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Tom Sawyer
11 hours ago, Rick said:

 

Send it over, I will YouTube it. 🙂😇

 

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 I think I need to set up my own youtube channel.

You needed to be there Rick. It had something to do with his minnows and the "secret" juice 😂 and technique used to out fish everyone else. Even those anchored 4 feet away. 

 

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smurfy

note to self........buy a 12 pack of Hausenstien........the secret juice!!!!!!!!!😂

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IceHawk
52 minutes ago, Tom Sawyer said:

 

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 I think I need to set up my own youtube channel.

You needed to be there Rick. It had something to do with his minnows and the "secret" juice 😂 and technique used to out fish everyone else. Even those anchored 4 feet away. 

 

Ahh the secret potion have some rendering right now in a bottle for the get together 😂 Have to admit it works  at least in my experience. Tom you saw the difference it makes a few times. 😲 

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IceHawk
14 minutes ago, smurfy said:

note to self........buy a 12 pack of Hausenstien........the secret juice!!!!!!!!!😂

That's only one part add four minnows to a bottle of that plus half a can of Schmitt left out in the sun for 6 days and 4 beef spleens chopped up and a chunk of squid now you got the recipie smurf !😁😂

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smurfy
15 minutes ago, IceHawk said:

That's only one part add four minnows to a bottle of that plus half a can of Schmitt left out in the sun for 6 days and 4 beef spleens chopped up and a chunk of squid now you got the recipie smurf !😁😂

😂 think i'll just stick to spraying WD40  on the minnow!!!!!!!!:rolleyes:😫

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Sculpin

Add a dab of Preparation H, and then the recipe is complete.  Hang on tight.... 

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Rick

You guys are sick.

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eyeguy 54

Some delicious bass stew would make them healthy

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Borch

Lol, the secret sauce is right.  If you wiggle it just right you don't need no stinking sauce.  🤣😂🤣😂🤣

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The Chemist

Planning to head out on the chain this weekend. Friday and Saturday and maybe Sunday depending on my back. Need to get my new 2 man out more than twice this year. Last time out(new years) my son got an 8in walleye. 

 

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Borch

Hope you have a great trip Pete!

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Rick
4 hours ago, The Chemist said:

Planning to head out on the chain this weekend. Friday and Saturday and maybe Sunday depending on my back. Need to get my new 2 man out more than twice this year. Last time out(new years) my son got an 8in walleye. 

 

Let us know how it goes please...pics too if you take any?

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nytelyter

i was thinking about hitting it saturday morning as well.  not sure if east side of 22 or west. is there drivable ice or do i need the four wheeler. was thinking about were we fished for the gtg two years ago.

chemist e-mail me if you want. [email protected]

 

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Rick G
47 minutes ago, nytelyter said:

i was thinking about hitting it saturday morning as well.  not sure if east side of 22 or west. is there drivable ice or do i need the four wheeler. was thinking about were we fished for the gtg two years ago.

chemist e-mail me if you want. [email protected]

 

Both sides have very good ice. You will not be needing the wheeler. The area where the gathering was two yrs ago has some fish around.

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Î Still out drilled a bunch of holes where i normally fish. No GPS until now so it was more of a guess. Found an odd area that i hadnt seen before on my vex. Almost like an underwater point. Got 3 eyes right off the bottom. Smallest 6" and largest 15".  Set up for the evening where i had marked fish off the bottom. 2 rock bass. Been getting marks 8-10ft off the bottom.  Seems that is where the cats are running as i got a nice one.

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The Chemist

Out where i usually go. Got 3 eyes early. Set up the house and am finding the cats are suspended 10ft of the bottom

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The Chemist

Thanks to 3 guys that were out there to help me land the fish and also take a few pics.

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Borch

Nice variety Pete!

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Tom Sawyer
On 1/30/2020 at 3:00 PM, Rick said:

Jeff and Chris do a very very nice one in March. 👍💙

 

They sure do 👍👍 Top Notch!

 

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Borch

Well, I have had an unexpected medical situation come up that I will require surgery for and it's scheduled right before our gathering.  It's not something I can put off.  So I will not be able to make it this year.  At this time we can cancel or we can have more of an informal gathering were you are simply fishing together on that date.  If you'd like to do the informal gathering I do have some prizes that could be given out for biggest fish or what ever.

 

Sorry.

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17 minutes ago, Borch said:

Well, I have had an unexpected medical situation come up that I will require surgery for and it's scheduled right before our gathering.  It's not something I can put off.  So I will not be able to make it this year.  At this time we can cancel or we can have more of an informal gathering were you are simply fishing together on that date.  If you'd like to do the informal gathering I do have some prizes that could be given out for biggest fish or what ever.

 

Sorry.

 Dang hope if all works out!! Heal fast 

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Wanderer

Sorry to hear that @Borch!  Man, there’s been some surgeries going on this year...  Hope yours is minor and goes well.

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mrpike1973

Heal well my friend! hope all goes well. Brent

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eyeguy 54

Good luck Jeff!  Prayers that all goes well. 

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DonkeyHodey
11 hours ago, Borch said:

Well, I have had an unexpected medical situation come up that I will require surgery for and it's scheduled right before our gathering.  It's not something I can put off.  So I will not be able to make it this year.  At this time we can cancel or we can have more of an informal gathering were you are simply fishing together on that date.  If you'd like to do the informal gathering I do have some prizes that could be given out for biggest fish or what ever.

Thanks for your efforts.  Praying for your speedy recovery.

7 minutes ago, Mike89 said:

1st post surgery check up was yesterday and all was good.

Great!  prayers for you too.

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The Chemist

Jeff: prayers for you that the procedure goes well and that you have a speedy recovery.

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Borch, things will go well and you will have a speedy recovery!

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Prayers for an easy go of it given!

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