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10 hours ago, jolicious said:

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Truth be told, I was going to play the part of resident jackass-armchair quarterback... But since you beat me to it, I thought I'd go ahead and fish it.

Hold everything. I'm the resident jackass. See avatar. :D

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10 hours ago, jolicious said:

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Truth be told, I was going to play the part of resident jackass-armchair quarterback... But since you beat me to it, I thought I'd go ahead and fish it.

Hold everything. I'm the resident jackass. See avatar. :D

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49 minutes ago, Mike jones said:

We were going to fish it but don't want to take a chance on tearing something up. Probably going to go over to the hot lake instead. 

 

With the new attitude of confusing fishing with Nascar that is probably a wise decision, I miss the days when half the boats had 50hp motors and you spent more time exchanging lures and spots then fishing. But I will miss the stories of the worst year and how someone caught five fish  in the muddy cold water.  Good luck to all those who fish.

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I should clarify something.  Since I respect everyone here.

 

When I started this thread, it was meant in fun and general conversation.  Like when you walk into your bud’s house and sit down on the couch with a cup of coffee in hand (after he offered you a hot beverage……like Sheldon Cooper advises), you kick back and say something like “Hey, are you going to fish the Polar Bear?” or “Hey, are you crazy enough to fish the Polar Bear this year?”.   NO disrespect intended or implied.  It’s just a question.  Nothing more.

 

You see, I grew up in the deep south.  Where we give each other a hard time as a sign of respect for your peers.  It’s a fine line……because you can say the exact same phrase with a big smile on your face or you can say it with a condescending attitude and it will be communicated in two complete polar opposite forms.

 

So……..to clarify……….


I WAS SMILING DANGIT!  :XD:

 

No disrespect meant towards anyone here and no condescending attitude intended.  Or maybe just a little tiny bit... (haha)  My genuine concern was people’s safety.  I would imagine people would use general caution and avoid visible logs and debris.  But in water that’s chocolate colored, it’s the one’s barely below the surface that get you. Can happen to even the best of us.  So I was asking due to the INSANE fishing conditions where the lake has gone a full-fledged 180 in fishing conditions, highest water ever, low’s in the 20’s at take-off (which I’ve done many times), and now the risk of damaging your rig, would be willing to fish the PB. 


I myself am crazy enough to do it, but I would stick close to PC for safety reasons.   I launched with Jolicious a few years back in 17-degree weather at take off.  After we “landed” in Rocky Branch, the guides on our rods froze up every cast.  It was then I realized how insane this event is and how it seems “fun” to say you were crazy enough to live through something like that……..at the end of the day it is truly….crazy. (smiling again here)

 

So to those who are fishing it this year……….I bid you good luck.  I will be out later that day possibly.  But only to play with the new iPilot trolling motor. LOL!

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2 hours ago, Mike jones said:

We were going to fish it but don't want to take a chance on tearing something up. Probably going to go over to the hot lake instead. 

 

Dang boss, it's kind of a pick your poison this weekend I guess.

Putter around Beaver Lake to make sure nothing breaks or risk the ramp / parking / dock scratches / bumper boat mentality over at Swepco...

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1 hour ago, Champ188 said:

Hold everything. I'm the resident jackass. See avatar. :D

Did NOT see that coming!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

LOL!!:XD::=D:

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Stump- I guess I might have one foot in the 'nascar' side of fishing. My tourney partner's boat is wrapped in 'Chevy of Fayetteville'..Chevy brought me and my daughter on board this year to have a presence in the Everett team trail. 

I am looking forward to the FLW this year on Beaver!  Should be more wide open from the back of the boat with high water. Agree??

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"So to those who are fishing it this year……….I bid you good luck.  I will be out later that day possibly.  But only to play with the new iPilot trolling motor. LOL!"

You're going to love the Ipilot, J-dock, I used mine a couple times before the flood and I'm amazed how much easier it is to fish, especially slow drifting and trolling.  You fish more and steer less, it's great!

For all you brave souls fishing the tournament, BE CAREFUL, There's a hugh amount of debris in the lake currently.

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1 hour ago, Notropis said:

"So to those who are fishing it this year……….I bid you good luck.  I will be out later that day possibly.  But only to play with the new iPilot trolling motor. LOL!"

You're going to love the Ipilot, J-dock, I used mine a couple times before the flood and I'm amazed how much easier it is to fish, especially slow drifting and trolling.  You fish more and steer less, it's great!

For all you brave souls fishing the tournament, BE CAREFUL, There's a hugh amount of debris in the lake currently.

Amen to that.

I was only half-kidding above when mentioning my plan for Friday - I have fished the last, I don't know, 6 or 7 Polar Bear tourneys in a row....

I didn't say I FINISHED the last 6 or 7 :)

It may very well look like the jackpots at Swepco, where everyone in the tournament can visit as well as fish because we're all within 25' of each other.

 

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2 hours ago, J-Doc said:

 


I myself am crazy enough to do it, but I would stick close to PC for safety reasons.   I launched with Jolicious a few years back in 17-degree weather at take off.  After we “landed” in Rocky Branch, the guides on our rods froze up every cast.  It was then I realized how insane this event is and how it seems “fun” to say you were crazy enough to live through something like that……..at the end of the day it is truly….crazy. (smiling again here)

Was that the year where clothes were allegedly removed in a less than modest fashion?

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