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5 hours ago, Jaffar Syed said:

Frank I will take the rods.. pls

Sorry, Jaffar.  I didn't know what I had.  After checking the rods, it turns out that I have one Daiwa Mad Dragon and two Wacker Bulldog rods.  All have a 3.0 pound test curve.  The Wacker rods, in burgundy, retailed for $75 each and are better rods than the Mad Dragon.  However, if you still want all three rods, I will keep the price at $80 for three or $30 per rod if you want less than three.  They still come with the rod protectors (which would also cost about $20 total new).  Let me know when you can.  I apologize for the mix-up. --Frank
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14 minutes ago, Jaffar Syed said:

no problem frank .. I will take it ..

OK, Jaffar.  Thanks.  The rods are cleaned and ready for delivery to you on May 20.  Drive safely. --Frank

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5 Bridges Venue Report - May 15, 2017:  I went to Chicago's Lincoln Park Lagoon this morning to check out the venue and see how peg spacing might work for Larry's May 20 tournament.  

I didn't fish the specific tournament venue because we are too close to the actual event, but I did spend a couple hours near the Fullerton St. Bridge.  Terrible!  For whatever reason, there was a constant flow of slimy green moss that covered lines and backleads.  After about 15 minutes in the water, my rig and leads would be covered with 2 to 5 pounds of the moss.  I caught four fish between 13-17 pounds each, but that was just lucky that they saw the bait before it got "slimed."  I am hoping that, as the lagoon widens at the boathouse and south, the current won't be able to move the moss around as much.

I was able to step off 20 pegs from the boathouse to the last yellow pole (still enough depth) with each peg about 25 paces apart.  Some adjustments, closer or farther than 25 paces apart, need to be made for those locations under trees, but the average distance between pegs was 25 yards.  Best of luck to all.  See you Saturday. --Frank
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10 hours ago, FJR1 said:

5 Bridges Venue Report - May 15, 2017:  I went to Chicago's Lincoln Park Lagoon this morning to check out the venue and see how peg spacing might work for Larry's May 20 tournament.  

I didn't fish the specific tournament venue because we are too close to the actual event, but I did spend a couple hours near the Fullerton St. Bridge.  Terrible!  For whatever reason, there was a constant flow of slimy green moss that covered lines and backleads.  After about 15 minutes in the water, my rig and leads would be covered with 2 to 5 pounds of the moss.  I caught four fish between 13-17 pounds each, but that was just lucky that they saw the bait before it got "slimed."  I am hoping that, as the lagoon widens at the boathouse and south, the current won't be able to move the moss around as much.

I was able to step off 20 pegs from the boathouse to the last yellow pole (still enough depth) with each peg about 25 paces apart.  Some adjustments, closer or farther than 25 paces apart, need to be made for those locations under trees, but the average distance between pegs was 25 yards.  Best of luck to all.  See you Saturday. --Frank
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Thanks for the info Frank,

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I just spoke to Tony Donato, and he fished south of the boat house this last weekend and he said there were no weeds or moss where he was fishing. And he caught fish also.

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7 hours ago, Blacksheep said:

I just spoke to Tony Donato, and he fished south of the boat house this last weekend and he said there were no weeds or moss where he was fishing. And he caught fish also.

Good to hear.  The water seemed slower and less mossy as I walked from the boathouse and south.

I don't want to rain on the parade, but, for the sake of preparedness, Accuweather is calling for a quarter inch of rain for three hours on Saturday.  Most of the day will be great with a high of 71°, but you may want to bring a small shelter or brolly and some wet weather gear.

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1 hour ago, FJR1 said:

Good to hear.  The water seemed slower and less mossy as I walked from the boathouse and south.

I don't want to rain on the parade, but, for the sake of preparedness, Accuweather is calling for a quarter inch of rain for three hours on Saturday.  Most of the day will be great with a high of 71°, but you may want to bring a small shelter or brolly and some wet weather gear.

I will be bringing 2 extra large umbrellas is someone happens to be without one.

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Just a reminder to those coming from the southwest on I-55 that early morning re-surfacing construction from Weber Road to Burr Ridge often has the interstate down to one lane.  It took me a half hour to get from Weber Rd. to the Bolingbrook exit one morning, so add 15 minutes to a half hour to your trip plans in case you hit traffic and to make sure you make it to the 6:00 am. peg draw on time.

