Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
howellcanufish

KOTC Get-Together?

20 posts in this topic

Hey guys, I've been super busy this spring and have not had a chance to keep up on my FMing. Has there been any talk of a get-together this month like last year? I'd be willing to make some time for that one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nothing has been planned yet and not sure if there are any plans in the works.

Right now, any and all sandbars that would be potential gathering locations are sooooooo far under water that it isn't even funny.

Also IMO (just my opinion), the KOTC may have just gotten too big this year to have a gathering. It could be a logistical nightmare finding a sandbar with enough room, a launch with enough parking, etc.

Those are just my thoughts, but its not my contest either.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I’ve been back and forth about this for some time.

I really would like to have some sort of informal gathering. Sure would be fun to get a large group of us together to hang out and catch a few fish and share stories.

Hanson brings up some valid logistical issues. These issues compound exponentially as the group gets larger.

I’m open for ideas and would gladly be willing to hand off the planning of this to someone else wink

Feel free to contact me offline as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How about the Jordan Camp grounds plenty of space and very very close to the river. Just a thought.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Was their a Mankato deal once upon a time?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hmmmm. Jordan campgrounds (Minnesota Valley State Park) sounds good. Lots of river miles and great spots to be had.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Darren, if your looking for someone to do the legwork, look no more as I would be more than happy to line it up.

Let me know unless someone else has offered.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was at last years in Mankato and had a blast! It was my first cattin' outing and what made me want to buy my first heavy duty fishing stick. It would be nice to do another get-together like that. I think we had about 4 boats on the river that night.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think DTRO you should pick a date since your in charge of the KOTC. Then we can take a role call on who is interested. Once you know the amount of people we can decide on a place that can handle the group. Once the date is picked we will stick with it. I know some people will not beable to attend because of that date but thats the way it goes. I'm all in for what ever we come up with and will to help any way I can just let me know. Looking forward to meeting all who attend as I have only met a few FM'ers. Hanson always fun to take to Perkins. HA HA only a few of you know what I'm taking about there. WWG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think DTRO you should pick a date since your in charge of the KOTC. Then we can take a role call on who is interested. Once you know the amount of people we can decide on a place that can handle the group. Once the date is picked we will stick with it. I know some people will not beable to attend because of that date but thats the way it goes. I'm all in for what ever we come up with and will to help any way I can just let me know. Looking forward to meeting all who attend as I have only met a few FM'ers. Hanson always fun to take to Perkins. HA HA only a few of you know what I'm taking about there. WWG

I'd be up for doing a get together. Maybe we could all meet at the Perkins in Prior first and then head south shocked . I agree, pick a date and then plan around that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Darren, if your looking for someone to do the legwork, look no more as I would be more than happy to line it up.

Let me know unless someone else has offered.

You want it Tom? It's all yours grin

I know LFC had some ideas as well.

Let me know where to be and when and I'll be there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Darren, if your looking for someone to do the legwork, look no more as I would be more than happy to line it up.

Let me know unless someone else has offered.

You want it Tom? It's all yours grin

I know LFC had some ideas as well.

Let me know where to be and when and I'll be there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have retired from trying to organize cat gatherings, but doesn't mean I wouldn't attend one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think we should call ahead to Perkins and tell them we expect around 50 or so.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think we should call ahead to Perkins and tell them we expect around 50 or so.

Just tell them we are showing up with two busses. Make sure the same waitress will be there, maybe request her. Then we'll just show up and not tell them we are the group..... laugh

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yea that would go over real well. I'll just get toast agian and really get her steaming.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd have to check to be sure, but I'd think the same "firewood supplier" from last year would be available....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Switched up my pick at the last second in bucket A and put Wheeler in there. Great ledge fisherman and sounds like this dude puts in more time on the water then any other angler out there.   A. Wheeler B. Evers C. Tharp D. Herren E. Omori   Sounds like the bite has been super tough. Will be interesting to see how it goes. 
    • They are drumming like crazy now. In fact, I even hear them at night. My wife said when she was a teenager growing up in rural Wisconsin, she always thought that drumming sound was the nearby powerstation.    
    • Lilac blooms are here, just haven't opened. Hearing some reports of good finds in the Houston and Lewiston areas of MN. I checked some new public areas today on the MN side. Could be decent later but too cold and wet right now. Will check some early season spots tomorrow but won't hope for much with the cold weather.
    • Nice!  Must have seemed forever waiting.
    • 6 months later and he is home
    • Three favorites at the moment.  By the time they upload, I may change my mind.
    • A few from Maplewood State Park on April 16th.  Non-professional, but they stood still long enough for me to get 'em.
    • You might be able to figure things out this week.  How big is your sump basket?  Is the  pump kicking in now?  Sit there for 15 minutes and count the number of times it cycles.  That should give you a decent idea on how much water is coming in.  Then figure out about how high the water has to go before it flows by gravity.  The spec for the pump will say something like that it can pump 2,000 gph at 10 feet of lift.  (the gph drops dramatically the higher it has to pump the water).  The answer to your specifics will give you an idea of how big of a pump you need.  If you match the size of the pump as close as possible to the amount of water your will face you can maximize the amount of time the battery backup will last.   Faced with this problem I took a standard boat sump pump and modified it so I could hook up a garden hose.  The I took an old shop extension cord and wired the pump so I could hook it up to a car in the garage.  So just prior to having Noah float by I could hook things up in the garage and be good to go for as long as I had gas in the car to pump up the battery.   Now that I am adult I bought a generator and wired the house to take care of things.
    • Inevitably at least twice each season I will leave the house, drive 45 minutes and walk some of my favorite grouse spots for hours and hours, seeing nothing.  Admitting defeat on that day, I will drive 45 minutes back home, only to find a covey of birds in the driveway...
  • Our Sponsors