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Old 07-07-2017, 07:58 AM   #16
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This should be an awesome event. Perfect lake for alot of carp and a plenty of game fish. Looking forward to this one.
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Old 07-10-2017, 01:33 PM   #17
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I went there for the weekend of July 4th (included Open Day). July 1-4.

Even the water seems clear from the beach shore, the visibility is still limited (2-4 ft) within 5 ft depth. The visibility increases as you dive deeper. I dove to 30 ft and see up to 10 ft.

After first three days, the walleyes get smarter but plenty of walleyes everywhere anyway. During my trip there, we went through two crazy howling thunderstorms with hails (with tornado warning). Many tents got busted and blew off. The anchors did not hold the boat or jetski very well in the bay. So prepare your tents and your anchors precisely, in case, the thunderstorm comes by overnight. I am thankful that the wind knocked the tree down into right direction (only few feet away from my truck being smashed).

Biggest walleye I speared is 29 inches. I averagely landed 18-19 inches walleyes (I skipped countless legit walleyes for bigger walleyes) and I got limited everyday. I have spotted 10 lbs freshwater drum (most are within 3-5 lbs) and 2-4 lbs white suckers. There are three kind of black basses I spotted (smallmouth, spotted, and largemouth). Most of them are smallmouth).

You still can win the tournament without boat. I did it once by drove my truck around the lake and shoredove. The water temp was 70. I wore 3 mm. I normally wear 5mm top and 3mm bottom.

Good luck to everybody. I will be on my way to Eleuthera, Bahamas.
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:35 AM   #18
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Great report Matthew. I've never seen drum in there, interesting. I noticed you didn't mention pike , catfish, or wiper. A few years ago seems this this fish were everywhere
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Old 07-12-2017, 12:30 PM   #19
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Mike,

The fish species I saw during the weekend of July 1-4:

Channel Catfish (speared four)
White Bass
Panfish
Yellow Perch
Smallmouth Bass (finger poked)
Spotted Bass
Largemouth Bass
Northern Pike
Freshwater Drum (speared 10 lbs one)
White Sucker (speared 4.2 lbs)
Quillback Sucker (finger poked)
Shorthead Redhorse Sucker (finger poked)
Shad/Minnow (plenty of schools swam by daily, at least four times a day at where I dove)
Walleye (limited daily for both speared and finger poked)
Common Carp (finger poked several)
Rainbow Trout (first time I ever saw it at Big Mac Lake).

I have not seen wiper but I have seen wiper boils in early morning (5:30 am) and late evening (8 pm).

Finger poked is my own challenge to touch fish without spearing them.
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Old 07-31-2017, 08:58 PM   #20
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Just a reminder if you haven't already registered for nationals please do so, you must be registered by August 13th to get the free shirt.
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Visibility is getting better at Lake McConaughy had 10'-12' this weekend and the fish were plentiful! Water temp is 75


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Anybody looking for a partner? We may have a 5th guy coming who will be in need of a team mate.
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Get registered and pass the word ---this is going to be a great event in a GREAT LAKE.
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Old 08-13-2017, 05:57 PM   #25
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There is a mixed doubles division
So a man and woman, man and kid or woman and kid can dive as the mixed doubles division.
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There is a mixed doubles division
So a man and woman, man and kid or woman and kid can dive as the mixed doubles division.


I think we got 5 mixed doubles teams so far


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This is who we got so far
Jesse Dixon
Cole Dixon
Taylor Segeberg
Carl Cooper
Ryan Peterson
Shelby Peterson
Aaron Dalman
Peter Rick
Jordan Dempsey
Tyler Dempsey
Jeromy Herrick
Texi Herrick
Mike Ban
Duke Spackman
Paul Wiezorek
Bill Lee
Casey Sack
KC Merrihew
Calvin Lai
Donell Palmer
Jack Brinda
Alan Stacy
Chad Walz
Jeff Telitz
Shane Barnes
Kyle Hampton
Anthony Borghi
Cris Patin
Justin Borg
Aaron Christiansen
Bob Hochstein
Val Hochstein
Mike McGuire
Scott Mackereth
Kelston McGuire
Savanah McGuire
Courtney
Matt Suiter
Brandon Oosthuysen
Spencer Vivian
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Old 08-18-2017, 06:34 AM   #29
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Great turn out.
Any other teams or singles, time to get in call Casey
Dont miss this one.
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