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Author Topic: 2009 MI BFL will start at Mullett Lake  (Read 10879 times)

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Re: 2009 MI BFL will start at Mullett Lake
« Reply #20 on: June 25, 2008, 06:27:13 PM »

One other side note..I was looking at the results from Burt and Mullet..And one other thing that was outstanding about Chad Pipkens win is that he worked with his Co Angler Cody Harris to ensure that he had a big bag also...18lbs...Great job to both of them..
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Re: 2009 MI BFL will start at Mullett Lake
« Reply #21 on: June 25, 2008, 06:38:14 PM »

will the tbf state fish off be there again ?
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Re: 2009 MI BFL will start at Mullett Lake
« Reply #22 on: June 25, 2008, 06:42:55 PM »

Jcox7... I'm going to take away your pot-stirring stick!!!! Seriously, there's no need to downplay anyone's comments. We all have thoughts running through our heads that are perfectly valid from our various points of view... and often common all over the tournament fishing world.

I like having a largemouth/smallmouth water on the schedule too that isn't smallmouth dominated. I expect we may get back to that. Especially if we provide input in numbers to the right person - our tournament director. He really does listen to our input and he WANTS our input. WHEN HE CAN, he will act on it.

Since he works for a large organization that has many tournaments in many regions in many levels, he can't always do whatever he wants. He does listen and consider though, I promise. I recently was contacted by a major city in Michigan that is dying to host a big tournament. Big enough to attract FLW's attention. Problem is, they don't have any water or facilities big enough nearby to host a 100+ boat event. Oh well... we did discuss a few wild options anyway.

The point is, FLW will try to get where they seem to get the most numbers, least complaints and don't mess up their other schedules and directors at the same time.

Matt - sorry I was tuckered at the end of Saturday and totally missed your excellent finish - congratulations!
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Re: 2009 MI BFL will start at Mullett Lake
« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2008, 06:43:42 PM »

One other side note..I was looking at the results from Burt and Mullet..And one other thing that was outstanding about Chad Pipkens win is that he worked with his Co Angler Cody Harris to ensure that he had a big bag also...18lbs...Great job to both of them..

I noticed that too and thought it was very nice.
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Re: 2009 MI BFL will start at Mullett Lake
« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2008, 06:46:42 PM »

will the tbf state fish off be there again ?

We won't make that decision until this fall. We had a brief follow up discussion and only the most preliminary discussion about next year with FLW staff. I do think it was more beneficial to both organizations for participation, and the anglers overall as far as time and cost. It will be considered. It also takes both parties to agree before it happens and I don't expect FLW to make their decision right away either.
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Re: 2009 MI BFL will start at Mullett Lake
« Reply #25 on: June 27, 2008, 09:08:35 PM »

Maybe next year... you'll let me catch a 7-pounder?!?
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Re: 2009 MI BFL will start at Mullett Lake
« Reply #26 on: July 02, 2008, 10:15:22 PM »

 Hey this is an old post but i havent had time to get on here so i wanna chime in on this. I fished as a boater got my but spanked cause im an idiot but oh well!!! I WONT HAVE 5.5lbs next year bet on that! It was an education at the least for me up there! I relied to much on buddy relayed info and not enough on my own instinct! I would love to see at least one largemouth tourney put into the schedule. for those of you that know me thats my game and in my mind im DAM@ good at it. but if i wanna make something of fishing and justify spending all this money i better step up my game on the smallies! ill see you all at sandusky smallies or not ill be there! maybe i can find a bag of bucketheads somewhere there~!-skeeterman-
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Re: 2009 MI BFL will start at Mullett Lake
« Reply #27 on: July 03, 2008, 01:48:16 PM »

I hate to burst your bubble, my club just had a tournament on Erie last Sat. 5 of us had bags over 15lbs. with the winner having just over 17lbs. (all largies). You just have to know where to look. I like catching smallies as much as anyone, but there is nothing like pulling a 5lb largemouth out of thick, nasty, heavy cover.
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Re: 2009 MI BFL will start at Mullett Lake
« Reply #28 on: July 03, 2008, 07:28:05 PM »

