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I will be holding an Open tourney on Lake Erie October 25th. It will be from 7:00 - 3:00 with registration from 5:30 - 6:30. 100% payback, $30 entry. You can fish alone or with a partner. We will be going out of Small Boat Harbor!

Lets see some of those fall Lake Erie Pigs! 25 lbs limits anyone?

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I hope to see a bunch of ya on Saturday! The big girls should be eating and the weather looks nice. Light wind and 65 degrees!

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The long range marine forcast definitely improved since yesterday. they were saying waves 3-5 feet for Saturday, but have since changed it to 1-3 footers. I hope it stays at that!!
 

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The forecast DOES look better than it did yesterday. I'm in for 1-3's!! :D Much past that though, and I probably won't bother. Don't want to fish the river. I want to go and have fun with the "big girls". Who says obesity is a problem? :D

C'ya on the water,
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Looks like I'll be fishing vicariously this weekend . . .

Good luck out there guys, hopefully I'll see you on the water in November . . . :mad:
 

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That stinks John! Hopefully we'll see you soon.

Looks like a chilly start to Saturday, with lows forcasted around here in the mid 20's!! Brrrrsky!! With Erie temps around 56, that should help warm the air on the lake though.
 

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Noel,

Maybe I should have looked at the forecast before telling your Dad I would fish with him! 20's???? I can't feel my hands when it's that cold out. To top it off, I have never fished a jigging spoon (seem to have tons of them though), or fished Lake Erie, and I only dragged tubes once! Yikes, maybe we should give your Dad a 5 (or 20) pound handicap. I'm all in favor of that! See you guys there...We'll miss you John!

Do most people premedicate for motion sickness when they fish Erie? I have to say, I got a bit nervous reading about how many seasoned anglers were ill there....
 

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Meg, the low's are only forcasted in the 30's now for Friday night. And the warming affect of the "warm" lake water should help to. I also see the wind forcast has dropped to "2 feet or less" status. By the time we get the the dang lake will be flat! LOL!!

You will have to ask Ted for proper directions for the drugs :D He's an expert on that!!

Glad things worked out!
 

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Lookin' forward to it, Noel! It's like May in October and I'm all set!

Meg, fear not. Once Noel's dad starts playin' a little "Sweet Potata Pie" you will have a blast out there.......heh, heh!

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Looks like I'll be fishing vicariously this weekend . . .

Good luck out there guys, hopefully I'll see you on the water in November . . . :mad:
John, if you are looking for a partner, I know someone who would very likely be able to fish with you. I can give you his phone number outside the board.

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Who me??????

You will have to ask Ted for proper directions for the drugs He's an expert on that!!
Ah, don't worry about the "drugs". I've perfected the art of chummin' off one side of the boat while jiggin' off the other side. I think it helps in getting an extra bite or two. :D

I'm not concerned about the temps........ I've got a windshield! :D

C'ya on the water,
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Hey, no one mentioned if they thought Larry should get a 5 (preferably 20) pound handicap due to his partner! I vote yes! I can just see it now- me, chumming, in the RAIN (check the weather channel now Noel), attempting in vain to figure out how to use a jigging spoon (yes Rob, I read the excellent article), with huge rollers. :rolleyes:
 

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Meg,

Zack and I went to Erie last Sunday. The best advise I can give you about 'spoonin' is to hang on with BOTH hands. We started drifting, and I was ripping that spoon with one hand, and suddenly, when I ripped it, it was 'solid'. The rod flipped up out of my hand, flew in the air, and landed on the trolling motor. Thankfully, it 'rolled' back onto the front of the boat right behind the trolling motor. As 'bumpy' as it was out there, I couldn't just grab for it, so I had to drop to my knees on the deck, and dive forward for the rod. Once I had control of it again, I said: 'there's one', hoping he didn't see me. When I looked back, he was 'rolling' in laughter. Guess he saw the whole specticle. Moral of the story: when one of those big ole 5+ girls decides to grab that spoon, they don't move 'up' very easily, everything 'stops' in a hurry! If your arms hurt when you get done, it will be the best 'pain' you ever felt. :)

It also happened a little later in the day, but, I managed to catch that rod in the air, after it flipped up out of my hand, and knocked my hat off. Bass fishing on Erie is a 'contact' sport. :)

I will say, they were full of ==== and vinegar, fighting up a storm. Lots of 5's out there, you'll have a ball.

And no, Larry doesn't need a handicap, he should 'spot' us a few pounds. :)

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Got the spoon ready and can't wait..........:D

Gregg, you promise to take it easy on us? I haven't been there since the last time that lake handed me my a$$. Twice, this year!:cussing: It's almost embarrasing. Looking for some redemption.

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Aaarggg!! Now we have conflicting weather reports for Erie tomorrow :cussing:

The marine forcast is saying 10-15 knots out of the south-southwest and waves 1-3 feet. Not too bad!!!

The general land public forcast is saying "breezy conditions" with a south wind at 15-25 mph.

I hope they figure it out before tomorrow!! :D

Well, almost out the door to Rob's house for the night. Got some jig pouring to do!
 

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HA! I'm still trying to get outta work! Heh, heh...

Can't wait to see what Erie coughs up tomorrow. Should be a real slugfest.

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Ted,

Me take it easy on you guys??? More like Noel should take it easy on all of us!! :)

Well, the way I have it figured, I had a good weekend up there last weekend, so, that means I'm gonna get absolutely nothin' tomorrow. That seems to be the pattern for me. Hopefully Wade will carry us!

I think Meg and Larry are the ones to watch out for!

It's gonna be a bit 'frigid', I'm afraid. Trust me, don't use that spoon with gloves on, the rod tends to be a bit 'slippery'. :)

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Okay, I just got organized for tomorrow, and realized a few things. First, for some reason, I can only find 4 spoons, three of which look usable. What size do you guys use most? I am pretty much in a complete panic, because I am watching my friends daughter ( almost 2 weeks old) tonight and don't think I can get out to Galyan's until well after it closes, so i will probably go to Walmart. Having never looked there for tackle, is it worth the trip? Thanks in advance for any assistance. I have to say, it felt REALLY weird taking out all the plastics except for tubes. Bag is much lighter now...

Hey Gregg, I think we have to watch out for you AND Noel AND Ted!
 

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Meg,

Most of us use a 3/4 oz. Hopkins Shorty spoon. At this late in the season, I doubt seriously that you'll find it at any of the retail chain stores. I bought one at Wal*Mart, in the spring, but have not seen them there since. These stores don't restock until next spring.

If you can't get out to get one, I wouldn't worry too much. I'm sure that tubes will take their share of those big smallies. Personally, if I had to make a choice, I'd still opt for the tube.

C'ya on the water,
Ted
 
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