Juls: Thanks for coming tonight everyone! Please give a warm welcome to our guest host tonight, Robert Blosser! Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap! Robert why don't you start us out tonight by telling everyone your favorite way to catch walleye?
Juls: hi dtmg, lileye, and 620
AllenW: Join Room
robert: well I would say handlining
AllenW: Howdy all
Juls: no way!!! really???
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Juls: everyone always says "jigging"...lol
robert: just something special about that wire
robert: jigging is 4 those that cant handline lol
brandonprasnicki: I saw you were anti jigs lol
Juls: Ok, now that we have a nice crowd gathering...I'm going to turn it over to all of them. Hopefully everyone has read your Twenty Questions interview and has some questions for you
robert: fire away
brandonprasnicki: what is handlining exactly? I've heard a couple people saying that
Juls: great question!
robert: wow where to start
Juls: this could take up the whole hour...hehehe
Juls: spring loaded self retrieving reel....and go from there
brandonprasnicki: once when I was a kid my reel broke and I 'handlined in a big blue gill'
Juls: same thing
Bryon Schloemer: LOL
robert: it is a cable with a heavy weight on the bottom that allows the use of two or more baits to be presented in all depth of water, with bottom contact remaining at all times
Juls: sweet...he can type fast too
brandonprasnicki: oh ok...
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brandonprasnicki: yeah I guess I've seen that before... I don't think we can do that in MN
Juls: what size cable do you use? is it coated wire?
Juls: yes you can Brandon
robert: only on trollable waters
robert: yes plastic coated cable
Juls: best done where there is current...rivers mainly...but we have done it here on lake erie on the reefs too...shhhhhhhhhh wink wink
brandonprasnicki: you can? I thought there was a limit on amount of hooks per line
Juls: do you use the 60# coated wire on your reels too Robert? Do you use the close faced reels or the open face reels?
robert: with handlining u can run as many baits as legal.... I've done up to 3 at 1 time
robert: I use the open faced
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robert: made by Rivera
Triton HWA: hello all
Juls: hi Triton
robert: hey triton
Bryon Schloemer: So when running lead core how many colors do you put on your reel?
codymathues: which one of u guys is the pro?
brandonprasnicki: so I see you are big lead core guy... what depths do you usually fish, and what is your arsenal to handle different situations... (oh and see Bryon's question) :)
Triton HWA: lileye is the pro at bs
robert: I run 10 colors on diawa sealine 47's
robert: 18 lb test
robert: depths.... any where over 10 feet
brandonprasnicki: right off the side or with boards?
robert: if I am contour trolling I use a 10' and a 5' rod right off the boat
brandonprasnicki: cool thanks
robert: if I am fishing suspended fish, then Offshore boards
brandonprasnicki: then with 10 colors are you clipping right onto the leadcore to adjust your depth?
brandonprasnicki: to the boards
robert: yep most of the time, just cant send the boards a mile off the boat
robert: if I'm locked in on a specific depth then I will go to segmented lead and clip the boards to the mono backing
brandonprasnicki: perfect... that is a big help
Juls: I guess if you like to handline the most...then it's safe to say you prefer river fishing to lake fishing?
Bryon Schloemer: how long of a leader do you run off or the lead and what type of line do you use?
robert: I will use a 6 foot leader in a river and a 50' leader in the clear great lakes. Using 20lb flo
codymathues: what river do you mostly fish
Juls: what's the most fun you've ever had while fishing? Besides punching Joe Okada in the face...;)
robert: mostly the Wisconsin river and lake Wisconsin
codymathues: do u ever fish the Missouri?
brandonprasnicki: ok I just googled segmented... Juls was trying to drill this through my head last time... segmented is lead, mono, lead, mono (for those like me who didn't know)
Juls: wait till you read his "comeback" to that in the next article... lol
robert: fishing with my wife for salmon, gotta love the big kings aka screamers
robert: he ain't got nothing on me lol
brandonprasnicki: (not just the different colors)
robert: what else
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robert: what are you doing Byron??
Juls: this is going to be a short session if no one has any questions for Robert...this is your chance to pick the brain of one of the most talented "young guns" on the pro circuits
Bryon Schloemer: Brandon sent me the link he was looking at
Bryon Schloemer: dork!!!!
robert: how good was it?
Bryon Schloemer: me that is
Bryon Schloemer: haven't looked at it yet
codymathues: what kind of boat do u run Robert
Juls: What are you planning on fishing this year, Robert?
robert: I will be running a 2010 Ranger 621 with the new Yamaha 300 offshore
robert: as of right now I will be fishing all the AIM events
Juls: Safe to say Ranger and Yamaha are sponsors...who are your other sponsors for 2010?
Juls: Will you fish any MWC events too?
robert: maybe a MWC..Joe O keeps twisting my arm
Juls: ahhh there ya go. I think you two would kick butt together
Juls: but he and his dad make a great team too
Bryon Schloemer: So I see that you fished Cass lake in mn last year, bran and I fish that lake alot any tips?
