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#12563054 - 01/03/18 04:14 PM Cabelas at tawakoni 2-17
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King cat trail coming back 2-17. Expect 45 MPH north winds that weekend bolt
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#12563997 - 01/04/18 11:57 AM Re: Cabelas at tawakoni 2-17 [Re: kodys'papa]
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Sounds great. I learned all the things not to do in those winds last year. I'll start figuring out where I'm going to put my trophy.

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#12564288 - 01/04/18 03:17 PM Re: Cabelas at tawakoni 2-17 [Re: kodys'papa]
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Probably pass on this one this year. Last year was high $300 entry for a shot at about 3500. This year it's really high $395. That would be ok if it was a 2 day, Or if the payout was better.

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#12564310 - 01/04/18 03:32 PM Re: Cabelas at tawakoni 2-17 [Re: kodys'papa]
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dang that's a hefty increase plus a room / gas / food / license / and driving all over hell & back...who's in?? hmmm
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#12564401 - 01/04/18 04:39 PM Re: Cabelas at tawakoni 2-17 [Re: mike9582]
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Originally Posted By: mike9582
Probably pass on this one this year. Last year was high $300 entry for a shot at about 3500. This year it's really high $395. That would be ok if it was a 2 day, Or if the payout was better.
where did you see 395.00 ?
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#12564429 - 01/04/18 05:06 PM Re: Cabelas at tawakoni 2-17 [Re: kodys'papa]
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Check cabelas king Kat website. It's actually 405 if you don't pre register.
300 entry
30 per membership
20 big fish
25 late registere

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#12564493 - 01/04/18 05:52 PM Re: Cabelas at tawakoni 2-17 [Re: kodys'papa]
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Oh OK so they went up a hundred on the entry ?
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#12564525 - 01/04/18 06:14 PM Re: Cabelas at tawakoni 2-17 [Re: kodys'papa]
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Yes sir. May be it's a typo..... but I seriously doubt it.

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#12564538 - 01/04/18 06:25 PM Re: Cabelas at tawakoni 2-17 [Re: kodys'papa]
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I doubt it also. Only thing that has not gone up is wages !
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#12564711 - 01/04/18 08:28 PM Re: Cabelas at tawakoni 2-17 [Re: kodys'papa]
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Dang!!! $395...woo-wee...

I remember when it was $250 not that long ago.
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#12564855 - 01/04/18 10:13 PM Re: Cabelas at tawakoni 2-17 [Re: kodys'papa]
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If trlrman is cooking steak the night before the tourney, i will slip down from Oklahoma and donate my money. Think this will make year 6 for us. We look forward to Cabelas weekend every year!

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#12564953 - 01/05/18 05:51 AM Re: Cabelas at tawakoni 2-17 [Re: kodys'papa]
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Might have to be baloney this year Matt ! I look forward to the time spent with great friends.


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#12566524 - 01/06/18 02:20 PM Re: Cabelas at tawakoni 2-17 [Re: kodys'papa]
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Are they trying to kill the tournament or make it bigger? What a joke, they already get 6 or 7k from the city....now they are going to up the entry fee? I doubt they even add it to the payout... loco I wish the chamber would give the $ to a local guy and let him get something going like the Possum Kingdom tournament. It's a shame you can get 120 boats on Possum Kingdom with over 30k cash given away but "Cabelas" comes to Tawakoni and you have 40 boats with maybe 7k given away. I have personally fished this tournament 6 or 7 times now but im thinking about opting out this year!

Probably not but I like to bitch........
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#12566527 - 01/06/18 02:30 PM Re: Cabelas at tawakoni 2-17 [Re: Smoky]
big10 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Smoky
What a joke, they already get 6 or 7k from the city....now they are going to up the entry fee? I doubt they even add it to the payout... loco I wish the chamber would give the $ to a local guy and let him get something going like the Possum Kingdom tournament.


Well said!


Edited by big10 (01/06/18 02:31 PM)
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#12566612 - 01/06/18 04:24 PM Re: Cabelas at tawakoni 2-17 [Re: big10]
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Originally Posted By: big10
Originally Posted By: Smoky
What a joke, they already get 6 or 7k from the city....now they are going to up the entry fee? I doubt they even add it to the payout... loco I wish the chamber would give the $ to a local guy and let him get something going like the Possum Kingdom tournament.


Well said!


Jerry you should get with the chamber and submit a proposal. A few years ago Kody's Papa from this forum helped me out and I was able to submit an offer when I was running tournaments. I offered to pay out their $ 100% and only take 20% of the entry fees, I was turned down because they like the "cabelas" brand in town. However I think at this point they have realized it's not going to get any bigger with them jokers running the show! So you might have a shot....
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#12567339 - 01/07/18 09:29 AM Re: Cabelas at tawakoni 2-17 [Re: kodys'papa]
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That is a big entry fee.
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#12567385 - 01/07/18 10:01 AM Re: Cabelas at tawakoni 2-17 [Re: kodys'papa]
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I retired from the city six years ago. Our Economic Development Corporation started the tournament several years ago as we had a goal to attract a national hotel chain (they ended up in Emory). The budget for the sales tax fund was $4,000 to cabelas and we had national exposure through their tournament magazine, websites, and back then, a tv show about catfishing. I don't know what the EDC paid this year but it has been $4,000 As of last year.
With no national hotel brand and no national food franchises, it is very difficult for the EDC to recover that investment. We know the tournament has brought people here who would not have come otherwise and the lake still holds the King Kat weigh in record of 213 pounds.
If smoky or any other tournament director has a better idea, I encourage you to contact the EDC and find out when a proposal needs to be submitted
A few local guides have managed to monetize the catfish population here, but so far, no one else has
Never fished the tournament, rather be chasing crappie in february


Edited by kodys'papa (01/07/18 10:11 AM)
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#12567431 - 01/07/18 10:36 AM Re: Cabelas at tawakoni 2-17 [Re: kodys'papa]
I Got Worms Offline
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$395 guess they’re pushing us local poor fisherman out of it I say we boycott it and start are own tournament lol

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#12574886 - 01/11/18 10:42 PM Re: Cabelas at tawakoni 2-17 [Re: kodys'papa]
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Thank you kodys papa. That is valuable information.
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#12578824 - 01/14/18 08:05 PM Re: Cabelas at tawakoni 2-17 [Re: kodys'papa]
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I'm hoping someone steps up and puts on a good tournament in the near future.

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