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What lake do you think the June 28 - July 1, 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series Mystery Lake is?

Lake Winnebago, Oshkosh WI
- 6 (9.5%)
Green Bay, Green Bay WI
- 2 (3.2%)
Lake Minnetonka, Minneapolis MN
- 5 (7.9%)
Bays de Noc, Escanaba MI
- 12 (19%)
Lake Michigan, Chicago IL
- 2 (3.2%)
Burt/Mullett Lake, Cheboygan MI
- 4 (6.3%)
Grand Traverse Bay, Traverse City MI
- 5 (7.9%)
Lake Charlevoix, Charlevoix MI
- 2 (3.2%)
Saginaw Bay, Bay City MI
- 0 (0%)
Lake St Clair/Erie, Detroit MI
- 16 (25.4%)
Lake Erie Sandusky OH
- 0 (0%)
Somewhere else
- 7 (11.1%)
Lake Ovid, Laingsburg MI
- 2 (3.2%)

Total Members Voted: 63


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2012 B.A.S.S. Elite Series Mystery Lake Poll
« on: September 06, 2011, 06:44:55 PM »

Lets do this up! We have until almost the end of June 2012 before they'll let the 'cat' out of the bag - before B.A.S.S. officials tell everyone and the Elite Series anglers where the big 'Mystery Lake' that was 'impounded some time ago' is! It is a fairly good chance that a few of the 2012 Elite Anglers will be happily closer to home for a change.

Vote in the poll where you think the Elite 'Mystery Lake' will be and tell us why you think it will be one place over another. If we have to wait a while to see if Michigan finally gets an Elite Series event or not, we can at least have fun with it!
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Re: 2012 B.A.S.S. Elite Series Mystery Lake Poll
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2011, 06:51:12 PM »

I personally think B.A.S.S. will truly pull off a 'Mystery Lake' event if they go anywhere other than Escanaba. (Anyone know someone high up in the Escanaba leadership? ;D )
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Re: 2012 B.A.S.S. Elite Series Mystery Lake Poll
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2011, 07:12:43 PM »

I guess I'm going with Winnebago. 380 miles from LaCrosse
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Re: 2012 B.A.S.S. Elite Series Mystery Lake Poll
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2011, 08:08:39 PM »

Detroit river because its the tournament mecca up north
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Re: 2012 B.A.S.S. Elite Series Mystery Lake Poll
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2011, 09:24:48 PM »

It would be nice to see them there, but practically speaking, they are fishing back to back weekends. That means the top ten will be fishing Sunday and then have to drive 586 miles to Detroit. That's a ten hour drive and I just don't see them doing that.
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Re: 2012 B.A.S.S. Elite Series Mystery Lake Poll
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2011, 09:27:17 PM »

I'm going with "bago" because it's large enough for a hundred boats,  both smallmouth and largemouth, a very diverse fishery with the main lake (kind of like erie with rock humps and such) and other places up the rivers looking for largemouth in reed patches, slop, and everything else you can think of.  The fish aren't huge but it would take probably 17 lbs a day to win.

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Re: 2012 B.A.S.S. Elite Series Mystery Lake Poll
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2011, 10:59:21 PM »

I guess I'm going with Winnebago. 380 miles from LaCrosse

More like 150 miles but I think that is too close. Escanaba is only ~300 miles.
« Last Edit: September 06, 2011, 11:03:49 PM by djkimmel »
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Re: 2012 B.A.S.S. Elite Series Mystery Lake Poll
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2011, 11:06:52 PM »

I'm going with "bago" because it's large enough for a hundred boats,  both smallmouth and largemouth, a very diverse fishery with the main lake (kind of like erie with rock humps and such) and other places up the rivers looking for largemouth in reed patches, slop, and everything else you can think of.  The fish aren't huge but it would take probably 17 lbs a day to win.