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Juls: what about your dad...can you ever drag him away from the Pro Bass fishing to team up with you in a walleye team event?
brandonprasnicki: how did you get your first sponsor?
robert: other sponsors.....Mack's, Columbia, Bushnell Ford, Pro Mariner, Offshore
robert: He is actually done fishing and is starting a new adventure....retirement
robert: Cass lake.... not my strong suite lol BIG CHUBS
brandonprasnicki: so what is the deal with you and jigs... do you NEVER use them? Did they do you wrong?
brandonprasnicki: abusive relationship?
AllenW: I'm assuming you use jigs with some sort of plastic attached to them, over all you fine attaching live bait to it helps or hinders in walleye fishing?
Juls: what? You don't like those super steep drop offs? Hahaha
robert: no, I do jig. just don't find it as fun as some other presentations
AllenW: such as?
robert: wow that was bad spelling lol
Juls: don't worry about typos....grammar...whatever...we know what ya mean
Juls: we all make them
robert: such as , handlining or lead core
robert: but when its a good jig bite, that thump is a great feeling
codymathues: what do u see as the down fall with cranks
Juls: What would be your top 5 favorite places to fish?
robert: I do love trying to rip their lips
robert: top 5
robert: green bay
robert: green bay
robert: Illinois river
robert: green bay
Juls: Devils Lake?????
codymathues: otter tail lake!!!!!
robert: yea sure devils is a blast for numbers and all kinds of fish
robert: otter who
codymathues: otter tail lake near Fergus falls mn
robert: just kidding
codymathues: ever fished it?
robert: no I haven't
Juls: me either...heard of it though..heard it's good
robert: haven't fished much in mn, just leech and Cass
codymathues: catching pout on leach
Juls: you've never fished Mille Lacs?
Juls: that is a fun lake
robert: nope, Kevin wont invite me out lol
sst169: try Meleen
Juls: how do you break down a new body of water when you plan to fish it?
robert: I know I will eat good
robert: internet has done a lot for home prefishing. that's where I start
codymathues: what do u look for as far as depths or breaks
Juls: how much actual fishing do you do on the first day of prefishing on a new body of water?
Bryon Schloemer: What do you look at on the internet?
Bryon Schloemer: the lake?
Bryon Schloemer: or reports
robert: then maps, a few phone calls, and a day of just looking at the Lowrance
fish-n-hunt: Where's that walleye_69 tonight?
Juls: he's either busy or forgot it was Wed. ...he's always here...:(
Bryon Schloemer: So on tourney day how many spots do you fish , and how long?
robert: Byron on the internet you find all kind of things, size, forage base, stocking counts ect
620: I sent him a wake up text LOL
Juls: good question Bryon
robert: I try to fish the fewest spots possible, to maximize time of lines in the water
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robert: but when all else fails, run and gun baby
AllenW: Maybe how long on a spot and how many different baits before ya move?
Juls: hi Kurt
fish-n-hunt: what are you fishing out of this year?
kurt bergstrom: hi Juls
robert: hard ? to answer Allen all depends on what I feel
Juls: 1/2 hour to go....
AllenW: OK, what's the longest you'd spend on a unk spot?
robert: Fish-n-hunt ...Ranger 621 Yamaha 300
Juls: do you ever "leave fish to find fish", and if so...what is that determining factor that makes you leave?
codymathues: that's a sweet rig, my dream Robert
robert: if I have a limit I will leave little fish to find big pigs
robert: but most of the time NEVER leave fish to find fish
Juls: do you think year classes swim together and differently from other year classes?
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Juls: differently is the wrong word....should have said "separately
Bryon Schloemer: thanks Juls I was trying to ask that Q
codymathues: what are your go to colors for shads?
robert: more so in the great lake I believe but in a river, if there food there is all sizes. maybe just not as active as the others
robert: firetiger, pearl white, what else do you need ?
Bryon Schloemer: What size do you run most of the time?
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robert: sometimes 5's in the early spring
codymathues: at what depths
Juls: hi jt
robert: depends where the fish are
jt custom: how's it goin Robert
robert: hey there JT
robert: Cody that's why I like lead core I can fish a #5 shad rap down to 40'
Juls: you mean you didn't have some of those SR's painted pink/white? wink wink
codymathues: ok thanks
robert: I am begining to think the pink and white thing is a myth...I have some for sale
Juls: hahaha...you're not holding your mouth right when you're using them, I guess. ;)
jt custom: hot tiger JSR Mississippi river
sst169: which ones Robert
robert: shh JT
robert: sorry SST I was being a smart a**
Juls: oh here we go again with the secrets....Brian Keller wouldn't give up the good colors either... lol
jt custom: not as good as the custom paints from JT Custom Tackle
robert: nothing is a good as a JT
robert: nope...still like JT's work
sst169: I was hoping they were the ones you bought last winter Marrino
jt custom: where's jojo you knock him out ?
