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06-25-2005, 08:53 PM
Clearwater results -
Congrats to Lance and Tex for the win and Mike/Ted and Jason/Doug for a close 2nd and 3rd. Also to Brian and Katherine for big fish (4.1 lb. pike).
Thanks to Lance Hartman for letting us camp out and hang out at his place for the event. That worked out real nice.
Thanks to McBrides on the Bay for hosting the event!
* penalties imposed for dead fish (1/2 the weight of fish)
Final Standings -
06-26-2005, 05:09 AM
What a fun event. I would like that thank Lance Hartmann too. It really worked out nice for us to be able to stay on the lake. Thanks to Kyle McBride for allowing the weigh in at his place. Congrats to everyone that fished the event. Clearwater allows us to catch a lot of bass but can be tricky in finding the big ones as the results showed.
Side note: A thanks to Charlie Case. We caught almost of all of our bass on a rootbeer/flake colored magicstick.
06-26-2005, 07:37 AM
Thanks to the hoonies for cleaning Dans right ear out! also, thanks Troy for starting all of those mighty mighty Hoonie chants! They are forever engrained in my head. ( ;
06-26-2005, 09:59 AM
don't remind me on that one Mike... :o
Is Troy the official Hoonie leader now? :)
We caught a lot of fish, both pike and bass, but size was the problem... weighing in a dead fish didn't help either :mad: That lake normally puts out better bass, even though the average size can be low. It didn't look like anyone found the bigger females.
"Do nothing" baits were the best for us too. Magic Stiks and senkos. Pike were all on spinnerbaits on the deep weedlines. Most of the bass were on the deep weedlines and docks. A few bass came on inside weedlines, but most on the deeper edges.
06-26-2005, 10:34 AM
I think Troy is definately our offical Hoonie rep. And he should lead us in a Hoonie chant at each event... for luck and all.
We also caught most of our fish on senko and senko type baits. We caught a couple on cranks also. We got our pike on cranks and senkos also. We also had to key in on deep weed edges.
I wish I had a camera for Dans ear cleaning. That would have made a good thread for the forums.... Also isn't Dans new name "Double D". Don't worry Dan I'm just giving you a hard time cause I'm jealous...hehehe.
I would also like to thank Lance Hartman for letting us camp at his house. It was nice to get to hang out with some of the teams and talk fishing prior to the event. See everyone at the next one. Ted and Dan get some sleep.
06-26-2005, 06:15 PM
Mr. Debner, I believe the reason there were not any fat lady bass caught is the post spawn blues. I'm no expert (as you guys know) just a hunch. :rolleyes:
06-26-2005, 06:20 PM
I agree on the post spawn theory, that was our best guess as well. That was far below typical size, even for Clearwater. Usually you would at least see more in the 3 lb. class coming in. I'd guess most fish if not all that came in were males.
06-26-2005, 06:49 PM
A special thanks to Lance for letting us stay at his place. My plan was to just have a couple beers and hit the pillow early. It was a tough morning with only a couple hours of sleep.I'll just blame it on the Hoonies.As Tex stated most of our fish came on plastics along the deep weedlines. We did see a few big females, but couldn't get them to bite.
Thanks to the ones that showed up Friday for a great night at McBrides and a special thanks to Dan "Double D" Wood for dinner :D .See you all at the next event.
06-27-2005, 06:50 AM
I'm glad you fellas had a good time. It was nice putting names with faces and meeting a good group of anglers.
You guys had me so wound up to fish after you left that I finally made it out at about 7:00 on Saturday after finishing up with my work for the day. Walleye were tough...only picked up one and missed 3-4. Accidently hooked 4 pike as they seemed to be running the bottom, biggest was 4.7 lbs.
You guys didn't need to be so generous, I was happy just to hear all of the fishing stories and strategies while having a few brews by the fire. I will display my shirt proudly. Consider yourselves invited back if you decide to add the lake to next years list.
I will be offended if I hear that any of you fished the lake from here on out without stopping in to bs...besides..."I know where they're biting!"
06-27-2005, 07:40 AM
nice avatar Lance :D
Maybe you can fish it with us next year and show us all how it's done. Even 1 walleye with a mix of some of those pike/bass would have been a huge help with the bonus point. Thanks again for letting all of us all crash at your place.
