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Title: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Braidman on December 19, 2012, 06:42:07 AM
Brian Veen will be running this new circuit this coming year.
Should Be FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


2013 One-on-One Opens

$40 Entry Fee – NO MEMBERSHIP

Lake Macatawa              June 2nd (6AM-2PM) (Dunton Park)
Grand River                    June 16th (6AM-2PM) (144th Street)
Lake Macatawa              June 30th (6AM-2PM) (Dunton Park)
Lake Macatawa              July 7th (6AM-2PM) (Dunton Park)
Grand River                    July 21st (6AM-2PM) (144th Street)
Lake Macatawa              August 4th (6AM-2PM) (Dunton Park)
Grand River                    August 18th (7AM-3PM) (144th Street)
Grand River                    September 1st (7AM-3PM) (144th Street)

100% Payout based on number of paid entry fees:

Boats     1st        2nd        3rd        4th        Big Bass
1           $30                                               $10
2           $60                                               $20
3           $90                                               $30
4           $120                                              $40
5           $150                                              $50
6           $120      $60                                   $60
7           $140      $70                                   $70
8           $160      $80                                   $80
9           $180      $90                                   $90
10          $200      $100                                 $100
11          $180      $90        $60                      $110
12          $190      $100       $70                     $120
13          $200      $110       $80                     $130
14          $210      $120       $90                     $140
15          $220      $130       $100                    $150
16          $220      $120       $100      $40         $160
17          $230      $130       $110      $40         $170
18          $240      $140       $120      $40         $180
19          $250      $150       $130      $40         $190
20          $260      $160       $140      $40         $200

Plaques awarded to the winner of each tournament and $250 for the Heavy Weight Title
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: ROI Outdoors on December 19, 2012, 01:56:11 PM
Sounds pretty fun!  If I have a boat again by then I will definetely be hitting a few of these up....
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Crankinsmallies on December 19, 2012, 02:36:04 PM
I'll be there.
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Waterfoul on December 19, 2012, 02:38:13 PM
Not a Lake Mac fan.  Just don't care for it at all.  Might hit a few of the Grand ones... we'll see what kind of time I have next summer.
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on December 19, 2012, 09:10:02 PM
For anyone who doesn't like fishing Mac. There are no restrictions for running so you can run anywhere. There will be no off limits.
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: gr@ssmonkey on December 22, 2012, 08:48:55 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on January 10, 2013, 06:59:31 AM
I had to change the schedule a little due to Al and Bobs tournament on July 7th at the Grand. So we will fish Lake Mac on July 7th and Grand on July 21st.
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Dashforcash on January 11, 2013, 01:10:27 AM
Sorry about that I didn't see this series, Its hard to figure out were everyone is going to be especially if its a new series. We at the Al and Bobs Lake Shore Series do apologize. Looks like fun might have to jump into a few of these. Once again sorry for the scheduling conflict been in that sitution more then once.
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on January 11, 2013, 05:42:05 AM
Thats not a problem. Come join us if you have some free Sundays open and spread the word. We have a great groups of guys that have fun and that are serious when it comes to the fishing.
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: KurtSUP7 on February 26, 2013, 11:35:01 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Waterfoul on February 27, 2013, 10:36:54 AM
Good luck on Lake Mac if the water doesn't come up a bit.  A lot of very shallow water, mud and muck out there right now... a lot of docks might not have any water under them this year.  Here's hoping for a wet spring I guess.
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Esox lucius on February 27, 2013, 05:34:59 PM
Should be fine in the spring, Holland has 50+ inches of snow for February! Hope for a wet year period though, all the lakes are down from last year's drought.
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: jgip087 on February 27, 2013, 06:35:53 PM
The problem is that almost all of that 50 inches of snow has been lake effect. I'm guessing the water level of the lakeshore lakes/rivers is going to be extremely low if we don't have a TON of rain this spring! The water level for all of bodies of water connecting to Lake Michigan is directly related to its water level. The ramps might be completely out of the water by summer...
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on February 27, 2013, 08:40:48 PM
The fish aren't going anywhere!! We just might have change our way of fishing a little and the places were fishing!!! Just have to be a little careful running around this year if the water levels don't come up.
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: 32eml24 on February 27, 2013, 09:42:59 PM
Brian are you going to post weights per tournament and cumulative weights periodically for the season?
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on February 28, 2013, 04:58:58 AM
Jimmy's my computer guy so if I talk nicely to him I'm hoping he can post after every tournament. What do you think Jimmy? Can you me up?
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Braidman on February 28, 2013, 09:48:06 AM
Yes, I can post the tournament results. Brian, you will need to track the cumulative though from the event sheets I made for you.
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Waterfoul on February 28, 2013, 12:32:23 PM
Should be fine in the spring, Holland has 50+ inches of snow for February! Hope for a wet year period though, all the lakes are down from last year's drought.

