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#11489758 - 03/20/16 07:18 PM How big a tournament is the LOBI
bcbass11 Offline
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Planned on heading to Toledo Bend with a buddy April 1st and 2nd and looked at the tournament schedule. I noticed the LOBI is scheduled that weekend, I may have read it wrong but is this a 500 boat tournament? If so I probably won't bother with think the chaos..

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#11489776 - 03/20/16 07:32 PM Re: How big a tournament is the LOBI [Re: bcbass11]
Polly Gosh Lizard Offline
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Loc: Palo Gaucho Bayou, Toledo Bend
It usually has 500+ boats in it, but there is still a lot of water to fish in.
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#11489784 - 03/20/16 07:38 PM Re: How big a tournament is the LOBI [Re: bcbass11]
bcbass11 Offline
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I know it's a big lake Just the thought of 500 boats is a little overwhelming. I'm surprised I was able to get a room booked at Fin and Feather a couple days ago.

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#11489804 - 03/20/16 07:49 PM Re: How big a tournament is the LOBI [Re: bcbass11]
Jaret Latta Offline
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As crowded as Toledo is this year it's hard to tell even an oilmans tourney from a normal weekend.

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#11490050 - 03/20/16 09:14 PM Re: How big a tournament is the LOBI [Re: bcbass11]
reelswift Offline
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Also you have to be in the oil and gas industry to qualify.

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#11490069 - 03/20/16 09:23 PM Re: How big a tournament is the LOBI [Re: bcbass11]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Or just fish with someone who is or gets part of their income/retirement from it

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#11490076 - 03/20/16 09:25 PM Re: How big a tournament is the LOBI [Re: bcbass11]
lamoon78 Offline
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Dont think it will be that big this year with the oil industry the way it is.

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#11490080 - 03/20/16 09:27 PM Re: How big a tournament is the LOBI [Re: bcbass11]
reelswift Offline
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I heard the TOBI had 670 teams (not confirmed)

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#11490084 - 03/20/16 09:28 PM Re: How big a tournament is the LOBI [Re: Jaret Latta]
Preacher Ed Offline
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Originally Posted By: Jaret Latta
Or just fish with someone who is or gets part of their income/retirement from it


Unless it has changed since I fished the TOBI and the LOBI, both members of the team must get something like at least 80% of their yearly earnings from the oilfield. I have no doubt that there are probably some who do not adhere to this as it is unlikely they will get caught. However, again, unless it has changed in the last 8 yrs. or so, both must be in the oilfield. Not all oilfield tourneys are like that, but these 2 at least were at one point. The Red River Oilmen's Challenge is one that only 1 member has to be in the oilfield and I am sure there are others.

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#11490093 - 03/20/16 09:31 PM Re: How big a tournament is the LOBI [Re: Preacher Ed]
lamoon78 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Preacher Ed
Originally Posted By: Jaret Latta
Or just fish with someone who is or gets part of their income/retirement from it


Unless it has changed since I fished the TOBI and the LOBI, both members of the team must get something like at least 80% of their yearly earnings from the oilfield. I have no doubt that there are probably some who do not adhere to this as it is unlikely they will get caught. However, again, unless it has changed in the last 8 yrs. or so, both must be in the oilfield. Not all oilfield tourneys are like that, but these 2 at least were at one point. The Red River Oilmen's Challenge is one that only 1 member has to be in the oilfield and I am sure there are others.
It changed this year only one has to be.

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#11490109 - 03/20/16 09:36 PM Re: How big a tournament is the LOBI [Re: bcbass11]
Preacher Ed Offline
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Gotcha. Guess that's how they helped keep the no. of boats up this year with the oilfield in the condition it is. Thanks for letting me know!

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#11490117 - 03/20/16 09:39 PM Re: How big a tournament is the LOBI [Re: Preacher Ed]
lamoon78 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Preacher Ed
Gotcha. Guess that's how they helped keep the no. of boats up this year with the oilfield in the condition it is. Thanks for letting me know!
I believe that was the plan.

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