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Mark you calendars for May 2 for the Arrowhead Chapter of Muskies Inc Spring Fling. Some of the best muskie and walleye guides on the lake will be speaking and sharing what they know. 5 PM Fortune Bay. For more info contact [email protected]

Lots of prizes. grin

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Thanks for the reminder Jim, this was a very fun event last year and I plan on making it again this year.

All,

Make plans to attend.. lots of great people, prizes, and info about our fishery.. a great way to start the open water season!

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Right on guys! Lots of good info on 'skies and some good 411 leading up to the 'eye opener as well! Baits, trips, equipment and more!

Paul.

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The event sold out last year so you'll want to RSVP for tickets. There will be tickets available at the door however I don't know how long they will last.

Tickets are $20.00 and you'll be in the drawing for some great door prizes. There are two seminars and a first class sit down dinner, from the folks at Fortune bay resort and casino all for just $20.

After the seminars there will be raffles for Muskie and Walleye tackle and equipment.

I just picked up about 25 cool custom baits at the Expo last weekend from, H20, Hawgseekers

Rappala, glittertais and some other well known manufactures.

There will also be a number of gift certificates from local tackle stores, Taverns, guides and other local businesses.

You can ask questions of some of the best local guides on the lake, east and west end. I will be joined on the pannel by Phil Bakken, Joe Panichi, Cliff Wagenbach and Tim "Buck" Lescarbeau.

The guide pannel will follow the seminars and you can ask questions about any species of fish on Vermilion. These guys know more about how to fish on Vermilion than most, and they will answer your questions.

If you're in the area don't miss it, it's the best fishing show on the Big V, and it's only $20 bucks!!! smile

Get those reservations in now!

Terry "Ace" Sjoberg.

Vice president, Arrowhead Chapter muskies Inc.

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I'm doing everything I can to make it up there for this.

Terry, it was nice meeting you Saturday a.m at the expo.

Edit: 4-30-09

I won't be able to make it up there, unfortunately.

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Hey ranckenstuff,

It's alway great to meet anyone that loves the Big V.

I just picked up some more great prizes for our raffle so get those ticket request in as soon as you can.

For more info contact [email protected]

Hope to see you there!

"Ace"

Arrowhead Chapter

Vice President.

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  • 3 weeks later...

Hope to see everone on Saturday! I think there is still room for a few more people and they should have tickets at the door.

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I don't know... if there are a bunch of the characters that post on this site showing up to the event tomorrow night it could get a little unruly laugh

Hopefully it won't be SS, his buddy and their kids winning all the prizes like it was for a few years at the Sawmill laugh

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Caseymcq

The key to winning lots is to buy lots of tickets..... grin

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Thanks to all who attended! Good info...good prizes...good time...great cause! coolgringrin

Paul.

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It was definitely a good time. Ace had a really interesting presentation. I never thought about fishing muskies shallow.

The prizes were definitely good grin

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Casey,

Fishing the slop is an often overlooked tactic...if you're getting your bait right down in the thick stuff and "grinding", it's bull work! It's also very effective.

When you say fishing muskies shallow, what depth are you usually fishing? Slop can be in 6 or 7 feet of water, or 1 or 2 feet of water.

I don't think anyone left the banquet without a nice little goodie bag! Many thanks to the individuals and companies who donated the potpourri of items! coolgrin

Paul.

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I wish I could have made it to your Banquet, I was in the building that evening I work in Maintenance at the Bay, I heard two calls for more heat and then less heat, I was not quick enough on the radio to take either call, I missed my opportunity to see who's who. Hope you all had a good time.

Later, and hope you all have a safe and great summer/fall.

Darrell.

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... When you say fishing muskies shallow, what depth are you usually fishing? ...

Not less than 6 feet typically. Ocassionally as shallow as 5 feet but that is rare.

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Originally Posted By: pauljpollock
... When you say fishing muskies shallow, what depth are you usually fishing? ...

Not less than 6 feet typically. Ocassionally as shallow as 5 feet but that is rare.

Whether you're fishing rocks, weeds, sand, gravel or mud, some fish will always be in skinny water...really skinny! The only time I'd recommend fishing exclusively in water 6 feet or deeper is in late fall. Even then, some 'skies will be shallow.

I've caught 'em laying in rocks and weeds so shallow I wondered how I didn't see the fish...It never hurts to try pitching some baits high and tight.

Try casting tight to the obvious structure and then backing off a cast or two for your second go around. Once the fishing pressure heats up, slightly deeper water may be the ticket, but some 'skies are always in the skinny stuff.

You may get snagged, but reel like h--l as soon as your bait hits the surface...I can't count the times I've been guiding and the guy gets snagged right next to shore...I pull up to get the snag out and guess who's laying there in a foot and a half of water... grin Topwaters have their place, though a bucktail or spinnerbait will also trigger that fish when you put it on a quick giddyup.

Later on in the fall, I'll work it in reverse. Start casting out off the primary break and then move in a cast length and hit the skinny stuff. If the weather has been in a warm, sunny trend, then try hitting the skinny stuff first...

Paul.

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Semper Fi,

The heat in the room was good! grin The thumpin' and bumpin' from the room next door was even better! laugh

By the way, Semper Fi...I'm assuming ex- Marine?

Hope to see ya next year! cool

Paul.

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