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Dan Brelje

Fun League in Chisago Lakes Area

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I think i am going to try setting up a league/group in the chisago area this summer that fishes for fun. No money, just bragging rights. If anyone has ideas to throw out there please do!!

The main objective of this is to have a little friendly competition with no money on the line.

Thinking weeknights would be best due to boat traffic and such but if that doesn't work for most we could do weekends.

We could make it a little series and give away a trophy at the end of the year or something along those lines.

If anyone is interested please post and i could try to get this thing going.

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Did a little web searching for you. Times and lakes that you may want to avoid because of tournaments/ leagues:

June 6 - Big Marine

June 16- Green

June 26- Big Marine

July 10- N.S. Center

July 11- Green

July 14- Forest

July 24- Forest

Aug 8- Forest

Aug 12- Forest

Aug 18- Forest

Aug 21- Green

Sep 7- N.S. Center

Sep 7- Green

Sep 8- N.S. Center

Sep 8- Green

I'm sure that there are other leagues out there that I haven't listed but these are the ones that I know of. Just trying to give you a heads up so that you don't show up for a fun event only to find that the access is already full with a bunch of other bass rigs.

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thanks bullwinkle, i believe the best way to avoid most of these would be to have weeknight events.

Here is what i have thought of so far: have an event every week or every other week.. Stick to the lakes around the chisago area, bullwinkle hit most of them on his previous post..we could either have a weigh in or measure the caught fish and bring your results to a meeting point at the end of the night.

If anyone has any ideas lets hear them!!

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Dan- Tape(measure) tournaments are more PC... even more so since there will not be money on the line. I have done onew sith friends where we had to take digital picts of the fish on the cull board(measure stick). This way you could fish Chisago as well?

Dano, you build it, and they will come!. Its fun even if its only like 3 boats. I'm in as long as I am not busy that night/weekend. I vote week nights too.

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Going to start a bass league for fun this summer. It will be a Free bass league with a tournament type setting. We are going to use a tape measure format to allow us to fish catch and release lakes. The goal of this league/group is to have FUN during friendly bass competions. It will help the rookies (like myself) get a feel for competitive bass fishing for FREE.

here is what i've got so far.

-Friendly competion using tape measure format (record all fish, top 5 are the ones that count). This will allow us to fish chisago which is catch and release only.

-Have the gatherings on a weeknight, i vote either tues or thurs. Meet at the access between 5-5:30. (If it fits everyones schedule.) Designate an end time to tally up the results and share what worked and didn't work among the group.

I will be making a excel spread sheet with room for 15-20 fish for each event. The sheet will include: time,length, lure used, depth caught. We will use this setup so people can share what worked for them and see what worked for others at the end of the event.

The Rules for these events are simple.

-Anyone can come

- bump board measuring device


- events measured by boat 1 or 2 fishers

here is a temporary schedule i have set up. I tried to avoid all the tourny's that are going on that i know of.

Week of/ Lake

June 3-9 Green

June 10-16 Chisago

June 17-23 Big Marine

June 24-30 N/S Center

July 1-7 Forest

July 8-14 Chisago

July 15-21 Big marine

July 22-28 Green

July 29-4 N. Center

Aug. 5-11 S. Center

Aug 12-18 Chisago

Aug 19-25 Big marine

Aug 26-1 Green

Anyone who is interested please let me know, i am very flexible with the schedule to try and make it work for the greatest number of guys. danbrelje at yahoo

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I am interested in this league if it is a two man league. However, my fishing partner has the boat that I normally fish in and he works in the evenings. So, if anyone needs a partner send me an email.

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glad to hear your interested. This league will be judged per boat, one or two man. im sure there will be boats w/ room come closer to event time.

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to all that are interested. i have it down to two days, tuesday or wednesday. If i could get you to email me and say which ones work for you that would be great. danbrelje at yahoo (Contact Us Please). It would be nice to have which day of the week set up before the open water comes.


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Looks like tuesdays are leading the pack for the day of week.

I've recieved some pretty good ideas thus far and would like to hear new ones if anyones got some.

One i really liked was a point system that awarded an individual or boat the fun league champion. For instance, if we have an event every week that would be 15 weeks. Take your best 6-8 (can be decided later) weeks and add up your totals to see season point total. Point total champ will be crowned.

Trying to keep this league fun and just for bragging rights. If anyone else has an idea or two it would be great to hear it!!

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Open water is right around the corner, lets move this back to the top. We've got about 7-8 people pretty interested, the more we get the more fun this league will be.

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we had our first gathering last night at Green lake. It was a blast. We had 7 boats and everybody caught fish!

After the event, we all stood at the boat landing and explaied how each fish was caught. This is to help us each learn more about the lake and how to improve our angling skils. If anybody is interested in joining, we would always enjoy a few more boats to enjoy the time with us. This is all catch and release, a boat with a livewell is not needed.

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we had our first gathering last night at Green lake. It was a blast. We had 7 boats and everybody caught fish!

yeahh everybody caught fish except for me and my parnter.....-_- after sleepless last night and cant accept the fact i didnt catch any i went out this morning and catch some bass 12 to 19 inches and 70s panfishes and now i m happy! grin.gifgrin.gif

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