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#12826019 - 07/12/18 03:16 PM Athens - OPEN - Jul 21 Night T - Texas Poormans
Ted Martin Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/26/05
Posts: 2543
Loc: Dallas, TX


OPEN ironman night tournament! NO membership required, anyone can enter!

Lake Athens Marina and RV Park
5401 Marina Drive, Athens, TX

$60 entry per boat includes big bass.
80% payout.
Optional $10 7lb side-pot entry available to existing paid members who have fished at least one event in 2018.

Sign up is 7:15pm - 7:45pm at the Athens ramp.
After livewell check, you may launch.
First cast 8:00pm, last 7:00am.
Weigh in line will close at 7:30am.

Tournament Director: Ted Martin - (two one four) 770-3348

See Texas Poormans Bass Club for complete rules

This will be the 4th year in a row for this event, we typically have somewhere between 18-30 boats.

Please note that Athens is under special regulations per the TPWD
Quote:
For largemouth bass, length limit is a 14-21” slot. Bass 14 inches and less or 21 inches or greater in length may be retained. Only one largemouth bass 21 inches or greater may be retained each day. For smallmouth bass (if present), minimum length = 14 inches. No minimum length on spotted, Guadalupe, and Alabama bass (if present.) Daily bag limit for all species = 5 black bass in any combination.


what this boils down to is:
if you fish as a 2 angler team, you may weigh in up to 2 over 21"
If you fish solo, you may only weigh in 1 fish over 21"


For this event - we will allow only 1 over to be weighed in per boat. We will do this for the following reasons:
1. Fish care - this weekend is going to be very, very hot, will be more difficult to keep 2 overs healthy than 1 over and 4 unders.
2. Controversy avoidance - technically to weigh in 2 fish each angler must catch one. however we have no way of enforcing such a rule. i am sure everyone is honest, but this will prevent anyone else from wondering.
3. Fairness - this evens the playing field somewhat for single vs. team entry. hard enough to compete with only 1 bait in the water at a time.


Edited by Ted Martin (07/17/18 04:21 PM)
Edit Reason: updated rules on overs

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#12826153 - 07/12/18 04:35 PM Re: Athens - OPEN - Jul 21 Night T - Texas Poormans [Re: Ted Martin]
flukeman83 Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/19/14
Posts: 1353
..... fun tournament ....
last year my wife fished with me ...... 8-11pm, then she went home and slept until 5am --- picked her up at the dock and she fished with me until weigh-in.

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#12827697 - 07/13/18 09:08 PM Re: Athens - OPEN - Jul 21 Night T - Texas Poormans [Re: flukeman83]
Ted Martin Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/26/05
Posts: 2543
Loc: Dallas, TX
Originally Posted By: flukeman83
..... fun tournament ....
last year my wife fished with me ...... 8-11pm, then she went home and slept until 5am --- picked her up at the dock and she fished with me until weigh-in.


this is always a fun one - lots of fish caught, Athens rarely disappoints!

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#12831387 - 07/17/18 10:57 AM Re: Athens - OPEN - Jul 21 Night T - Texas Poormans [Re: Ted Martin]
Goat Farmer Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 02/14/03
Posts: 4309
Loc: Texas. USA
night fishing is the only option for me right now.. it's too freakin' HOT!! fish should be biting good at night

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#12831736 - 07/17/18 04:07 PM Re: Athens - OPEN - Jul 21 Night T - Texas Poormans [Re: Ted Martin]
Ted Martin Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/26/05
Posts: 2543
Loc: Dallas, TX
Originally Posted By: Ted Martin


Please note that Athens is under special regulations per the TPWD
Quote:
For largemouth bass, length limit is a 14-21” slot. Bass 14 inches and less or 21 inches or greater in length may be retained. Only one largemouth bass 21 inches or greater may be retained each day. For smallmouth bass (if present), minimum length = 14 inches. No minimum length on spotted, Guadalupe, and Alabama bass (if present.) Daily bag limit for all species = 5 black bass in any combination.


what this boils down to is:
if you fish as a 2 angler team, you may weigh in up to 2 over 21"
If you fish solo, you may only weigh in 1 fish over 21"


For this event - we will allow only 1 over to be weighed in per boat. We will do this for the following reasons:
1. Fish care - this weekend is going to be very, very hot, will be more difficult to keep 2 overs healthy than 1 over and 4 unders.
2. Controversy avoidance - technically to weigh in 2 fish each angler must catch one. however we have no way of enforcing such a rule. i am sure everyone is honest, but this will prevent anyone else from wondering.
3. Fairness - this evens the playing field somewhat for single vs. team entry. hard enough to compete with only 1 bait in the water at a time.


Please note the update above.

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#12832814 - 07/18/18 12:11 PM Re: Athens - OPEN - Jul 21 Night T - Texas Poormans [Re: Ted Martin]
J-Y-D Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/27/13
Posts: 82
This will be a good one.

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#12833898 - 07/19/18 10:03 AM Re: Athens - OPEN - Jul 21 Night T - Texas Poormans [Re: Ted Martin]
Goat Farmer Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 02/14/03
Posts: 4309
Loc: Texas. USA
Agree with the TDs decision to allow only 1 over per team.. should be a good one.. 1 big over probably wins the whole thing.. which is kinda cool.. get out there and enjoy the cool 80 to 90 degree temps smile much better at night.. at least better than 110...

Athens has some giants! Then again, some team will probably come in with 5 unders and take it.. anyone could win!

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#12835594 - 07/20/18 01:59 PM Re: Athens - OPEN - Jul 21 Night T - Texas Poormans [Re: Goat Farmer]
flukeman83 Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/19/14
Posts: 1353
Originally Posted By: Goat Farmer
Agree with the TDs decision to allow only 1 over per team.. should be a good one.. 1 big over probably wins the whole thing.. which is kinda cool.. get out there and enjoy the cool 80 to 90 degree temps smile much better at night.. at least better than 110...

Athens has some giants! Then again, some team will probably come in with 5 unders and take it.. anyone could win!


Nope,,, there will be a lot of overs caught Saturday night ...... better have one going to weigh in

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#12839216 - 07/23/18 05:35 PM Re: Athens - OPEN - Jul 21 Night T - Texas Poormans [Re: Ted Martin]
Ted Martin Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/26/05
Posts: 2543
Loc: Dallas, TX
overnight weather was surprisingly pleasant, we had a nice breeze all night and low humidity.

Record turnout for a poormans night T - 34 boats, so we had a really good crowd, quite a few overs weighed in.

Slot fish bit all night long, keepers were hard to find.




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