: 2009 InTTORA Fishing Tournament


brinner
04-11-2009, 09:45 AM
I was thinking Cecil M. Harden Lake in during June. last year they had a free fishing weekend in june so there was no need for fishing licenses.

99sr54wd
04-13-2009, 10:50 AM
i'm in, but i've never fished fresh water before.

95toyotan
05-13-2009, 04:10 PM
"IF" I can get off and make it, I'll have to buy a new pole. I was looking at a new one and the the oldest seen the PRINCESS pole, so she wants it and wants to go too.:)

Bear
05-13-2009, 09:50 PM
I might have an extra rod if you need it. I think we are going to go threw all the rod and reels this weekend sometime and re string them all.

It was funny watching my son try to cast and his line only went 12ft.:D

99sr54wd
05-14-2009, 09:09 PM
... and re string them all.

all my reels except couple jigging(not same as the fresh water "jig", big solid metal lure cast out with 9 or 10 foot rods.) reels are all spooled with spectra, from 30# to 130#, expensive but they last forever, zero stretch, no memory, 1/3 to 1/2 of the diameter of mono. every time i go out fishing, i only use the mono topshot for 1 day. use uni-uni knot or worm knot to connect the spectra and mono, both of them work great.
something like that(not me):
http://www.westcoastangler.com/galleries/wca_2008_5_day/images/IMG_3857.jpg

here is the jig
http://www.westcoastangler.com/galleries/wca_2008_5_day/images/IMG_3861.jpg

NwiTACO
05-15-2009, 09:46 AM
OK folks....

:clap:2009 InTTORA Fishing Tournament :clap:

When: June 6, 2009
Where: Cecil M. Harden Lake (Raccoon SRA)

http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2959.htm

Time: meet up between 9-10 am @ Raccoon ramp

clicky mappy thingy here (http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/files/cecil_m_harden_trail.pdf)

Cost: FREE (no fishing license required, free fishing weekend!)

Prizes include:
Catch of the Day (Adult 14+)
Catch of the Day (Kids 14-)
Smallest Fish
All participants will recieve a prize!

I will provide hot dogs for dinner @ 5ish. Bring chips and pop!

Bring your friends, kids, parents, good times with GREAT people!

Bear
05-15-2009, 10:02 AM
Momma Bear has already declared she is bringing "tater Salad"






I guess I better bring her then! :D

NwiTACO
05-19-2009, 08:23 AM
Anyone else? ttt

Bear
05-19-2009, 01:55 PM
ha ha!~ okay jr.!

NwiTACO
05-28-2009, 02:46 PM
ttt let me know if you're coming!

brinner
05-28-2009, 03:21 PM
I should be able to make this. ill be busy as hell so ill want a scheduled relaxation. make sure you bring a bucket or a camera (basically a way to record size of your catches).



Mark, everything set with the trophies?

NwiTACO
05-28-2009, 03:27 PM
Should be good, I'm checking one more place tomorrow

Bear
05-28-2009, 06:47 PM
I am planning on being there, the youngest leaves for Texas the week prior but the other two brats as well as the wife will be there as well....























Providing I don't have a run crop up that I have to leave the state for. (they tend to materialize at the last minute making my scheduling of life a bit more "interesting")

99sr54wd
05-28-2009, 08:37 PM
i'll go. keep in mind i don't know anything 'bout fresh water fishing. i have rod and reel and that's it.

Bear
05-28-2009, 10:29 PM
sounds like you will fit in quite nicely!

I am more of a bay fisherman from my days in the Texas bays, but fresh water can be fun, it has it's challenges, which I have actually found to be more taxing than saltwater!

brinner
05-31-2009, 06:09 PM
ttt, come on its the weekend, free fishing.

95toyotan
05-31-2009, 06:47 PM
I just got this weekend off.... I wander if they'll give me two off in a row:dunno:

NwiTACO
06-01-2009, 10:06 AM
Bear and Brinner...trophies are taken care of, I should be able to post a pic tomorrow when I pick them up. Just went with Biggest Fish Adult and Child Divisions. PM sent as well. Just to recap...so far for sure we have:

Nwi
Nwi nephew
Bear
Momma Bear
Cub #1
Cub#2
99sr54wd
Brinner

Quote and add your name to keep the list going! :kewl:

brinner
06-01-2009, 12:29 PM
im gonna need you to come pick me up Mark

NwiTACO
06-01-2009, 12:44 PM
im gonna need you to come pick me up Mark

Shouldn't be a problem, I think I'm gonna come past there anyway, How come...the truck not running? :rofl: :lmao:

NwiTACO
06-01-2009, 12:55 PM
You still camping Friday night Berry?

brinner
06-02-2009, 10:24 AM
Shouldn't be a problem, I think I'm gonna come past there anyway, How come...the truck not running? :rofl: :lmao:



yeah theres a slight grinding noise when i turn to the left.....i think i has something to do with me not having any front running gear :D

NwiTACO
06-03-2009, 12:15 PM
How's This?

