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#11401617 - 02/08/16 07:45 PM Wednesday/Thursday Nighters Style tournaments around New Braunfels/Austin
texasboomer Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/05/14
Posts: 14
I have a couple questions for folks that fish the Thursday Night tournaments on Canyon Lake and Lake Dunlap or any of the smaller tournaments around the Austin area. #1. I was wondering what would be smallest type of boat (not a kayak)someone would use or has used for local (Thursday Night type) bass tournaments on Canyon Lake and Lake Dunlap? The only requirement I see is that the boat has a working livewell. This brings me to question #2. Will a portable (ice chest) livewell pass the inspection? The reason I bring this up is because from looking at maps of the lakes, they don't look like they require a lot of running and gunning like you see on TV with the Big tournaments. Would a non-bass boat participant stand a chance or should I start looking for empty back seats?

#11402112 - 02/09/16 02:37 AM Re: Wednesday/Thursday Nighters Style tournaments around New Braunfels/Austin [Re: texasboomer]
John P085 Offline

Registered: 07/19/12
Posts: 259
Loc: La Grange,TX
Look for empty back seat. Check
Fayette County and Lake Somerville Guide

#11402449 - 02/09/16 08:26 AM Re: Wednesday/Thursday Nighters Style tournaments around New Braunfels/Austin [Re: John P085]
Kisndismis Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/14/09
Posts: 703
Loc: Kingwood, TX
Have to check the rules, we have had them used in our club tourneys. But I would look for a backseat. You dont have to go far lots of ABC fish around marinas, but like our rules you have to stay like 300yds from weigh in marina. I read recaps in magazines where it said " fishing a spot within sight of the weigh in" or cove over.

Edited by Kisndismis (02/09/16 08:27 AM)
Watch it happen, make it happen, or say what the hell happened. Capt. Phil Harris F/V Cornelia Marie RIP

#11402481 - 02/09/16 08:39 AM Re: Wednesday/Thursday Nighters Style tournaments around New Braunfels/Austin [Re: texasboomer]
tracker_kyle Offline

Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 22
I used to fish the TTZ Wednesday night tournament out of a 17 ft aluminum boat with a 25 hp motor. It was a crappie boat and the live well was not big enough for bass. I rigged up a large cooler with a bilge pump connected to a battery to recirculate water I would put in the cooler and the fish were always extremely lively (the bilge bump stayed on the whole time and I would dump fresh water in every hour or so). If it was especially hot and the water was warm I would keep some ice and please release me handy.

Long story short: I used a cooler and I never had an issue - just make sure it is rigged properly to keep your fish healthy.


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