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Title: No Michigan Stren in 2008. What a bummer
Post by: Team houston on October 15, 2007, 03:05:35 PM
Anybody want to share expenses on either Kentucky lake or lake of the Ozarks?
Title: Re: No Michigan Stren in 2008. What a bummer
Post by: motocross269 on October 15, 2007, 03:19:10 PM
That does stink,,,,They have 2 in New York...I don't get it.
Title: Re: No Michigan Stren in 2008. What a bummer
Post by: Team houston on October 15, 2007, 03:27:59 PM
Can't complain though. A couple years ago they had two on the Detroit river in the same year. I changed my mind I am now looking at the FLW series at Clarks Hill in Georgia. It is the week following our Regional in Tenn. that would be a short hop to Georgia. Anybody interested?
Title: Re: No Michigan Stren in 2008. What a bummer
Post by: joshimoto son on October 15, 2007, 04:16:17 PM
Wow! I guess it doesn't ake long to change their minds. We were told a couple of weeks ago at the last event of the year we were going to the Big D.
Bummer man...
Title: Re: No Michigan Stren in 2008. What a bummer
Post by: Waterfoul on October 15, 2007, 04:44:23 PM
Well shoot... I was hoping to do the Detroit one in 08.
Title: Re: No Michigan Stren in 2008. What a bummer
Post by: motocross269 on October 15, 2007, 04:53:34 PM
I am going to have to really consider the FLW event now...800 dollars and the Restrictions on Pre-fishing is going to have to make me think about it for a week or two
Title: Re: No Michigan Stren in 2008. What a bummer
Post by: dashaver63 on October 15, 2007, 07:16:55 PM
I just wander if having the tour event there had any bearing on their decision. I noticed Fort Madison was on the schedule, I'd have to think about that for a minute...............OK, Nope.
Title: Re: No Michigan Stren in 2008. What a bummer
Post by: motocross269 on October 15, 2007, 08:49:06 PM
I think Team Houston has the right Idea.....
The smart thing would be to go to Kentucky lake as a Co-Angler...What better way to learn the water and techniques for the regional than spend 3 days in the back of the boat with pros...
Don't send me hate mail....I am not saying to carry a GPS and mark spots...but you could learn what works and doesn't in a short period of time. 

Title: Re: No Michigan Stren in 2008. What a bummer
Post by: dashaver63 on October 16, 2007, 02:22:42 AM
That would be cool, to learn a new lake. But our regional is at Cherokee Lake next year.
Title: Re: No Michigan Stren in 2008. What a bummer
Post by: Skip Johnson on October 16, 2007, 07:24:08 AM
I just wander if having the tour event there had any bearing on their decision. I noticed Fort Madison was on the schedule, I'd have to think about that for a minute...............OK, Nope.

its funny how oppinions differ I seen that ft madison was on the 2008 stren schedule and immidiatley put it on my wish list, I couldnt think of a funner thing to do than all that flippin and pitchin oh and the top water bite than can last all day and the smallmouth sitting behind the wing dams just waiting to ambush a jig falling over the back of them.....I cant wait what an awesome and diverse fishery;D
Title: Re: No Michigan Stren in 2008. What a bummer
Post by: Team houston on October 17, 2007, 07:05:02 AM
So no one is interested in fishing one in another state, just to expierience a new lake?
Title: Re: No Michigan Stren in 2008. What a bummer
Post by: Skip Johnson on October 17, 2007, 11:37:25 AM
I love new water as long as its big I dont like little lakes that are a mere couple thousand acres, I heard from several peaple that the mississippi wasnt that good but for some reason I was still excited about going and learning it and it was awesome I just regret that I only got to see pool 19, I cant wait to go try the other ones ;)
Title: Re: No Michigan Stren in 2008. What a bummer
Post by: Team houston on October 17, 2007, 11:42:42 AM
so cast n blast, is that a maybe for Kentucky lake. lol
Title: Re: No Michigan Stren in 2008. What a bummer
Post by: dashaver63 on October 17, 2007, 03:37:45 PM
I just wander if having the tour event there had any bearing on their decision. I noticed Fort Madison was on the schedule, I'd have to think about that for a minute...............OK, Nope.

its funny how oppinions differ I seen that ft madison was on the 2008 stren schedule and immidiatley put it on my wish list, I couldnt think of a funner thing to do than all that flippin and pitchin oh and the top water bite than can last all day and the smallmouth sitting behind the wing dams just waiting to ambush a jig falling over the back of them.....I cant wait what an awesome and diverse fishery;D


