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For the short time we have been producing the new Familiar Bite Herring Strips, we are very pleased with the reports of catch! We would like to thank the many who have helped us improve our products with their suggestions and will always have an open ear!

The fresher the baits the better the catch!

Sincerely;

Walter Thompson of GLTSupplies

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Walter;

I am going to need another order of whole bait and herring strips. I am taking a week off of work to fish the LOC derby.

Ohh I see a pic of Sushi filets in the order also :yes:

I’ll email ya later today.

Mark

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Our newly improved cuts turned out to be quite successful for the Team Royal Flush/Shirley B while fishing the King of the Lake tournament series. They committed to our strips to catapult them to Win the entire KOTL series and also "Big Fish friday". Here's a recap straight from the team:

Team Royal Flush/Shirley B. KOTL Recap

« Thread Started on Sept 6, 2011, 4:23pm »

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First I would like to thank Yvan and the rest of the Big Jon KOTL staff for putting on a whole seasons worth of great events. Mother nature cooperated a little nicer this year too. It was great hanging out with all of the tourney guys for another season and we can't wait for next year already. We also got hooked up with another great observer (Ben), another first class guy that will hopefully be fishing these events soon!

For this tourney we went with the same team as we did in the spring Myself(Pete), my dad (John), the owner of Royal Flush(Bob), and our Canadian good luck charm(Jamie), we always seem to do good when he's with us! We arrived in town on Wed afternoon and fished from about 3 miles past the weller to the weller. We hooked a few, but nothing we wanted to fish a tourney on. On thursday our plan was to hit the niagara bar early then check out in front of port. A few days earlier Tony from Reelthrill had done a huge box on the bar right in 60-80 fow running a combination of spinnie flies and Familiar bite cutbait. We ran to the bar and saw all kinds of marks first thing. Unfortunately marks dont win tourneys. We only pulled five kings a few steelies and lakers too. The biggest king was just over 21lbs. and the rest were all small. At about 1pm the boat started overheating so we headed in early to make sure we got it fixed. We ended up finding some crap jambed up in the thermostat housing that was blocking the water flow and got it all back together. We took it out front of port for a test drive and to check the graph. The screen actually looked pretty good and we needed to decide what we would do on friday.

After a long debate we decided we were going to make a run and check out Bronte, although we didn't have any recent info on that area, we have done well there in the past and wanted to check it out. A few things went into this decision. 1. We didnt think that with the boat traffic out in front of port that we could put together 2 consistant days. 2. We hadnt actually fished in front of port and didnt know if we could catch those fish. 3. We didnt think the fish in front would be very big (we were wrong). So off to bronte in the fog we went. Hoping for the whole run the fog would lift (wrong again). We got there at about 815 am on friday and set up in about 60 fow and worked our way between there and 35 fow. As soon as the first rod went in the water with the familiar bite on it it fired. Everyone was smiling thinking we just hit the mother load. Unfortunatly we were wrong and only got 4 kings on friday, but all of them were big. The biggest being big enough for us to win big fish friday for the first time! Another would have been big enough to place as well.

Now it was decision time. Do we go to Bronte and hope to get our 5, or do we fish with the pack and just try to protect our overall KOTL lead? Everyone on the team likes taking the risk going for the big score so we decided on going for it and heading across the lake to see what we could do. (especially since no huge fish were weighed in on big fish friday from in front of port, we had no clue those pigs were even there)

Saturday Morning and off to Bronte we go. The whole way hoping that there wasnt going to be much boat traffic because there weren't alot of fish. We set up in 45-50 fow of water just east of the creek. I put down a #2 wire diver back 85 feet with a Familiar bite strip bait and a matching setup on the starboard side rigger down 35 feet. we went with a spinnie fly on the other rigger and before the other dipsey was set we were doubled on big kings on the meat rigs. It didnt take long before we were running 4 meat rigs and it was a good thing because the bite died around 9am. We kept pounding the inside water hoping to get one more upgrade but it didnt happen. With about an hour to go and a blank screen we decided to troll out deeper just to see what was there so we could decide what to do on sunday. This would prove to be our best decision as we found kings stacked in 70-120 fow and pulled our biggest king when Jamie set up a familiar bite rig on a 300' copper down the shoot, before he sat back down the reel was screaming. Now we had a plan when our inside bite died.

Sunday morning brought a 45 min. weather/darkness delay. A good safety idea for the tourney, but a horrible morning bite decision for us (or so we thought). When we finally got to go out we had one thing in mind, get to the fish as fast as we could. This wasnt bad for the first 8-10 miles, but it kicked to 3-5 footers and the ride got alot less comfortable. The Royal Flush was good to us though and got us through it at a 26kt pace. Luckily once we were inside 60 fow it calmed back down since there was enough west in the wind to protect us. Good thing we got there fast. We had decided we were going to run 2 dipseys and 2 riggers and 1 shoot leadcore all with familiar bite. As we were setting our third rod we tripled, unfortunatly we only landed one. However the overcast sky kept the bite going all day and we ended up having between 15 and 20 matures on. The shoot rod only got in once, just long enough to cut off a screamer on the rigger, so we just fished the 4 rod program. We did have a scary moment around 9 when all of the sudden our motor died. Right when about 200 sailboats were headed our way(this year the sailboats were actually not bad as in years past, a few even turned off to give us room!). We quickly diagnosed that we had no ignition power, but couldnt figure out why. We tried to backfeed the ignition system and eventually found a hidden blown fuse. We only had 1 spare fuse and didnt detect a short circuit. we figured either the spare fuse would hold or we could kiss the tourney and the overall KOTL goodbye. Luckily for us the fix worked and after 45 minuted we were fishing again. We got 2 more upgrades after that and came in plenty early just in case we had more problems.

Overall it was a great year for us, we seemed to catch every break and always seemed to get on the right fish for one reason or another. I hope you all have a good off season and look forward to seeing you next year!

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Congratulation guys,

Sincerely,

Walter Thompson

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Congratulations Team Royal Flush/Shirley B.

Pretty exciting win for you guys with he two boat problems :yes: I bet there was a double bundle of nerves on the boat when this happened not once but twice!!! I bet theres a big box of fuses on next year. ;)

Mark

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Way to go to go Royal Flush!Congrats! Nice report Pete!As I recal its 2011 and everything is a little more expensive patriot!!! What was a gallon of gas when RD was last in the tackle shops???

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GLT is putting out a quality product! The price is inline with how much gas etc. has gone up since the original rhye davis cut bait left the market.The junk that was avalible the last few years was to expensive at any price! It fell apart! was almost unusable.

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