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#11548428 - 04/17/16 01:41 PM 2017 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Conroe - Observation
721Phoenix Offline
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Registered: 08/13/07
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Loc: Downtown Tomball, Texas
I was reading something today online and they said from a satellite view that they estimated 800 spectator boats on Grand during the Classic. Of course some of those may have been pleasure boats.

But from that here is my observation, Grand is 43,500 acres and had an estimated 800 boats on it.

Conroe is 20,118 acres..................going to be interesting.
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#11548453 - 04/17/16 01:53 PM Re: 2017 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Conroe - Observation [Re: 721Phoenix]
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Registered: 01/06/07
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Ok

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#11548473 - 04/17/16 02:01 PM Re: 2017 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Conroe - Observation [Re: 721Phoenix]
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and ??????
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#11548520 - 04/17/16 02:24 PM Re: 2017 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Conroe - Observation [Re: Doug R.]
Chris B Online   content
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Don't be one of the idiots following the pro's around messing up the fishing for them. You can watch them on TV.
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#11548705 - 04/17/16 04:30 PM Re: 2017 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Conroe - Observation [Re: 721Phoenix]
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Reassures me I will be watching from the computer, or iPhone at the convention center. Probably stay in a condo at Galveston with the family during that time
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#11548784 - 04/17/16 05:09 PM Re: 2017 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Conroe - Observation [Re: Chris B]
petro Offline
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Registered: 06/13/03
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Loc: Alvin, TX
Originally Posted By: Chris B
Don't be one of the idiots following the pro's around messing up the fishing for them. You can watch them on TV.


This

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#11548815 - 04/17/16 05:27 PM Re: 2017 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Conroe - Observation [Re: petro]
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Originally Posted By: petro
Originally Posted By: Chris B
Don't be one of the idiots following the pro's around messing up the fishing for them. You can watch them on TV.


This


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#11548833 - 04/17/16 05:39 PM Re: 2017 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Conroe - Observation [Re: Doug R.]
721Phoenix Offline
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Originally Posted By: Doug R.
and ??????


Food for thought is all it is.
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#11548931 - 04/17/16 06:37 PM Re: 2017 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Conroe - Observation [Re: 721Phoenix]
Neal G Online   content
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Registered: 11/06/09
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Loc: Texas
Guys can go to the lake and watch their favorite pro. This is not a problem unless they start interfering with the tournament. The TFF members are not going to be the problem on Conroe. From what I saw during the TTBC tournaments, no one got too close or fished the anglers spots. Some years Ike and KVD had 50+ boats. Of course it just takes one idiot to make a negative impact.

My thought is that if golf fans can stand a few feet away from PGA golfers on the tee box then bass tournament fans can be a couple hundred feet from an angler. Granted a golf ball and a bass are quite different but I think you get the point.

Another point - you can only get so many boats on the water due to limited parking at the boat ramps. These lots are full during the Summer. Plus all the boats that are stored at the ramps and put in by boat ramp tractors. In June 90+% of these boats are not fishing boats. They are the much worse kind of boat and boater. So if we can put up with it on Conroe in the Summer than the Elites should be able to have a good tournament in March with some fans watching them.

Conroe is not Guntersville and Texas is not Alabama.
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#11549116 - 04/17/16 08:11 PM Re: 2017 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Conroe - Observation [Re: 721Phoenix]
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I rode in the TTBC every year it was on Conroe. On the Fridays there were more Anglers probably by a factor of at least 5 fishing ( not just spectating) than you would typically see on a October Friday. A few weren't respectful of the Anglers. Your always going to have someone want to prove he can catch more than KVD.

The Pros are used to it. They try not to let it get in their head. One time Tak had a boat move right in front of him while fishing docks. His response was "they aren't fishing for the fish he was going to catch." Their casts were on the outside. Taks were way to the back. He caught a couple behind them. They zeroed.

Its part of the mental aspect of the sport which definitely comes into play.


Edited by Fishspanker (04/17/16 08:12 PM)
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#11549129 - 04/17/16 08:15 PM Re: 2017 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Conroe - Observation [Re: 721Phoenix]
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Registered: 10/09/13
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It looks to be quite a haul from Conroe to the weigh site

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#11549239 - 04/17/16 09:01 PM Re: 2017 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Conroe - Observation [Re: BigRed53]
Jaret Latta Online   content
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Originally Posted By: BigRed53
It looks to be quite a haul from Conroe to the weigh site


Not as far as other classics

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#11549241 - 04/17/16 09:02 PM Re: 2017 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Conroe - Observation [Re: BigRed53]
T54 Offline
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Registered: 12/05/07
Posts: 3289
Originally Posted By: BigRed53
It looks to be quite a haul from Conroe to the weigh site


People are really fixating on this. Grand to Tulsa is farther, Guntersville to Birmingham is farther. It will be fine.

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#11549426 - 04/17/16 10:20 PM Re: 2017 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Conroe - Observation [Re: 721Phoenix]
Bayou Burner Offline
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Registered: 07/26/08
Posts: 3492
Loc: Chocolate Bayou/Lake Conroe
Originally Posted By: E5Zero
I was reading something today online and they said from a satellite view that they estimated 800 spectator boats on Grand during the Classic. Of course some of those may have been pleasure boats.

But from that here is my observation, Grand is 43,500 acres and had an estimated 800 boats on it.

Conroe is 20,118 acres..................going to be interesting.

You ever been on the lake during summer?

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#11549786 - 04/18/16 08:42 AM Re: 2017 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Conroe - Observation [Re: 721Phoenix]
R.J.E. Offline
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Registered: 05/10/11
Posts: 723
I've been there once, way too crowded for me, I'll never go back.

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