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  1. Rod, Happy birthday. Hope your day is a good one for you- Duane
  2. Ray, as much as I like to use the core line, if I were to even think about using 20 colors, I'd go with a 300' copper instead. Sink rate app. the same and less apt to get wrapped up in a tangle when a major takes off. I.M.O.- If that is not an option then go with 10 colors and a snap weight if you are looking for greater depth. The Church and Offshore in liners will handle both these applications-Duane
  3. Paul, that is a phenomenal piece of work. That is the reason I recommended your service when Mark-ReelJerks asked about his trophy king being mounted a few weeks back. Great job-- Duane
  4. Billy, Happy birthday to you. Hope your day is a good one for ya-Duane
  5. Mark, Happy Birthday to you. Hope your day is a good one for you. As Ray made mention thanks for your service and help in making this board as good as it is. Didn't Paul say something about giving you a 50% discount on your king that you are having mounted for your birthday?
  6. Ray, 3,000 posts. Congrats and thanks for taking the time to do so. But more so, many thank you's for the youth whose lives' you have impacted in being involved with the youth programs. May God continue to bless you and the other readers of this great site. - Pat, as the others have mentioned, just pass it on someday whenever you get the chance. One of the best tips one can give, ( other than think safety first) is to fish with confidence and pay attention to small details. Each day can be somewhat of a learning experience. Skipper-best of luck this week. Looking forward to your report. I put the boat away for the winter and am going into withdrawl already. --Duane
  7. Hank, Happy birthday to ya. Hope your day is a good one for you-Duane
  8. John, I hear you. I had a family vacation at the Oak from July3-12 this past summer. Wave forecast for most of the week was 2 feet or less. Well a low pressure settled off the East coast for 4-5 days and gave us waves of 2-4's and rougher on most occasion. I always take the innertube for the kids and never once had to inflate it for the lake that week mostly was by all means no way what they forecasted- Duane
  9. Capt. John, Happy birthday. Hope your day is a good one for ya- Duane
  10. Ray, very well put. This day as any, I know we're all proud to be an American-My hat is off especially to all of those who have served ,whether it be armed forces or volunteering in any capacity- And as the others have said-Never Forget- for these stripes (the Red, White and Blue) will never run-Duane -
  11. Ray, thanks for the sentiment. I just feel that is one rule ( Fall cutoff moved to 9:00) I would like to see be considered in changing. Just a couple years ago Mark-ReelJerks- wrote about changing the rules to include the boat names whether be it charter or rec to be on the board postings. It was then added and that was for the betterment of the derby I.M.O.-I like to view and see whose name I recognize. As far as some saying its a long day- most if not all shops are now having hired help to offset the hours required, let alone some now are not opening at 6:00 as mentioned but waiting an additional hour til 7:00 a.m to open. I agree with Ray as well if you buy the entire package deal ( all 3 derbies) prior to the start of the derbies themselves then you should be allowed to carry over to the next day. That would be somewhat of a compromise here, where some of these targets could then be considered. If enough of us would voice our opinion then maybe the powers to be would reconsider this one change.--Duane
  12. Bill. please see my response to the very thread you speak of. There are some who have posted here for quite a while that think you can box it and have it weighed the next morning. Not true- But I want to give plenty of Kudos to Dave and all those who are involved in any way, shape, or form to help put this derby on. But again, as I made mention, those targets boated after app. 7:30 p.m. are all for naught. That is one of the reasons we pull lines on occasion at that time due to there is absolutely no way that one can hook up, fight the target, then get back to the weigh station in time for the cutoff at 8:00- I mentioned to Glen-Spoonfed- about moving the cutoff back an hour, and he is correct in saying that at one time there was concern about the "possibility" of losing weigh stations if this went into effect. Being self employed and being a businessman myself, if I were a weigh station I would be pulling for this change to 9:00 p.m. My father always said that you have to make the hay while the sun is shining. To think that these stations can't stay open for 1 additional hour ( during the Fall LOC) is beside me. Maybe I'm wrong, but I know how many at the campground I spend my time, mention about how good it would be if even 1 station per port would remain open til 9:00 if for nothing else to replenish things needed for the next mornings' trip. I can only imagine the amount of money these places ( tackle shops) are losing by closing at 8. Especially when the sun sets sometimes well after that. So in closing, I have been fishing the ESLO and LOC's almost since their very inception. At one time the carry over to the next day was allowed. The bottom line- now from what I understand- is that you can't weigh a fish in after 8 p.m caught on that day. But if you fish at 12:01 a.m and boat a target, and stay on the water you can weigh it in at 9:00 a.m. So you have a 4 hour span on any particular day that your fish won't count. Make sense? That's what I'm still asking myself. But in saying that, I will fish these til the day they bury me. Just my suggestion on making an event a better one in my opinion. -Duane
  13. Andy, of course keep at it. Just think in a few months you may be shoveling snow So we need to take advantage of what we have left in the boating season. Best of luck this weekend-Duane
  14. Glen, beautiful king. Again I have said it many times the last 4-5 years that this the reason the cutoff needs to go to 9:00 p.m. for the Fall LOC only- It happens more than one would think. Just happened to my good friend 2 years ago at the Oak. I know Eric and Rick popped big guys early over the weekend and waited til 9:00 a.m to weigh them in. I really have no problem with the start time for that gives the fisherman the first few hours to fish then pop lines and run in to be there at the opening. But when the kings become active towards evening-plus throw in the safety factor, it should be seriously considered of moving it back 1 hour.-Maybe the voice of the LOU would prompt this change using this thread as an impetus ? --Glen- you in for the change? Duane
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