jt custom: Okada
robert: his mom must of called him to dinner lol
Juls: Oh....don't know
Juls: maybe he is here incognito...who knows?
jt custom: I think he's afraid of you after your comment on twenty questions
Juls: Joe's interview is next...he has a good "comeback" for that remark. ;)
robert: yea I'm training to be a cage fighter
jt custom: do you have the rest of the team lined up next
robert: no your safe
Bryon Schloemer: So how did you get your first sponsor?
brandonprasnicki: I was thinking about that question Bryon - maybe a better question would be... if you are just starting out - how would you recommend approaching a potential sponsor
robert: lol my first sponsor was our family business and my pocket
jt custom: I think King Almost cra--ed his pants when he saw that comment
brandonprasnicki: so some fish cred probably comes first? :)
robert: It is very tough right now, I am having more luck with local business than any regional or national corp.
codymathues: Robert thanks for the tips great talking to u
brandonprasnicki: Bryon we need to build our fishing resume
Bryon Schloemer: Yup!!!
robert: yes I do believe fish cred is needed.....at the NPAA meeting last year Larry Nixon said to be one of the good ones you need to win then win then place 2nd then win
Juls: jt...did you get my message?
robert: Byron do U belong to the NPAA?
pzeyefan: Join Room
robert: U 2 Brandon
jt custom: I don't think so? When did you send it.
Bryon Schloemer: No not yet but thought about it
johnnyv1008: Join Room
sst169: It will help
Juls: it was a whisper in here...look on your task bar...it might be there yet...
Juls: I'll send it again...
robert: one of the best things you can do.... if you want give me a call, all my info can be found at the NPAA site or on my site www.robertblosser.com
sst169: you will learn alot from some of the best around
Bryon Schloemer: SO when you started did you just start with local tournament?
robert: yes, then MWC and on to FLW and AIM
Juls: it's a separate window that pops up when you whisper to someone in here
Bryon Schloemer: ok that's the way bran and I are doing it
robert: why are u whispering
Bryon Schloemer: LOL
codymathues: Robert we share a bday
Juls: asking him if he wants to do a twenty questions/chat too
brandonprasnicki: NPAA... I will have to check it out thanks for the tip!
jt custom: Heck Yea I promise to be more civil than Robert
Juls: what is your email addy jt...I think I have it but just in case I don't
robert: always haten on the young guy
AllenW: Used to be one of the hardest things was convincing a new sponsor you could make money/exposure for them..still true?
jt custom: firstname.lastname@example.org
Juls: got it...thanks
Juls: I'll contact you later
Juls: now, back to Robert
jt custom: Sounds Good
robert: always....and you need to show then 10 times what they are paying you ex 100 for you 1000 for them
johnnyv1008: I know I am late, and maybe this was already asked but what was your comment in your 20 questions about punching Joe Okada in the face?
Juls: cracking me up!
jt custom: Robert What tourney are looking forward to the most ?
robert: yea Johnny I'm training to be a cage fighter
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Juls: hi Risto!
ristorapper: hi all
robert: hi risto
johnnyv1008: picked a good target, just kidding
jt custom: You must have a little revenge after last years close miss
Juls: you get fireworks with that one too...:) "Fire Over The Fox"...they had fantastic fireworks last year....even if I was held hostage in the park till it was done. :)
brandonprasnicki: ever miss the paintball days? Ever want to shoot your boat full of paint on bad days (don't do that)
Bryon Schloemer: LOL
robert: Yea I do still play once in a while with old teammates
jt custom: Don't give him any ideas We'll all pay
robert: come on I just gettin fired up
Bryon Schloemer: So anybody can join the NPAA
robert: try it one year and don't miss the annual meeting
Juls: did you already give him the NPAA site addy? I missed that
Bryon Schloemer: do you shoot us with a paint ball gun
johnnyv1008: hey, did you and Tennessee get invited to the AIM tourney
brandonprasnicki: that would be an unfair advantage to have to dodge paintballs off the hole shot?
robert: or a link on www.robertblosser.com
jt custom: I think the NPAA is a great org especially for the experience shared by some of the old dogs that have been in this game a long time
brandonprasnicki: and it's ok to join even if your a little guy fishing a couple local tourneys a year?
robert: yes very much so
Juls: you can join just because you like to fish!
robert: I joined when I started
fish-n-hunt: I just bought a 690 and need a bow mount, How long of a shaft should I get?
fish-n-hunt: thank you
robert: take all u can get
jt custom: better yet Shoot me a line at email@example.com and I'd be happy to talk about my experience with the NPAA
Juls: what's the saying? Better to have and not need than to need and not have. :)
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Juls: Well, it's been another fun night in the chat room with our guest host! Thank you for taking time away from your busy schedule to chat with us tonight, Robert. It's very much appreciated! Job well done...clap clap clap clap clap clap! Thank you to everyone who showed up tonight to make this another enjoyable experience. Have a great night everyone!