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Man! What a blast! I had a great time at every event this year! All of you guys are great! Once again Scott smoked everybody (I was hoping we had a chance because Adam wasn't there!) But, Scott's partner Duckaholic came through in a pinch! (Hey Duck, I am NEVER having one of your Bloody Mary's! I had heartburn all the way home!) Big Thanks goes out to my partner Pwaldow, He Rocks! Talk about a camp cook! I gain wait at everyone of these events! Big Congratulations to Team Notsoclueless Fisherman, once again they brought in impressive bags of fish both days and ended up finishing second overall!
And....Lest not forget Team W#@(#.....What to say! I suggest counseling for both of ya!

Every Tournament was a blast, and anybody thinking about fishing them next year....Do it! What a great bunch of people! Until next year!

Cory Frantzick

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Cory said it well, that was a blast! I also want to thank Paul for all his work. Nothing like a big meal after a long day on the water. As always the food was excellent!!

I really enjoyed the season and will miss being able to fish these events next year. The multi-species tournament format is the ultimate learning experience, when it comes to fishing. I encourage everyone who has been thinking about fishing the series next year or who has even considered it, to do it. It is simply a blast! You will meet a lot of great guys and get to spend 2 days fishing on some great MN lakes.

I would imagine the series will be full next year so if you are thinking about fishing it, you may want to get a team together quick. From the way it sounds most of last years teams will be back as well as some of the teams are splitting and making new teams.

Thanks again to all the teams that fished this year. It was a great learning experience for me and I think there are going to be some great teams to compete with next year. Look out for team Clueless, second place overall this season and numerous top 3 finishes!! Well done guys!

Thanks again to everyone that made this series such a fun time, especially team Frantzick/Waldowski or Frandowski or whatever you guys call yourself!!

Scott Steil

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It was hard to say goodbye to this summer's events. It was simply a blast and it just got to be more and more fun. I met a lot of GREAT people, GREAT food and learned A LOT about fishing. The people and all the fun truly felt like a "FishingMN Family". I can't wait for next year.

Thanks to all who put in the efforts to make these events possible.

Special thanks to Paul for the excellent food and the hard work he went through to plan, arrange and cook the meals and everything else in between. Great work!

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Gosh!!!! I don't know what to say, but thanks. The credit should really go to Gullguide for putting the league together, coming up with all of the rules, etc....

Thanks to Scott for keeping track of all the dough smile.gif

I hope to see all of you guys again next year and I hope to see some of you during the I.C.E Series. grin.gif

Thanks to everyone who participated. I had a BLAST!!!!

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I too want to say thanks to all who participated. Although I came aboard the league after the Vermillion event, I had a blast at all of the others. What a great group of people. Have made some friendships that will last for years. It's too bad there aren't more this year just to B.S. with everyone. Congrats to Scott, and good luck up at LOW. Hope to see you next year out on some of the other tourney trails. Team Clueless, great job. You always seem to find a good fish or two! Team [email protected]*e, what a blast, although I think Dan could use a bit more sleep.

Not sure if BFJ and I will be fishing next year or not, kind of depends on what and where I find work. We are hoping to do the ICE series.

Take care,
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My only regret is that I couldn't make it to an event this year. I had chances, but it always seemed to be something.

I'm looking forward to the ICE Series this winter. It was a great time last year and should be even better this year.

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Thanks to everyone from the boyz of Team WH*RE... we had a great time, met some interesting and down right scary people! Hopefully we will be around next year, but there would have to be some changes... but that is for another discussion... And for Cory... WE need help? I don't think I have EVER dressed up as a little princess for anyone!

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Kudo's to the camp chef! Awesome rum punch... and even better on the steaks!! It was great putting faces to some of the forum names whom I hadn't met yet. It was also great seeing a few familiar faces from the I.C.E. Series! Thanks to Tom and Paul for putting on such a great event. And I especially want to thank my partner Scott for putting up with me for yet another tournament! I continue to learn each time out with you bud!!

Hope to fish the I.C.E. series again this year. It would be great to see some carryover of people from the summer events. Maybe we could even get the "NotSoClueless" gang up this winter from Nebraska!!

