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Matt Johnson

ICE Series Recap!!!

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Matt Johnson

Although the conditions were a little interesting at times with the wind and snow, it was still a fun event. The weather threw a little curve ball at us and the fishing was slow and the size of the fish were a little lacking but people still caught fish. A couple nice walleye's were caught including a nice pig caught by the little dude, dad put him on a nice one! Very nice fish! A few big pout were caught too, upwards of almost 10 pounds. <P>A lot of new faces and I got to meet a lot of new people, also got to spend some time with a lot of people I already knew too. Everyone filled the cabins and we all had a great time! <P>I would like to thank everyone who attended, it was a lot of fun! <P>Thank you to all the sponsors and people who helped out too. Thanks Matt P and John for regestration and cooking, very appreciated. And thanks Northlander for the pre-event speech wink.gif <P>Enjoy the rest of the ice fishing season!<P>The results will be posted shortly...<P><BR> 47b4dd35b3127cceba0956474ba60000004610 <P> 47b4dd35b3127cceba095666cab70000004610 <P><BR>Good Fishin,<BR>Matt Johnson<P>------------------<BR><A HREF="http://www.firstchoiceguide.com" TARGET=_blank>First Choice Guide Service</A><P> [email protected]<BR><A HREF="http://iceleaders.com" TARGET=_blank>Iceleaders</A><BR><A HREF="http://catchn.com" TARGET=_blank>Catch-N Tackle and Bio Bait</A><BR><A HREF="http://marcumcustomerservice.com/" TARGET=_blank>MarCum</A><BR><A HREF="http://stonelegacy.com" TARGET=_blank>Stone Legacy</A><BR><A HREF="http://www.jrstackle.com/index.html" TARGET=_blank>JR's Tackle</A><P><p>[This message has been edited by Matt Johnson (edited 03-14-2004).]

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Northlander

Hey Matt is was fun to get to fish and hang out with ya. People this guy is everything we could look for in a Pro Staff! Dont be fooled by that teenage face and bad mustache. grin.gif The kid knows his stuff!<BR>Fisky it was a good time fishing and having dinner with ya. That JR's tackle is going to get ya lots of Pigs on LOW! Ill get ya those smelt as long as Mother Superior is good to me, Poutslayer and Casper this spring.<BR>BDR its always fun hangin with ya and you got your son pointed in a great direction. I love to see that!<BR>To everyone else I met and talked to I wish ya all good fishing. If anyone wants to come up and fish the St.Louis this spring just holler.<BR>Another great Ice Leaders season done but I cant wait for next years! I know the Frozenminnow family will be back! grin.gif

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BDR

Had a great time as usual. Fishing was tough but we got a few and Arron, my son, caught some and had a good time. Good company with all the FMer's. It was good to meet the "infamous" Fiskyknut. Put faces on lot's of FM names, great froup of people. Thanks to everyone involved in making these fun events!! I hope Frozzenminnow and wife stopped to get so lottery tickets after the event, luck was definately with them, congrats!<P>Also congrats to Pete who caught that big Eye!! It was very refreshing to see that excitement.<P>------------------<BR>If I only had more time!<P>Brian Rogers

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Matt Johnson

Northlander,<BR>LOL...Maybe the people at Ben Franklin were right grin.gif <P>BDR,<BR>This summer is going to be awesome! I'm looking forward to it! Glad to hear Arron had a good time, you've raised a great kid!<P>Fisky,<BR>Make sure you e-mail me, we'll get everything taken care and you can land some more of your monster pike! I'm glad I finally got to meet you, hopefully we can get together and catch some fish in the future!<P>Good Fishin,<BR>Matt Johnson<P><P>------------------<BR><A HREF="http://www.firstchoiceguide.com" TARGET=_blank>First Choice Guide Service</A><P> [email protected]<BR><A HREF="http://iceleaders.com" TARGET=_blank>Iceleaders</A><BR><A HREF="http://catchn.com" TARGET=_blank>Catch-N Tackle and Bio Bait</A><BR><A HREF="http://marcumcustomerservice.com/" TARGET=_blank>MarCum</A><BR><A HREF="http://stonelegacy.com" TARGET=_blank>Stone Legacy</A><BR><A HREF="http://www.jrstackle.com/index.html" TARGET=_blank>JR's Tackle</A>

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fiskyknut

Well I sure wish I could have made it earlier and spent a bit more time meeting a few more folks. Great to meet those I did, Schusters was kinda cleared out by the time we made it after the evenings fishing and late eats!<P>Congrats to the little man with that BIG Walleye!!! Weather threw us a curve this way again and made for some difficulties for sure. Even way out where the fishing has been fabulous the past couple of weeks was pretty darn tough on Friday, and Saturday evenings short trip was as close to a skunking as I've had in a long time too!<P>Travel was indeed poor, we yanked a Dodge out of the ditch near the Zippel curves on the way back to my place that nite. My buddy decided to head for the cities Sunday a little earlier than planned so we never got out Pikin' that day. <P>No doubt a good time, next year I'll try to get to more of these if possible. I need to get to other lakes more!<P>Northlander, plans are soon in the works to try and hook up out your way for something different anglingwise for me....Thanks.<P>And Matt I'll get an email out shortly.<P>Take care all....fiskyknut

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ChuckN

It was nice to meet new faces and enjoy the good company and lots of fishing!! <P>Man, I am still beat from the weekend. Getting hardly any sleep friday night(except in the Otter all weekend, LOL)...I was a zombie. Saturday was nap time, Fisky! <P>The bite was definitely tough, but brought home several walleye. The weather was sure a bruiser, but we made the best of it!<P>Thanks to all who attended, it was great to see a lot of old friends and meet new faces/friends! Looking forward to next year.....

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yellowsubmarine

The event was good for me as well, even though we got there way late. Congrats to the little guy with the big walleye that won it.<P>Fisky, great time with you as always. Thanks for everything.<P>Northlander, Matt J, BDR, and others, it was nice to meet you. Had a great time fishing and chatting with you after the event.<P>Hopefully I'll see you all again at some other events. Take care.

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Northlander

Fisky if your ever in this neck of the woods give me a holler Ill show ya around. Maybe smelting if you get into them?<BR>[email protected]<BR>Matt we should have had our PINK Camo on! grin.gif

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Chad711

Had a great time, Ill be at all the events next year. Very nice group! I went back out after the tourney and nabbed a few more nice ones. Thought I had the big Eye around 6, but you know what it was, of course smile.gif<P>Big fat Pout!

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