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Author Topic: 2006 BFL Michigan Schedule  (Read 11254 times)

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Jmcfarland

Re: 2006 BFL Michigan Schedule
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2006, 03:37:57 PM »

Hi guys i live on Crooked River in Alanson. Last year you still could run wide open through some areas of the river. Indian River is a no wake river. Im not sure about the Cheboygan river. From what ive seen Mullet is probably the best lake in the bunch. I think it will take between 25 and 30lbs to win if conditions arent bad. If the wind is blowing hard that could change things pretty quick. I only know of a couple of good spots in the rivers. I guess that cheboygan river can be pretty good from what i hear. I havent ever fished it. Best of luck to all. If anybody wants a practice partner let me know.
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Re: 2006 BFL Michigan Schedule
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2006, 11:59:18 PM »

how long would you say the run is from burt to crooked. and how is the largemouth population in those smaller lakes????????
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Re: 2006 BFL Michigan Schedule
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2006, 01:15:10 AM »

I've never made the run all the way from Burt to Crooked myself. I've been through the lock a couple times - takes about 15 minutes give or take a few. If you can still run parts of the river, maybe the whole thing takes an hour, plus the run across Burt and the combination no-wake/no high speed boating drive through the Indian River. I would do a 'dry' run to check it if I were thinking seriously about running there.

Maybe Jmcfarland can give a better time - I'm thinking I've heard and hour and 45 minutes one way in the past. I would confirm the lock is consistently operated.

There's a respectable largemouth population in Crooked. A few in Pickerel. Some big fish, but mostly 2 1/2 or less. You can find some small pockets of the dumbest largemouths you'll ever find.
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Re: 2006 BFL Michigan Schedule
« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2006, 08:27:20 AM »

The river usually isnt that busy that time of year. The lock is opened consistently everyday. I would definatly take a practice run to see how long it takes. There are some big fish in both crooked and pickeral. The largemouth fishing is better in crooked than in pickeral. It would be a pretty long trip through the rivers in order to get there. I dont know if I would try it or not.
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Re: 2006 BFL Michigan Schedule
« Reply #24 on: January 17, 2006, 02:59:11 AM »

BTW, did I already mention we have a new tournament director this year?

His name is Anthony Wright. He has been with FLW Outdoors for about 5 years I believe and has been doing EverStart Series most recently.
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Re: 2006 BFL Michigan Schedule
« Reply #25 on: February 28, 2006, 07:29:26 PM »

curious which lake is better bass fishing burt / mullet..? ?i have cruised the chain of lakes from crooked to lake huron but never fished..? ?still trying to decide if i want to fish BFL.?
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« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2006, 07:27:43 AM »

Any boater looking for a co-angler to sign up with for all of the Michigan BFL's this year?

I may have a co-angler if you are...email me at grasslakebasspro@yahoo.com.
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Re: 2006 BFL Michigan Schedule
« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2006, 05:43:06 PM »

got my confirmations so i am all set.. 

thanks

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Re: 2006 BFL Michigan Schedule
« Reply #28 on: March 03, 2006, 11:02:34 PM »

I am looking for a co-angler to sign up with - send me his info please!

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Re: 2006 BFL Michigan Schedule
« Reply #29 on: March 03, 2006, 11:47:46 PM »

You might want to email him Jack - he doesn't get on here every day.
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Re: 2006 BFL Michigan Schedule
« Reply #30 on: March 04, 2006, 07:49:06 AM »

done - thanx Dan.

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Re: 2006 BFL Michigan Schedule
« Reply #31 on: March 04, 2006, 10:54:38 AM »

you can sign up even if you don't have a co-angler if you get one you can call back and give them the number....  looks like they have lots of co-anglers since i only signed up for 2 and got confirmed in about 2 weeks..

good luck.. see ya on the water  ( or at hooters )

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Re: 2006 BFL Michigan Schedule
« Reply #32 on: March 04, 2006, 09:39:42 PM »

You aren't guaranteed though unless you give them an actual co-angler name so best if you can do that.
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Re: 2006 BFL Michigan Schedule
« Reply #33 on: March 16, 2006, 11:03:16 PM »

I am really disappointed in this years schedule. Burt & Mullet is an awesome fishery but it is such a drive for some anglers. In addition, the Super Tournament is the same week as the Stren Series. Albiet, there will only be a handful of Stren anglers going out on Sat, I believe the water will be totally trashed for the BFL guys. IMHO, the Bassmasters Weekend Series is a much better fit for me. I have qualified for the BFL Regional two times in a row, but feel BASS really has the better schedule.

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Re: 2006 BFL Michigan Schedule
« Reply #34 on: March 16, 2006, 11:51:21 PM »

I think it really helps in our short season that the new Bassmaster Series worked with the BFL to avoid any direct conflicts.

Burt/Mullett is a good drive, but the fishing will make up for it and some divisions have drives that are commonly this long or longer for fishing sometimes that isn't as good as this will be. I'm much happier fishing great water somewhere different than Erie for one of the tournaments.

Beautiful area. Beautiful water and awesome fish. It will be worth it.
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Re: 2006 BFL Michigan Schedule
« Reply #35 on: August 31, 2006, 11:28:32 AM »

Just got a call from a fishing buddy who wants to sign up for the Sept 9 River event. Wants me to sign up as a nonboater with him. I know the entry fee for a nonboater is around $250. How much more will it cost in terms of gas money as a nonboater. Is $50 enough to give a boater. I know many will probably run to the St. Clair River and that's a haul. I'm kind of strapped for cash and trying to consider this on a shoe string. Is it a two day tournament or one? Never fished a BFL event.
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Re: 2006 BFL Michigan Schedule
« Reply #36 on: August 31, 2006, 01:09:19 PM »

Maybe this will help - co-angler entry is $150. As far as the rider fee, I would offer $40. Most boaters will readily accept that.

The one snag I see is that it is past priority deadline so there is no guaranty they will honor you signing up together to guaranty each other. Priority deadline for this event was 8/22. You can ask when you both sign up and see what they say.

Late fee started yesterday - +$25. They may or may not waive it depending on participation and the tournament directors wishes.
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Re: 2006 BFL Michigan Schedule
« Reply #37 on: August 31, 2006, 03:05:14 PM »

Thanks for the info, but I was confusing the BFL with the Stren. I talked to him again and he's fishing the Stren Series event on 9/5 and I guess it's $350 for the nonboater. Newly retired I have to wait and see if I can live off the new check. Only got one so far so it's hard to tell.
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