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The Official date planning thread for the Unofficial FBO Bullhead Master Jedi Fishcatcher IV gathering

BMJF IV is almost upon us.

For those that have not heard of this annual event here is a brief history.

It all started three years ago on the hot wind blasted banks of the Sheyenne diversion in West Fargo. A handful of FBO members gathered for a meet and greet, in the process they chose to test their fishing knowledge against each other with the winner boasting bragging rights along with a coveted donated prize.

The excitement generated from this event spilled over into the next year causing FBO members to organize a second gathering. This second gathering was held on the calm cool waters of Lake Ashtabula located north of Valley City in mid-south central North Dakota. This event allowed FBO members the chance to fish from shore or bring their water craft.  The outing proved another overwhelming success due largely in part to a fellow member (KDM) offering his property to hold the weigh-in and fish fry.

Now entering its fourth year the old adage…if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it comes into play.

This year’s event is tentatively planned to be held once again on the pristine shores of Lake Ashtabula with fellow member KDM offering up his cottage to the after event festivities.

Along with introducing the event this thread will also serve as a forum to narrow down the date in which the event will be held.

Currently the dates that work best for our Host are: June 15th , July 13th or 20th or Aug. 3rd, 10th or 17th.

 

Please keep in mind this event is put together for the enjoyment of fellow FBO members you all are entitled to an opinion and your input is welcome.

The event itself is very unofficial there is no entry fee of any kind and donated gifts are exchanged amongst participants.

This thread will serve as a sounding board for the event however there will be non-mandatory unofficial rules meetings in the weeks to follow …

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 holy schneikes, its getting to be that time already!

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I'm in.  No way Swanson is going to talk me out of it this year. 

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I am all tingly just thinking about this.  I vote for any of the August dates.

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 Will the ice be off by then???

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 I will not even offer a date since I've missed 2 of the previous events . Will all depend on the new work schedule. 

 

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June 15th may offer up some huge pre-spawn brindles?
 

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HUNTNFISHND Said:
 Will the ice be off by then???

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! That's not funny. 

Is it impious to weigh goose music and art in the same scales? I think not, because the true hunter is merely a noncreative artist. Who painted the first picture on a bone in the caves of France? A hunter. Who alone in our modern life so thrills to the sight of living beauty that he will endure hunger and thirst and cold to feed his eye upon it? The hunter. Who wrote the great hunter's poem about the sheer wonder of the wind, the hail, and the snow, the stars, the lightnings, and the clouds, the lion, the deer, and the wild goat, the raven, the hawk, and the eagle, and above all the eulogy to the horse? Job, one of the great dramatic artists of all time. Poets sing and hunters scale the mountains primarily for one and the same reason--the thrill of beauty. Critics write and hunters outwit their game primarily for one and the same reason--to reduce that beauty to possession. The differences are largely matters of degree, consciousness, and that sly arbiter of the classification of human activities, language. If, then, we can live without goose music, we may as well do away with stars, or sunsets, or Iliads. But the point is we would be fools to do away with any of them. 

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IT"S BRINDLE FISHIN' TIME!!!!!   (Almost!!)
 
Same deal as the last 2.  Friday night pre-game with food and drinks with an air conditioned shop to crash in.  Ladies in the house, the rest of you derelicts are in the shop.  Saturday Shenanigans and a Sunday breakfast for any survivors.

Tents, Campers, and other shelters welcome.  PM me if you're planning on staying at my place so I can keep enough room cleared in the yard and in the shop. 

Thanks Everyone!!

LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!!

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AHHHHHHH!  

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July dates please. Maybe the green scourge won't have set in on the Ash and the temps < 90F?

That would be novel - although the dangerous heat and humidity has become quite a tradition. 

 

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guywhofishes Said:
July dates please. Maybe the green scourge won't have set in on the Ash and the temps < 90F?

That would be novel - although the dangerous heat and humidity has become quite a tradition. 

Maybe we could have a contest to see who "looks" the roughest....

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guywhofishes Said:
July dates please. Maybe the green scourge won't have set in on the Ash and the temps < 90F?

That would be novel - although the dangerous heat and humidity has become quite a tradition. 

 


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June 15! I cant wait to catch some hogs 

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Any of the August dates


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 someone might correct me.. but I think thr barnes county wally tourney is the 15th....

 

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ONESHOT5808 Said:
 someone might correct me.. but I think thr barnes county wally tourney is the 15th....

I think you are correct ... if so it rules out that date


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ONESHOT5808 Said:
 someone might correct me.. but I think thr barnes county wally tourney is the 15th....

I believe it is June 8-9. June 15 does not work for me.

 


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We can carpool. We can both show randy how to catch brindles. 

taylorman_55 Said:
 I will not even offer a date since I've missed 2 of the previous events . Will all depend on the new work schedule. 

As long as we stay away from the first 2 weeks of july im in. You have been officially challenged mister guywhofishes. 

guywhofishes Said:
July dates please. Maybe the green scourge won't have set in on the Ash and the temps < 90F?

That would be novel - although the dangerous heat and humidity has become quite a tradition. 

 rEVOLution 2016

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gfapps.nd.gov/reports/fisheries/permittedFishingTournaments.pdf

Thanks Skoal!!!! looks like the 15th is still on the table ... provided all the ice is off...


