Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Linda Robert, Gnhattien, Robert black, Calexander, Nauti_Bouy
102725 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 82877
hopalong 74395
Pilothawk 73435
JDavis7873® 67377
FattyMcButterpants 60518
John175 ® 59900
Tritonman 56830
Derek 56423
SkeeterRonnie 52463
LoneStarSon® 52225
facebook
Forum Stats
102725 Members
61 Forums
859134 Topics
11270734 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#11511277 - 03/30/16 12:23 PM The launch..
422studiosdotcom Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/24/11
Posts: 318
Loc: Lewisville,Texas
What is your ritual? How do you decide which direction? What do you tell yourself? Let's share some "launch" talk..

I always start with a prayer

I usually head north almost all the time <-- just a habit I guess

I tell myself I am going to exercise new methods while sticking to my old methods if things get shakey and almost all the time just stick to my usual regardless of that small mind pep talk wink



Edited by 422studiosdotcom (03/30/16 12:23 PM)
_________________________

Join the Bassolution!
www.bassmanager.com

Top
#11511395 - 03/30/16 01:09 PM Re: The launch.. [Re: 422studiosdotcom]
beermill Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/24/07
Posts: 1545
Loc: Driving home with your money
I follow the guys that are catching fish and just roll up next to them.
_________________________

www.thetransmissiondoctor.com

Top
#11511407 - 03/30/16 01:17 PM Re: The launch.. [Re: 422studiosdotcom]
Hobbs McAvoy Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/10/09
Posts: 274
Loc: Bullard, TX
First I lose the guys that are following me. Then I check the wind and water clarity. That will help tell me where the bait fish are. Find the bait find the bass. Then I go and punch the lake in the mouth......or try to!

Top
#11511420 - 03/30/16 01:20 PM Re: The launch.. [Re: 422studiosdotcom]
Outdoordude Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/20/09
Posts: 1961
I patiently sit and wonder where I'm going to go not catch fish first, as I sit boat 148 in a 149 boat field... in like every friggin tournament.

Top
#11511437 - 03/30/16 01:27 PM Re: The launch.. [Re: 422studiosdotcom]
6BOOMER Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/16/12
Posts: 610
Loc: Del Rio, Tx
Have a plan in place prior and stick with it. Prefish will also help with decisions. The Weather, wind, cloud cover, etc will help making your decision. A good prayer and go.

Top
#11511488 - 03/30/16 01:45 PM Re: The launch.. [Re: 422studiosdotcom]
kellisag Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 1400
Loc: SETX
I have a plan in mind from what I heard the fish were biting on at the local gas station. Then I listen to dock talk and get conflicting reports so I start changing all the lures I had tied on to start with and normally miss my boat number. Then in a rush I hammer down inside the no wake zone bouncing everyone else waiting for their number into the docks/other boats. By that time im so flustered I run to the nearest dam or rip rap bridge and start throwing a jig, get hung up, break off, retie, rinse and repeat several times.

Top
#11511500 - 03/30/16 01:49 PM Re: The launch.. [Re: 422studiosdotcom]
bccougar Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/11/08
Posts: 876
I go to the area with the closest restroom, because as soon as I get my first cast in I will have to take a dump like clockwork! Anyone else have this problem? Get up 5 hours before a tournament but it never fails!
_________________________

www.anglersprotackle.com -Anglers Pro Tackle Pro staff
www.doublezzcustomlures.com -Double ZZ Custom Lures
www.mercurymarine.com -Mercury Pro Staff
www.power-pole.com -Power-Pole Pro Staff
www.midwestmarineonline.com -Midwest Marine



Top
#11511519 - 03/30/16 01:56 PM Re: The launch.. [Re: 422studiosdotcom]
G Rod Offline
Angler

Registered: 10/18/10
Posts: 299
Loc: N. Richland Hills, TX
my camping potty is a life saver....or pants saver....
_________________________
2016 Basscat Cougar FTD, 250 Mercury
www.mercurymarine.com -Mercury Pro Staff
www.bcfw.org Bass Club of Fort Worth

Top
#11511541 - 03/30/16 02:08 PM Re: The launch.. [Re: 422studiosdotcom]
SteezMacQueen Online   happy
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 3047
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
I head to where I found bites in prefishing.
_________________________
Daiwa
Megabass
Lews



Top
#11511561 - 03/30/16 02:18 PM Re: The launch.. [Re: 422studiosdotcom]
fouzman Offline
Methuselah

Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 43072
Loc: Houston, TX
From what I've seen at Fork, a typical tournament day goes like this.