A lot of lake effect snow though... which in the long run doesn't do much for raising the water level because it came out of the lake to begin with.  The storm we got this week is what we need... non-lake effect.  That and some rainy nights this spring (we don't want it to rain during the day... that's when WE fish!).

Think rainy thoughts I guess.
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: 32eml24 on April 04, 2013, 02:44:45 PM
Sent to me today from marine mechanic buddy on a test drive
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on April 04, 2013, 05:33:17 PM
That's not good!!! I'll figure out what I'm going to do. Might just have to launch at Collins park instead.
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on April 05, 2013, 04:56:36 AM
I took a ride down to Dutton park and looks like it will be closed for the season. Docks were pulled out and the guard house has been taken away. All the Lac Mac tournaments will launch out of Collins Park. If anyone has any questions feel free to get a hold of me.
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Braidman on April 05, 2013, 09:06:17 AM
Are you sure the season wasn't winter?  Ice out was only a week ago.
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on April 05, 2013, 03:24:02 PM
Closing it for the season due to low water!! Found out from a holland township worker. So we will launch from Collins park.
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Esox lucius on April 18, 2013, 06:15:45 AM
How is the water level now?
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on April 18, 2013, 07:54:05 AM
Lake Michigan is getting filled up now!!! I'll keep you posted if they decide to open Dutton park for the season. With all this water they might think different!! We sure are making up for last years drought!!!
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on May 15, 2013, 10:51:27 PM
Just wanted to make sure everyone knows that we will be launching at Collins Park for the Lake Macattawa tournaments. See ya June 2nd.
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on June 03, 2013, 08:16:29 PM
Had a decent turnout for the first One on one

We had 6 boats

1st   11.48lbs.   Justin

2nd.  11.36lbs.   Jimmy

Big bass.  3.62lbs.  Brian

Thanks for everyone who came out. Next one is on Grand River June 16th.
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on June 14, 2013, 09:42:28 AM
Just a reminder the first one on one at the Grand River is Sunday. Fish are biting so come on out!!!
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: gr@ssmonkey on June 14, 2013, 12:53:05 PM
 ;D where coming count us in
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on June 16, 2013, 07:56:43 PM
Had a nice turnout today on the Grand River

11 boats

1st  Brian   11.39      $180

2nd  Chris    10.59     $90

We had a tie at 3rd   

Gary       10.37      $30

Nick        10.37      $30

Big bass went to Bill   3.73

Thanks everyone for coming out!!

Next one is on Lake Mac on June 30th

Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on June 16, 2013, 08:00:31 PM
Forgot to put Bill's winnings on big bass.
 $110. 
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: gr@ssmonkey on June 16, 2013, 10:08:36 PM
thanx dutchie 1030 had an awesome time at your one on one!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on June 26, 2013, 06:30:31 AM
One on one open Sunday on Lake Macatawa 6/30

Kollins Park

6am-2pm

$40 entry fee

100% payback

No membership fee

Let's go fishing!!!  ;D

Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on June 30, 2013, 11:16:22 PM
Had a nice turnout on Lake Macatawa today. Thanks for all who came out. We had 10 boats

1st   Brian      13.46       $200

2nd   Ethan      13.39.      $100

Big bass   Bill     3.89        $100

Fishing was good for everyone!! We had a lot of nice bags come in.
Thanks again for everyone who came out. We're at Lake Macatawa again this Sunday 7/7.
Just a reminder were back at Dutton park for the rest of the Mac tournaments.
Hope to see ya guys Sunday!!
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on July 01, 2013, 11:47:54 PM
Here's the top 5 weights for the heavyweight title.