Rumor has it, there's a few really good largemouth holes there too!! Of course, not good enough to beat those huge smallies if everyone can get out...
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Re: 2009 MI BFL will start at Mullett Lake
« Reply #29 on: July 04, 2008, 12:40:49 PM »

Not at all Ebond, problem with western basin smallmouth in Ohio waters is that they are difficult to come by after they spawn. I would rather be able to make the long run to Canada the chase smallies too. I know that even the biggest of bags of largemouth won't WIN the tournament, all I saying is the fish are there to be competitive. And I don't think you are a smallmouth snob, just someone that knows what it would take to win the tournament and is not fishing for second. All or nothing. I'm just hoping that if the weather gets bad, that it doesn't get bad enough to lock us in Sandusky Bay. That would be ugly.
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Re: 2009 MI BFL will start at Mullett Lake
« Reply #30 on: July 04, 2008, 12:58:41 PM »

Some day I'm heading over there just to target largemouths for fun in some of the mysterious places I've hear rumors about. I have caught some decent ones in Sandusky Bay when I just couldn't make myself go screaming by Cedar Pt, but I haven't ventured out much other than Port Clinton into the river, the Vermilion River and another farther East - one of the Black, I think??

All I remember for sure about that day was it was so rough out on Erie that some of the frieghters anchored out in the lake for safety, there were more vultures in trees than I've ever seen and I think I found the great lost ball graveyard of fables - I think we saw every kind of sports ball that exist floating in the water in vast numbers... footballs, soccer balls, volley balls, basketballs, softballs and more floating EVERYWHERE... weird!?!
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dashaver63

Re: 2009 MI BFL will start at Mullett Lake
« Reply #31 on: July 05, 2008, 07:06:46 AM »

Yes Dan, thats the Black River East of Vermillion. Some of the best largemouth fishing though is right next to Sandusky Bay, in East and West Harbor. The Portage River in Port Clinton can be O.K. but you have to share water with the Jet Express. But the best largemouth comes from various weed beds on Erie herself.
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Re: 2009 MI BFL will start at Mullett Lake
« Reply #32 on: July 18, 2008, 09:35:36 PM »

I've been in Port Clinton. It was so-so. I've done respectable in the back of Sandusky Bay. I have not made it to the Harbors, but I've been told about them for years and years, and keep thinking 'I've got to get there' but haven't made it yet.

I know nothing about the weedbeds in Erie. I think you just gave out a valuable clue! I will have to think about that some...
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dashaver63

Re: 2009 MI BFL will start at Mullett Lake
« Reply #33 on: July 18, 2008, 10:52:13 PM »

Dan, Sandusky Bay is not even close to being the fishery it used to be. East Harbor and West Harbor is where it's at. One of the best weed beds on Erie can be found out around Perry's Monument. Other weedbeds close around Marble Head and Catawaba Island are very good also. I have no problem giving these "clues" out, I just like to see responsible C&R bass hunters go out and have a good time and discover just how good Lake Erie's largemouth population can be. I'll help any way I can, and I'm not implying that greenfish can win out there, but you'll have fun with them.
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josh617

Re: 2009 MI BFL will start at Mullett Lake
« Reply #34 on: July 19, 2008, 11:34:38 PM »

one of these days those green fish are going to be able to win a tournament on Erie. I know some people may think its crazy, but i m sure many people thought the same way on champlain until 20+ bags of largies came rolling in. The last couple of years the largies have had some awesome spawns and the grass is continuing to expand. give it some more time but they re only gonna get bigger.
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Re: 2009 MI BFL will start at Mullett Lake
« Reply #35 on: July 20, 2008, 09:00:08 AM »

The thing about those Erie largemouth is that they are dependable. Smallmouth in Ohio tend to scatter and disapear after the spawn. Plus there are so many sheepshead out there that it's hard to tell sometimes if there are smallies in the area. If I had to stay in Ohio waters for a tournament in July/August, I will be targeting largemouth.
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