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk235/nwitaco/DSCF5772.jpg

Bear
06-03-2009, 01:32 PM
you are going to make Brian mad! all he wanted was "hey, let's go catch us some fish" with the buddy saying "yup, sounds like a good idea"

so with all that, where exactly at the lake are we all meeting up at?

Bear
06-03-2009, 01:34 PM
haven't put much thought past today, more like day to day for me right now. I just got a quote for an $1100 repair bill on my truck…no not the toyota either! the Ford crapped out on me after the last run I had. So I am still kinda "picking up the pieces" from all that

NwiTACO
06-03-2009, 02:10 PM
you are going to make Brian mad! all he wanted was "hey, let's go catch us some fish" with the buddy saying "yup, sounds like a good idea"

so with all that, where exactly at the lake are we all meeting up at?

Brian wanted trophies too. And we're meeting at Racoon Ramp between 9-10 am.

haven't put much thought past today, more like day to day for me right now. I just got a quote for an $1100 repair bill on my truck…no not the toyota either! the Ford crapped out on me after the last run I had. So I am still kinda "picking up the pieces" from all that

That sucks, real bad. Hope you can make it, it will help you relax a bit. I'll bring your snatch block with too. I got my own now!

Bear
06-03-2009, 03:01 PM
snatch always makes me relax!










Oh! did I just say that? :O




:D But with the ford down, I definitely won't be on the road this weekend, but I do need to work on it, but that is what Sundays are for.

brinner
06-03-2009, 03:25 PM
the trophies look good, i was hopin' that you would get a ballarenia or a football guy for the trophies but looks good. :D

Fuod
06-03-2009, 03:40 PM
the trophies look good, i was hopin' that you would get a ballarenia or a football guy for the trophies but looks good. :D

Or a Big Mouth Billy Bass! :rofl:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoirNbnwKjU

jason6746
06-03-2009, 07:34 PM
make sure to catch some fish for me. i will be working in the morning and on call all day:mad:

Bear
06-04-2009, 09:01 AM
It's official, we will not be camping this trip. The wife does not want to use tent I attempted to burn down in Harlan and older kids need new sleeping bags. we will show up before 9am and make it a day trip. probably fordless as well as toyota-less!:(

NwiTACO
06-04-2009, 09:04 AM
I am coming down on friday night and camping, primitvie site P19. Wake my arse up please. brinner i sent you a pm.

brinner
06-04-2009, 09:27 AM
make sure to catch some fish for me. i will be working in the morning and on call all day:mad:

soooo pissed that you or brian arent coming. Bummer!

NwiTACO
06-04-2009, 09:36 AM
Ready for some fierce competition?? It's on folks!

brinner
06-04-2009, 09:52 AM
if i had ice fishing gear, i would totally bring it.

99sr54wd
06-04-2009, 10:18 AM
at least the weather will be nice saturday.

NwiTACO
06-04-2009, 02:05 PM
So what do you guys predominantly fish for? Bass? Large mouth or smallies? Catfish? Crappie? Bluegill? I personally like the feel of catching a bass. I like the surface lures cause you get to see 'em come and get it!

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk235/nwitaco/smileys/219_fisherman_fishing_at_a_lake.gif

Bear
06-04-2009, 02:53 PM
ANYTHING THAT IS BITING!!!!!!

usually have at least one pole rigged for cat's while casting for bass, Crappie can be fun for the kids

NwiTACO
06-04-2009, 02:56 PM
So is the little one coming or no? I'm trying to figure out how many "kids" are gonna be there?

95toyotan
06-04-2009, 05:34 PM
Bear and Brinner...trophies are taken care of, I should be able to post a pic tomorrow when I pick them up. Just went with Biggest Fish Adult and Child Divisions. PM sent as well. Just to recap...so far for sure we have:

Nwi
Nwi nephew
Bear
Momma Bear
Cub #1
Cub#2
99sr54wd
Brinner
95toyotan and daughter


Quote and add your name to keep the list going! :kewl:


Unless something happens at work, as of now I can go!

