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#12415877 - 09/05/17 10:14 PM FLW Costa Series Co-angler Cost?
BassStalker Offline
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Registered: 05/05/11
Posts: 66
Loc: The Colony, Texas
Anyone know the all in (approximate) cost to fish as a co-angler in the FLW Costa Series? I know entry is $550, but with hotels, gas etc.

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#12415922 - 09/05/17 11:18 PM Re: FLW Costa Series Co-angler Cost? [Re: BassStalker]
Danny L. Weems Offline
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Registered: 03/19/14
Posts: 1355
Loc: Como, Texas
Only you know what your going to spend on hotels and etc. part of the equation.
When I was coangling, I pretty much used $40 as a starting point to give my boater for gas.
If we were making very long runs or he went out of his way to put me on winning quality fish then I would offer more. I've had a couple to tell me not to worry about gas money but I always offered no matter how The day went.
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#12416000 - 09/06/17 06:49 AM Re: FLW Costa Series Co-angler Cost? [Re: BassStalker]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 4484
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Different trail, but when I fished the BASS opens, it would run me about $1200-1300 per event with gas, lodging, food, etc.
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#12416108 - 09/06/17 08:31 AM Re: FLW Costa Series Co-angler Cost? [Re: SteezMacQueen]
lipjerk Offline
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Registered: 03/04/09
Posts: 2275
Loc: Lantana,Tx
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
Different trail, but when I fished the BASS opens, it would run me about $1200-1300 per event with gas, lodging, food, etc.


Dang Steez, she must be fun roflmao

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#12416111 - 09/06/17 08:32 AM Re: FLW Costa Series Co-angler Cost? [Re: BassStalker]
bassmanrudy Offline
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Registered: 01/30/15
Posts: 696
Loc: Bossier City, LA
Yeah the "cost" besides entry fees will def depend on you and your preferred comfort level. For me on the BASS Open side(as a Co-angler) it kinda breaks down like this-

room- split with a couple other guys so $20-30 a night for at least 2 nights(I don't travel early as I don't bring my boat to prefish)
gas for boater- usually depends on how far we run and if they aren't a backseater so can run $30-60 per day and 2 days
gas for travel- that varies depending on where the location is but it takes about $30 to fill my tank and usually 2-3 fill-ups per trip
meals/snacks/drinks- usually grab snacks for the day and then eat 1 good meal at night so maybe $30 a day for that all stuff.

Let's see: $40 + 60 + 60 + 60 = $220 at the cheapest. Oh forgot $40 per night for my dogs to be kenneled for 3 days so up to $340 now minimum. If I were to go up on Monday or Tuesday that just adds an additional $100 per night at least.

My entry fee is $425 + $340(at least) = $765 for a 3 day/2 night trip.


Edited by bassmanrudy (09/06/17 08:33 AM)
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#12416122 - 09/06/17 08:39 AM Re: FLW Costa Series Co-angler Cost? [Re: bassmanrudy]
HARD WORKN HAROLD Offline
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Registered: 11/10/09
Posts: 1050
Loc: Williams Creek, Lake Fork
THIS thumbplus $50 more per day for extras nor planned for.
Originally Posted By: bassmanrudy
Yeah the "cost" besides entry fees will def depend on you and your preferred comfort level. For me on the BASS Open side(as a Co-angler) it kinda breaks down like this-

room- split with a couple other guys so $20-30 a night for at least 2 nights(I don't travel early as I don't bring my boat to prefish)
gas for boater- usually depends on how far we run and if they aren't a backseater so can run $30-60 per day and 2 days
gas for travel- that varies depending on where the location is but it takes about $30 to fill my tank and usually 2-3 fill-ups per trip
meals/snacks/drinks- usually grab snacks for the day and then eat 1 good meal at night so maybe $30 a day for that all stuff.

Let's see: $40 + 60 + 60 + 60 = $220 at the cheapest. Oh forgot $40 per night for my dogs to be kenneled for 3 days so up to $340 now minimum. If I were to go up on Monday or Tuesday that just adds an additional $100 per night at least.

My entry fee is $425 + $340(at least) = $765 for a 3 day/2 night trip.
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#12416230 - 09/06/17 09:48 AM Re: FLW Costa Series Co-angler Cost? [Re: BassStalker]
BassStalker Offline
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Registered: 05/05/11
Posts: 66
Loc: The Colony, Texas
Appreciate all the feedback. So far on an average looks like around $1000-$1200 per event. Depending on location. I have a couple of possible sponsers and they are asking how much I need to run the season. I don't think BASS opens now that the schedule is different. So, FLW Costa is looking good. 3 events all within 4 hrs. Wife says go for it. That always makes it better!

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#12416497 - 09/06/17 01:28 PM Re: FLW Costa Series Co-angler Cost? [Re: lipjerk]
SteezMacQueen Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 4484
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Originally Posted By: lipjerk
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
Different trail, but when I fished the BASS opens, it would run me about $1200-1300 per event with gas, lodging, food, etc.


Dang Steez, she must be fun roflmao


She is!

My expenditures are going cheap-ish. I also would spend the entire week...Sunday to Sunday. I had a regular roommate, Brett Pruett. He's struggling along on the Elite tour right now. <<<<THATS EXPENSIVE!!

I would also take my own boat to pre fish. So I'd have extra fuel costs as well as having to find the right hotels for us to have boat access and charging.

You also need to add in the "bait run". You know, the run to get what works on that lake at that time. And you ain't got it...neither does most everyone else! Sometimes it is a long drive away from the lake to find a tackle shop that isn't sold out in 5 minutes.

There are guys that go cheap. And that's awesome. I approached it as a vacation and a very serious trip that I wanted to win. No corners cut.
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#12416953 - 09/06/17 07:03 PM Re: FLW Costa Series Co-angler Cost? [Re: BassStalker]
BassStalker Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/05/11
Posts: 66
Loc: The Colony, Texas
Good info Steez! Thanks. Seriously thinking about it. I know that at this point, all the money is pretty much a donation. But it's in my blood like a virus! All I've wanted to do for years. 46 now, so I better give it a shot.

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#12417033 - 09/06/17 07:44 PM Re: FLW Costa Series Co-angler Cost? [Re: BassStalker]
the skipper Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 2989
Loc: nederland, TX
Originally Posted By: BassStalker
Good info Steez! Thanks. Seriously thinking about it. I know that at this point, all the money is pretty much a donation. But it's in my blood like a virus! All I've wanted to do for years. 46 now, so I better give it a shot.

Luck of the draw man. You get the right boaters and you could win.

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#12417048 - 09/06/17 07:56 PM Re: FLW Costa Series Co-angler Cost? [Re: BassStalker]
Brent S Online   content
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Registered: 07/04/13
Posts: 2908
Loc: Eagle Mountain Lake
I fish the opens as a co angler. I recommend anyone to try them if you are interested in co angling.
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