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#11713646 - 07/09/16 12:17 PM TFF Survey Results
Mark Jones Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/18/11
Posts: 1836
John Redmon is the GoPro Prize winner from the survey. PM me John and we will get you handled. Also sent you an email. Congrats!

Here's some topline data from survey. It's not all the data and it certainly isn't a full data analysis. Thanks to all those who provided data. This was interesting data to see. Validated some basic assumptions we already had and showed some other new data as well.

How many days fished per month.

1-5 days (39%) and 6-10 days (42%) very active and not a surprise.

73% of respondents fish competitively.

Local tournaments (73%), Bass Club tournaments (49%) and Big Bass tournaments (42%) were the largest categories. This didn't surprise me.

83% fish Team tournaments

Only 37% of respondents have traveled out of state to compete. Again doesn't surprise me given our lake choices and the number of events held in our state. My initial guess would have been even lower.

Largest age ranges: 45-54 (27%) 55-64 (22%) and the 22-34 & 35-44 tied at (20%) each.

Total household income: $100k-$150K (32%) $150k+ (27%) All other categories were around 6% average. There's money on the board.

90% boat ownership. Big number.

Skeeter (24%), Ranger 17%, BassCat (10%) the "Other" category was (17%)

*Interesting note here is that Legend, Stratos, Phoenix were each only (3%) would have thought those numbers would have been slightly higher here in Texas. Especially for Phoenix here of late but no go...

Mercury (50%) Yamaha (37%) and Evinrude (8%) *Yamaha loses ground here as you move out of Texas.

Minn Kota (67%) MotorGuide (31%)

Shallow water anchor: None (60%) PowerPole (29%) and Talon (11%) Ton's of room for growth here for these brands in my opinion given the number of anglers without them. Price is certainly affecting that but even at the higher income ranges it's still significant the number of anglers without them.

Lowrance (52%) Humminbird (39%) and Garmin (6%)

97% Tow vehicle ownership

Ford (35%) Chevy (28%) Toyota (13%) and Dodge (12%)

Top Rod brands: Falcon, Dobyns, & Loomis

Top Reel brands: Shimano, Lews, & Abu

Top Bait brands: Zoom, Strike King & Berkley

Top Social Media: Facebook, YouTube & LinkedIn (Note that Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat numbers are on the rise)

Fishing Websites: Bassmaster, Wired2Fish & FLW top 3. Interesting note here is BASS was 83%. I see a lot of people respond on this forum that they don't follow the pros. This data says otherwise and speaks to the silent majority that do. You're watching professional fishing and following it online. In true Texas fashion though only 37% plan to show up for the Classic in our own state. smile

Top 3 TV shows: MLF, Honey Hole (Thank you!) and Bassmaster

Top retailers: Tackle Warehouse, Bass Pro, Cabelas & Academy. The smaller shops are simply not able to make an impact here although Anglers Pro Tackle did show up at 7%.

88% of respondents have shopped online with these brands and that doesn't surprise me.

54% of respondents hunt.

35% of respondents saltwater fish.

There you have it.




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#11713653 - 07/09/16 12:26 PM Re: TFF Survey Results [Re: Mark Jones]
Ranger1 Offline
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Registered: 08/28/03
Posts: 5383
Loc: Allen, Texas
Mark are you sure it was John, I could have sworn I saw you pull my name out of that hat, I think we need a recount. LOL. Any hew most of those numbers doesn't really surprise me. The only thing that sticks out to me is the shallow water anchor number. When I see bass boats it seems everyone has them nowadays.
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#11713671 - 07/09/16 12:40 PM Re: TFF Survey Results [Re: Mark Jones]
Mark Jones Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/18/11
Posts: 1836
Lol, good stuff. Yes, agree on shallow water anchor number.

