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#12695382 - 03/29/18 06:51 PM Elite on Sabine River Delayed (Now Postponed)
Monty Wright Offline
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Registered: 10/23/08
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Loc: Montgomery, TX
BASS Elite on Sabine River Delayed

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Due to weather conditions in and around Orange, Texas, B.A.S.S. has decided to delay the start of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River presented by Econo Lodge. "We have conferred with authorities there to get the best information and forecasts we can," Tournament Director Trip Weldon said in a note to Elite Anglers Thursday. "River levels are predicted to crest along the Sabine and Neches sometime tomorrow or Saturday, depending on the location."

Weldon said B.A.S.S. will continue to monitor the situation and talk to authorities prior to making a decision Monday whether to hold the event next week. He said "safety is the utmost consideration" and may require postponing the event until sometime further into the future.

If the tournament begins next week, practice days will be Wednesday-Friday and competition will be held on Friday-Tuesday. Competition was originally supposed to begin Friday.


Pretty sure it's a typo and competition would be Saturday - Tuesdays


Edited by Monty Wright (03/30/18 07:43 PM)
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#12695399 - 03/29/18 07:05 PM Re: Elite on Sabine River Delayed [Re: Monty Wright]
Barn Online   content
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Registered: 05/17/02
Posts: 2313
Loc: McKinney, TX

The tournament days, which were originally scheduled to be April 6-9, will now be April 7-10 with the final day of competition taking place on a Tuesday.

http://www.bassfan.com/docktalk_article/...ay#.Wr1_W38h2Uk

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#12696716 - 03/30/18 07:41 PM Re: Elite on Sabine River Delayed [Re: Monty Wright]
Monty Wright Offline
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The tournament has now been postponed to a later date

BASS Sabine Postponed
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#12700674 - 04/03/18 05:10 AM Re: Elite on Sabine River Delayed [Re: Monty Wright]
MurraynTx Offline
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Registered: 06/17/08
Posts: 482
Loc: Nederland Tx
I will be surprised if they come back to Sabine. Going to take a long time to get back to normal.

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#12700711 - 04/03/18 06:30 AM Re: Elite on Sabine River Delayed [Re: Monty Wright]
the skipper Offline
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Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 4275
Loc: nederland, TX
As long as orange keeps dishing out the money they will keep coming back.

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#12700954 - 04/03/18 09:28 AM Re: Elite on Sabine River Delayed [Re: Monty Wright]
Mudbone Offline
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Registered: 07/23/03
Posts: 1314
Loc: Cuney, Texas
Why...?
So many other good lakes in Texas that have the metro access and venues to handle the event

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#12700983 - 04/03/18 09:42 AM Re: Elite on Sabine River Delayed [Re: Mudbone]
shotgunwilly Online   content
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Registered: 06/22/08
Posts: 861
Originally Posted By: Mudbone
Why...?
So many other good lakes in Texas that have the metro access and venues to handle the event


Because the Sabine is awesome. Why wouldn't they go back?

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#12700988 - 04/03/18 09:45 AM Re: Elite on Sabine River Delayed [Re: Mudbone]
fouzman Online   content
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Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 47889
Loc: Houston, TX
Originally Posted By: Mudbone
Why...?
So many other good lakes in Texas that have the metro access and venues to handle the event


Because B.A.S.S. has a contract with the hosting venue. And that venue draws BIG crowds.
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#12701076 - 04/03/18 10:27 AM Re: Elite on Sabine River Delayed [Re: MurraynTx]
Happy Birthday Der Vorsteher Offline
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Posts: 23557
Loc: The 903
Originally Posted By: MurraynTx
I will be surprised if they come back to Sabine. Going to take a long time to get back to normal.


And more rain coming.
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#12701085 - 04/03/18 10:35 AM Re: Elite on Sabine River Delayed [Re: Mudbone]
Legend LE-195 Online   content
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Registered: 03/14/05
Posts: 3381
Loc: Hill county
Originally Posted By: Mudbone
Why...?
So many other good lakes in Texas that have the metro access and venues to handle the event


They've tried hosting big tourneys in north texas over and over, the crowds never show, BASSfest at texoma was a ghost town, TTBC on Ray Roberts was worse. I don't think the bassmaster top 150 on lewisville or the major on eagle mountain/benbrook did good either. I think the only decent crowd they had was Megabass back in the 80's on white rock lake but the fishing was terrible.

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#12701132 - 04/03/18 11:03 AM Re: Elite on Sabine River Delayed [Re: Monty Wright]
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Registered: 01/09/04
Posts: 53554
Loc: Highway 1
I think the Elite 50 went so well on Lewisville that it is the reason the other events were tries in the north/northeast Texas area. I was there all 3-4 days and it had a great turnout each day. They also had a bigger than normal Expo set up for a regular season event too which helped.

The Eagle Mountain deal was a www.bassfan.com event. It just had BASS/FLW anglers in it.

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#12701438 - 04/03/18 02:01 PM Re: Elite on Sabine River Delayed [Re: Mudbone]
the skipper Offline
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Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 4275
Loc: nederland, TX
Originally Posted By: Mudbone
Why...?
So many other good lakes in Texas that have the metro access and venues to handle the event

$$$$$ They could care less about the fishing as long as it makes money.

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#12701455 - 04/03/18 02:13 PM Re: Elite on Sabine River Delayed [Re: Legend LE-195]
Neches Offline
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Registered: 04/06/10
Posts: 1171
Originally Posted By: Bossbowman
Originally Posted By: Mudbone
Why...?
So many other good lakes in Texas that have the metro access and venues to handle the event


They've tried hosting big tourneys in north texas over and over, the crowds never show, BASSfest at texoma was a ghost town, TTBC on Ray Roberts was worse. I don't think the bassmaster top 150 on lewisville or the major on eagle mountain/benbrook did good either. I think the only decent crowd they had was Megabass back in the 80's on white rock lake but the fishing was terrible.
wait a minute. I remember one of them catching a pair of underwear. Ya don’t get to see that every day.

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#12702174 - 04/03/18 09:34 PM Re: Elite on Sabine River Delayed [Re: Monty Wright]
Legend LE-195 Online   content
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Registered: 03/14/05
Posts: 3381
Loc: Hill county
Originally Posted By: Mark Perry
The Eagle Mountain deal was a www.bassfan.com event. It just had BASS/FLW anglers in it.

I was talking about this one https://www.bassmaster.com/results/tournaments/2006-major-memorial/1
Originally Posted By: Neches
wait a minute. I remember one of them catching a pair of underwear. Ya don’t get to see that every day.

Yes not sure what they were thinking, they should have just moved the finals hole course to lake Halbert

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#12702279 - 04/03/18 10:49 PM Re: Elite on Sabine River Delayed [Re: Legend LE-195]
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Registered: 01/09/04
Posts: 53554
Loc: Highway 1
Originally Posted By: Bossbowman
Originally Posted By: Mark Perry
The Eagle Mountain deal was a www.bassfan.com event. It just had BASS/FLW anglers in it.

I was talking about this one https://www.bassmaster.com/results/tournaments/2006-major-memorial/1
Originally Posted By: Neches
wait a minute. I remember one of them catching a pair of underwear. Ya don’t get to see that every day.

Yes not sure what they were thinking, they should have just moved the finals hole course to lake Halbert


We got to help out with that one too. Fun times. Probably the only time I will ever see my name on the BASS page with Ike and the other guys.... roflmao

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