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Francis Derby on the 14th
« on: Feb 06, 2009, 07:39 AM »
Who is going for sure? It doesn't seem that many people are going because of valentines day **censored**??? It sure would be nice to meet some of you guys, BS and have a few cold ones, oh yeah catch some fish too!! So who will be there?

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Re: Francis Derby on the 14th
« Reply #1 on: Feb 06, 2009, 12:17 PM »
I'll be there!!!  I hope the wind is cooperative!!

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Re: Francis Derby on the 14th
« Reply #2 on: Feb 06, 2009, 02:19 PM »
yeah I hear Ya it can't be much worse than Creek last weekend! It doesn't look like many people from here are going to be there Big Hof and I will be there Friday - Sunday so I am looking forward to meeting some new guys to fish with.

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Re: Francis Derby on the 14th
« Reply #3 on: Feb 06, 2009, 09:25 PM »
I guess it's just us!

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Re: Francis Derby on the 14th
« Reply #4 on: Feb 07, 2009, 08:18 AM »
  I will be at Frances, and would drink a beer or two with ya guys. I will probably be there Friday and crash in my truck if weather is still nice.
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Re: Francis Derby on the 14th
« Reply #5 on: Feb 07, 2009, 08:40 AM »
we will be there on friday around noon and stay until sunday morning. I have a blue silverado and will have the enclosed trailer "shanty" and a red honda 4-wheeler. I think that we are going to try to go south of the island. hope to see you guys up there!

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Re: Francis Derby on the 14th
« Reply #6 on: Feb 10, 2009, 10:36 AM »
I am strongly thinking of going up on Friday.  The weather forcast is good.  10 to about 30 degrees, maybe some snow and wind forcast 10 to 15 mph.  Should be a good tourney if the wind forcast is accurate.

I will be driving a gray 2008 GMC crew cab pulling a 5th wheel camp trailer and small 4 wheel trailer.  Watch for hunter orange on the trailer.  Stop by.  Ding.



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Re: Francis Derby on the 14th
« Reply #7 on: Feb 10, 2009, 10:46 AM »
I am getting pretty excited about this weekend.... weather looks good.  Should be there around 1-2 on friday afternoon.  I got an Ice report today and it sounds like it is holding up pretty well, few spots with standing water yesterday but it should freeze up today and tonight.  All the tip-ups are rigged and ready, auger is full of gas, beer is cold and brats will start thawing out tomorrow.  Ice freek has a blue silverado, and I have a Black silverado... we'll be around

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Re: Francis Derby on the 14th
« Reply #8 on: Feb 10, 2009, 02:17 PM »
Hey ding, where are you going to be parked at?

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Re: Francis Derby on the 14th
« Reply #9 on: Feb 10, 2009, 02:54 PM »
Probably near the boat ramp somewhere if possible or the nearest camp ground.



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Re: Francis Derby on the 14th
« Reply #10 on: Feb 11, 2009, 10:58 AM »
Friday
Feb 13 Flurries
Hi: 26 Lo: 13
 Slight chance of light snow showers. High 26F and low 13F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Air Quality: NA, UV Index: 1
 25%
Saturday
Feb 14 Flurries
Hi: 25 Lo: 11
 Slight chance of light snow. High 25F and low 11F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Air Quality: NA, UV Index: 2
 15%
Sunday
Feb 15 Flurries
Hi: 28 Lo: 14
 Slight chance of light snow. High 28F and low 14F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Air Quality: NA, UV Index: NA
 20%

Valier weather forcast above.  Should be a good tourney if it holds out as predicted.  See ya there.



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Re: Francis Derby on the 14th
« Reply #11 on: Feb 11, 2009, 12:02 PM »
Anybody been ishing Francis?  What are the eyes eating on these days?



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Re: Francis Derby on the 14th
« Reply #12 on: Feb 11, 2009, 01:14 PM »
I heard they have been hitting on glow jigs tipped with salted minnows..... other than that not too sure, probably gonna try out the buckshot rattlespoon or a chubby darter if they dont hit on that

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Re: Francis Derby on the 14th
« Reply #13 on: Feb 13, 2009, 02:11 AM »
****..... It is 2AM and I cannot sleep, excited to get out on the ice I guess.  Not leaving until 8.  Got a big old case of the what if's, that will keep your mind going about that 10# eye or 20# pike.

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Re: Francis Derby on the 14th
« Reply #14 on: Feb 13, 2009, 07:12 AM »
That was the longest 8hrs of no sleep EVER! I'll be there to get you soon buddy! If anyone forgets anything I think that we have extra everything!

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Re: Francis Derby on the 14th
« Reply #15 on: Feb 14, 2009, 06:56 PM »
how did everyone do?

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Re: Francis Derby on the 14th
« Reply #16 on: Feb 15, 2009, 03:30 PM »
Bighof and Icefreek stopped by the trailer and we hooked up for fishing the derby.  Since I started putting my gear out before daylight I couldn,t find them until a little later.  About noon I moved my stuff over by them.  I caught one nice pike (about 4 lbs?) after the derby ended.  They had around a half doz. nice ones and Bighof iced a nice ling this AM.

I ran across the Da-Jigger and BS'ed a little then couldn't find him again.

The derby winner was 13+lbs for the pike and the perch was around 1.25 lbs.

Weather was a bit chilly and foggy in the AM but got nice lster in the day.   Wind only about 10 mph.  It was good.

If ya ever get a chance Bighof makes some great chilly and an apple cider drink with Everclear. (hic). Good stuff.



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Re: Francis Derby on the 14th
« Reply #17 on: Feb 16, 2009, 08:52 AM »
That was me catching ling and makeing chilly! But hey it was great to met you and we are still planning on going to Beaver Creek on Wednesday if you want to go along. anyway fun derby, met some new friends and ran into some old ones! I can't wait until next time!

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Re: Francis Derby on the 14th
« Reply #18 on: Feb 16, 2009, 12:06 PM »
Sorry about the name thing.

Beaver Creek sounds good.  When and where do you want to meet?

I live just a few blocks East of Eddies Supper Club. 
If you are on base, it would not be too far out of the way for you to stop by.

Naturally I will chip in for gas, Is there anything else you would like me to bring?

Thanks Ding



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Re: Francis Derby on the 14th
« Reply #19 on: Feb 16, 2009, 08:21 PM »
Yeah you could bring that hoodie for me if you want to.... I'll bring your cash. 

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