Shiver on the River 2011

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Shiver on the River 2011

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:33 am

I'm gearing up for the 24th annual "Shiver on the River" walleye fishing contest for Saginaw Bay and Saginaw River. It starts this weekend and goes for a couple of weeks. Plenty of prizes (see below) and the winner gets a cool Grand! 8-)

Here's some of my pics from years past:

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I normally fish 3-5 miles offshore. Note the ice mountain in the background, a mile on the other side of my quad- you can see ice shanties on the horizon, and the ice mountain is over 30 feet high where two colossal ice shelves smashed together:

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Here's my rig, many miles offshore:
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yes, I also release many Walters! Here's the contest:

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Re: Shiver on the River 2011

Unread postby magicman54494 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:51 am

Looks like fun! Good luck!
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Re: Shiver on the River 2011

Unread postby DEERSLAYER » Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:47 am

Yum!! I love eating walleye! Looks fun Bridge.
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Re: Shiver on the River 2011

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:18 am

magicman54494 wrote:Looks like fun! Good luck!


Thanks Magic 8-)

We didn't really have the typical January thaw here, so both the river and the bay have pretty good conditions- should be a good time for thousands of ice anglers.
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Re: Shiver on the River 2011

Unread postby dan » Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:23 am

How have you ranked in past tourneys?
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Unread postby Singing Bridge » Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:12 pm

dan wrote:How have you ranked in past tourneys?


It's pretty tough to end up in the top 25 at the end... with over two thousand anglers you would have to finish in the top one percent (just over, actually).

I haven't bothered to enter a fish as unless you are near or over double digit weight for a single fish, you won't make the top 25 at the end. However, it hasn't been overly difficult to catch weights that would get me on the leader board during the first week of the contest- it just hasn't been important to me. Maybe Ol' Bridge will slap one on there (leader board) to post on the Beast if I'm fortunate enough to land a qualifier this year. ;)
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Re: Shiver on the River 2011

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:46 pm

DEERSLAYER wrote:Yum!! I love eating walleye! Looks fun Bridge.


My freezer is very low on walleye right now, I'd better work on that! Fried walleye.... nuff said. 8-)
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Re: Shiver on the River 2011

Unread postby DEERSLAYER » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:41 pm

Singing Bridge wrote:...My freezer is very low on walleye right now...

If I find out where you live it will be even lower. :lol:
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Re: Shiver on the River 2011

Unread postby RaisedByWolves » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:56 pm

Singing Bridge wrote:
DEERSLAYER wrote: Fried walleye.... nuff said. 8-)

Now this is why they should make a saliva proof sheild for keyboards! :P good luck at the tourney scott
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Re: Shiver on the River 2011

Unread postby Wrinkleneck » Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:39 pm

If your freezer ever gets to full of walleye call me ;)
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Re: Shiver on the River 2011

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:02 pm

Thanks guys- I'm going to prefish tomorrow and the tournament begins Saturday... of course I have to work Saturday through Tuesday. :x

Hopefully the Coast Guard will be a lot less busy this winter on the Bay too. Great conditions are present, we'll see how they hold out.


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