I can't disagree with al your rationale. I'd even like to go there one of these days. Though they've never been there before, I'd be less surprised if they go there than Minnetonka though I think it is more like they go to Green Bay instead. Slightly. I'm betting they feel they owe Escanaba another shot...
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Re: 2012 B.A.S.S. Elite Series Mystery Lake Poll
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2011, 09:32:04 AM »

I would have to say, I may now be leaning toward changing my vote to Escanaba, but a vote made is a vote played.
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Re: 2012 B.A.S.S. Elite Series Mystery Lake Poll
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2011, 08:09:45 PM »

I didn't think you'd fold for a while yet! ;D
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Re: 2012 B.A.S.S. Elite Series Mystery Lake Poll
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2011, 11:17:35 PM »

...the big 'Mystery Lake' that was 'impounded some time ago' is!...

I'm confused. Where was the quote "impounded some time ago"? And if this is an accurate quote then how can the Mystery Lake be at Escanaba?
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Re: 2012 B.A.S.S. Elite Series Mystery Lake Poll
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2011, 04:41:57 PM »

Here's a link to the original announcement by B.A.S.S. for the 2012 Elite Series schedule: http://www.greatlakesbass.com/tournaments/index.php/2011/09/01/bass-announces-2012-elite-series-lakes

This is what B.A.S.S. announced about the 2012 Elite tournament #7:
BASSMASTER ELITE #7
Dates: June 28-July 1
Venue: It’s a secret ... for now.
Host: We’re not saying, but they’ll be ready.
Size: Big enough!
Impounded: Some time ago.
Notes: It’s been a while since B.A.S.S. had a tournament at a “mystery lake” — especially one of such potential magnitude. The first six Bassmaster Classics were held at mystery sites — qualifiers didn’t know of the location until they boarded a plane and were in the air — but that all ended in 1976. Since then, the mystery lake events have been rare ... until now. What makes this one special is the impact it’s going to have on the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year race. Because this will be the penultimate tournament of the year, the race will be down to just a few contenders, and because none will know of the destination until just before the practice period, finding bass quickly and figuring out how best to catch them right away is going to be paramount. The 2012 AOY race will be given a trial by fire.


I think the two comments about size and impoundment are a little tongue-in-cheek because the water will be very large - the Great Lakes - and the Great Lakes were 'impounded' some time ago when the massive ice fields receded leaving water in new depressions formed by their weight and gouging. They say the Earth is still rebounding even now from the immense compression.

Of course, I have a big Great Lakes bias too so I may be reading into something that is much simpler in reality. I am a nerd...
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Re: 2012 B.A.S.S. Elite Series Mystery Lake Poll
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2011, 09:23:29 PM »

Wow that is quite a leap but you might be right. I suppose that BASS really doesn't really want to give any kind of clue about the lake's location.
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Re: 2012 B.A.S.S. Elite Series Mystery Lake Poll
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2011, 09:32:20 PM »

It could go many, many ways... which is why I thought a poll would be fun! My main reasoning for believing it is Escanaba is it is close enough and they kind of owe them an Elite event after booting them off the schedule due mostly to complaints about cost and distance to get there.
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Re: 2012 B.A.S.S. Elite Series Mystery Lake Poll
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2011, 10:17:28 PM »

Definition of PENULTIMATE

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Re: 2012 B.A.S.S. Elite Series Mystery Lake Poll
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2011, 10:22:36 PM »

Definition of PENULTIMATE

1
: next to the last <the penultimate chapter of a book>

There you go again... throwing out the big words!!
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Re: 2012 B.A.S.S. Elite Series Mystery Lake Poll
« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2011, 05:00:19 AM »

I'm going with Big Bay. I was ther for an Everstart several years ago and the community did it up right!
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Re: 2012 B.A.S.S. Elite Series Mystery Lake Poll
« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2011, 05:03:52 PM »

That's what I heard. If I had enough time and gas money, I might drive up there for some pictures and video. It is a long drive for still being in Michigan but at least it would be IN Michigan. We got to get the ice broken on the top of the B.A.S.S. somehow!
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Re: 2012 B.A.S.S. Elite Series Mystery Lake Poll
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2011, 12:22:35 AM »

I voted for Winnebago. For one, it is a great mixed bag fishery. Two, it's not far fromla Crosse. Three, payback for changing no-cull rule. Last but not least, it's home to big sponsor, Mercury.
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Re: 2012 B.A.S.S. Elite Series Mystery Lake Poll
« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2011, 01:59:15 AM »

Is that your final answer?
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