Anything in Central Illinois?

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Post by BYOB Fishing » 13 Jul 2009, 23:43

If not, could we start a Jon Boat Tourny Trail? JBTT? :lol: :lol:
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Post by Jim » 14 Jul 2009, 06:42

Let's do it! I will call ESPN today to start work on the TV contracts. :LOL2:
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Post by Nickk » 14 Jul 2009, 11:07

I love that idea. 10 and under hp, 14' max. A more accessible(financially) fishing tour.
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Post by BYOB Fishing » 14 Jul 2009, 17:25

Nickk wrote:I love that idea. 10 and under hp, 14' max. A more accessible(financially) fishing tour.
Might have to make it 16' and under. mines 15'6".
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Post by BYOB Fishing » 15 Dec 2009, 22:47

OK, I'm really thinking about doing this next spring. Any takers?? :-)
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Post by wasilvers » 20 Feb 2010, 11:23

Maybe, how much is an IL out of state license? I can't get in any here in WI. They all are closed to new members or too stuck up to include a tinboat guy. :roll: Funny I've outfished these guys on the same lakes... whatever.

If you get one going, and don't mind a WI guy- I'd be game.

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Post by monarch1652 » 20 Jun 2010, 00:06

i would be in but i have a 50hp on mine. = ( i'm from the quad city area and would love to start a club around here. :beer:
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Post by Hanr3 » 06 Aug 2010, 23:11

BYOB Fishing wrote:OK, I'm really thinking about doing this next spring. Any takers?? :-)

I'm in. :mrgreen:
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Post by BYOB Fishing » 02 Jan 2011, 23:34

Well, next spring is coming up! Any good ideas on where to start?
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Post by po1 » 03 Jan 2011, 00:49

One can always start early spring at one of the power plant lakes or spring fed lakes. Clinton Lake, Spring Lake (South & North)
Sangchris Lake and Evergreen are a few that ice comes off early, that come to mind.
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Post by BYOB Fishing » 03 Jan 2011, 20:48

po1 wrote:One can always start early spring at one of the power plant lakes or spring fed lakes. Clinton Lake, Spring Lake (South & North)
Sangchris Lake and Evergreen are a few that ice comes off early, that come to mind.

Since we can never decide what type of location to visit, what would everyone think of visiting an electric only lake, a HP restricted lake, and a no-restriction lake? My thinking is that everyone would have an advantage at one location, making it as fair as possible in the end.

It could be something like this:

Sangchrist in March (25hp Restricted)
Weldon Springs In June (Electric Only)
Clinton Lake In September (No Restrictions)

Everyone could pay a nominal per boat fee, with a percentage from each location going to an overall "Champ" that would be decided by highest total weight over the three tournaments. It would also pay out the remaining percentage to the tournament winner.

Just rough ideas here....let me know what you think. This isn’t limited to just IL people…anyone willing to make the drive is more than welcome. Oh, and this shouldn’t take the place of the Wisconsin/Illinois group outing, either. That was a lot of fun and I’m looking forward to visiting WI this year, work schedule permitting.
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Post by po1 » 03 Jan 2011, 22:03

I like the idea of three very different lakes. Welden Springs will need some ideas one how to conduct a tournment don't they have a one fish limit. Maybe someone out there has some ideas or fished a tournment with a 1 fish limit. Of course it could be the tourney that was won by the one biggest fish. All three have campgrounds giving everyone the chance to get a feel and prefish the lake.
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Post by wasilvers » 09 Jan 2011, 23:13

Any reason to fish is a good one to me, if you guys let me travel down and fish. I'd be interested in fishing a power plant lake sometime. They featured that on John Gilespie. Snow on the ground and they were catching fish on open water. Looked really cool (no pun intended)
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Post by BYOB Fishing » 10 Jan 2011, 00:35

wasilvers wrote:Any reason to fish is a good one to me, if you guys let me travel down and fish. I'd be interested in fishing a power plant lake sometime. They featured that on John Gilespie. Snow on the ground and they were catching fish on open water. Looked really cool (no pun intended)
I've fished newton twice. That's the one on john gillespie. It's an awesome lake. I have a friend who stayed at the outdoor sportsman lodge a couple of times and says it's really nice also. I was planning on going over there in february feel free to come on down! Maybe we can have a wintertime tinboats tourney !
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Post by bwell » 07 Oct 2011, 12:02

I am hoping to hit Newton later this Fall/Winter. The boat is almost ready to go on the water.

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