Duck-o-holic

PS-- Paul... I hope that Cory didn't drive home after that Bloody Mary. Scott and I saw a few sections of ditch with some run-over election signs!!! grin.gif


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    • Good luck on your hunt, let us know how you do!
    • I have another weekend in me to fish and fight the winds and weather and then the boat will be done for the year.  Guess it is that time of the season but would really love to get another couple outings in but such is life! 
    • who uses flashers now days haha; I'm a helix convert now too, i was hesitant at first as the Lowrance had a LCD screen a few years ago for ice fishing but the lag was unusable, but hbird figured it out. Mapping, flasher screen if wanted, and sonar all in one, its like a smartphone; everything in one.   also, I have not had any interference issues with others using the helix, especially with all of hte chirp setttings
    • Looks like a good time 
    • I love my Helix unit also, and GPS has been a game changer for me. No more fumbling with my phone in the cold with apps eating my battery and trying to keep it out of the elements.    I miss the simplicity of my Marcum VX-1 but after getting my Helix dialed in I have no complaints.
    • SD resident opener was a wet one. Saturday I didn't go out. Sunday morning woke up with 4.5" inches of snow at my place a few miles south of Sioux Falls. Never would I have imagined we would be able to hunt in snow this early! The other odd part is that none of the weather people even hinted at any accumulation or even predicted any chance of precip. It literally just came out of nowhere.   Yesterday I hunted the entire day from noon to sundown and was fortunate enough to still have some snow stick around in areas.. My only summary is swamp country. I wore the wrong boots, wrong pants etc. Should have just wore waders would have been able access things better. My biggest mistake was not going far enough west and not far enough north. But there is a ton of public land where I headed and I hadn't been able to scout that way yet this year. Everything that looked walkable was wet it didnt matter how high or low it was. If it looked good at knee level it very likely had ankle high standing water under it. Ditches were full of water, some roads were underwater it was just wet everywhere and I don't see any signs of any harvesting starting any time soon. The water just made things difficult to walk as some areas I am familiar with. I could walk one side and work it good, but then get land locked because of water and have no way of getting to the other sides and ended up back tracking and walking a lot of same areas twice  which usually isnt productive.   I only managed 1 bird all day. I missed 1 bird my first walk probably at 12:01pm right after getting out of the truck. Just was slow to get the gun up and was way behind it. Typically early season lull, I think I just stared at the bird before I even realized I should be trying to shoot it. I downed another bird early afternoon and I knew it wasn't hit hard. Made a good mark on it and then my dog got a good track and pinned it down. As I went to grab it with my hand the dog released and the bird took off like a bat out of hell and we never were able to recover it because of all of the water. As soon as I put my hand on it, it just exploded and was gone. Was just an odd scenario.   Saw a few other hens but otherwise a very very slow day. I had spotted a bunch of birds coming out of some CRP earlier in the day that headed for corn. I came back an hour before sundown and hunkered down hopefully to get some pokes at them during the golden hour and they never showed up. I know the birds are around but all the crops in makes it difficult to hunt during the day.   I dont know what to suggest for people coming for the big opener this weekend. Its going to be difficult with so many crops in. I would say anywhere north of HWY 14 should be a little drier in areas but they have still seen some moisture the last couple weeks. Up near Brown county they are basically in a drought and down in the south eastern part of the state we are breaking yearly precipitation records. Harvest is off to a slow start all over. I know this weekend is the big opener everyone gets fired up for but if it were me I would be coming back for late season hunts and skip the circus this weekend.   I wont be hitting it hard any time soon will probably just stick to some sundown hunts closer to home for now. I have some gopro footage I need to get edited from yesterday got alot of good stuff on video including the bird that got away.   Good luck to those heading out this weekend!
    • I'd like to see how the Helix handles interference.   Interference was the reason I went from my Interphase Video to a flasher. Currently using HBird Ice 45 and MarCum LX5.
    • I put all the boats put away,  subsequently the rain stopped.  I'll take that and finish pulling the dock in.
    • Posting.  Cuz I can’t sleep worth a dump.  Gonna be a MEA yahoo for most the rest of the week.  I’ve heard good reports from the friends that are already out there. They took the whole week so I’m driving myself out Tuesday night.     Just getting the the back of the truck filled with dekes got me too revved up.  Gonna be hard packing anything else besides waders, layout blind, guns and shells!  Who needs food and more than one change of clothes for 5 days anyway?!
    • I was ALMOST headed to Ely as well but opted to stick to “productive” pursuits at home, figuring I probably missed the October window this year.  That only lasted a day though before I headed west.   It looked really cool though.  Quiet too I bet.
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