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Michigan???


fishing user avatarjazzy0017 reply : 

Anybody here from michigan that knows of any tournament circuits that they are in...I am from bay city and I am willing to drive about an hour and half in any direction. Im looking for a tournament series for next spring/summer and the bigger the better! ANY suggestions are welcome!!  :)

P.s. I fish in the NBAA series right now, so already know of that but I fish in the North Central division so if there are any other divisions I would love to here about them.


fishing user avatarSfritr reply : 

If you fish the NBAA just log onto their website and it lists ALL of their divisions.  I fished in division 60 this past year.  They are located all over Mi.  Also, try and search for Bass Addicts.  It is a local mid michigan non sanctioned circuit with much better payout than NBAA.


fishing user avatarjazzy0017 reply : 

Yeahh I know about the website...I was kinda looking for a different organization!


fishing user avatarjazzy0017 reply : 

Ive checked for the bass addicts and cant find anything...Idk if Im doing something wrong so maybe you can help me out!


fishing user avatarmacbass1 reply : 

jazzy

there are alot of clubs in michigan... mid state bass busters is always avaliable they usually fish...cadillac mitchell, martiny flooding,mecosta,chippewa,coldwater,muskegon, freemont, jordan lake, and hardy, but a few of these could change for next year, and there classic is on usually sanford and wixom


fishing user avatarjazzy0017 reply : 

How big is the bass busters??...like how many boats a tourney?


fishing user avatarmacbass1 reply : 

matter of fact jazzy if you wat to check thi club out we will be on wixom this weekend for our classic saturday and sunday weigh in at 3.30


fishing user avatarFlipsk828 reply : 

Bass Busters is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to far if your from Bay City. Its an Oakland County Club.


fishing user avatarjazzy0017 reply : 

Well do you have any suggestions Flipsk828??


fishing user avatarjazzy0017 reply : 

Unfortanetely I go to school across the state so I wont be able to make that mac...


fishing user avatarmacbass1 reply : 

flip think you missed something it says mid state weorginated out of ionia county and we fish mainly west and north of lansing not anywhere near oakland county....


fishing user avatarGrey Wolf reply : 
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flip think you missed something it says mid state weorginated out of ionia county and we fish mainly west and north of lansing not anywhere near oakland county....

You'll have to excuse flip , he gets confused sometimes , he's still trying to figure out if he's 14 or 24 yrs. old.


fishing user avatarSfritr reply : 

Jazzy

try to contact Pat Gallaher 810-730-1154.  They may be done for the year though.  I think they only ran about 5-7 tourneys this year.  Most in mid michigan on lakes like Sanford, Wixom, the Bay, and a few near Flint.


fishing user avatarjazzy0017 reply : 

Alright sweet!! thanks alot Sfritr!  ;D


fishing user avatarLund Explorer reply : 
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flip think you missed something it says mid state weorginated out of ionia county and we fish mainly west and north of lansing not anywhere near oakland county....

Gosh Mac, aren't you going to tell him about the Riley's Memorial too?


fishing user avatarjazzy0017 reply : 

Idk if he is but I wanna know! lol


fishing user avatarLund Explorer reply : 
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Idk if he is but I wanna know! lol

The Riley's Memorial is an annual tournament held on the Martiny Chain of lakes.  Headquarters for it is located on Boom Lake at what used to be called Riley's Resort, a smallish campground located on these lakes.  It is a two day event always held on the weekend after Labor Day.  I'm not sure how many years this thing has been going on, but I can remember fishing in it during the early 1980's when Russ Riley ran it.  I've fished it through resort owners into the late 90's. 

The current owners are Tom and Sue Shooltz, and the place is called Shoolt's Landing.  Back in the day, they used to draw 30+ boats, but I've heard that the number is up pushing 70 lately.

