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Title: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: djkimmel on September 06, 2008, 03:15:27 PM
The Fall 2008 DK Open West will be Saturday October 4 on

Lake: Hardy Dam Pond

Ramp: Brower Park (http://www.mecostacountyparks.com/Brower.htm) (includes campground; $5 daily vehicle pass plus $5 trailer pass required for boaters)
23056 Polk Rd
Stanwood, MI 49346
(231) 823-2561

Time: 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Entry: $7 per person (includes $2 for big bass)

Requirements:
Must be a registered member of the forum and/or blog (coming very soon) to participate. Members 16 years or older eligible. Members younger than that need to be accompanied by an authorized (in-writing) adult. Please contact me (http://www.greatlakesbass.com/fishing/contact.hmtl) before the event to pre-approve.

Format:
This a draw-team event. Boaters will be randomly paired with a nonboater (except in the case of pre-approved underage family members who may fish with a family member).

Boater/nonboater will fish as a team in the event bringing in their best 5 largemouth or smallmouth bass 14 inches or over.

Please post your status in this thread as far as participating and boater/nonboater. Thanks. See you there.
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: Durand Dan on September 06, 2008, 07:13:36 PM
Durand Dan - Boater
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: 1javelin on September 06, 2008, 07:45:12 PM
Can't attend as of yet.  Depends on what happens the 20th on Muskegon whether I go to Leelanau on the 10th.  Can't do both, so we'll see.

1Jav
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: LAPORTE on September 06, 2008, 09:10:02 PM
Sorry guys i'm out. the 1st will be my wife and I 20th  wedding anv.


Don L
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: VinceR on September 06, 2008, 10:43:05 PM
VinceR - boater.
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: cameraguy on September 07, 2008, 12:12:47 AM
I have to work.  Have fun everybody!
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: dashaver63 on September 07, 2008, 08:22:27 AM
270+ miles is a little too far. See you in the spring.
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: thedude on September 07, 2008, 11:53:14 AM
wish i could make it! its a heck of a lot closer than where i'm going on the 4th  :D
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: MIBasser on September 07, 2008, 12:54:57 PM
I can go as a boater or nonboater.
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: Durand Dan on September 07, 2008, 02:45:35 PM
So far it doesn't look like the west side wants to participate. Maybe an East side tourny is more logical
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: djkimmel on September 07, 2008, 03:00:09 PM
So far it doesn't look like the west side wants to participate. Maybe an East side tourny is more logical

We'll have an east side event in the spring. I promise. If I can get 12 or more people, we'll have the west side event as planned. Give it some time.
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: fasttrack on September 08, 2008, 09:07:03 AM
Non-boater prefered, could be a boater if needed. Looking forward to it!

PS - C'mon West Siders, join in! DJK may not give us another chance if this one doesn't work out.
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: Langer on September 08, 2008, 11:10:49 AM
Wont be able to amke it, our Club classic is that day.
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: Genie on September 09, 2008, 09:24:55 AM
I'm in - boater
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: spinninbug on September 09, 2008, 02:40:38 PM
Yippie!!!

Spinninbugs_hubby boater
Spinninbug non boater

I'm so excited we can finally make one!!!
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: djkimmel on September 09, 2008, 10:24:18 PM
Well... we better drum up some more anglers then since spinninbug wants to fish...
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: spinninbug on September 10, 2008, 09:04:09 AM
Well come on you guys,  I can finally make it to one of these,  let's get with it and get signed up!!  :D
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: Genie on September 10, 2008, 09:20:42 AM
Let's go LGMOUTH and SQUID ....
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: TCook on September 10, 2008, 04:52:31 PM
I am 99% sure I will be there as a non-boater.
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: Cy on September 11, 2008, 09:46:07 AM
As badly as I want to fish this...I'm out.  It turns out I have a wedding that day too.  GLB member Orlando Jon is getting married that day.  He is one of my closest friends and tournament partner, I can't miss it!  Sorry guys!

Cy
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: djkimmel on September 15, 2008, 12:49:28 AM
As badly as I want to fish this...I'm out.  It turns out I have a wedding that day too.  GLB member Orlando Jon is getting married that day.  He is one of my closest friends and tournament partner, I can't miss it!  Sorry guys!

Cy

I thought he knew about getting married in Jan/Feb... March at the latest?!?
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: fasttrack on September 15, 2008, 09:36:21 AM
So, Dan, at what point do you make the decision if there are enough participants to hold the event? This will dictate what other plans I need to make for the upcoming two weekends (since I can't fish three weeks in a row, unfortunately). I would hate to skip one of the other upcoming events while anticipating the Fall Open and then have it cancelled. Please let us all know what you are thinking.....

Marc
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: Genie on September 15, 2008, 10:06:10 AM
If we don't get enough members, what about spouses?  Can they count?
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: djkimmel on September 15, 2008, 12:01:41 PM
I'd like 10 minimum counting myself. I would hope to know this week or I assume the interest is not there.

Spouses (anyone) count as long as they are registered members. Several have done so in the past.
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: Cy on September 15, 2008, 02:04:01 PM
As badly as I want to fish this...I'm out.  It turns out I have a wedding that day too.  GLB member Orlando Jon is getting married that day.  He is one of my closest friends and tournament partner, I can't miss it!  Sorry guys!