Brian V  35.43lbs

Jimmy    33.22lbs

Chris       21.25lbs

Kurt         20.24lbs

Bill           18.11lbs
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on July 06, 2013, 01:02:27 PM
One on one at Lake Mac tomorrow 7/7

6 to 2 at Dutton Park

$40 entry

100% payback

The fish are biting!!!
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on July 07, 2013, 05:20:51 PM
Another good day of fishing on Lake Macatawa. We had 8 boats and everybody caught fish with some nice bags being weighed.

1st   Aaron      13.98lbs.     $160

2nd   Chris       13.40lbs.     $80

Big bass   Kevin   3.89lbs.     $80

Thanks guys for coming out!! Next one is July 21st on the Grand River. See ya there!!
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on July 16, 2013, 06:50:31 PM
Just a reminder were at the Grand River this Sunday 7/21

144th st ramp

100% payback

$40 entry fee

Lets go fishing!!!
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Crankinsmallies on July 17, 2013, 08:47:07 AM
Can't wait to donate some more money!
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: RangerOwner18 on July 17, 2013, 11:51:42 AM
Yup I am going to head down on Sunday Morn.  It's Time.  ;D
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: skeebass49 on July 19, 2013, 05:10:33 PM
is this a closed big lake event?
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on July 19, 2013, 07:14:52 PM
No. You can fish anywhere you want. Lake Michigan is not off limits.
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on July 21, 2013, 04:04:43 PM
Had a great turn out on the Grand River today!!

I want to thank you guys for coming out to fish the first year of my One on One opens.

We had 14 boats

1st   Ryan      13.65 lbs.       $210

2nd   Brian      13.60 lbs.       $120

3rd    Chris.      12.65 lbs.      $90

Big bass    Ryan   3.61 lbs.     $140

Next One on One is at Lake Macatawa 8/4 at Dutton Park 6am to 2pm.

Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on July 21, 2013, 11:26:43 PM
Top 5 Heavyweight title weights thru 5 tournaments with 3 left to go.

Brian V.      62.07 lbs

Jimmy         53.64 lbs

Chris            47.30 lbs

Ryan            37.87 lbs

Aaron           33.95 lbs
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Braidman on July 22, 2013, 06:38:39 AM
 Brian, great job on the 1 on 1 tournaments, these have really taken off well for your first season . Looks like you are going to keep the $250  Bonus in your pocket.
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on July 30, 2013, 05:49:58 AM
Just a reminder. We will be at Lake Macatawa this Sunday 8/4

6am to 2pm

Dutton park

This is the last one on Lake Macatawa for the year so come on out fish!! Fishing has been good all year. See ya guys Sunday!!
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on August 04, 2013, 03:54:43 PM
Had another nice turnout on Lake Macatawa!!

10 boats

1st   Kevin     13.36lbs.        $200

2nd   Chris     13.33lbs.         $100

Big bass  Kevin   3.10lbs.       $100

Thanks for coming out today!! Next one is at the Grand river Aug.18th
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on August 12, 2013, 08:13:30 PM
Just a reminder. We'll be at the Grand River this Sunday.

144th st ramp

$40 entry fee

100% payback

This week we will be starting at 7am and fishing till 3pm

See ya guys Sunday
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: gr@ssmonkey on August 17, 2013, 07:08:07 PM
 8)
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on August 18, 2013, 07:20:25 PM
Another great turnout today on the River!!

We had 15 boats

1st    Steve       11.79 lbs.      $220

2nd   Chris        11.51 lbs.      $130

3rd    Brian V.    10.66 lbs.     $100

Big bass  Mike      3.43 lbs.     $150

Honorable mention goes to our Buddy Kevin who ran to Lake Mac in a 16' tracker and had a big bag but didn't weigh because he helped and aided one of our fishermen that fished the tournament. You had an eventful day Kevin!! Nice job on everything you did today. Thanks to all that helped after the tournament!!

Hope everything is well Dustin!! I'm glad to hear you we're all right.

Thanks again for coming out guys!! Next one is September 1. See ya then!!
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on August 18, 2013, 07:31:43 PM
Here's the top 5 for the heavyweight title with one tournament left.

