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#12611842 - 02/05/18 11:40 AM Tournament fishing
Luke Scribner Offline
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Registered: 10/14/15
Posts: 144
Loc: Farmersville, Texas
I fish a local club out of Farmersville. This past weekend I fished a tournament on Martin Creek lake that had about 100 boats on it. When you fish a lake that is really pressured like that, what do you do? Most of my spots that I have found on the map had about 5 boats on it, When that happens I feel a little lost on the game plan. I guess I'm asking how to adapt and get a new game plan?
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#12611848 - 02/05/18 11:43 AM Re: Tournament fishing [Re: Luke Scribner]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 4384
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Usually I go find spots that I feel are less pressured. Think outside of the box a little bit.
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#12611898 - 02/05/18 12:08 PM Re: Tournament fishing [Re: Luke Scribner]
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Registered: 06/22/17
Posts: 166
Loc: Wise county
Just tell them.. “Hey you don’t own the water Bro” and start Fishing!! It seems to be the norm these days get it done to me a lot and if you catch one try your best to keep it simple and stealthy or you will be making some new friends fish


Edited by Ripinlip (02/05/18 12:10 PM)
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#12611926 - 02/05/18 12:25 PM Re: Tournament fishing [Re: Luke Scribner]
Sinkey Online   content
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Registered: 08/04/06
Posts: 4996
Loc: Frisco, TX. and Lake Fork
Just fish. I fish tournaments all the time on Fork and normally have numerous boats around me. Doesn't bother me a bit. Just put your head down and fish.
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#12612107 - 02/05/18 01:56 PM Re: Tournament fishing [Re: Sinkey]
Txduckhunter Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/19/02
Posts: 1886
Loc: Lake Fork
Originally Posted By: Sinkey
Just fish. I fish tournaments all the time on Fork and normally have numerous boats around me. Doesn't bother me a bit. Just put your head down and fish.


This...

I tell my HS boys every tourney - they can't catch your fish, just do what you do.

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#12612121 - 02/05/18 02:03 PM Re: Tournament fishing [Re: Luke Scribner]
Shaggin Bass Offline
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Registered: 12/05/17
Posts: 10
Loc: west texas
Buddy of mine fished a tourney there subday and said it was rediculous and etiquette was right out the window.
Think there were two different toyrneys there.
Definately becoming more the norm than the exception anymore. Smh.
All ya can do is put your head down and keep fishn.
If your tourney rules dictate minimum distances and the other boats violate the rules. Take a pic of the boat n reg nunbers and complain to tourney directors if they are in the same tourney.
But as in life same in fishing there are jerks everywhere.
Dont let it ruin your day and just fo fishing.

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#12612178 - 02/05/18 02:26 PM Re: Tournament fishing [Re: Shaggin Bass]
Txduckhunter Offline
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Registered: 02/19/02
Posts: 1886
Loc: Lake Fork
Originally Posted By: Shaggin Bass
Buddy of mine fished a tourney there subday and said it was rediculous and etiquette was right out the window.
Think there were two different toyrneys there.
Definately becoming more the norm than the exception anymore. Smh.
All ya can do is put your head down and keep fishn.
If your tourney rules dictate minimum distances and the other boats violate the rules. Take a pic of the boat n reg nunbers and complain to tourney directors if they are in the same tourney.
But as in life same in fishing there are jerks everywhere.
Dont let it ruin your day and just fo fishing.


You can let the director of ANY tournament know of bad behavior - whether your fishing the tourney or not.
Years ago, there was an angler fishing Anglers Choice who lost his ride and his sponsors due to constant rules violations to NON-competitors. He was renowned for being a d**k on (and off) the water.

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#12613416 - 02/06/18 10:17 AM Re: Tournament fishing [Re: Shaggin Bass]
Luke Scribner Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/14/15
Posts: 144
Loc: Farmersville, Texas
Originally Posted By: Shaggin Bass
Buddy of mine fished a tourney there subday and said it was rediculous and etiquette was right out the window.
Think there were two different toyrneys there.
Definately becoming more the norm than the exception anymore. Smh.
All ya can do is put your head down and keep fishn.
If your tourney rules dictate minimum distances and the other boats violate the rules. Take a pic of the boat n reg nunbers and complain to tourney directors if they are in the same tourney.
But as in life same in fishing there are jerks everywhere.
Dont let it ruin your day and just fo fishing.



People were literally sitting on a spot not even fishing just waiting. Also people will be on plane about 20 feet from you leaving a spot...
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#12613481 - 02/06/18 10:56 AM Re: Tournament fishing [Re: Luke Scribner]
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Pro Angler

Registered: 08/24/16
Posts: 773
Loc: Melissa, Tx
Get you a Bullet and then no one gets to your spots first. LOL kidding Luke you're a great fisherman taught me a bunch of what I know and I've never known you to shy away from bumpin elbows a little. Haha
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#12614161 - 02/06/18 05:09 PM Re: Tournament fishing [Re: Luke Scribner]
Clark3 Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/22/12
Posts: 970
Loc: Haslet, TX
How many times have you been fishing the exact same bait as your partner and him catch a fish behind you. Happens all the time. Same thing I fish behind other boats all the time doesn’t bother me a bit
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#12616438 - 02/07/18 11:01 PM Re: Tournament fishing [Re: Luke Scribner]
JadensBasshole Offline
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Registered: 09/29/16
Posts: 76
Sometimes banks that don't look good won't get fished. I've caught countless keepers on banks that look terrible
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