackets on plane.


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Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:10 AM

Is there a website that has info on the tournament? Also, if anyone wants to fish this but doesn't have a co-angler, let me know!

 

I don't know about a website.  There was a little information posted on FB -

 

This tournament will be a buddy event with a $70.00 entry fee. Entries must be paid in cash and will only be accepted the morning of the tournament. Take off position will be determined by entry.


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Posted 28 December 2012 - 06:05 PM

BTW, if anyone can get the results and post them here that would be greatly appreciated.  Hopefully at least winning bag weight and biggest fish.



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Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:20 PM

We will.  We're fishing it.  Champ188's usually pretty good at finding the results and posting them for our area tournaments.  Speaking of fishing it, I went to Cabela's today and got some wool socks and new winter headgear.  It's going to be nippy.    High 35, winds NNW 11 mph, cloudy, 10% precip.  Low on Monday will be 23.  May take a while to warm up to that toasty 35 on Tuesday.  :)


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Posted 29 December 2012 - 05:51 AM

With temps like that are in the forecast it will be a true Polar Bear.  Good luck and stay warm!



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Posted 29 December 2012 - 07:32 PM

Thanks, Quillback.  Fished until dark today.  Didn't get too awful warm, but had some good clothes on.  Caught a few.   Catching any at Beaver always feels like a win. :)


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Posted 29 December 2012 - 07:35 PM

Donna check out rocky branch tomorrow if you guys are still prefishing. West shore out of the back ramp and also the North Side of the lake boat docks. I marked a bunch of something Thursday there. Ill be on the big island tomorrow but without pole its duck time :)


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Posted 29 December 2012 - 08:06 PM

Thanks!  I'll tell the captain.  I'm geographically challenged, particularly on water.  I'm a real catch in a pro-am because I bring sandwiches and I can't tell anyone how to get back to your stuff. Sometimes I even get the lakes mixed up.  That's why I like being the back-boater.  The dude up front has to find the fish.  I only have to catch 'em.  ;)


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Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:18 PM

Guess I won't be meeting you at the tournament Donna. My partner found out he is not going to be able to make it and my boat is missing a lower unit(thanks to beaver). Good Luck to you guys.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:01 AM

Guess I won't be meeting you at the tournament Donna. My partner found out he is not going to be able to make it and my boat is missing a lower unit(thanks to beaver). Good Luck to you guys.

 

I'm sorry to hear that.  It's scary out there right now with the low water.  We were running somewhere yesterday (remember, I'm geographically challenged) and Champ shut down quick.  We were in 70fow and we saw a rock hump sticking up a foot or two above the surface.  No buoy.  Yikes!  I thought if it were tournament morning and everyone running in low light, it might have been bad.  Gray day, gray rocks, gray water and waves makes it even harder to see. 

 

Hope you can get back on the water soon.


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:05 AM

Donna check out rocky branch tomorrow if you guys are still prefishing. West shore out of the back ramp and also the North Side of the lake boat docks. I marked a bunch of something Thursday there. Ill be on the big island tomorrow but without pole its duck time :)

 

We didn't make it to Rocky Branch yesterday.  Launched at Prairie Creek (this much I know - lol).  Long day on the water for these temps.  Didn't start until 9-9:30 a.m., but stayed out until dark.  Leaving the boat in the garage today.  Looking forward to tomorrow.


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