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June 15th works best for me. It also works best for catching fish in the lake. The Aug. dates also work for me but the fishing usually isn,t any good and any farmers will be harvesting small grains in August (hopefully).

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June 15 workes best for me and for fishing. August dates aren't usually very good for fishing and probably won't work well for any farmers.

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June is Devils lake time. So any date after that ill make work.

 

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yelowjackt Said:

BMJF IV is almost upon us.

For those that have not heard of this annual event here is a brief history.

It all started three years ago on the hot wind blasted banks of the Sheyenne diversion in West Fargo. A handful of FBO members gathered for a meet and greet, in the process they chose to test their fishing knowledge against each other with the winner boasting bragging rights along with a coveted donated prize.

The excrement generated from this event spilled over into the next year causing FBO members to organize a second gathering. This second gathering was held on the calm cool waters of Lake Ashtabula located north of Valley City in mid-south central North Dakota. This event allowed FBO members the chance to fish from shore or bring their water craft.  The outing proved another overwhelming success due largely in part to a fellow member (KDM) offering his property to hold the weigh-in and fish fry.

Now entering its fourth year the old adage…if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it comes into play.

This year’s event is tentatively planned to be held once again on the pristine shores of Lake Ashtabula with fellow member KDM offering up his cottage to the after event festivities.

Along with introducing the event this thread will also serve as a forum to narrow down the date in which the event will be held.

Currently the dates that work best for our Host are: June 15th , July 13th or 20th or Aug. 3rd, 10th or 17th.

 

Please keep in mind this event is put together for the enjoyment of fellow FBO members you all are entitled to an opinion and your input is welcome.

The event itself is very unofficial there is no entry fee of any kind and donated gifts are exchanged amongst participants.

This thread will serve as a sounding board for the event however there will be non-mandatory unofficial rules meetings in the weeks to follow …

There... fixed it for ya.

June dates icky for guy too.

 

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Am I invited?

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Lycanthrope Said:
Am I invited?

Not until you change your avatatard.

 

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Lycanthrope Said:
Am I invited?

any FBO member is invited ...


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June 15th works best for me. It also works best for catching fish in the lake. The Aug. dates also work for me but the fishing usually isn,t any good and any farmers will be harvesting small grains in August (hopefully).

Last year due to the early spring things were moved up on the lake ... I would guess that due to the late spring things will be pushed back on the lake ... I'm thinking August will still be a good fishing time .... and probably our best shot at the traditional 90 degree heat


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YAY!! Toast Plate!

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YAY!! Toast Plate!

 

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Im only coming if Zman agrees to feed me when I can't see.

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Please be sure there are toast plates :)

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Captainnette Ahab Said:
YAY!! Toast Plate!

HaHaHa!!! Toast plate! So hungover, misserable morning but awesome breakfast!

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OK so far it looks like the not so accurate count is 3 August dates 2 July and 2 June ...


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ill say august, just so Randy doesnt get mad at me for not picking a side

 

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Well I'm getting married June 15th, So that day might not work but I'll see if I can get out of it.  If any of you are going to the tailrace that day, stop in at the riverdale lodge and have a beer with the mess of a wedding party that I have.  Other than that, I'm open to whatever dates. 


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DirtyMike Said:
Well I'm getting married June 15th, So that day might not work but I'll see if I can get out of it.  If any of you are going to the tailrace that day, stop in at the riverdale lodge and have a beer with the mess of a wedding party that I have.  Other than that, I'm open to whatever dates. 

Congrats!!

 

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is Big V coming?

 

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DirtyMike Said:
Well I'm getting married June 15th, So that day might not work but I'll see if I can get out of it.  If any of you are going to the tailrace that day, stop in at the riverdale lodge and have a beer with the mess of a wedding party that I have.  Other than that, I'm open to whatever dates. 

Congrats!!

I will be in MN for business meetings that day, so I won't be able to stop in.  Congrats as well.

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there hasn't been much chatter from the boys south of the border ???

Jim? James? any preferances ...

testing ... is this thing on ?


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Hi guys.

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The weekend of Aug 10/11 is the only weekend that would work for me, and that will be iffy as well. The schedule is very tight this summer. Lots of plans. 

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This made me think of all the stuff I have to do this summer that isn't fishing and it makes me sad. I would vote for august but whatever gets picked I'll see if I can make it.

I dont go around guessing cup sizes either I just know a nice rack when I see one.

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Enslow Said:
Im only coming if Zman agrees to feed me when I can't see.

Heck yeah . I'll feed both you and the Capt again :

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there hasn't been much chatter from the boys south of the border ???

Jim? James? any preferances ...

testing ... is this thing on ?

  Their all possible when it comes to The Jedi . Besides I have to debut the new JEDI CUP !  The NHL with their Stanley Cup will be so jealous ! Not to mention the debut of the new 2014 Fishing Buddies Wildmen of the Dakotas and Beyond calendar !

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60's across the state this weekend kick starting open water ... need to get some dates nailed down ???


So far I think August has a slight advantage...


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Oofda, it doesnt matter if we did it in november, it would still end up being 100 above

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 August would work for me.

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 i believe august 10 is my state softball, also gotta consider farmers in august. for me id say july 20 is best then aug 17.

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Bump....

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Any August date and a request for KDM to please remove or burn any brush piles.  Thanks!

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