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  1. Hey Jay. It was purchased new in late fall 2011. --Joe
  2. Thanks for the offer, Salmoncrazy1, but I have to decline. I have already had an offer of 800 which I have also declined since I feel that the asking price of this trolling motor is fair (new is $1750+tax) and that this is such a new posting (this morning). I wish you the best of luck in your search. --Joe
  3. Sorry, Salmoncrazy1. That is too low. I have already had offers higher. --Joe
  4. Minn Kota Terrova iPilot, 24v (80-lb thrust), 60" Hey Everyone, I am selling my 24v Minn Kota Terrova iPilot trolling motor with 60" shaft. This trolling motor is in great condition and has been a dream on my boat...it is just time to upgrade to get more communication between my trolling motor and my fish finder (I am a technology nut). Features: iPilot technology GPS Anchor (Spot Lock) record tracks for future auto-piloting cruise control Autopilot - Keeps the boat heading in a certain direction Advanced Autopilot - Keeps the boat heading in a certain direction on the exact path/track that the boat was heading when the Advanced Autopilot was activated (wind will not blow you off of your path) Remote Control Foot Pedal Owner's Manuals with Remote Quick Reference Price: $1000.00 + shipping. (I am in the Buffalo area and am willing to meet up in Buffalo or near Rochester to save on shipping -- I visit Rochester often, so I can bring it along when I head east next time) Thanks and please let me know if you have any questions. --Joe
  5. Hi jakl11. I have sent you a PM regarding this prop. Thanks, --Joe
  6. Just reminiscing: I remember one year having the tourney go over the 125 cap. Larry decided (based on LOU opinion, I believe) to allow anyone over that cap to still enter, but make 100% of their entry fees go to the baitfish fund...I do not think I was ever more excited to fish a tourney knowing that there were that many to compete with and that something big was going to get caught! I was also one of the many that would always pay as soon I as I possibly could...the early entry giveaways he had each year were always amazing!
  7. Zach, I think we have the same mentality. When someone beats me, I want to learn how they did it and how can I improve my game to be able to compete in the future (I dragged Chad to the PMTT awards ceremony each year just so I could listen to the cashing teams explain what they used, how they did it, and their philosophies on the water...an amazing learning experience!) I also believe that a good majority of the guys that were in the tournaments the last few years have a similar take on the matter. My biggest concern though is that I really hope that our tournaments drastically increase (in participation) in the future...so I am thinking more for other guys not currently participating or just getting into the sport and how we can peak their interest in trying the tournaments without scaring them off and also retaining them for years to come. Hopefully a few more eyes will see this thread this weekend and chime in with their toughts...it is great to hear everyone's opinions. I really liked the idea when it was first explained to me and hopefully it has been fully explained here for others to read. Also, I am hoping we get the views from guides/captains, people that have fished our tournaments every year, people that had fished our tournaments in the past but no longer fish them, newcomers to musky fishing, etc...the full gambit of opinions! Thanks, --Joe
  8. Right, Trevor. If your team caught more than three fish, you would be allowed to use your three largest... --Joe
  9. I personally really like the idea of a fish cap (like 3 fish in your example). I would say this evens the field (not in the sense of casters vs trollers), but completely for the beginner vs. the seasoned pro. Like Frank's boat showed us last year on Chautauqua, it is possible to put up some amazing numbers of fish on the tournament day...but these numbers are something a beginner will not be able to compete against. After a couple of tournaments with a similar result, these beginners will stop attending since they will lose hope of winning or cashing (which I do not want to see anyone do!) Like a bass tournament, if you are lucky enough to catch more than three fish, you will be able to virtually "cull". This opens a neat strategy in the tournament -- do you keep pounding your water that you have had (numbers) success in, or do you go searching for a pig kicker? Also, limiting the amount of fish opens new strategies of going for smaller fish or going for a couple beasts. My favorite part of a tournament happens well before the tournament day...it is all in the preparation! Larry's tournaments used to bring in amazing numbers of contestants. I highly hope we can get back to those numbers someday, but I feel discouraging some participants will not be the way to get there. --Joe
  10. Here is the letter that was sent to this bass group... (picture of the letter came from their FB page) --Joe
  11. Great change! I've been wishing for some local tournaments that were team-based! --Joe
  12. I told you to stop letting the lamprey feed off of your legs! Wishing you a speedy recovery --Joe
  13. Hey Guys, The magazine should be available through the logged-in portion of the MI site. After logging in, click on the "Muskies Magazine" link (it is not in the normal right-hand navigation, but is shown on the landing page after login). This link includes the Jan/Feb magazine as well as all magazines since 2005. Great article, BTW! --Joe
  14. I personally love my Tranx. I purchased the PG model last year and have never had an easier time throwing bucktails. Major concerns most people have with this reel are: The physical size of the reel being too big: I could see the size being difficult to work with if you hold the reel while retrieving, but I am a fore grip person and have no problems with the size being cumbersome or getting in the way. The weight being too heavy: I am solely using this reel for bucktails and rubber baits...items that do not cause you to "work" the baits a lot. The weight is not a factor for my setup. I would not want such a heavy reel for jerkbaits though! Cost: Thank you bass pro credit card points! --Joe
  15. It cracks me up that you always point out the dirty diaper...must be a dad thing as I never would have noticed unless you told me. Congrats to both you and Charlotte on one of yours (and hers) most memorable musky moments! --Joe
  16. I support the purchase of a new trolling motor....good luck on your sale! --Joe
  17. A Beauty! Can't get enough of seeing big Tiger pics.
  18. [emoji106]🻠that image is great!
  19. Thanks for your thoughts on this, Ivan. I 100% agree with you. I have always appreciated that we ran our tournaments with the National MI tourney rules (point system and min fish size of 30 inches to start the point system...same thing that we use when fishing many other tourneys) and hope that this is something we continue to do for the future. I also really would love NY tournaments to become boat tournaments instead of individuals on the same boat competing with each other. Steve: Per your question re: boats needing the same amount of anglers per boat -- I do not believe this is needed. While fishing the PMTT, many boats are just a single fisherman while others have two anglers....and there are always single-angler boats cashing in the top 10. If someone feels that they would have more of an advantage to fish 3, 4, or even more anglers in the their boat, that is there option. I honestly feel that the more anglers in the boat can sometimes lead to less efficiencies, thus less fish in the boat. --Joe
  20. I have to admit, one of the first things I look for in a musky magazine is the ROB ad. I think the shots are always ridiculously awesome and are usually local boys from the NMA. This new ad is John Miller. His brother, Jerry, was on an ad from a few years back...
  21. Thanks for the clarification. That makes so much more sense! Will the March raffle be first winner gets his/her pick of the guides (second winner gets to pick from what is left, etc), or will each drawn winner be for a specific guide? If it is the former, I am curious what will be selected for lucky winners not in attendance? Thanks again, --Joe
  22. Hey Adam, Do you know if it is too late to enter via online donation (and be entered for Sunday's drawing)? --Joe
  23. Great looking fish, Dan! Will you keep the streak going and fish again today? --Joe
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