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#12468851 - 10/17/17 11:33 AM Bassmaster Opens Rule Changes
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The rules for the bassmaster opens have been changed starting in 2018. Tunnel hull boats will not be allowed for competing or practicing purposes. Also, non penetrating cull clips are the only cull clips allowed.

What do you guys think about the changes?
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#12468860 - 10/17/17 11:38 AM Re: Bassmaster Opens Rule Changes [Re: Brent S]
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Not a big deal, will be for the few who can afford to have a tunnel for the shallow river events. The clips are interesting though.

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#12468935 - 10/17/17 12:28 PM Re: Bassmaster Opens Rule Changes [Re: Brent S]
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Too many complained after Ott won out of his....
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#12468996 - 10/17/17 01:04 PM Re: Bassmaster Opens Rule Changes [Re: mudd]
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Originally Posted By: mudd
Too many complained after Ott won out of his....


Skyler Hamilton won an event last year using one. I think it's a good idea to axe them, because nobody uses them in the elites. So let's say someone fishes out of one to get the advantage in the opens and qualifies for the elites. The elites allow one boat the whole year, and a tunnel hull won't be the one used.
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#12469012 - 10/17/17 01:13 PM Re: Bassmaster Opens Rule Changes [Re: Brent S]
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Just making the game more complicated smh

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#12469026 - 10/17/17 01:22 PM Re: Bassmaster Opens Rule Changes [Re: Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life)]
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Originally Posted By: Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life)
Just making the game more complicated smh


Or making it more fair for everyone.
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#12469035 - 10/17/17 01:30 PM Re: Bassmaster Opens Rule Changes [Re: Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life)]
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Originally Posted By: Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life)
Just making the game more complicated smh
less complicated. IMO
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#12469078 - 10/17/17 02:19 PM Re: Bassmaster Opens Rule Changes [Re: Brent S]
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someone in BASS must have stock in the company that makes "non-penetrating cull tags"... can't use a net so boat flip em in and they flop all over the carpet but lets not poke a hole in the mouth where we just had 1-6 hooks stuck in... done properly the cull balls work extremely well and do almost zero damage...
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#12469099 - 10/17/17 02:38 PM Re: Bassmaster Opens Rule Changes [Re: bassmanrudy]
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Unfortunately though Rudy, most people get in a hurry and don't do it right. Seen way too many damaged mouths. I think it's a good change.

Originally Posted By: bassmanrudy
someone in BASS must have stock in the company that makes "non-penetrating cull tags"... can't use a net so boat flip em in and they flop all over the carpet but lets not poke a hole in the mouth where we just had 1-6 hooks stuck in... done properly the cull balls work extremely well and do almost zero damage...


Edited by Cass Caldwell (10/17/17 06:34 PM)
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#12469166 - 10/17/17 03:47 PM Re: Bassmaster Opens Rule Changes [Re: Brent S]
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Next thing you know everyone will have to have the same boat and motor and will be weighed in and out.

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#12469238 - 10/17/17 05:12 PM Re: Bassmaster Opens Rule Changes [Re: Brent S]
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Participation trophies are what the crybabies want. If the boat made the angler I wouldn't think Defoe would be doing to hot in the elites. Got to play to the daddy's boys I guess.

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#12469390 - 10/17/17 07:39 PM Re: Bassmaster Opens Rule Changes [Re: fouzman]
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Originally Posted By: fouzman
Originally Posted By: Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life)
Just making the game more complicated smh


Or making it more fair for everyone.

I agree. A lot more complicated for a west coast angler to have to drive his fiberglass boat home and change it out with a tin boat. Then have to make the drive across country to switch them again. Pretty convenient when its in your back yard though.
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#12469592 - 10/17/17 10:02 PM Re: Bassmaster Opens Rule Changes [Re: Brent S]
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Originally Posted By: Brent S
Skyler Hamilton won an event last year using one. I think it's a good idea to axe them, because nobody uses them in the elites.


Skyler used one in the Elites.

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#12469600 - 10/17/17 10:08 PM Re: Bassmaster Opens Rule Changes [Re: Captain Chunk]
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Originally Posted By: Captain Chunk
Originally Posted By: Brent S
Skyler Hamilton won an event last year using one. I think it's a good idea to axe them, because nobody uses them in the elites.


Skyler used one in the Elites.


Aluminum yes, but not a super custom tunnel hull.

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#12469611 - 10/17/17 10:22 PM Re: Bassmaster Opens Rule Changes [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
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Originally Posted By: Andrew Y'Barbo
Originally Posted By: Captain Chunk
Originally Posted By: Brent S
Skyler Hamilton won an event last year using one. I think it's a good idea to axe them, because nobody uses them in the elites.


Skyler used one in the Elites.


Aluminum yes, but not a super custom tunnel hull.


Correct. Big difference between a tunnel hull boat and a Crestliner or xpress such as the one John Cox and skylar Hamilton use.
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