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  2. Chauncey asked that we send this information regarding Ronald McDonald House fundraising fishing event to our members: This is a fun and great way to fish, enjoy a day outside, win some money and most important help out a great charity, the Ronald McDonald House of Chicago and Northwest Indiana. Dont wait send in your registration today all form are at the web site listed below. Spots fill up so don't wait. Lets help Fishing for a Cure help Ronald McDonald House of Chicago and Northwest Indiana and have fun doing it. Sign up today!! Grab a pole and push out from shore for Exelon’s 17th Annual Fishing for a Cure fundraiser May 12th, 2018, from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Braidwood Generating Station’s cooling lake in Braceville, IL. Teams (two anglers per team) will compete for some impressive cash prizes totaling $10,000. First place will reel in $4,000, and second and third place win $2,500 and $1,000, respectively. Those who finish in the top 10 also win cash. Check out the following link for rules and sign up sheets - easy to download - Invite a friend or just spread the word of this great event!! We have raised over $500,000 for charities and all money raised has been given to area charities and Exelon had picked up all cost while the volunteers work year round at raising money. http://www.exeloncorp.com/…/even…/exelons-fishing-for-a-cure
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  4. Jeff Fox is hosting the Illinois Rod Builders annual cast & compare this Sunday 4/29/18 at Glenwood Forest Preserve, Batavia. 8 am to 2pm - I'll be there & will grill for lunch. Come out & cast some bamboo with the builders that made them. John l
  5. Sorry I was both 24hrs early and 24hrs late for the Saturday outing. Couldn't fish Saturday but I Kished-it Fri and Sunday total of 10 hours on the water way upriver from the groups. Friday was smallies on paddle tails and jerk baits. Sunday only caught fish on flashy jerkbaits. Fishing was slowish maybe 25 bites total and caught half of them but was nice I'd say all medium to larger size fish I don't think I caught any dinks (< 13" that is)
  6. Ben K.

    Suggestions for Kayak Research

    I've had a few yaks over the years. My current Nucanoe Frontier 12 is by far my favorite. I'll sacrifice weight for an incredibly stable and adaptable fishing platform that I'm 100% comfortable standing and sitting on all day. Get in as many as you can and try them out.
  7. Last week
  8. Mixed bag results but glad to hear everyone is ok., that cold water is no joke. Some very nice fish landed!
  9. jonmason

    A list of tournaments?

    Just picked up a Ketch bumper board and became a KBF member! This is exactly what I was looking for, thanks again for sharing the information with me, One question: if I’m kayaking the fox and I do not have service will that impede the gps tracking in TourneyX? Am I only allowed to fish where I also have cell service?
  10. jonmason

    A list of tournaments?

    Wow this is absolutely awesome! Thank you for the information!
  11. John Gillio

    Puglisi Hair Substitute

    Thanks for sharing!
  12. Eric

    A list of tournaments?

    There are in-person and online events you can fish from a kayak. You need to familiarize yourself with the rules for each organization / tournament, as there are nuances. Read and re-read. Fish need to be caught from public waters with public access. Some tournaments are all-inclusive (lakes & rivers), some are lakes, and some are moving waters only. Be sure to understand what type and the boundaries. Bass are scored on an approved measuring device (bump board) and rounded down to the nearest quarter inch. I use a 26” board from Ketch, which is KBF and River Bassin’ approved. Depending on the organization and tournament, a unique identifier and/or code may need to be clearly visible in the photo. All tournaments are “catch-photo-release” and use an app or website where you submit your geotagged fish photo. Tournaments have a live leaderboard where anyone can follow along. Google the following: Kayak Bass Fishing ... KBF is nationwide and has in-person and online tournaments. Membership required. Uses the TourneyX app and/or website. Kayak Bass League ... KBL is a local club, membership required. They typically fish IL and WI. River Bassin’ ... Nationwide in-person and online tournaments. No membership required. Uses a website to submit fish photos. There are entry fees for all tournaments. Good luck.
  13. JOHN SCHENCK

    Kids- our future

    Took them all out on earth day to explore, give back and experience the true beauty of nature. I just hope they remember and pass on to the next generation.
  14. Philf

    Too much time on my hands

    Henry David Thoreau
  15. Andy C

    New Facebook "Group"

  16. Mike G

    Black Stealth Cougar

    Rich, after fasting and abstaining from no-alcoholic drink, I got the same vision you had. Substitute an eyelash leech for the complex Zoo Cougar body. Brilliant! Tom Enlightening! I never knew you could fluff up eyelash like that. Now I hope I can find my old suede brush. The blue shoes are long gone. If I don't find the brush, I will use rich's trick. Mike's trick: when wrapping eyelash on a body, I keep a cup of water near the vise. I constantly wet the fingers of my off hand and stroke the fibers up and back to avoid overwraps. Flies usually look great when they dry though you can primp and groom more. Where can I get a tiny hair dryer?
  17. Mark K

    New Facebook "Group"

    Facebook makes people lazy and stupid.
  18. jonmason

    Puglisi Hair Substitute

    Very cool, thanks for sharing!
  19. jonmason

    Puglisi Hair Substitute

    Very cool, thanks for sharing!
  20. Tom L

    Puglisi Hair Substitute

    Genius, Thanks for sharing.
  21. Mike G

    Puglisi Hair Substitute

    rich, told me about this new video and asked me to put it here. My tip: Wrap your finished bundles of fiber in Wax Paper instead of magazine paper.
  22. Please! I knew you were going to fish that section before you did. Not sure why you didn't have your 70+ year old dad use "The Force" to get that canoe up the hill. Glad to hear that Jude and Mike are alright.
  23. Such a long winter, cabin fever had me feeling like Jack Nicholson in the shining...... After a great breakfast at Cherry Valley we split up to attack different sections of the river, I was excited, first time on the Kish. Once we got on the water the spring fever broke, just couldn't help myself so I bailed off the kayak and went for a swim. Jude saw me go and caught the enthusiasm and joined me. Water was a little chilly, not too bad for a Minnesota boy. After swimming around for a bit we decided to call it a day and let the others have the river. Next time out I'll try to contain myself and fish the river instead of swimming it.
  24. Losing your guide and expert in that section didn't help. I'm kind of surprised one section significantly out produced other sections. That was all good water by summer and most springs but this cold late spring has changed the dynamics of spring fishing 2018. I didn't want to scare you guys off our section but there is a 100+ yard uphill carry at the end and there is no way to sugar coat that. Jake was kind enough to help me carry my canoe back to my car which me and my 70+ year old father really appreciate. If it was just me and my father, I don't know if I would have picked that section.
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