Brian V.      82.88 lbs.

Jimmy        74.35 lbs.

Chris          72.14 lbs.

Ryan          56.68 lbs.

Aaron         52.61 lbs.
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: 32eml24 on August 19, 2013, 12:23:29 AM
Way to go Kevin
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Braidman on August 19, 2013, 06:49:50 AM
 gr@ssmonkey even offered to share one of his PB&J's. Dustin, hope everything turned out OK and you're not to sore today.
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Esox lucius on August 19, 2013, 09:07:36 AM
The run to Mac from 144th in a 16' Tracker with a 40HP Mercury, with an east wind is 1.5 hours there and 2 on the way back (pleasure boaters made a lot of chop in Lake Mac and near the pier heads).  I used about 7-8 gallons of gas.  The most annoying part was the float switch in my oil reservoir is jacked up so I listened to BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE P for the 3 hours of running/no wake.

Dustin had a nice bag as well, probably about 12 pounds with a big 3 kicker.

Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: BassDaggett on August 20, 2013, 04:26:28 PM
Went to the doctor yesterday and no concerns, but did send me for X-Rays today to be certain. 

VERY, VERY, VERY Sore!!!  The meds help a little though.

NOTE:  When they pulled the boat and motor out of the water at Grand Isle, I noticed the motor mounts snapped.  That certainly would explain the sudden loss of control.  Checked the skeg and prop and they looked exactly like they did before I left in the AM.  I've attached pics of the broken motor mount.

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a3d638b3127ccef3b31c78a2cd00000030O00CaNm7lu5csQe3nwE/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00109979760420130819152027214.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D110/ry%3D110/)

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a3d638b3127ccef3b3d9bae2f500000030O00CaNm7lu5csQe3nwE/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00109979760420130819152030758.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D110/ry%3D110/)
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: BassDaggett on August 20, 2013, 04:31:29 PM
Special thanks to Kevin for stopping immediately and of course for taking that treble hook out of my face! 

Thanks to everyone who offered assistance.  Certainly something I won't ever forget.

djd
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Hoekset on August 20, 2013, 08:08:04 PM
Man, thank goodness that didn't end worse! Hope to see you out there again soon.
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on August 21, 2013, 03:44:07 AM
I'm happy to hear your all good Dustin!! Hope to see you back on the water soon!! Thanks again to the guys that helped and hung around waiting for the okay from Chris!!
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Grinny on August 21, 2013, 01:51:13 PM
Now you have me curious, for those who weren't there what actually happened?
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: BassDaggett on August 22, 2013, 08:18:58 AM
In a nutshell, my motor became dislodged (ie. the engine mount broke) at 60 mph sending the boat out of control and me into the water. 

I'm glad I always wear my lifejacket and killswitch.

djd
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on August 26, 2013, 06:39:12 PM
A reminder guys the last one on one for the season is this Sunday. September 1
7am to 3pm
Grand River
144t St. Ramp
100% payback

Come on out and fish the last one for the year. I want to thank everyone who came out to fish this year. Probably averaged around 12 boats a tournament. I'm going to run these again next year so if you guys have any suggestions or ideas for next year let me know this Sunday.
I'll see ya Sunday!!
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on September 01, 2013, 05:32:24 PM
That's a rap for the 2013 one on one opens. Thanks again for everyone who came out to fish this year for the first year of my one on one's!! We had good turnouts all year.

We had 9 boats today.

1st     Gary         13.11lbs.   $180

2nd    Bob           13.11lbs.  $90

Big bass   Gary    4.10lbs     $90

Make sure you guys check out this same forum next year. I'll have a schedule set up sometime this winter for next years One on Ones. Have a great off season and I'll see you guys next summer. Hope to see some of ya this fall. I'll be running the Grand River fall opens.
Title: Re: 2013 One on One Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on September 02, 2013, 02:38:12 PM
Here was the total for the heavyweight title.

Top 5

1.   Brian V.      92.89 lbs

2.   Jimmy        84.83 lbs

3.   Chris          81.27 lbs

4.   Ryan          66.79 lbs

5.    Aaron        63.76 lbs