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Big V tourney specifics

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Hey all,
Almost 2 weeks away for the big event. Here are some tourney specifics and directions.

1) we will be having a tourney meeting at 10:30 am on Saturday the 1st. We will draw starting positions, explain the starting procedures, and answer any questions pertaining to the rules, etc. This will give everyone plenty of time to get thier boats inspected and eat before we start at noon.

2)Directions to Guideman's (Terry's)-
From the land-
"Just take 169 north 17 miles to the "Y"
store and take a left on county Rd 77.
There is also a billborard for Fortune
bay casino on the corner. Go 1.2 miles
and you will see my sign on the hwy."
From the water-
(Terry, I need help with this one)

See everyone there. Any questions etc, please post here and and we'll try to answer them.

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I know where he is at. There is a store called the "Y" store on Hwy 169 at the intersection of 169 and Co. 77. It is also the road to get to Fortune Bay Casino. You can't miss it. This road is about 2 miles or so before the town of Tower (or west of Tower).

My questions for Guideman is what is your street address, and do you live on Co. 77?
Are you near any resorts or landmarks to pinpoint where you are at?

Another thing Guideman said before...If you are heading north (from Duluth) on Hwy 53, you will see Hwy 169 heads to the west towards Hibbing on the outside of Virginia. Don't take that exit....169 continues (on Hwy 53) north of the city of Virginia and 169 jumps off 53 towards Tower and Ely. I made this mistake the first time I traveled to the area and wondered why Hibbing was so close to Ely??? smile.gif

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Gullguide, I noticed the meeting was at 10:30 AM on Saturday. I was under the impression we were going to be fishing at that time and the meeting was Friday Night. Maybe you could post the fishing hours again, apparently I have the wrong hours written down. Thanks ScottS

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Look for Ace guide Service sign. HIs drive is right before the sign. He lives right on Pike Bay, so you will see the bay from the road, once it looks as though you will lose sight of it(the bay), SLOW down, you'll see his sign, turn there!

If you have driven further than 1.2 miles from the "Y" store intersection you HAVE gone too far!
I drove too far not following the aforementioned directions last fall when I came up. It is exact.

Have fun guys, I will be thinking of all you peoplehaving fun on the beautiful BIG V!!!

Jim W

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I can also help to narrow your search -- If your looking for a land mark, either from the road or the water -- Guidemans neighbor is Vermilion Houseboats. As you are heading the 1.2 miles up 77 from the Y, you will see the house boats on your right, Guidemans sign and drive way will be right after the houseboats. When you turn in stay to the right, and head down the hill into his yard.

From the water you just need to get to the far west end of Pike Bay and again look for those big Houseboats. From the water Guidemans place would be the next dock to the right (north) from the Houseboats.

Vermilion Houseboats should be on most maps of the lake.

Good Luck to everyone, I wish I was part of the tourny, but I could only make it to the Big V and Clearwater dates, so I have to pass. I will be up there to meet everyone and enjoy the "fire-pit" time -- which is a big part of any fishing trip.

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The hours are as follows for all tourneys-

Day One (SAT) 12 noon to sundown (closest 1/2 hour- TBA at tourney)

Day Two (SUN) Sunrise (closest 1/2 hour TBA at tourney) to 2pm

Hope this clarifies things.

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Okie Dokie, thanks. Any prefishing allowed Saturday AM? Seems like a long time to sit around unless Paul is cooking Breakfast wink.gif

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From what I read, no prefishing the day of the event.

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Hi Guys,
My driveway is the second one after the house boats! So is the dock! smile.gif

We will, however be using my neighbors dock as well. I am very easy to locate
from the water, just go all the way to the end of the bay. I'm on the right of the house boats.

Just a reminder, bring a power strip or an extention cord as I have a very limited number of outlets.
Most of you shouldn't have any problem getting in the water at my place.
If your boat need some deeper water to
launch, you may want to use the public landing near HooDoo point campground.

You will also want to bring bumpers for you boat, my doock has some bolts that may scratch your paint jobs.
The wind should not be a problem, not to much wave action at the end of the bay.

For all of you that will not get the opportunity to pre-fish, I'll try to give you some pointers at the fireside on friday evening.

That won't include any directions to all the fish I have tied to a dock in Fraiser Bay. smile.gif

For those of you that haven't had the
pleasure of seeing Vermilion, expect to be overwhelmed.

It is unlike any other place on earth. You could fish her for a lifetime of lifetimes, and never fish it all.
I actually envy you because it will be
such an experience that henceforth all other lakes, will be but a prelude, to the real thing. smile.gif

It truly is God's Country...AMEN! smile.gif


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Terry Sjoberg
Ace guide service.
Beautiful Lake Vermilion.
aceguideservice.com

[This message has been edited by guideman (edited 05-22-2002).]

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The reason we start at noon is to give those who do not have the luxury of taking a few days off from work time to get to the locale.
As for prefishing the day of....NO. Standard procedure for any tournament/league that I have ever heard of. We'll hold ya to those pointers Terry grin.gif. Those of us who do get a chance to fish before hand, should also share info to the others.
Scott, you should be glad you can sleep in on Saturday...lol

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LOL, I guess I can stay up late and have another cold one then!ScottS

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Are there other lakes close by that we could fish Saturday morning? I'll probably end up having another beer around the fire and not get around to going out anyway, but its good to know was is available.

3 days and counting!!!

Capt'nJosh

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