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2008 City Auto Glass Waleye Classic

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We are all set for the 3rd Annual City Auto Glass Walleye Classic. We will kick things off with a dinner, rules meeting, boat draw, and $2,500 in door prizes on May 16th, 2008 at Fortune Bay Resort and Casino on Lake Vermilion. The Tournament will start at 6am on Saturday May 17th. We are once again guaranteeing the $10,000 1st place prize. If you have any questions, please call Jamie Lindseth at 218-780-0901.

Good fishing!

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We just signed on both Charter Communications and WDIO. You should start seeing commercials running the whole month of April.

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I just got off the phone with Lund. They will again be offering $500 contingency cash to the top placing Lund boat.

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For those of you that are interested in staying at Fortune Bay, we have 40 rooms blocked. Please let them know you are coming for the Tournamnet so they can put you in the block. They will be holding the rooms until 4/15/08.

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We just received confirmation that Iron Trail Motors is going to be guaranteeing the $10,000 1st place payout.

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I just got off with Warrior Boats. They have chosen us to be part of their 'Warrior High Achiever's' program. This means they will offer contingency cash to anyone finishing in the top 3 that is fishing out of a Warrior boat.

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I just got off with Fortune Bay. They only have a handful of rooms still available. I need to know if there are any of you out there who are planning on making reservations, but haven't. They offered to block a few more rooms for the Tournament.

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I keep getting calls to inquire if we still have availability for the Tournament. To answer that question, we do. The applications are coming in pretty good, but we do still have some openings.

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How many boats entered so far? ive fished the first two tourneys and waiting to see on the 3rd annual. Do you think it will fill up?

THANK YOU

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As of today we are pushing 30 boats. We are ahead of last years pace so far. If you prefer you can always call me on my cell with any questions 218-780-0901. Thanks!

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I will right now. I love writing big checks to you anglers.....

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They told me it will be posted within 7-10 days. If Anyone else would like me to apply for Contingency cash, please let me know. So far Lund, Warrior, and now Crestliner have potential dollars hanging out there.

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I seem to be getting a bunch of calls regarding ice conditions at Lake Vermilion. Today there is still ice on the lake, but the shorelines are starting to pull away. I don't see a problem for the Tournament. I can't say the same for Opening weekend. It will be pretty close for Opener.

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I am getting several calls and figued I should post an update. The ice conditions on Vermilion won't be an issue for our event. Also, we do still have openings available.

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What is the latest count on entrants? I am already entered so I am just curious.

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We are in the 50's. We have a few boats that want to enter at the registration Friday night, so I won't have a final count until that evening. We should be over 60 boats.

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Well, we had another successful event. The weather didn't cooperate, but a good time was had by all 66 anglers. We paid over $30,000 in cash and prizes to the anglers, and we also raised close to $10,000 for area children.

Thanks to all our sponsors, and all our anglers. Without you this event would not be possible!

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    • delcecchi

      Posted

      Thanks, cigar guy.   Might check into it next year.  Or maybe not.   They always used to have some expensive entrees but we just ignored them.   

      Even 12 for a burger is sort of high for the area, but the view is worth something.   Probably stay with the Crescent.   I don't see how there are enough tourists for the landing to make it. 

    • jigginjim

      Posted

      I have put my guide clients on lots of pike this summer. So far largest bass is 21"- 5lbs  Pike 36" Approx. 8-9lbs, Walleye is 23 inches 3lbs. The walleyes will get better as the water cools. Time to start jigging, everything you got. I'm even started using my crankbaits.

    • bassbouncer

      Posted

      I'm a local and yes we boycott the place. Friends have been told that they aren't wanted there that they only want the tourist business. Wife and I boat to Wolf Bay when we go out. We live 2 miles from the landing and wish it was still run by Jack.

    • RoosterMan

      Posted

      Well I made a decision to put the trolling rods away and go do some jigging.   It seemed to be a good one.  I concentrated on rocky transition areas.  I had three slot fish in an hour.  Went back in for some VC pizza and picked my kids up and went back out for a evening trolling run and that produced as well.  You have to love this lake.  

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    • CigarGuy

      Posted

      We have friends up and they wanted to take us out for dinner, via the boat.  With the wind, the only place was the landing, I tried vetoing It, but lost out.  Had $12.00 burger and fries.  Very good and the service was fast-only 8 others in the dinning area and a few at the bar.  I checked the prices on the wings-$16.00 for 1-1/2lbs.  Del, they had a pretty good burger menu.  I asked about the 20% off deal and the waiter blew me off and said he didn't know anything about it.  I asked who I should talk to, he said the manager or the owner.  We paid the bill and left without asking.  I liked it a few winters ago when they had ,25 wings and 2.00 beers.

    • knoppers

      Posted

      seen enough grouse to keep me interested, lots of turkeys, seems they and the deer are everywhere this fall. did not here much shooting from the duck hunters though.

    • ANYFISH2

      Posted

      First off I am not a waterfowl hunter, so this info is second hand.

      Here in the Morrison/E.Todd cty area, the hunt really seemed slow considering the weather conditions.  Although a few birds were shot early in morning the day seemed slow by most accounts around here.

      Good luck to all.

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    • delcecchi

      Posted

      Crescent and south switch have good burgers too, and I wouldn't have to drive so far. 

    • monstermoose78

      Posted

      No internet in the field today. Had a group sky busting keeping birds out of anyone's range. Riverrat and I got buzzed by teal a few time and a pair of woodies scooted through. Should have had a shoveler and some woodies. The bugs were so bad I lost 4 pints of blood. 

      Now to the fun parts Finn was jumping woodcock son the fields on our way out. Finn did good but does not like no action. After leaving the refuge I checked my dads pond. O yeah there was a woodie sitting on the log bang!! No finn needs to do his job.

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  • Posts

    • delcecchi
      Thanks, cigar guy.   Might check into it next year.  Or maybe not.   They always used to have some expensive entrees but we just ignored them.    Even 12 for a burger is sort of high for the area, but the view is worth something.   Probably stay with the Crescent.   I don't see how there are enough tourists for the landing to make it. 
    • jigginjim
      I have put my guide clients on lots of pike this summer. So far largest bass is 21"- 5lbs  Pike 36" Approx. 8-9lbs, Walleye is 23 inches 3lbs. The walleyes will get better as the water cools. Time to start jigging, everything you got. I'm even started using my crankbaits.
    • bassbouncer
      I'm a local and yes we boycott the place. Friends have been told that they aren't wanted there that they only want the tourist business. Wife and I boat to Wolf Bay when we go out. We live 2 miles from the landing and wish it was still run by Jack.
    • RoosterMan
      Well I made a decision to put the trolling rods away and go do some jigging.   It seemed to be a good one.  I concentrated on rocky transition areas.  I had three slot fish in an hour.  Went back in for some VC pizza and picked my kids up and went back out for a evening trolling run and that produced as well.  You have to love this lake.  
    • CigarGuy
      We have friends up and they wanted to take us out for dinner, via the boat.  With the wind, the only place was the landing, I tried vetoing It, but lost out.  Had $12.00 burger and fries.  Very good and the service was fast-only 8 others in the dinning area and a few at the bar.  I checked the prices on the wings-$16.00 for 1-1/2lbs.  Del, they had a pretty good burger menu.  I asked about the 20% off deal and the waiter blew me off and said he didn't know anything about it.  I asked who I should talk to, he said the manager or the owner.  We paid the bill and left without asking.  I liked it a few winters ago when they had ,25 wings and 2.00 beers.