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FLW Rayovacs WHY??? #10613581 02/12/15 04:52 PM
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ok guys I am supposed to be fishing Amistad this week at the FLW Rayovacs but my boat is in the shop and I don't dare or never will borrow a boat so I have to miss this one. But why is it that everywhere else in the country they can pull 150 to 200 boats but here in Texas they can only get 112 ??? This doesn't make sense to me why we cant get at least 150 in this trail? What are your thoughts?

Lakes?
Money?
time of year?
schedule?




What is it? look at every other region and they get a lot more than Texas.

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Re: FLW Rayovacs WHY??? [Re: Skeeter_1] #10613592 02/12/15 04:56 PM
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I haven't looked into it much, but don't they need a co for every pro? $500 for a co-angler fee is pretty steep IMO. I realize it's only $75 more than the BASS Opens, but I bet they would get a much better draw if the co fee was between $300 and $400.


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Re: FLW Rayovacs WHY??? [Re: Skeeter_1] #10613619 02/12/15 05:04 PM
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Most events are much closer to where guys live I assume. Amistad is a long haul!!

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Originally Posted By: Jaret Latta
Most events are much closer to where guys live I assume. Amistad is a long haul!!


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Re: FLW Rayovacs WHY??? [Re: Skeeter_1] #10613652 02/12/15 05:14 PM
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so you guys are saying if they had one of these events on Cedar Creek, Ray Roberts, Tawakoni, Lewisville, or Ray Hubbard they would fill up you think?

I personally don't think that's it at all....

Re: FLW Rayovacs WHY??? [Re: Skeeter_1] #10613668 02/12/15 05:20 PM
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ton more tournament trails to compete with in Texas.

Re: FLW Rayovacs WHY??? [Re: Skeeter_1] #10613673 02/12/15 05:21 PM
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I think we are blessed here in East Texas with great lakes and so many to choose from. Anglers are picking one or maybe 2 of there best lakes where they can catch fish pretty steadily and good ones and if a tourney comes to that lake then they jack pot it. Its hard to find Anglers from this area anymore to follow a circuit and fish all the tourneys but to sit back and choose which tourneys they fish that come to there favorite lake there favorite time of year. Does this make sense?

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Times are tough and lot of people cannot afford to take time off to chase a dream. These men put their families first and bills and in theses days its tough to make a living so spending thousands of dollars to chase a dream just doesn't make sense. They fish the ones close to still get to fish their dream and maybe win a little. Theses men get to be with their families fish some tournaments and not spent a fortune doing it. just my .02

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field size was held back from a lack of co-anglers...


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Re: FLW Rayovacs WHY??? [Re: 921 Phoenix] #10613703 02/12/15 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted By: 921 Phoenix
Times are tough and lot of people cannot afford to take time off to chase a dream. These men put their families first and bills and in theses days its tough to make a living so spending thousands of dollars to chase a dream just doesn't make sense. They fish the ones close to still get to fish their dream and maybe win a little. Theses men get to be with their families fish some tournaments and not spent a fortune doing it. just my .02



makes sense to me....

Re: FLW Rayovacs WHY??? [Re: Skeeter_1] #10613782 02/12/15 05:57 PM
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Well if times are tough and you look out east at full fields, times aren't tough out there? Its obviously more than just one factor, but limited coangler and distance play a big role. Plus amistad is a shell of what it once was. If it was old amistad, march, and closer to central Texas, I think the turnout would be much better.

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Well you can fish a lot of other trails here for a lot less money. Some guys aren't interested in fishing anything but their lake, so because of that there won't be a big turn out unless it is on their home lake. Maybe back east they don't have as many trails to compete with, $1500 for an entry fee and a week off work is a little hard for a lot of guys.

Hard to say, for me I don't have any aspirations to run all over the state to fish qualifing tournaments, then run out of state to fish a regional, then somewhere eise to fish a championship then hope I'm the one to make it to the Cup. But I hope the turnout picks up for your sake.

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In addition to the tournament trail choices we have in Texas, the long haul to Amistad, the high entry fee, they also ran off a few guys when they eliminated the championship. I know it's back now, but they'd have never lost those guys to begin with if they hadn't dropped the championship in the first place.


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Re: FLW Rayovacs WHY??? [Re: Skeeter_1] #10613983 02/12/15 07:04 PM
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I couldn't get in because there was not enough co-anglers and I bet because of the haul there is what held a bunch back I'm betting there is more at texoma


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I think it is a few things also not just one it's where they are at seems they are always south and deep east and I know there is one on Texoma this year ,maybe cost but one factor is there are a lot of tournaments in Texas to fish just my two cents.


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