Cy

I thought he knew about getting married in Jan/Feb... March at the latest?!?

Tell me about it!  Some people are so selfish!  ;D  I wish I knew what he was thinking.  Well....no...I don't want to know.
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: Ryan on September 15, 2008, 08:41:42 PM
You know I can't say no to a DK Open.  I will be there again as a non-boater.

-Ryan
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: djkimmel on September 15, 2008, 11:14:14 PM
Thanks for adding in your attendance Ryan.

As far as weddings, my anniversary is January 15! Smack dab in winter.
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: fowlmouth on September 16, 2008, 03:59:22 PM
I'm in, Boater
Anyone with info on where to stay? Too cold to tent, and I can't tow boat and camper at the same time.
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: Cy on September 16, 2008, 04:24:18 PM
Brower Park has cabins you can rent.  I don't know the details of them.  http://www.mecostacountyparks.com/Brower.htm

Newaygo has a couple of motels and such.  http://www.newaygocountytourism.com/

Cy
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: djkimmel on September 16, 2008, 05:13:52 PM
I think there's some small motels there in Stanwood too if I remember right? There's probably not a Stanwood chamber of commerce though.

There's enough of us now, I will have the event. Whoever can make, please make it. I'll be there.
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: fowlmouth on September 16, 2008, 05:36:45 PM
Wow! I feel special now, were you just waiting for me? Glad to know it's gonna happen, never been to Hardy and am looking forward to it.

Are we defending our title Dan or splitting up?
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: Durand Dan on September 16, 2008, 07:07:03 PM
Anyone want to share a ride up let me know. I will be driving up and returning the same day from Durand. My plan is to head up 127 to 46 and across.
PM Me
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: chrisvmo on September 16, 2008, 09:56:03 PM
alright....kinda new too this site but I will Fish as a boater but prefer non-boater...

thanks, chris!
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: spinninbug on September 17, 2008, 11:17:32 AM
Yippeeee!!!  I was starting to worry we might not have enough.

Terry and I will be there,  and by the way Dan,  don't think you have to pair me up with my hubby! 

I'm so excited I finally get to fish an open. ;D
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: djkimmel on September 17, 2008, 02:18:25 PM
Wow! I feel special now, were you just waiting for me? Glad to know it's gonna happen, never been to Hardy and am looking forward to it.

Are we defending our title Dan or splitting up?

Of course you're special... though you knew that ;D

Don't know about the defending part though... might look suspicious ???
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: djkimmel on September 17, 2008, 02:23:43 PM
alright....kinda new too this site but I will Fish as a boater but prefer non-boater...

thanks, chris!

No sense in being shy :) I will put together the first draft of a draw this Sunday and will not have you set as a boater if I don't need to.
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: djkimmel on September 17, 2008, 02:25:14 PM
Yippeeee!!!  I was starting to worry we might not have enough.

Terry and I will be there,  and by the way Dan,  don't think you have to pair me up with my hubby! 

I'm so excited I finally get to fish an open. ;D

Wendy... c'mon now! I wouldn't do that to hi.... er, you ;D :o

I'll post the initial draw Sunday.
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: spinninbug on September 18, 2008, 10:53:19 AM
 :D  that's some funny stuff right there!!
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: fasttrack on September 19, 2008, 04:23:15 PM
DJK,
I would like to be a non-boater if at all possible. If you are truly short of boaters let me know very soon and I'll see what I can do. My 'mechanic' (dad) does the winterizing since he and I own the boat together and he got mad when I kept it out too late into the season last year. He wanted to winterize it before October. Ya, I know it stinks, but its the price you pay for sharing a boat. But he stores it and does all the work on it so what can I say!

fasttrack
(Marc)
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: MadWags on September 19, 2008, 08:18:04 PM
Try "no!".

Dan,
schedule allowing Jason and I will make the drive. Can we be nons please.
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: djkimmel on September 19, 2008, 10:11:12 PM
DJK,
I would like to be a non-boater if at all possible. If you are truly short of boaters let me know very soon and I'll see what I can do. My 'mechanic' (dad) does the winterizing since he and I own the boat together and he got mad when I kept it out too late into the season last year. He wanted to winterize it before October. Ya, I know it stinks, but its the price you pay for sharing a boat. But he stores it and does all the work on it so what can I say!

fasttrack
(Marc)

I'll add it all up Sunday and post where we are at then. I'l let you know.
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: djkimmel on September 19, 2008, 10:12:05 PM
Try "no!".

Dan,
schedule allowing Jason and I will make the drive. Can we be nons please.

Ok - when do you think you'll know for sure? I'll do an initial draw Sunday.
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: MadWags on September 20, 2008, 06:43:28 AM
I'll know by the 3rd for sure. :o
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: djkimmel on September 20, 2008, 02:02:55 PM
I'll know by the 3rd for sure. :o

Why am I not surprised... you are a character. I don't know if many people know that...?!?
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: fowlmouth on September 20, 2008, 05:06:21 PM
FYI= anyone looking for a hotel I booked the Holiday Inn in Big Rapids on priceline for $50
Title: Re: Fall 2008 DK Open - West - October 4 Hardy Dam Pond
Post by: djkimmel on September 23, 2008, 01:39:56 PM
Sorry about the delay. I will get the initial draw up tonight! I promise!