Everyone drives 6,000 rpms from take off to their first spot. If the fishing is slow, they all do it again about an hour later. If fishing is good, this second "launch" typically happens 2.5-3 hours after the first. If it's an hourly tournament, there will be 20-30 guys running 6,000 rpms to weigh-in every hour, then 6,000 rpms back to their spot (or next spot since someone is probably on "their spot") by now. Then about 15-30 mins before final weigh-in, everybody runs 6,000 rpms back to the ramp. An hour or two later, the fish start biting good. roflmao
_________________________
"Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out" - Zachary Troy Schrah - a young man with vision far beyond his years.

Top
#11511577 - 03/30/16 02:27 PM Re: The launch.. [Re: fouzman]
UTDmiller Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/01/13
Posts: 1656
Originally Posted By: fouzman
From what I've seen at Fork, a typical tournament day goes like this.

Everyone drives 6,000 rpms from take off to their first spot. If the fishing is slow, they all do it again about an hour later. If fishing is good, this second "launch" typically happens 2.5-3 hours after the first. If it's an hourly tournament, there will be 20-30 guys running 6,000 rpms to weigh-in every hour, then 6,000 rpms back to their spot (or next spot since someone is probably on "their spot") by now. Then about 15-30 mins before final weigh-in, everybody runs 6,000 rpms back to the ramp. An hour or two later, the fish start biting good. roflmao


Except that 20-30 guys every hour weigh-in is closer to 100+ in Mega bass and Sealys
_________________________
John Miller

Top
#11511639 - 03/30/16 02:49 PM Re: The launch.. [Re: 422studiosdotcom]
KingwoodCat Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 10/30/04
Posts: 36083
Loc: Broaddus TX
Originally Posted By: 422studiosdotcom
What is your ritual? How do you decide which direction? What do you tell yourself? Let's share some "launch" talk..

I always start with a prayer

I usually head north almost all the time <-- just a habit I guess

I tell myself I am going to exercise new methods while sticking to my old methods if things get shakey and almost all the time just stick to my usual regardless of that small mind pep talk wink


Back in my tournament fishing days I usually backed the boat down the ramp with the windows down and George Thorogood's "Bad To The Bone" was up about as loud as it would go. My son made a CD of fishing songs which included Brad Paisley's "Gee, I'm gonna miss her" and several others. He gave copies to everyone in the club. It was a rip as to what was on when guys launched.
_________________________
"Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him had better take a look at the American Indian".

Henry Ford

Top
#11511676 - 03/30/16 03:01 PM Re: The launch.. [Re: 422studiosdotcom]
Hog Jaw Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/09/08
Posts: 1394
Loc: The Great State of Texas
Now that's some funny stuff , here's what we do and it always happens never fails , night before we plot out four or five spots all within the same side of the lake , we decide how long we are going to stay on them , baits going to use etc , as the numbers are called out we notice everyone going towards the other side , our number is called what do we do red line to the other end of the Lake .

Top
#11511705 - 03/30/16 03:18 PM Re: The launch.. [Re: 422studiosdotcom]
Huckleberry Online   happy
TFF Guru

Registered: 10/10/07
Posts: 16304
Loc: Lake Gaston, VA
Dang, now I know why I win so much .... You guys suck!

Top
#11511963 - 03/30/16 04:47 PM Re: The launch.. [Re: Outdoordude]
FACSR Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/10/12
Posts: 189
Loc: Central Texas
Originally Posted By: Outdoordude
I patiently sit and wonder where I'm going to go not catch fish first, as I sit boat 148 in a 149 boat field... in like every friggin tournament.

Yes and I'm the one at 149

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 1998-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide