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Title: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on August 08, 2013, 03:14:13 PM
Going to be running a fall series on the river for anyone not wanting to put the boat away and take advantage of the great fall fishing.

9/29  Grand River    144th St. Ramp  7am-3pm

10/6   Grand River    144th St. Ramp  7am-3pm

10/12  Grand River    144th St. Ramp  7am-3pm

10/19  Grand River    144th St. Ramp   7am-3pm

10/26  Grand River    144th St. Ramp   7am- 3pm


$40 entry fee per boat
100% payback  No membership

Payout chart based on number of boats.

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

I have take off time at 7am but we will take off at safe light.
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: Waterfoul on August 08, 2013, 04:02:16 PM
Hmmmm.... getting married on the 19th of Oct so that one's out.   :D
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on August 08, 2013, 07:36:13 PM
You can always reschedule!!! Lol That's my way of thinking but that's probably why I'm not married. My kid always tells me I'm married to the fish!!  ;D
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: Braidman on August 09, 2013, 06:03:05 AM
Looks Good! Some nice weights came in last fall.
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: Hoekset on August 09, 2013, 10:38:13 PM
I'll try to make a few of these!
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: Esox lucius on August 10, 2013, 04:08:43 PM
How about a couple more on Mac?
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on August 10, 2013, 08:02:45 PM
Believe me Kevin your not going to want to fish Mac in the fall!! Lol
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on August 14, 2013, 04:43:14 PM
I'm going to have plaques for heavyweight title at the last tournament.
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: Waterfoul on August 15, 2013, 02:03:31 PM
Believe me Kevin your not going to want to fish Mac in the fall!! Lol

I can't think of a reason to EVER fish Lake Mac!  LOL!!
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on August 15, 2013, 03:02:01 PM
Some guys have a hard time catching them at Mac. The group of guys I had at my one on ones didn't have any problems getting limits. It took 13 pounds plus to win there this year. So there's a ton of reasons to fish Mac!!
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: Jmeis on August 15, 2013, 08:46:01 PM
What Mike (Waterfoul) said, only a few blocks down the road and maybe 2 trips a year. I would quit fishing if that is all there was............
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: 32eml24 on August 16, 2013, 07:33:18 AM
Love mac!!
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: Waterfoul on August 16, 2013, 01:37:33 PM
Love mac!!

Yeah, but we all know you have issues!  LOl!!   :D
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: BassDaggett on August 30, 2013, 10:12:02 AM
I'll be there if my boat is fixed in time!

djd
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: RangerOwner18 on September 04, 2013, 11:37:17 AM
I'll try to make a few of these!

You don't have a choice Dave.
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: Hoekset on September 04, 2013, 04:00:55 PM
I'll try to make a few of these!

You don't have a choice Dave.

I'll do what I want!  ;D
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: BassDaggett on September 12, 2013, 09:17:52 AM
I want to verify that the first two tournaments are on Sunday, and the last three are on Saturday???

Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: Crankinsmallies on September 12, 2013, 09:51:35 AM
yes that is correct two sundays and the rest saturdays.  Season will be over for most so Brian switched them to Saturdays in October.
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: 32eml24 on September 15, 2013, 08:50:09 PM
Ill be in muskegon for the all star event but other than the 29th I should make these. The big ones on the grand will only bite for me in the fall. Maybe because my boat doesnt know what spring lake is. Fished the grand yesterday and today and it is HOT!!!!!
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on September 24, 2013, 09:05:20 PM
Just a reminder!! We'll be at the Grand for the first Grand river fall open Sunday.

144th st Ramp

7am to 3pm

Hope to see ya guys there!!
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on September 29, 2013, 05:16:30 PM
We had a decent turnout today considering the All Star weekend going on!!

We had 8 boats.

1st   Gary/Mike       11.94lbs.    $160

2nd  Jason/Vic        10.55lbs.    $80

Big bass.   Gary/Mike  3.20lbs.  $80

Next tournament is next Sunday 7am to 3pm.
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: BassDaggett on September 30, 2013, 10:16:40 AM
Unless something goes terribly wrong, I should have my boat back mid-week.  So assuming I don't get sent to China on short notice, I'll be there this weekend!!!

On a side note, I marshaled at the All-Star event this weekend.  What an awesome experience.

djd
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: PineLk 49 on October 01, 2013, 09:49:39 AM
Unless something goes terribly wrong, I should have my boat back mid-week.  So assuming I don't get sent to China on short notice, I'll be there this weekend!!!

n a side note, IO marshaled at the All-Star event this weekend.  What an awesome experience.

djd
Hey BassDagett. We sure would love to hear your Story from the All Star Event!!! Lets here some details.