Bear
06-04-2009, 06:13 PM
she landed in S.A this morning at 11 am our time (10 am yours ;) ) I should have my two older ones and one additional friend of theirs in addition to Pam and I

NwiTACO
06-04-2009, 07:29 PM
I'm all set. Picking up brinner tomorrow night, camping and ready for some fishing! they do not rent campsites for single night stays so I have the sight saturday night too so I dont have to check out in the morning, if we wanna do some hot dogs/dinner there we can.

99sr54wd
06-04-2009, 10:12 PM
bear,

i have couple seats available in my car so if you want i can stop by your house in the morning.

let me know.

Bear
06-05-2009, 06:33 AM
I appreciate the offer Tony, but the glory of stock piling vehicles (running or not) is you have extras. We will be taking the kia, could be fun with the older kids in the backseat, but we will make it and be okay.

I just need to doing a compression check on the toyota more than going fishing though ;)

Hopefully sunday I can dedicate to vehicle maintenance and such…who knows though!

NwiTACO
06-05-2009, 06:40 AM
I can't wait any longer...

:camping: + http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk235/nwitaco/smileys/219_fisherman_fishing_at_a_lake.gif= :)

brinner
06-05-2009, 08:51 AM
im going to try and bring my cheapo rod (that catches mostly tree bass and snag bass) and my ugly stik (which at the moment i have setup for Gar......ill have to check and see if there's Gar up here or not).

99sr54wd
06-05-2009, 08:57 AM
so where are we going? when?

my wife is coming along, i made a deal with her, she's going fishing with me on saturday, and i'm going to WNBA game with her on sunday, oh god....

brinner
06-05-2009, 09:06 AM
When: June 6, 2009
Where: Cecil M. Harden Lake (Raccoon SRA)

http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2959.htm

Time: meet up between 9-10 am @ Raccoon ramp

clicky mappy thingy here (http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/files/cecil_m_harden_trail.pdf)

NwiTACO
06-05-2009, 09:08 AM
and i'm going to WNBA game with her on sunday, oh god....

You have my sympathy, that's gonna be a lonnnnnnnnggggggggg day garunteed! :doh:

95toyotan
06-05-2009, 09:38 PM
Bringin the wifey and little one too now!

DN1911
06-05-2009, 10:02 PM
Wish i could have been there, stupid worthless Job!

99sr54wd
06-05-2009, 10:19 PM
You have my sympathy, that's gonna be a lonnnnnnnnggggggggg day garunteed! :doh:

do you need me to bring the torq wrench?

95toyotan
06-06-2009, 07:17 PM
Thanks to everybody that came out, we had a great time!


http://i523.photobucket.com/albums/w358/gonebroke/phone086.jpg

brinner
06-06-2009, 08:22 PM
i swear that barbie rod absolutely killed!

Fuod
06-06-2009, 09:10 PM
Thanks to everybody that came out, we had a great time!

Did you feed everyone off that fish? :D

i swear that barbie rod absolutely killed!

:rofl:
Isn't that always the way? The $9.95 walmart special will beat your $250 bass pro everytime, as long as the cheap one is in the hands of a child!

Any other pics?

95toyotan
06-06-2009, 09:50 PM
Barbie pole? or Master fisherman:D



http://i523.photobucket.com/albums/w358/gonebroke/phone095.jpg


http://i523.photobucket.com/albums/w358/gonebroke/100_1365.jpg




Adding a couple to photobucket.

99sr54wd
06-06-2009, 09:59 PM
http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu105/nwstindy/_IMG0087.jpg
http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu105/nwstindy/_IMG0089.jpg
http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu105/nwstindy/_IMG0091.jpg
http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu105/nwstindy/_IMG0094.jpg
http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu105/nwstindy/_IMG0096.jpg
http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu105/nwstindy/_IMG0098.jpg
http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu105/nwstindy/_IMG0099.jpg
http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu105/nwstindy/_IMG0101.jpg
http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu105/nwstindy/_IMG0104.jpg
http://i638.photobucket.com/albums/uu105/nwstindy/_IMG0108.jpg

Fuod
06-06-2009, 09:59 PM
Barbie pole? or Master fisherman:D

I'm guessing your pole is the one laying on the ground... lol... That's fatherhood!

NwiTACO
06-10-2009, 08:17 AM
How could yall forget this one?

http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg119/InTTORA/Raccoon%2009/DSCF5788.jpg