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Title: Drop Shot Classic CASS Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: dartag on July 16, 2013, 12:56:35 PM
How does this sound.

Meet around 7:00 at the west launch and get everyone In a boat.   Start fishing at 7:30.  If anyone has questions about drop shotting.  I am sure we can get them answered.
 Come in at 11:00 for a weigh in and eat lunch.  To make it faster everyone bring their own lunch.
 Head back out around 12:00 and fish until 3:00.  Have another weigh in and cook out if you want.
  
   5.00 entry fee.  Payout to be  1.00 for total weight per session.  1.00 for big bass per session.  1.00 for total weight of both sessions.  

   Conventional drop shot rigs only.  No drop shotting frogs, Alabama rigs or crankbaits.

   If we do this I want it to be for fun and bragging rights.  I don’t want to make it “ Complicated “..
Title: Re: Drop Shot Classic Cass Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: Manxfishing on July 16, 2013, 01:49:26 PM
Ok
I'm in as a boater

Hopefully will have some good weather
And I'll leave the frogs at home


Title: Re: Drop Shot Classic Cass Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: YpsiBass on July 17, 2013, 12:27:42 AM
I'm in as non-boater.
Title: Re: Drop Shot Classic Cass Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: TimH on July 17, 2013, 09:44:46 AM
Just an FYI, I already have a tournament going out of the west launch at Kent on Saturday, September 14th.  It's the Lines Out for Liberty Bass Tournament Fundraiser for the Veteran Support Program, Camp Liberty.  I have registration going from 6:00 - 6:45 and blast off at 7:00AM.  The weigh in starts at 3:00.  I am expecting between 15 and 30 boats.  
If the park is good with it, and you guys are good with it, I have no issue with both events going on, but I just wanted to make you aware of this.
Title: Re: Drop Shot Classic Cass Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: dartag on July 17, 2013, 11:34:04 AM
Didn't know you had an event that day.     I may try and find a different lake.  We won't have a lot of boats but the way Kent fishes it will be crowded.

So guys

Wolverine Lake

White Lake

Cass Lake

Any ideas.
Title: Re: Drop Shot Classic Cass Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: bob o on July 17, 2013, 12:13:55 PM
i'm in, boater i hope
Title: Re: Drop Shot Classic Cass Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: Mojo on July 17, 2013, 02:01:09 PM
Since fishing DS only on LSC would be like cactus hunting in the desert, I have a wrinkle to a DS only TX on LSC:

 ;D specify a different depth each hour for a 6 hr TX. Honor the rules and keep the payout low so its a fun event:

< 9 fow        8-9 am
10-12 fow     9-10 am
13-15 fow    10-11 am
16-19 fow    11-12 pm
>20 fow       12-1 pm
 ANY depth   1-2 pm

This would really make you work at DS, AND you'd learn alot more than you think.....  

Stay thirsty my friends....
Title: Re: Drop Shot Classic Cass Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: bob o on July 17, 2013, 02:31:50 PM
i think cass lake has bbq pits, tables, shelters etc.
Title: Re: Drop Shot Classic Cass Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: dartag on July 17, 2013, 03:08:11 PM
Cass is sounding better all the time.   Big lake lots of parking and like Bob said bbg pits.   Plus Mojo can walk / crawl home from there.
Title: Re: Drop Shot Classic Cass Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: bob o on July 17, 2013, 03:18:04 PM
or we could just start a party at his house

  Plus Mojo can walk / crawl home from there.
Title: Re: Drop Shot Classic CASS Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: dartag on July 17, 2013, 04:05:25 PM
Notice new title at the top.     Cass it is.    Maybe the surface minnow bite will be on.   If you have never seen this on Cass it will amaze you.
Title: Re: Drop Shot Classic CASS Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: bob o on July 17, 2013, 04:16:50 PM
can you call and see if we can get in early? maybe a few washingtons would help  ;D
Title: Re: Drop Shot Classic CASS Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: Manxfishing on July 17, 2013, 10:17:40 PM
Ok,
I like Cass for DS
Close to home and the SM are suckers for the DS

I've never seen the surface minnow bite
But I've seen the largest bait ball on any inland lake there
Had to be 20-30' long, 10-15' wide and 5-10' deep



Title: Re: Drop Shot Classic CASS Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: Frank on July 18, 2013, 10:33:28 AM
 if paying to launch is ok, I could probably get us a private launch at a marina.   I'm in,  boater.  I love Cass but I'm not great at ds.   who would drop shot a frog?   oh yeah, I fish that tournament too.   I've already got my a rig drop shot ready to go.   and my drop shot weights are made out of kustom  kicker jigs with double flook trailers.

 Frank

 on a side note,  at least for Mojo and I,  if we win any money it will cover gas.
Title: Re: Drop Shot Classic CASS Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: dartag on July 18, 2013, 12:33:13 PM
" I've never seen the surface minnow bite "

Watch for the sea gulls feeding.   There will be bass under them chasing the minnows to the surface.  Sometimes you will be in 90 feet of water catching fish on the surface.   You wait to see them explode on the bait.  Cast a drop shot right to the boil and start reeling.  The weight hangs down and the bait swims along just under surface.  sometimes it lasts all day out there.  Experience it one time and you will be hooked.   
 
Title: Re: Drop Shot Classic CASS Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: Mojo on July 18, 2013, 02:21:48 PM
is this a two day thing ? two weekd thing ? When it starts, hopefully, someone will bark on GLB nd we can check it out
Title: Re: Drop Shot Classic CASS Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: dartag on July 18, 2013, 04:36:22 PM
goes on for quite a while.  Starts mid sept and I have caught them that way during the last chance tourny in Oct.  Just have to get out there and spend some days learning it.  Remember  " Watch  for the gulls ".   They will tell you where the bait / fish are.   
Title: Re: Drop Shot Classic Cass Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: Mojo on July 20, 2013, 05:42:01 PM
or we could just start a party at his house

  Plus Mojo can walk / crawl home from there.

Uhhhh. Ok  ;D
Title: Re: Drop Shot Classic CASS Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: Hollada on July 29, 2013, 11:09:26 PM
How does a non boater get in to this?  Do I need to find a boater or is there a non boater sign up or??
Title: Re: Drop Shot Classic CASS Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: YpsiBass on July 30, 2013, 08:55:16 AM
Hopefully I'm counting correctly...

Boaters:  bob o, dartag, frank
Non-boaters: ypsibass, mojo, Hollada

I can't tell if manxfishing is bringing a boat or not...
Title: Re: Drop Shot Classic CASS Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: Manxfishing on July 31, 2013, 05:00:07 AM
I have a boat
Not your typ. bass boat, But it does float and i've caught a bass or 2 from it


Title: Re: Drop Shot Classic CASS Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: dartag on July 31, 2013, 05:20:04 PM
We can figure it out when it gets closer.  I am sure we can get everyone a ride. 
Title: Re: Drop Shot Classic CASS Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: Mojo on August 04, 2013, 02:27:38 PM
I have the last BFL outa Elizebeth Park and if I make the cut, it's a two day thing. You guys can still come by and we'll grill digs and maybe even do a swap meet  ;D. I have some rods to exchange lol !
Title: Re: Drop Shot Classic CASS Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: dartag on September 08, 2013, 09:26:32 AM
So who is in for next Saturday. I am going to.stop at the park later to see what time we can get in.   Probably have breakfast at the restaurant at Cooley and Elizabeth about 6:30.    Supposed to be sunny.  The smallies will be partying.
Title: Re: Drop Shot Classic CASS Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: YpsiBass on September 08, 2013, 11:29:20 AM
I'm still in, but I think I need to pick up a new spool of invisx Friday night.
Title: Re: Drop Shot Classic CASS Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: Manxfishing on September 08, 2013, 11:36:05 AM
I'm in as a boater
And looking forward to it



Title: Re: Drop Shot Classic CASS Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: t-bone on September 09, 2013, 09:10:50 AM
I could be in if you need another boater - got to clear it with the wife - what time are you fishing to? I have something in the evening to get to and it is pretty far away...
Title: Re: Drop Shot Classic CASS Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: bob o on September 09, 2013, 11:41:15 AM
i'm in as a boater  ;D but i have to leave right after weigh in
Title: Re: Drop Shot Classic CASS Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: dartag on September 09, 2013, 12:04:50 PM
I stopped at the park yesterday.  The ranger at the gate said it opened at 8:00 am.   I have been in earlier but figured I would ask.   Let’s plan on getting to the park at 7:45 and if it is not open there is plenty of of room to line up.  Not expecting a huge turnout.  Just hope we can get 2 for each boat.   We can get everyone organized an in a boat.   Fish until 2:00 then come in and weigh the fish.   I don’t have an official scale but my handheld Rapala scale is pretty accurate.  We can put them in a bag and weigh them.  We can do the 5.00 a boat and pay ½  to the winner and ½ big bass.   
   I plan on eating breakfast at the Village Place at Cooley Lake and Elizabeth lake rd about 6:30. 
See ya Saturday
Steve Smith