Thanks Dave
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on October 06, 2013, 06:46:58 PM
Only had 4 boats show up today in the nasty weather. Missed out on some great fishing!! All of us caught a bunch of fish!!

1st  Brian/josh         13.65lbs     $120

Big bass   Jimmy/Kevin   3.95lbs.  $40

Next tournament is next Satuday. The rest of the tournaments will be on Saturdays. 7am to 3pm or safe light. We took off at 7:30 today!! Come on down and fish!! The river bite is turning on!!
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: Braidman on October 07, 2013, 09:32:37 AM
Sandbaggers! How do you come up with 13.65lbs from huh, I think we got 11 or 11 1/2?
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: Crankinsmallies on October 07, 2013, 10:21:27 AM
Well when you get 9 - 10lbs for the last two weeks you forget what a good bag looks like. Sorry to steal your thunder.  :'(
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on October 07, 2013, 02:38:11 PM
I'm not good at guessing weights when I don't weigh them before I put them in the live well!! Last week I guessed high and this week I guessed low!! My bad!! Sorry jimmy!! Lol
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on October 09, 2013, 03:39:10 PM
Just a reminder!! The tournament is this Saturday Oct 12.

Safe light to 3pm Last week we took off at 7:30

144th St. Ramp

Hope to see ya there!! Fishing has been good!! Get as much fishing as you can in because it's going to be a long winter!!  ;D
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: BassDaggett on October 11, 2013, 02:09:21 PM
Should be there!  Ran the new motor yesterday, just need to get the prop figured out.

djd
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on October 12, 2013, 04:27:44 PM
Had a nice turnout today on the river!!

11 boats

1st    Jason/Vic        15.20lbs      $180

2nd   Jimmy/Kevin   14.05lbs      $90

3rd    Brian              10.25lbs      $60

Big bass   Jason/Vic    4.05lbs     $110

Thanks for coming out guys!! Next one is next Saturday. 7am or safelight to 3pm. Hope to see ya there!!
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: gr@ssmonkey on October 13, 2013, 09:16:35 AM
thanks brian and josh for runnin these tournaments, love fishin the river........ we got a great pack of fisherman having some serious fun come on down and fish with these guys..... c u next sat...     yea hey munch, I saw a bunch of bbbbiiiiiiigggggg bucks runnin around u better stay home and get one before everybody shoots them all........nice bag of fish u guys!!!!
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on October 17, 2013, 02:17:02 AM
This Saturday on the river!! Same place same time!! Let's go fishing.
 
7:30ish-3:00pm

144th st ramp

Sounds like the rain is going to hold off till the late afternoon. Fishing has been good so let's catch while we can!! Hope to ya there!!
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: BassDaggett on October 17, 2013, 03:27:31 PM
Should be there... Maybe I will actually figure something out this time!!!

Agree with the previous poster.  Great bunch of guys that fish this!
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: gr@ssmonkey on October 18, 2013, 09:15:36 PM
 8) c u in the morning!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on October 19, 2013, 07:52:37 PM
Another good fall day of fishing on the Mighty Grand River!!

We had 7 boats

1st    Brian F.       13.17lbs    $140

2nd   Jimmy/Kevin  11.79lbs  $70

Big bass   Jimmy/Kevin  3.60lbs  $70

Thanks for coming out guys. Same place and same time next Saturday!! Hope to see ya there!!

Hey Kevin!! Still no wins on the river this year!! Just thought I'd exchange smack talk!! Lol  ;D
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on October 22, 2013, 03:38:05 PM
Just a reminder!! This Saturday at the Grand.

144th st ramp

7:30am to 3:00pm

Sounds like it's going to be a little cold so dress warm!! The season is drawing to an end so come on out and fish. See ya Saturday!!
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on October 23, 2013, 05:37:43 PM
I just want to let everyone know that I'm going to plan on going into November with these opens on the river. Sounds like the weather is going to get better on the long range outlook. Last years November fishing was to darn good to pass on. So if I get enough interest I'm going to these till the weather really takes a dump. So don't put your boats away and come on out and take advantage of the good late fall fishing!!
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: gr@ssmonkey on October 25, 2013, 05:48:24 PM
I'm coming to play in the morning :o....... ;D
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on October 25, 2013, 07:46:14 PM
Sounds good Brian!! Probably won't have many boats but it will be fun and an adventure!!  ;D
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on October 26, 2013, 06:42:18 PM
We only had 3 boats come out and brave the elements today. Fishing was good for all that showed up!! We all caught a lot of fish.