The wet stuff remains in the forecast with Accuweather calling for four hours of precipitation, over a half-inch of rain, and a possible thunderstorm on Saturday.  Be ready for it.  Good luck to all! --Frank

5 Bridges Tournament participants:
1. Chris Reitan
2. Frank Rink
3. Mike Olinger
4. Tracy Jourdan
5. Larry Seeman
6. Tony Donato
7. Jaffar Syed
8. Emilio Montoya
9. Justin Von Hinkeldey
10. Tony Stout 

11.  Dusty Palmer
12.  Branko Kirincic
13.  Fehim Foric
14.  Ismet Cici Cativic
15.  Elvir Halilic
16.  Jason Towne
17.  Bogdan Bucur
18.  Ioan "Jacob" Iacob
19.  Christine Stout

 

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For all you catfish catchers, yet another prize, Sticky Baits "The Krill" Bait, will go to the angler catching the largest non-carp species on Saturday, and, if your weight beats the 8 lb. Northern I recently caught on a boilie at the lagoon, a container of Buchu-berry Stickybait Wafters is also yours.  Good luck! --Frank
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5 hours ago, FJR1 said:

For all you catfish catchers, yet another prize, Sticky Baits "The Krill" Bait, will go to the angler catching the largest non-carp species on Saturday, and, if your weight beats the 8 lb. Northern I recently caught on a boilie at the lagoon, a container of Buchu-berry Stickybait Wafters is also yours.  Good luck! --Frank
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Nice catch Frank! Your boilie was popped up to far off the bottom.

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Don't let the rain discourage anyone, we have all fished in much harsher conditions before.

But if you do get skeered and opt out of this event please let me know asap so we all know who we will be wait for for peg draw.

Once again, I don't want to be harsh but DONT BE LATE, you wont like your peg if you are. Call if your running a little late, 815 483 9202 larry

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6 hours ago, FJR1 said:

Just a reminder to those coming from the southwest on I-55 that early morning re-surfacing construction from Weber Road to Burr Ridge often has the interstate down to one lane.  It took me a half hour to get from Weber Rd. to the Bolingbrook exit one morning, so add 15 minutes to a half hour to your trip plans in case you hit traffic and to make sure you make it to the 6:00 am. peg draw on time.

The wet stuff remains in the forecast with Accuweather calling for four hours of precipitation, over a half-inch of rain, and a possible thunderstorm on Saturday.  Be ready for it.  Good luck to all! --Frank

5 Bridges Tournament participants:
1. Chris Reitan
2. Frank Rink
3. Mike Olinger
4. Tracy Jourdan
5. Larry Seeman
6. Tony Donato
7. Jaffar Syed
8. Emilio Montoya
9. Justin Von Hinkeldey
10. Tony Stout 

11.  Dusty Palmer
12.  Branko Kirincic
13.  Fehim Foric
14.  Ismet Cici Cativic
15.  Elvir Halilic
16.  Jason Towne
17.  Bogdan Bucur
18.  Ioan "Jacob" Iacob
19.  Christine Stout

 

Another thing about the weather, if you ever had to fish while rowers are going up and down the Lagoon you will welcome the rain which may keep some rowers away on Saturday.

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49 minutes ago, Blacksheep said:

Another thing about the weather, if you ever had to fish while rowers are going up and down the Lagoon you will welcome the rain which may keep some rowers away on Saturday.

That's exactly what I'm hoping for. Straight down. All day. 🙃

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22 minutes ago, chris reitan said:

That's exactly what I'm hoping for. Straight down. All day. 🙃

:yes:

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2 hours ago, Blacksheep said:

Don't let the rain discourage anyone, we have all fished in much harsher conditions before.

But if you do get skeered and opt out of this event please let me know asap so we all know who we will be wait for for peg draw.

Once again, I don't want to be harsh but DONT BE LATE, you wont like your peg if you are. Call if your running a little late, 815 483 9202 larry

 

I may have missed it ..but where are we meeting in morning? first time there so little more info will be helpful... 

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33 minutes ago, Jaffar Syed said:

 

I may have missed it ..but where are we meeting in morning? first time there so little more info will be helpful... 

Directly in front of the main Lincoln Park Zoo entrance, in the parking lot. We will be more than likely the only ones there at that hour.

Lakeshore Dr. to Fullerton ave west, and it is directly to the left over the little bridge.

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Hey Frank, Northerns have been showing up lately with some size. This one is 40" @ 14lbs. 10oz. My biggest carp this spring is just under 25lbs. Good luck all

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18 minutes ago, CHIBIGTEE said:

Hey Frank, Northerns have been showing up lately with some size. This one is 40" @ 14lbs. 10oz. My biggest carp this spring is just under 25lbs. Good luck all

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Impressive, Tracy!  :yourock:

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2 hours ago, CHIBIGTEE said:

Hey Frank, Northerns have been showing up lately with some size. This one is 40" @ 14lbs. 10oz. My biggest carp this spring is just under 25lbs. Good luck all

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BOILIE?

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I was salmon fishing and this happened

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I would have preferred that the May 20 event had been postponed until Sunday, May 21 due to the possible storms and lightning coming our way.  However, I understand the distance some are driving, the Sunday plans that may have already been made, and the short notice this would have caused.  Good luck to all.  Be safe. --Frank

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