The Martiny Chain?  Imagine 8-9 small natural lakes connected by navigable channels due to the construction of a lowhead dam.  The vast majority of the shoreline is undeveloped, with huge fields of lily pads, duck weeds, and other emergents.  In these fields, you'll find a few deeper holes that shallow draft boats can sometimes sneak into.  The lakes themselves have plenty of flats with good to sometimes heavy submergent weed cover, sunken islands, and dropoffs into 25+ feet of water.  The water just screams LM Bass!

If the lake has any problem, it is that the vast majority of the bass will always be 1/8" short of legal size.  I've been fishing this lake since the 1960's and through three size limit changes (10", 12" & now 14") it is always the same.  I attribute this to the large number of bluegill fishermen who target this lake who consider a bass to simply be a bonus to be kept.

The tournament though.... I can't think of a much nicer bunch of guys.  While I didn't always enjoy the weather, the fishing, or the results, I always had fun.  You'll meet a number of good fishermen and good sportsmen there, including many of the guys from Mid-States. 

And yes, I've fished a few of the tournaments that Mid-States has held back in my cast-for-cash days. 


fishing user avatarJeff C. reply : 

go here,,

http://www.teamlivinthedream.com/2010_Schedule_Results.html

my buddies web site has a big listing w/ links to a bunch of our series in Michigan.

Jeff

 


fishing user avatarjazzy0017 reply : 

Wow thats an awesome website...thanks alot!! A ton of good info! and That Riley Memorial looks sweet!


fishing user avatarmacbass1 reply : 

jazzy the riley memorial has averged about 60 boats the last 4 years and i can tell you all about i have helped run it for the last 24 years and this year was the 27th year and it is always th same weekend...and not sure who lund explorer is by puter name but he is dead on on the lakes. it is quest sanctioned every year thru basscat. and between cash and donations we gave out almost 9000.00 worth of stuff this year


fishing user avatarjazzy0017 reply : 

I might have to attend that next year! Who would I have to contact and would I have to do it by a certain time? Last thing whats the fees??


fishing user avatarLund Explorer reply : 
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jazzy the riley memorial has averged about 60 boats the last 4 years and i can tell you all about i have helped run it for the last 24 years and this year was the 27th year and it is always th same weekend...and not sure who lund explorer is by puter name but he is dead on on the lakes. it is quest sanctioned every year thru basscat. and between cash and donations we gave out almost 9000.00 worth of stuff this year

Just think of the last guy you saw fishing in a green Lund on Clear Lake last summer.

How did you put that to me?  "We got tired of fishing our swamp, so we decided to come over to yours!"

You'll figure it out, or you can ask Tom or Harley.

Steve


fishing user avatarLund Explorer reply : 
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I might have to attend that next year! Who would I have to contact and would I have to do it by a certain time? Last thing whats the fees??

Hey!  If you and your partner get a chance to swing over this way next summer, and want to explore those lakes, shoot me a pm.  I'm always somewhere close, and wouldn't mind giving you the tour of my old milk run.


fishing user avatarjazzy0017 reply : 

As much as I would love to come I have to work! retarded and Lund I appreciate it and I definitely will...  ;D


fishing user avatarJeff C. reply : 

I drove by Crystal lake today during the tournament,

wow, the lake was almost flat !!! unusual for that lake !!!

hope the bite was on . it gets tough there this time of year .


fishing user avatarmacbass1 reply : 

and you were right jeff only 2 limits  caught out of 23 boats but what a great day to be out fishing...jazzy you can contact me on rileys and you dont have to worry about getting in until august...where do you go to school at..


fishing user avatardetroit1 reply : 

You tourney guys probabally already know, but if you or others don't know of the website Great Lakes Bass Fishing  has a lot of tourney and club info.


fishing user avatarTimJ reply : 

just a side note to Great Lakes Bass...if anyone is interested in fishing Lake StClair next fall, just have a look at their pics and video of the trip with Scott Dobson from the first or second week of Nov...fives for everyone on board!

TJ




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