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Available Seats?!?

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fishingsfinest

To Anyone~

Maybe this will be the available seats thread started???

This may be out of the ordinary, but for some of us that love to fish, but do not always have the time or the proper equipment (i.e GPS) in the boat or to our disposal, especially with the conditions on this lake right now...are there FM'ers that are willing to have some company to join them in the boat for some night trips to Mille Lacs??? Obviously myself, and probably others feel the same, would always split the costs to get there and more than likely pick up a dinner tab along the way that evening or whatever to compensate for anything...

How do you all feel about this? This lake is a great fishery and I have yet to experience the Fall fishing on this lake!

Good luck to all fisher persons this fall, hope to meet up with some of you and spend some time on the water (especially when the golf course closes/slows down!!!)

Thanks!

P

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PerchJerker

Good idea and I hope it works out for you.

Speaking for myself, I'm planning only one more trip to Mille Lacs this fall and have a full boat every night, so I can't help you out.

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Team Otter

Thus far, I have an opening for this Friday night. If you're interested, give me a call.

612-756-2184.

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Hines R

I debated on making a quick run up tonight, but couldn't find anybody that wanted to go with. I think their was a thread last year with open seats.

A lot of guys would post that they had an open seat, usually within a short time it was filled.

Get on the water about 7 then fish until midnight. Get back home about 2 a.m.. Get to bed about 2:30 a.m.. Feel the pain the next day, all day!

Ryan

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HuskerBob

T.O., Did you find anyone for that 'open seat'? I've been looking for a spot for the same reasons and would love to join you depending upon what time you'll be headed up there Friday.

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gunderson21

thank you for posting things like this..There are some of us that do not have boats but love to fish all the time. Personally myself I fish 2-3 times a week from shore but would jump in a boat anyday of the week. thanks guys

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rodmaker

T.O. left this am. for the Pond. Give his cell a call 612-756-2184. Post your results if you get out with him!!

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HuskerBob

Thanks...I'll call him and let you know the results if I get up there.

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tunrevir

Can't decide if I want to hit the pond or the deerstand. I sure would like to fish with OTTER and see how it is done. Good luck out there guys! I may run up Friday or Saturday evening if time permits and if I have an open seat I'd love to take a fellow FM'r with. I'll post closer to the weekkend.

Tunrevir~ cool.gif

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minnesotatuff

so do all you guys know each other? or are you just open to people who are into fishing for walleyes enough to follow the threads, etc.?

i typed a thread last week for saturday but ended up taking it off right away. it worked out the way it was supposed to. however, there were times this year when i didnt go because i couldnt find any friends to go. maybe i should of been at the appeldoorns fest?!

regards,

minnesotatuff

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Xplorer

Is there anyone that might be either coming from the east or fishing the east side wed or friday night that could use a partner?

I'd be coming from Cloquet, and have all trolling gear needed. Just need to be back home by 4:30am since I work at 6am. Sleep not needed grin.gif

Have headlamp will travel. My boat had to be in storage after its last run on Superior a couple weeks ago.

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Sandmannd

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so do all you guys know each other? or are you just open to people who are into fishing for walleyes enough to follow the threads, etc.?

i typed a thread last week for saturday but ended up taking it off right away. it worked out the way it was supposed to. however, there were times this year when i didnt go because i couldnt find any friends to go. maybe i should of been at the appeldoorns fest?!


I've met a few folks of here and have become friends with them. I moved here from ND and didn't really know anyone. I would post open seats on here and meet up and go from there. That being said, I have a boat and love fishing. Only had one trip up to the pond this year and would love some Friday night fishing up there. I get off at 3 PM and leave from St. Paul. I have a GPS and everything in the boat. I just don't know any spots up there. If anyone would be interested in splitting the gas and know some spots I would be more than happy to run up there for a few nights of good fishing. You can email me at s_e_hendricks@comcast.net

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PerchJerker

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Can't decide if I want to hit the pond or the deerstand


Tough decision for me too. My plan was to fish Thurs, Fri and Sat nights, then go hunting on Sun, Mon and Tues nights. But now my wife has to be out of town for work on Thurs night so I'll be home with my youngsters instead of fishing that night.

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so do all you guys know each other? or are you just open to people who are into fishing for walleyes enough to follow the threads


I know some, not many, of the guys that post on FM. The vast majority of the ones I've met are great guys that like to talk hunting and fishing (like I do) and I would be happy to fish with them for a night. It's too bad more people weren't at the get-together at Appledorns a few weeks ago, it was a great time with great people that like to fish Mille Lacs. I'd never met polarsusd81 until that day and we had a great time fishing together that night grin.gif

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cjac

PJ,

Wish I could say I had a great time handing over the obligatory "congrats" dollar bill to you! grin.gif

Got to meet PerchJerker and admire his ride a few weeks ago, but also ask a few Q's about rod mounts, tactics, approach, etc. Amazing what can be learned....

