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Okay, this has the potential to be a stupid idea, as well as the potential to be a cool idea. I've been tossing around the idea of starting a fishing club. My wife has actually given me the idea as she has stamping clubs, mom's club, etc. So I was thinking why not start a fishing club where interested folks can get together at a particular spot and talk fishing. It actually would be a lot like what we do on the forums, but in person. Share ideas, what's hot, what's not. I know personally I'm not an expert by any means with my GPS, maybe we could get someone to show how to use the bells & whistles, etc.

This could be a year round thing, and maybe we could actually recruit a couple sponsors willing to provide a meeting place, or whatever.

Any interest? Any ideas? Thoughts? Is this stupid or could it be a good thing?

Buck

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Yeah I just got a GPS and I have no idea how to use it. I bought a navonics hot maps and it doesn't work like I thought it would. Any ideas on how to set up my GPS for this. Let me know. I thought it gave you the contures of a whole bunch of lakes, but I get nothing.

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 Originally Posted By: markinthemslabs
Yeah I just got a GPS and I have no idea how to use it. I bought a navonics hot maps and it doesn't work like I thought it would. Any ideas on how to set up my GPS for this. Let me know. I thought it gave you the contures of a whole bunch of lakes, but I get nothing.

You should be getting something. I don't have the Navionics, mine is the Lakemaster chip and it shows up to 5ft contours. I know the closer you zoom in on a marked lake it will show tighter contours. If zooming in don't work maybe run it back to whoever you bought it from and make sure it's installed correctly or something else may be amiss. Good luck.

Buck

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Thanks though. I got it figured out. It took some time for me to get it to work. But it works now.

So about this Fishing Club. Tell me about it. I wouldn't mind joining this club you got going on. I will be moving back to Bemidji in the fall. So if you ever need someone to go fish with, I'm that guy. haha It's always better with a group anyways.

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 Originally Posted By: markinthemslabs
Thanks though. I got it figured out. It took some time for me to get it to work. But it works now.

So about this Fishing Club. Tell me about it. I wouldn't mind joining this club you got going on. I will be moving back to Bemidji in the fall. So if you ever need someone to go fish with, I'm that guy. haha It's always better with a group anyways.

Nothing has been started yet, but my thoughts are to just get guys (or gals) together once a month or every other month and just talk about fishing. What's been hot, what's not, etc. No membership fees or anything like that, just a group of people interested enough in fishing they're willing to share thoughts about new gear, tackle, hot spots, tactics, etc. I would certainly think we could get 5,10,20,25 people that would like to get together and talk about fishing. Could meet at a bar, restuarant, Gander Mountain, or someone's place, it don't matter.

Good luck on the move, when do plan on making it in?

Buck

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wanger29

I think it's a good idea all in all. Share thoughts & advice. Even fish'n trips involved on occasion. Maybe small tournies? I'd be interested but I only pass that way 4 times a year.

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 Originally Posted By: wanger29
I think it's a good idea all in all. Share thoughts & advice. Even fish'n trips involved on occasion. Maybe small tournies? I'd be interested but I only pass that way 4 times a year.

Well we could find out when some of the out of town folks might be around and meet then. I know it wouldn't work out for everyone each and every time, but that's okay. It wouldn't be anything that needs any commitment, if people are available to show up, great, if not, no biggie.

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wanger29

Yeah, keep it all posted if anything gets under way. That would be pretty neat.

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wanger29

Anyone ever make anything outta this?

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I did some asking around but the replies have been kind of cool on the subject. I guess most feel that it's in their best interest to keep a tight lip on what's hot, tackle, lakes, etc. I can understand, with the number of people fishing these days it's nice to have a spot that you consider secret or whatever. I've always been one that would rather share the info and let others in on the fun or success. I will say however that there are a good number of people that share good info on this site.

I'd still like to do something on this, if anyone else is interested "raise your hand"...LOL! Seriously, I think this would be kind of a fun deal.

Buck

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walleye2001

That is a good idea u have. I personaly get tired about all these tourneys they have around the area they have cuz an average person dont have the $$$ or the name to be in those tourneys. Sure is good for the town. How about the the little man who enjoys fishing with others and have a LESS costly way of doing it, while having fun at a less costly way. I"m intersted sounds like fun.

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