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#11713672 - 07/09/16 12:40 PM Re: TFF Survey Results [Re: Ranger1]
EastTexasBassin Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/15/09
Posts: 857
Loc: Lake Ray Hubbard
Originally Posted By: Ranger1
The only thing that sticks out to me is the shallow water anchor number. When I see bass boats it seems everyone has them nowadays.


I was thinking the same thing. Glad to see I'm not the only one fishing without them. If they ever get down into the $500 range, I'll get them, but it seems unlikely.
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#11713692 - 07/09/16 12:55 PM Re: TFF Survey Results [Re: Mark Jones]
ko bass attack 27 Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 01/05/12
Posts: 6914
Loc: Fritch, Tx. - Alba, Tx.
Interesting facts, thank you for taking the time and making the effort to do the survey.

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#11713731 - 07/09/16 01:20 PM Re: TFF Survey Results [Re: Mark Jones]
bigbass94 Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 3472
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
We needed a survey like this! Great information. Thanks, Mark.
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#11713764 - 07/09/16 01:51 PM Re: TFF Survey Results [Re: Mark Jones]
Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 10/05/10
Posts: 9292
Loc: Sanger, Tx/ Chatham, La
I'm in the group without shallow water anchors, I could easily afford to purchase some, but I honestly would use them only at the boat ramp the majority of the year. The price of rope is alot less than the shallow water anchor. I choose to spend my money on graphs and they are in use every fishing trip. Also another reason I don't have a shallow water anchor what does it cost them to manufacture one? Possibly 200 dollars and they are priced 1200-2000 each, they have just priced them to high for me to justify the purchase.


Edited by Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad (07/09/16 01:53 PM)
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#11713892 - 07/09/16 03:50 PM Re: TFF Survey Results [Re: Mark Jones]
redmojo Online   content
Angler

Registered: 03/02/14
Posts: 417
Wow! Thanks! At least I won something today considering how bad we did today in our tournament.

Thanks again!

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#11713911 - 07/09/16 03:59 PM Re: TFF Survey Results [Re: Mark Jones]
JacksonBean Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 06/23/10
Posts: 3168
Loc: Greenville, TX
Great info Mark. Interesting that Falcon rods are the most common in the survey. hmmm

Thanks for putting this together. thumb

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#11714221 - 07/09/16 07:49 PM Re: TFF Survey Results [Re: Mark Jones]
Mark Jones Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/18/11
Posts: 1836
No problem! cheers

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#11714225 - 07/09/16 07:52 PM Re: TFF Survey Results [Re: Mark Jones]
bronco71 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 1064
Loc: Farmers Branch/Sulphur Bluff
Bob is a lot like me!..... he didn't win either roflmao

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#11714226 - 07/09/16 07:55 PM Re: TFF Survey Results [Re: Mark Jones]
GRUMPS Online   content
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/23/12
Posts: 130
Loc: Rhome, TX & Lake Fork
Great job Mark. Interesting information.

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#11715043 - 07/10/16 11:41 AM Re: TFF Survey Results [Re: Mark Jones]
206champion Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/12/04
Posts: 1706
Loc: Decatur
wow only 37% plan to go to the classic and there was so much talk about one finally in Texas if we don't support it it want come back.
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#11715077 - 07/10/16 11:57 AM Re: TFF Survey Results [Re: 206champion]
Chris G Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/16/08
Posts: 1724
Loc: Frisco, TX
Originally Posted By: 206champion
wow only 37% plan to go to the classic and there was so much talk about one finally in Texas if we don't support it it want come back.


This is simple to me. We want to have big tourneys here so we can watch these guys break down and fish our lakes on TV but not neccessarily go watch someone weigh in fish. I've never attended a profeesional tourney and most likely never will but I sure like watching them on TV. I'd rather go fishing.
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#11715091 - 07/10/16 12:08 PM Re: TFF Survey Results [Re: Mark Jones]
bullwinkle Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/30/08
Posts: 530
Loc: Burleson, Texas
Congratulations to John Redmon and thank you Mark for the survey.
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