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DUCKJ

Brainerd Lakes M.I. Sportsamn Banquet

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Its that time of year again.

Brainerd Lakes Chapter Muskies Inc.

Sportsmans Banquet

Saturday February28th 2009

Held in the Sports Center at Craguns Resort

Banquet starts at 5:00pm. Dinner at 6:30pm

Special Guest for the night is Mike Keyes from Keyes Outdoors television.

Over $35,000 in prizes

Win 1 if 4 Grand Prizes (need not be present to win Grand Prizes) #1 Week stay at Break on the Lake Resort (Cass Lake)

#2 Browning A-Bolt .243 Whitetail Edition w/Scope

#3 Frabill Magnum GT Ice Shelter

#4 ustom Muskie Rod w/ Calcutte 400TE Reel

Many to be won by raffles, Games, Live and Silent Auctions

Guide Trips, Rod & Reel combo's, Lures, Shotguns, Rifles, Paintings, Hunting Packages, Resort Stays, Bow Cases, Aqua VU Camaras, Tackle Boxes, Fishing Electronics, Ice Fishing Equipment, Area Business Certificates, Hunting and Fishing Apparel, Ladies and Youth Prizes and Tons more.

Tickets are $40 for Youth or Adult (Youth are not in the drawing for the 4 Main Prizes but they do get some great prizes)

Contact Jeff Young at

9143 lone Pine Road

Brainerd MN 56401

Cell#218-821-3669

E-mail jyoung@brainerd.net

Sorry if I wasnt suposed to post the phone #. If I need to take it off let me know.

Duck

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It was reformed 6 years ago. When we got the chapter back up and running we had 7 members and now we are over 200 strong.

If you have any other ?'s feel free to ask.

Duck

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Thanks Duck, so 6 years ago there were 7 and now 200, that's good to hear. I certainly wish the battle would have been won on Gull. My best walleye lake is a muskie water, Battle lake. My 2nd best is a muskie lake, Miltona. So I didn't understand the Gull argument very well. I appreciate all of your efforts DuckJ as well as the Muskie Inc. chapters.

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Musky Buck,

YA it was a sad day when they turned Gull down. Looking at a couple other lakes to put up on the block. Will see what happens.

See you in a 11 days frogtosser.

We got less the 50 tickets letf out of 300, the 40 youth are sold out. So if you plan on going get your tickets now because they wont last long.

Duck

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Great to hear Duck! About the tickets/banquet. My dad used to tell me 10% of the fisherman catch 90% of the fish, I know that's a tale but I think some of the band wagon walleye people like to put blame toward the muskie rather than admit they are a below average fisherman that can't read electronics well enough or fish prime times or pattern the fish or after a few lousy days on the water, it's the great old US of A, complain complain complain. I truly feel stunted pike, walleye spawning habitat, cormorants, and the walleye under 20" isn't released too often account for more of the walleye issues in some lakes then do the muskellunge.

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I think your rite on the money! We still hear that about Alexander. If they only knew how many Walleyes are in that lake and some bigguns to. When we helped out the DNR with there servay a couple years ago, we nettted SO many Walleyes (biggstbeing close to the 10 lb range and many 5 to 8 lbr's). The thing is they dont feel they need to change the way they have been fishing for years or spots they have fished in the past "I used to catch my limit of Walleyes on this spot all the time till they put Muskies in here". There STILL there, just in a diffrent spot. GO FIND THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now I just laugh and say,OK your rite, and just keep fishing. Some old dogs cant (or dont want to) learn new tricks.

Duck

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Right on Duck, we need a Muskie Cam on a fish in each water so we can see what they chow on all year long. In all honesty, why would any fish want to eat a bony walleye with that wicked dorsal fin. A real clincher for me is Elk Lake, Muskies since 1982 I believe, full of walleyes too and at 271 acres wouldn't the skies have gotten them all in that small lake which is full of trophy sized muskies ? Almost 30 years of muskies with it being catch and release only and yet last trap produced like 56 walleyes in many size ranges. The last time I fished it I had many walleyes following my baits in. I'm way off topic sorry, I'll go to bat with ya Duck anytime. smile

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The real reason Gull didnt get stocked is politics. We had more people for it then against. The DNR comish felt he could deal with us easyer then the people that were against. Our chapter isnt laying down and we will keep fighting till we get a lake in Crow Wing County. Like I said, we have acouple more lakes that are going to be proposed for stocking (rattle some more cages) hopfuly this summer. Are they good Waleye lakes? YEP! Will we catch more heat? YEP! Do we care? NOPE! Its a fight worth fighting and we wont stop till we win. Athough we mite get nocked down a time or two, we will not stay down!!!!!!!!!!

Alot of the good Musky lakes in MN great Walleye lakes. Mille Lacs, Leach, Cass, Tonka, Miltona just to name a few. Gull could have been one of them, athough Gull isnt out of the picture yet.

They cant keep us down forever.

Duck

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Right on Duck, add Battle lake to the list of tremendous walleye/muskie water. Then there are lakes like Beers and Mantrap that have few walleyes in them whether muskie are around or not. I like some of the folk that live on musky water, so they own the whole lake right, and harass the heck out of me muskie fishing at times with Miltona being the worst by far, yet the people swearing at me, I look at there boat and it hasn't been off the boatlift since opening of walleye or the 4th of July, basing this off the piles of seagull dung on there motor, any doubters go fish the north side of Miltona to the northwest, but don't go in the west end, if you are standing and fishing, you'll hear it all whether you have kids on board or not. Another item, that doggone Minnesota muskie lakes lakemaps etc. Read about these lakes and a lot of the commentary is on how the muskies eat the walleyes, go read it even the lakes you are disinterested in and I'd like to find the narrator because it says too often in there, about muskies dining on walleyes etc. You guys know what I'm saying, the book with Bob Mehsikomer (sp) on the front. Why'd they do that for heaven's sake and who is putting that in there.

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