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#11872986 - 10/09/16 10:16 PM Tales for Basschamps Championship on Sabine River
Champion1 Offline
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Heard someone lost their big motor in the bay.WOW!! Lets hear your stories guys!!
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#11873076 - 10/10/16 01:18 AM Re: Tales for Basschamps Championship on Sabine River [Re: Champion1]
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#11873124 - 10/10/16 06:45 AM Re: Tales for Basschamps Championship on Sabine River [Re: Champion1]
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From the Facebook pics you could see a broken bolt mounting the motor to the jackplate. It happens, even to the pros. There was a few posts about your bolts when Aaron Martens lost his motor in rough water with a sack of fish
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#11873134 - 10/10/16 07:02 AM Re: Tales for Basschamps Championship on Sabine River [Re: Champion1]
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Ya that's the only boat issue I heard about. Would've happened anywhere. We ran 53 miles one way no problems. Very easy run and I'm glad it was protected from that north wind that was ripping

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#11873138 - 10/10/16 07:05 AM Re: Tales for Basschamps Championship on Sabine River [Re: Champion1]
Ol Man River Offline
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Registered: 06/16/11
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I would also like to hear where most of the top finishers were running? The Sabine, Neches, Calcasieu rivers or ? Lots of water to fish and just curious because the Elite Pros ran all over the place.

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#11873139 - 10/10/16 07:07 AM Re: Tales for Basschamps Championship on Sabine River [Re: Jaret Latta]
bradnitro175 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Jaret Latta
Ya that's the only boat issue I heard about. Would've happened anywhere. We ran 53 miles one way no problems. Very easy run and I'm glad it was protected from that north wind that was ripping

Congrats on the finish

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#11873192 - 10/10/16 08:08 AM Re: Tales for Basschamps Championship on Sabine River [Re: Champion1]
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From what I have heard, most teams ran up the Neches with 4 out of the top 5 teams seeing each other throughout the day. Would have been a blowout had one team had the area to themselves. Weather was definitely a factor yesterday. The north wind blew out the water by a foot or so.

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#11873264 - 10/10/16 09:00 AM Re: Tales for Basschamps Championship on Sabine River [Re: BB675]
Jaret Latta Online   content
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Originally Posted By: BB675
From what I have heard, most teams ran up the Neches with 4 out of the top 5 teams seeing each other throughout the day. Would have been a blowout had one team had the area to themselves. Weather was definitely a factor yesterday. The north wind blew out the water by a foot or so.


This....

But it still could've been a blowout. I know one team lost a 6+ and we jumped off enough for 15lbs+ yesterday

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#11873289 - 10/10/16 09:12 AM Re: Tales for Basschamps Championship on Sabine River [Re: Champion1]
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Loc: Kingwood, TX
Good job Jaret, see a guy that used to fish with us over here on LH got 2nd ( Lance Duff) see he moved on to bigger and better things, good for him.

Sidenote, I fished our club championship this weekend, never saw the top 3 guys either day, we were obviously in the wrong areas!!
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#11873322 - 10/10/16 09:23 AM Re: Tales for Basschamps Championship on Sabine River [Re: Champion1]
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Registered: 01/09/04
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Only tale I have is we almost got taken out by a HUGE pelican that dive bombed us while we were coming in to Day 1 weigh in and we were running 75. We were near Port Neches. Literally swooped on top of s and missed us by inches....... roflmao

We made a long run but had our area to ourselves. Had tons of water, caught lots of fish, a ton of 14" and above fish just no big bites. Looked like maybe 12-15 boats made the run to the Neches from what we saw. I am betting most of those got a check. The quality was a LOT better up there if you were willing to make the run. Less crowds too. The Sabine looked like a boat show on Friday when we practiced there.

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#11873324 - 10/10/16 09:24 AM Re: Tales for Basschamps Championship on Sabine River [Re: Champion1]
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75 in a Ranger? I call bull.
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#11873330 - 10/10/16 09:28 AM Re: Tales for Basschamps Championship on Sabine River [Re: fouzman]
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Registered: 01/09/04
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Loc: Highway 1
Originally Posted By: fouzman
75 in a Ranger? I call bull.


We fished out of a BassCat this weekend. Partner's boat. banana

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#11873373 - 10/10/16 09:53 AM Re: Tales for Basschamps Championship on Sabine River [Re: Champion1]
fouzman Offline
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Registered: 01/20/09
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Loc: Houston, TX
No wonder! roflmao
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#11873518 - 10/10/16 11:05 AM Re: Tales for Basschamps Championship on Sabine River [Re: fouzman]
WAWI Online   content
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Registered: 05/18/07
Posts: 19762
Loc: Aledo
Originally Posted By: fouzman
75 in a Ranger? I call bull.


My ranger did 75 yesterday on I 20.

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#11873786 - 10/10/16 02:02 PM Re: Tales for Basschamps Championship on Sabine River [Re: Champion1]
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Registered: 07/04/11
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Loc: nederland, TX
Did yall find fish above the salt water barrier on the Neches or did most fish the 2 bayous right up from the yacht club? Did anybody make the run to Taylor's or Calcasieu?

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