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#11355480 - 01/19/16 09:00 AM Non-Boater looking to get into Tournament
BigBassB Offline
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Registered: 01/18/16
Posts: 264
Loc: Van Alstyne
I have been fishing local ponds most of my life, but I have just recently become interested in learning how to really fish. I purchased a fishing kayak about 2 years ago and have been hitting the water as much as possible ever since.

I just about have my wife convinced that I need a bass boat but thought in the mean time it would be great to get into a few tournaments as a non-boater to get a feel of the scene and learn from more experienced guys.

I'm looking for some suggestions on the best way to go about all this. Other than a few small kayak tournaments, I have never entered anything official. I get a little intimidated but figure its probably the best way to learn.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You
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#11355735 - 01/19/16 10:44 AM Re: Non-Boater looking to get into Tournament [Re: BigBassB]
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Registered: 02/22/15
Posts: 23
Go to flwoutdoors.com and take a look at the BFL series tournaments specifically the Cowboy division. The rules are listed there and I will be glad to answer any questions you may have. That is one of the best and least expensive trails to cut your teeth on tournament fishing. PM me if you need any more info. Ken


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#11355927 - 01/19/16 11:52 AM Re: Non-Boater looking to get into Tournament [Re: BigBassB]
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Loc: Plano,Texas
Where do you live? McKinney Bass Club is looking for non boater members.

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#11355961 - 01/19/16 12:06 PM Re: Non-Boater looking to get into Tournament [Re: BigBassB]
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#11355990 - 01/19/16 12:20 PM Re: Non-Boater looking to get into Tournament [Re: BigBassB]
coachallentca Offline
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Registered: 11/19/08
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Loc: crowley
join a local bass club one that allows non boaters and fish for a year and then move up if you think you have learned enough.
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#11356697 - 01/19/16 04:54 PM Re: Non-Boater looking to get into Tournament [Re: forkduc]
BigBassB Offline
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Registered: 01/18/16
Posts: 264
Loc: Van Alstyne
Originally Posted By: forkduc
Where do you live? McKinney Bass Club is looking for non boater members.


I live in Van Alstyne, just up the road from McKinney. That sounds like a great option. Ill check it out. Thanks
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#11356817 - 01/19/16 05:53 PM Re: Non-Boater looking to get into Tournament [Re: BigBassB]
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Posts: 234
Where are you located at?

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#11357870 - 01/20/16 08:23 AM Re: Non-Boater looking to get into Tournament [Re: huchowski]
BigBassB Offline
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Registered: 01/18/16
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Loc: Van Alstyne
Originally Posted By: huchowski
Where are you located at?



Van Alstyne
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#11357880 - 01/20/16 08:29 AM Re: Non-Boater looking to get into Tournament [Re: BigBassB]
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Registered: 10/01/13
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I fished century for a couple seasons before i bought my boat, learned a few things from the guys, but learning a little about lakes i have never been on was the bigger plus for me as a non boater.
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#11358043 - 01/20/16 09:33 AM Re: Non-Boater looking to get into Tournament [Re: BigBassB]
Capt Jerry Offline
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Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 263
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
You might want to look into this tournament series:

http://ramopenseries.com

They have a a co-angler (non-boater) entry that will pair you with a boater for the tourney day. FLW's BFL does the same, but they are only on Sam Rayburn and T-Bend.

Get out there and enjoy fishing with different people!
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#11358856 - 01/20/16 02:44 PM Re: Non-Boater looking to get into Tournament [Re: BigBassB]
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Great, our first tournaments are this weekend on Monticello and Welsh. Next month is on Squaw Creek

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