I actually would like to get back there, but not as a non-boater. Flipping and pitching behind a skilled fisherman can be discouraging. If he is someone that absolutely takes all the water without reguard for his no-boater, it's a long day back there.
Title: Re: No Michigan Stren in 2008. What a bummer
Post by: Skip Johnson on October 17, 2007, 05:27:58 PM
so cast n blast, is that a maybe for Kentucky lake. lol

tempting.... mighty tempting
I realy miss that place.
Title: Re: No Michigan Stren in 2008. What a bummer
Post by: motocross269 on October 17, 2007, 07:29:55 PM
Your absolutely right dashaver...that is one of the benefits of fishing all of that big water in the BFLs this year for the Co's.  You can usually catch smallies off of either side of the boat....Burt and Mullet could be tough if you draw somebody that sits on bedding fish...
Title: Re: No Michigan Stren in 2008. What a bummer
Post by: Waterfoul on October 18, 2007, 02:12:51 AM

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I actually would like to get back there, but not as a non-boater. Flipping and pitching behind a skilled fisherman can be discouraging. If he is someone that absolutely takes all the water without reguard for his no-boater, it's a long day back there.
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This is exactly why I was so looking forward to the Detroit event.

Any of you ever fish Lake Champlain?  I have family very near to Plattsburg... so it would be a relatively cheap trip for me.  Just wondering if you can get seriously back seated on that body of water?
Title: Re: No Michigan Stren in 2008. What a bummer
Post by: Durand Dan on October 18, 2007, 05:11:17 AM
I was in a Everstart tournament a  few years back on Champlain. The guy I fished with the first day pointed to a rock pile and left me fishing in 25 fow. All I caught was a pike that day. The second day got canceled due to rough water. That was pretty dissapointing after traveling all that way.
Title: Re: No Michigan Stren in 2008. What a bummer
Post by: Skip Johnson on October 18, 2007, 06:57:42 AM
Your absolutely right dashaver...that is one of the benefits of fishing all of that big water in the BFLs this year for the Co's.  You can usually catch smallies off of either side of the boat....Burt and Mullet could be tough if you draw somebody that sits on bedding fish...

it could also be a tough draw if someones(name left out) post spawn fish decide to leave over night ::)
Title: Re: No Michigan Stren in 2008. What a bummer
Post by: Team houston on October 18, 2007, 09:20:56 AM
Champlain is an awesome fishery and if you get the chance you should fish it. I have been there twice for stren events. My expierience is if your boater is around fish you will catch some. To me it is a lot like St. Clair and Erie. a lot of times the guy in the back will do better because there is so many fish. Hard to get back seated there.
Title: Re: No Michigan Stren in 2008. What a bummer
Post by: motocross269 on October 18, 2007, 10:36:51 AM
No kidding cast and blast...Lucky you and I were on the same pattern that tourney or one of us would have called called foul.  I went back to the hotel that night thinking "Cool I actually drew someone that is on the same fish I am on in Burt Lake", and then tourney morning nothing.  I really couldn't say a whole lot because I prefished with bshaner and I didn't want to give any of his spots up until I was sure he wasn't making the run to Burt Smallies...Here today gone tommorow
Title: Re: No Michigan Stren in 2008. What a bummer
Post by: dashaver63 on October 18, 2007, 03:46:22 PM
I've never personally fished Champlain, But a fellow clubmember of mine has and there are so many patterns to fish there, it's unbelievable. Most, if not all, of the productive water will be open water. Either over grass flats or rock. I would love to get there sometime but thats a big drive and I'm not as tolerant of driving like that anymore.
Title: Re: No Michigan Stren in 2008. What a bummer
Post by: Waterfoul on October 18, 2007, 04:53:14 PM
So I'm having trouble deciphering the flw site.  WHEN exactly do I have to be registered and paid up if I want to fish Lake Champlain??  Can anyone help?
Title: Re: No Michigan Stren in 2008. What a bummer
Post by: dashaver63 on October 18, 2007, 05:44:07 PM
FLW hasn't announced registration dates yet. It'll be sometime in December. If you pay the deposit, FLW will give you the date it will charge your credit card for the balance.
Title: Re: No Michigan Stren in 2008. What a bummer
Post by: Team houston on October 19, 2007, 07:20:07 AM
Waterfoul, keep in mind if you are fishing the BFLs to make the regional, that Champlain ends the weekend of the Sandusky tourny.
Title: Re: No Michigan Stren in 2008. What a bummer
Post by: Waterfoul on October 19, 2007, 07:50:20 PM
Actually fellas, I am shooting for ONE tournament next season.  My job situation is so up in the air these days I'm sure it's all I'll be able to afford (helps to have family local to the event).  If things should change for the better between now and then I may shoot for a second or 3rd one... but I'm not counting on it at all.
Title: Re: No Michigan Stren in 2008. What a bummer
Post by: Bronze Back on November 20, 2007, 01:32:23 PM
If anyone is thinking of fishing Champlain i can help you out!Just help me if i get out your way to fish your lakes! ;)