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Old 06-12-2007, 12:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got back from fishing the outlet at Chatfield tonight, Got there about 9:15 and set up shop on the sand by the south tower, I caught five walleye on eight casts and then the bite stopped. Moved over to the sand area on the north tower and immediatly caught two more. Then about a half dozen people decided the Eye's couldn't see their lures and graciously lit the place up

Don maybe Gander Mountain can give a free seminar in your facility on when and how to actually use your headlamp? Maybe you can combine it with a course on why running your car in a closed garage is not a good idea either?

I am no expert, but I doubt standing on the tower and shining the pool below is a good idea? Especially for about an hour You got to love the outlet! It won't be till salmon snagging season this fall that you can get this much talent in one small elbow to elbow place, LOL.
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Old 06-12-2007, 12:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I feel your pain! Last time I was there with zman, some folks actually fired up their Coleman lanterns on the catwalk. Like high noon! That is definitely a walleye bite killer.

And here I had been worried about preserving my night vision! What a joke. Silly me.

You have more patience than I do if you can continue to put up with that place....
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The guys standing up on the concrete wall were killing me, but not with a lantern, he was using a headlamp, he just never turned it off...I used to be a coleman lantern guy, but then I discovered the value of a head lamp. Now I just need to steal it back from the neighbor.

Hello. My name is Codfish. I am a Lantern Addict. Welcome to the first offical Meeting of Lanterns Anonymus!

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Old 06-12-2007, 09:19 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I feel your pain!* Last time I was there with zman, some folks actually fired up their Coleman lanterns on the catwalk.* Like high noon!* That is definitely a walleye bite killer.

And here I had been worried about preserving my night vision!* What a joke.* Silly me.

You have more patience than I do if you can continue to put up with that place....
I am trying to teach my 15 year old son Josh how to fish for walleye's and the outlet is an easy place for him to catch some fish and learn how to fish Jerkbaits! After the beating we took Monday night at Aurora I thought I would throw him a layup!
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To be honest I never knew that lanterns were bad for walleye. What if your fishing at a lake from shore and your casting 20 - 30 yards out. Does it still effect the fishing? Second question, What kind of head lamp would you guys recommend? I am looking for one.
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To be honest I never knew that lanterns were bad for walleye. What if your fishing at a lake from shore and your casting 20 - 30 yards out. Does it still effect the fishing? Second question, What kind of head lamp would you guys recommend? I am looking for one.
Nothing wrong with headlamps, you just don't aim them or shine them down on the water (or into other anglers eye's)!! There was a moment last night the outlet reminded me of the first night of the Gulf war in 91, with all the light beams being shot up. The only thing missing was the millions of tracer rounds.
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I'm going to have to get me one of those head lamps or lanterns . Actually I've not had any problem seeing without light... except when I wanted to tie a new bait on. The place was lit up like a rocket launch I have a couple of those head lamps some where.... maybe they are on the boat, stored safely where I will surely find them next year.
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Old 06-12-2007, 10:51 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Hey Neal - what's wrong with "Shock and Awe" fishing?

I've got a couple of them on the boat. They stay on the boat where they belong. They only come out for navigation reasons (i.e. when someone is approaching you in the no-wake section at night at Chatfield and the lights on your boat don't deter them and they don't appear to see you). If the head lamp doesn't work, then there is the 500,000,000,000,000,000 candlelight spotlight that dims everything on the boat when you turn it on to deter them.

It's fishin' in the big city (unfortunately).

Yakatut - you don't want one. It'll attract all the mosquitos and other nice flies to the front of your face where you can inhale or snort them. It isn't worth it.
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Nothing wrong with headlamps just don't turn and shine them on the water that you and other people are fishing

Like I said before, I have been taking my son there to teach him how to fish jerkbaits and show him he doesn't even need bait most of the time! But even he see's what a circus that area is now!
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