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#11547121 - 04/16/16 07:59 PM Texas Team Trail and trailering
Alpha199 Offline
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Registered: 01/22/10
Posts: 563
Loc: Whitesboro Texas
Me and my partner pre registered and were able to get on the water Friday to pre fish. We found a solid kicker that would anchor our bag and made plans accordingly to be at the closet ramp to the marina were the fish was located as this was a trailering event. The rules clearly state that you cannot launch your boat until 5:30 a.m. We were the 4th boat in line to launch and entered the marina with the other 3 boats in view as we entered the marina. As the other 3 boats we made it back to our spot and thought we would have no problem setting up on our spot waiting for first cast at 7 a.m. To our surprise there was already a boat posted up right where we were going. Apparently they used the marina service ramp which is not legal. We put it behind us and fished our butt off but after $400 dollars spent and a lot of TOW prior to the tournament I will never waist my money again!!!!!! And before anyone ask they were fishing the same tournament and it was reported to the TD.

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#11547127 - 04/16/16 08:02 PM Re: Texas Team Trail and trailering [Re: Alpha199]
Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life) Online   content
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Registered: 10/31/10
Posts: 7271
Loc: Tyler, Tx/Arlington, Tx
Dang that sucks sorry to hear it

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#11547133 - 04/16/16 08:03 PM Re: Texas Team Trail and trailering [Re: Alpha199]
Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life) Online   content
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Registered: 10/31/10
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Loc: Tyler, Tx/Arlington, Tx
what do you mean you will "never waste your money again" like never fish a tournament because it didnt go well? Or are you referring to never fish TxTT again.

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#11547145 - 04/16/16 08:06 PM Re: Texas Team Trail and trailering [Re: Alpha199]
John P085 Online   content
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Registered: 07/19/12
Posts: 233
Loc: La Grange,TX
popcorn

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#11547151 - 04/16/16 08:10 PM Re: Texas Team Trail and trailering [Re: Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life)]
Alpha199 Offline
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Registered: 01/22/10
Posts: 563
Loc: Whitesboro Texas
Oh no I will still fish tournaments but it won't be any TTT tourney!

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#11547181 - 04/16/16 08:18 PM Re: Texas Team Trail and trailering [Re: Alpha199]
Doug R. Offline
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Registered: 06/11/12
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Why is the "marina service ramp " not legal??

Did you get pics and/or ID off the boat and file a protest with the TD?
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#11547186 - 04/16/16 08:19 PM Re: Texas Team Trail and trailering [Re: Alpha199]
Andrew Y'Barbo Online   content
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Registered: 06/25/12
Posts: 1111
Loc: Lufkin Texas
I'm sorry.... Not like if it wasn't trailering someone could have beat you by boat draw or driving speed. Never put your eggs in one basket. Especially if it's a bed fish.

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#11547196 - 04/16/16 08:22 PM Re: Texas Team Trail and trailering [Re: Alpha199]
Barrett Online   content
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Registered: 05/27/09
Posts: 6606
Loc: Denton Texas
I gotta side with OP on this one... public ramp is pretty clear. I would have been irritated.

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#11547218 - 04/16/16 08:31 PM Re: Texas Team Trail and trailering [Re: Barrett]
Chris B Online   content
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Registered: 05/02/03
Posts: 5735
Loc: Prosper, TX
Originally Posted By: Barrett
I gotta side with OP on this one... public ramp is pretty clear. I would have been irritated.

I agree.
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#11547253 - 04/16/16 08:49 PM Re: Texas Team Trail and trailering [Re: Alpha199]
Alpha199 Offline
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Registered: 01/22/10
Posts: 563
Loc: Whitesboro Texas
If it wasn't a trailering event I would be totally ok if someone beat me there but if you use an illegal method to do it then yeah I'm going to be irritated. Doug R it was reported to the TD. The marina service ramp is not a public ramp in which the rules clearly state a public ramp must be used in a trailering event. If the there were no such rule people would be launching there boat of the bank to get an advantage. If you want to have a shot at winning the TTT on Texoma you better have a good fish marked and solid pattern to complete your bag. We had the pattern down and when our kicker was no longer an option we were done. We had several other fish marked but by the time we made it to those fish there was someone there already. Oh well it is what it is, just frustrating!

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#11547260 - 04/16/16 08:51 PM Re: Texas Team Trail and trailering [Re: Alpha199]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 5844
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Yup I agree, if they beat you to the fish is one thing but sounds like they used a ramp not available to everyone. I'd be pissed too. Being a sight fisherman, I know the importance of certain fish especially during trailer tournaments. We always make sure we are first to our fish. It's an advantage. Sounds like good grounds for protest

But also sounds like it wouldn't have mattered even if you caught her if guys were on your other fish


Edited by Jaret Latta (04/16/16 08:53 PM)

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#11547261 - 04/16/16 08:52 PM Re: Texas Team Trail and trailering [Re: Alpha199]
whatsaweighin Online   content
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Registered: 05/18/07
Posts: 15261
Loc: Aledo
Lol, what does apparently mean? Didn't you have other fish marked? This wasn't the one that somebody in a legend sat on Friday trying to keep anybody else from looking at was it? Lol the one in the back on Alberta? There was some silliness going on back there.

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#11547266 - 04/16/16 08:53 PM Re: Texas Team Trail and trailering [Re: Alpha199]
Andrew Y'Barbo Online   content
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Registered: 06/25/12
Posts: 1111
Loc: Lufkin Texas
What did the TD do?

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#11547267 - 04/16/16 08:53 PM Re: Texas Team Trail and trailering [Re: Alpha199]
whatsaweighin Online   content
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Registered: 05/18/07
Posts: 15261
Loc: Aledo
So did they catch it? Did they cash?

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#11547270 - 04/16/16 08:54 PM Re: Texas Team Trail and trailering [Re: Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life)]
Flippin-Out Offline
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Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 1564
Loc: Magnolia, TX
Originally Posted By: Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life)
what do you mean you will "never waste your money again" like never fish a tournament because it didnt go well? Or are you referring to never fish TxTT again.


No, he's never going to waist his money again. Maybe that means he won't use a money belt in the future?

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