Looks like Mojo will be fishing for big money at the BFL.  We will struggle along with out him.
Title: Re: Drop Shot Classic CASS Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: dartag on September 11, 2013, 12:23:24 PM
This what I see so far.  People's plans change and that is great.  So many lakes so little time left this year.   I figure we will see who shows up and go fishing. 

Remember drop shotting only for this event.


Boaters:
 
bob o
dartag
 frank
manxfishing
T-bone ( maybe )
dcl20x3 ( maybe from BBC )
doug and kyle ( maybe ).


Non-boaters:

ypsibass
Hollada

Title: Re: Drop Shot Classic CASS Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: bob o on September 11, 2013, 12:47:07 PM
are we keeping the $5 per head and payout as stated in Steves first thread?
 it also looks like we need non - boaters odd to say the least.
Title: Re: Drop Shot Classic CASS Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: Manxfishing on September 11, 2013, 06:17:34 PM
Yes, It's odd
Maybe post up in the Gen. form (up top) might get a few more non boaters


Title: Re: Drop Shot Classic CASS Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: Hollada on September 11, 2013, 08:07:53 PM
Sorry guys, I am out on sat.  Too many chores and the boss  is riding my behind to get them done so my daughter can move out of the house.

Amen!
Title: Re: Drop Shot Classic CASS Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: dartag on September 11, 2013, 09:25:07 PM
5 a boat sounds good to me.    I was going to put it in the general forum but figured Dan would move it.   We can see who shows up and go fishing.  The weather is going is going to be great.  With the cool weather the yahoos will not be tearing up the lake.

Title: Re: Drop Shot Classic CASS Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: t-bone on September 12, 2013, 06:55:41 AM
I'm in... meet you guys at the launch!
Title: Re: Drop Shot Classic CASS Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: bob o on September 13, 2013, 12:23:46 PM
i'll be fishing with Jack, my dog he's really looking forward to it
Title: Re: Drop Shot Classic CASS Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: dartag on September 13, 2013, 12:36:36 PM
i'll be fishing with Jack, my dog he's really looking forward to it

Hope you don't have a " Ruff day ".  ;D

I can take Ypsibass if he does not mind riding in a Ranger.
Title: Re: Drop Shot Classic CASS Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: bob o on September 13, 2013, 01:15:32 PM
so t-bone and frank will have open seats?
Title: Re: Drop Shot Classic CASS Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: YpsiBass on September 13, 2013, 02:34:59 PM
i'll be fishing with Jack, my dog he's really looking forward to it

Hope you don't have a " Ruff day ".  ;D

I can take Ypsibass if he does not mind riding in a Ranger.

When I was growing up, a Ranger bass boat was THE boat I wanted to eventually own.  Funny, now it's just any bass boat I can afford.  Happy to ride in a Ranger :D
Title: Re: Drop Shot Classic CASS Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: t-bone on September 13, 2013, 02:55:28 PM
I will

so t-bone and frank will have open seats?
Title: Re: Drop Shot Classic CASS Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: bob o on September 13, 2013, 03:50:03 PM
well technically i do too  :D someone would just have to put up with a dog
Title: Re: Drop Shot Classic CASS Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: YpsiBass on September 13, 2013, 04:01:32 PM
I don't care who I ride with.  You guys are all great people to fish with.
Title: Re: Drop Shot Classic CASS Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: Hooksetter on September 13, 2013, 07:20:25 PM
So......if I show up in the morning there would be a back seat open for me? I promise not to bring more than 9 rods and 200lbs. of tackle. :D

I will also bring some boater money for whoever will let me fish with them.

I will know by 10:00 pm tonight if I can fish tomorrow and I would like to, haven't been able to fish much this year.

willie
Title: Re: Drop Shot Classic CASS Lake Saturday, Sept. 14
Post by: Manxfishing on September 13, 2013, 07:37:16 PM
Plenty of room

There's 3 boats to pick from