1st   Brian/Josh        13.57lbs.     $90

Big bass   Brian/Josh   4.68lbs.    $30

I'm going to keep doing these as long as the weather holds up. I plan on doing one next Sunday. I'll post it this coming week. Come on out and fish!! Fishing is only going to get better.

Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: BassDaggett on October 28, 2013, 07:27:29 AM
I'm bummed I've missed the last two.  Spent last week in Ireland on business and didn't get home till later Friday evening.  The week before I had to drive my daughter to Kzoo for my niece's Bday party.  I'm going to do everything I can to fish this Sunday!
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on October 28, 2013, 01:44:15 PM
It's on for this Sunday November 3rd!!

144th st.  Ramp

7am to 3pm

$40 entry

Remember guys that the time changes Saturday night so we will take off at 7am this week. It should be plenty light at 7am. Fishing is good so if you haven't put your boats away come on out and fish!! See ya Sunday!!
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on October 29, 2013, 07:01:56 PM
Little change on Sunday. We'll fish till 2pm instead of 3pm.
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: gr@ssmonkey on October 30, 2013, 10:39:22 PM
i should be able to make it.....i'll post sat if i'm coming.....
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on October 31, 2013, 05:51:19 AM
Sounds like there's 2 or 3 more boats coming this weekend Brian. Maybe we'll have 5 or 6!! Fishing should be good. I bet the water temp has been stable all week. Hope to see you there Buddy.
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: Esox lucius on October 31, 2013, 11:39:34 AM
The river might be blown out.  Probably a race to Stearns!  Get off our fish! :D
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on October 31, 2013, 02:19:33 PM
You don't have to worry about getting on your fish Kevin. Your guys fish don't win tournaments on the Grand!!! Lol  ;D
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: Esox lucius on October 31, 2013, 02:34:49 PM
I think we have got 2nd 4 or 5 weeks in a row...this week we are dialed in.
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: Crankinsmallies on October 31, 2013, 03:14:12 PM
Second place is still the first loser
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: gr@ssmonkey on November 01, 2013, 06:08:32 PM
late season smack at it's best ;D lets getter done jimmy/kevin!!!!!
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on November 02, 2013, 04:20:28 PM
You coming out to play Brian??
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: gr@ssmonkey on November 02, 2013, 09:16:53 PM
i'm in ;D
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on November 03, 2013, 08:01:13 PM
We had 6 boats today.

1st    Brian/Josh       12.53lbs.    $120

2nd    Brian F.            8.45lbs.    $60

Big Bass.    Bill          3.87lbs.     $60

I'm going to do another one this coming Sunday. Sounds like the weather is suppose to be cooperate. Same place!! Same time!!

144th st ramp

7am to 2pm

$40 entry
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: gr@ssmonkey on November 04, 2013, 05:41:47 AM
nice bag of fish josh  and brian on a semi tough November day, late season has been awesome this year, c u next sunday for may I say the season finally!!!!!!  :( :( :( :(
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on November 06, 2013, 01:28:45 PM
Just a reminder this Sunday!! This will the last one for the season.

7am to 2pm

144th st ramp

$40 entry

Let's do this one more time before we the boats go in hibernation!! Hope to see ya guys there. ;D
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: gr@ssmonkey on November 09, 2013, 09:15:50 PM
my prediction: jimmy and kevin will win tomorrow!! ;)

                   ;D c u in the morning  ;D
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: gr@ssmonkey on November 11, 2013, 09:35:31 AM
thanks again brian and josh had an awesome time fishing with u guys, c u next year!!!!!
 
  the competition was heating up as the weather was cooling down and the fishing was stellar!!! 8)   
Title: Re: 2013 Grand River Fall Opens
Post by: Dutchie1030 on November 11, 2013, 09:45:41 AM
We had 5 boats come out to fish in all the wind and cold for the last tournament.

1st.   Ethan/Jeff       13.38lbs.      $150

Big bass   Brian/Josh   3.88lbs.     $50

Thanks everyone for coming out all season. I'm calling it a year!! Make sure to look on here in the spring for the 2014 schedules. I'll be doing the One on Ones opens again and I'll be doing the Grand River opens. Have a great winter and I'll see you guys next season!!