06-27-2005, 11:31 AM
I'd love to join you guys next year. I don't know if I could show you how it's done....on Clearwater maybe, but 1 in 4 lakes doesn't do much for overall standings. I was also using live bait on Saturday and I know you guys seem to stick with spinners and plastics.
I'm not a big bass fan but I have a buddy who is. If I can get him to sign on we might make a dangerous duo...at least verbally. :D I'll be keeping tabs on the application process next spring.
06-27-2005, 07:37 PM
Lance that avatar is terrible.... We including Dan, LOVE the hoonies
06-28-2005, 07:55 PM
Hartmann thanks for the hospitality even if you did have to go to bed early :D
06-29-2005, 11:17 AM
I don't want those women in my county more less right down the street from me again Tex! If I never hear the chant of the Hoonies again in my life it will be too soon. Just for even assuming I enjoyed the group of Hoonies I may have to source a 'walleye' hat as they called it and wear it while I procede to kick your butt fishing on Cleawater next year!
As for you Knutson, bring it! This weekend is a true party test so you need to come by and put you money where your mouth is. When I don't have to get up at 5 AM and start coffee for a bunch of guys camped out in my yard I'll stay up and put down with the best of them!
All kidding aside, again, you guys were a great group of fellas to meet and you're welcome any time...minus any Hoonies.
06-29-2005, 01:29 PM
Ahhhh.... Lance I was just about to head up to your place.........with three hoonies. Oh well I guess I'll just have to stay here and practice my hoonie chant. Thanks again for letting us stay at your place. If you are ever in the Blaine area let me know and I'll buy ya a drink.
06-30-2005, 06:50 AM
Tex, I checked the regulations on Hoonies. Daily possession is still 0. Appreciate the offer...not in Blaine too often, but all this talk about outdoor stadiums may put me in your neighborhood eventually.
06-30-2005, 08:08 AM
Alright guys I got to ask.......what's a hoonie? I'm guessing it's something that was derived around some heat with the latest get smart quick drink present.....
06-30-2005, 08:19 AM
I am not sure of the definition of hoonie is either, but I am guessing they can get expensive, hog the bath room in the morning, and can have drastic mood swings, with out warning.
06-30-2005, 11:43 AM
I don't know that any of us stuck around long enough to find out, but chances are you're right Haywood. It was quite an interesting group that we ran into last weekend that called themselves 'hoonies'. They claimed that they'd get together twice a year...how lucky were we?
This crowd of gals (if I dare call them that) wowed (and by wowed I mean disturbed) the bar with a series of chants about their clan of aformentioned hoonies and other annoying pseudo-songs.
You know, I can take a certain level of annoyance from women I'm attracted to. Every person has another person out there that will find them attractive in some way but I just wasn't 'that guy' on this particular night. Say I had been, well then maybe annoyance is more like banter, and when banter gets old, you have another use for duct tape.
The real kicker for me was that several in the group sported hats with 3D fish protruding from the front which they claimed were 'walleye' hats. If those were walleye hats I gotta say, my armpit looks like a walleye.
In a way I wish we had a few photos...then again, I'm sorta glad we don't.
06-30-2005, 06:32 PM
I almost had a pic of the ear cleaning. They made me a little upset because I'm normally the most obnoxious one in the bar, and they stole my thunder.
07-01-2005, 05:24 AM
Oh Tex , there you go getting Dan excited all over again. :D
07-05-2005, 07:46 PM
I kept trying to tell them they were wearing carp on their heads carp but they were so adamant that I told the one she had to whisper to old DD what they were really called. Didn't know she would take me up on it.
07-06-2005, 06:09 PM
I didn't think she was going to give him a cleaning :D
07-07-2005, 11:34 AM
They might have been wearing carp heads Ted, but they weren't....actually, I'm going to leave this one alone...try to keep my nose clean. :D
I'll have to figure out how to post pics pretty soon fellas. Last night the gf and I went out for some panfish I got bored after I realized we were in an area loaded with small fish....
So I threw out a texas rig and 3 casts into it I landed a 20", 4.2 lb bucket mouth. I'm going with pure luck on this one...I'm a walleye guy....I think?! He's back in the lake for your tourney next year....I'm just not going to tell you where ;)
I'm actually targeting bass tonight oddly enough. My buddy left his boat at my place last weekend and we're going to spend a few hours on the water before he trailers it and takes off. I'll let you guys know how we do.
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