Case in point, I'm fishing tomorrow night with a FMer I met at Appeldoorns!

Chris

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MuleShack

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so do all you guys know each other? or are you just open to people who are into fishing for walleyes enough to follow the threads


I know some, not many, of the guys that post on FM. The vast majority of the ones I've met are great guys that like to talk hunting and fishing (like I do) and I would be happy to fish with them for a night. It's too bad more people weren't at the get-together at Appledorns a few weeks ago, it was a great time with great people that like to fish Mille Lacs. I'd never met polarsusd81 until that day and we had a great time fishing together that night grin.gif


I would have liked to make it to the get together, but my schedule wouldn't allow it for the weekend...so i went to Team Otters get together on Lake Madison for a couple hours to meet some of the group down there. I took a fellow Fm'r along that i never met before and it was fun. Also have been up to the pond with another FM'r and we had a good time.

I think that anybody that wants to contribute on a site like this in a civil manner and interact with others sharing the same passion and interest would get along fine.

I'm looking forward to the ice fishing get together this year to put some names to faces and have some fun.

I will be coming up the following 2 weekends in November and might have an open seat for one of them.

Steve

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rodmaker

Good luck tomorrow eve. Nice to have met you at the Fall frenzy. Still waiting for PerchJerker to post the photo with all our Dollar Bills(Sorry Deitz).

Post results when you get back.

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polarsusd81

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It's too bad more people weren't at the get-together at Appledorns a few weeks ago, it was a great time with great people that like to fish Mille Lacs. I'd never met polarsusd81 until that day and we had a great time fishing together that night
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We did have a great night on the water that night, and I think we got the most fish in the boat that night at the get together. I would love to meet and fish with more of the FM crew. Everyone I have met to this point seems like good people and I think the common idea for everyone on the site is to learn more about fishing and enjoy our time on the water. I learned an incredible amount from the one night fishing with PerchJerker. If given the opportunity again, I would jump to go fishing with him again, knowing that I would learn even more. I have trouble getting out on big water because my boat is too small, but seeing all the things you can do with a boat like his has got me trying to save so someday I can afford one like it.

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rodmaker

If you get a calm night, you could take your boat out there. The group at Appeldoorn's was awesome, which reflects highly of FM.

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Bob O

Thanks for starting this thread. My first experience with FM folks in person was to accept an open seat invitation over 6 yrs ago (in the summer). On several occasions since then I've responded to people wanting to try the fall night bite. I don't expect that I will be able to do that again this year. I'll be up this weekend with my regular partner, and then I have to pack the boat away early this year. But keep posting your requests to join up with someone. I bet you'll get some offers! And watch for Paul's gathering at Appledorns next fall. No boat required, guaranteed fun!

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hanson

This is definitely an interesting topic and for those who are looking to get out more, and maybe learn more, my one suggestion would be to get involved.

By that I mean get involved with conversations on the website here. Go to a Get Together. Ask questions. Volunteer advice.

We truly all learn and help each other which is what keeps me active on this site. Believe me, I'm on both ends of that equation as well. I have a lot to learn, but I also have a lot to teach as well.

From my personal experience, I like to have a certain comfort level in place before I jump in some stranger's boat I met on the internet, or invite some stranger into my boat. This may come with exchanging some e-mails, may come from a few phone calls, may happen after meeting someone at a Get-Together, etc.

In the 6+ years that I have been active on this website, I have personally never had a bad experience with someone I've met on the site. Most folks I've met have gone on to become good friends. And I'm always willing to make more as well. Like I said earlier, its a sharing of knowledge. Everyone has a different approach to different fishing situations and you can really learn a lot from everyone.

Most importantly... don't be afraid. Most of us are just normal people who love the outdoors!

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rodmaker

Good luck!!!! Give me a shout and let me know how you did. You have my e-mail.

Can't wait until Fall Frenzy 2 !!!!

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rodmaker

I agree Chris. At the Fall Frenzy was the first time I met anyone from FM. Great group up there, and alot others to meet!! I wouldn't mind being a bigger part of FM. Maybe ProStaff Specialist??(depending on requirements/time involved). Love those Eyes on the Pond!!!!

Couldn't agree more about everyone here wanting to share info and help others. Speaks highly of FM!!!

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fishingsfinest

Its been a few days since I posted this topic, of course the weather is nice so the boy/girls come out to play golf!!!! Not a bad idea...

I have read most of the posts from this thread and I just wanted to say that it seems this group on FM is a great group, and I look forward to getting out and getting more involved, especially as the water freezes and the golf courses shut down.

Thanks,

Phil

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Team Otter

Put the clubs away. grin.gif

My phone didn't ring so I came home to ice down my shoulders, bandage my fingers and do yard work.

Report and photos coming soon...

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