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Aluminum only club or tournaments. #12533762
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Does anyone know of any aluminum only clubs or tournaments around the Tyler area?

Re: Aluminum only club or tournaments. [Re: Joe dirt 318] #12534353
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None that I’m aware of


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Re: Aluminum only club or tournaments. [Re: Joe dirt 318] #12535300
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Just fish with the big boats. Might have to put in more practice time but you’ll be fine.


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Re: Aluminum only club or tournaments. [Re: Joe dirt 318] #12535351
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Just wondering why having an aluminum boat means you might need to put in more practice time. Are "big boat" owners, somehow, better fisherman because of the size of their boats?

Re: Aluminum only club or tournaments. [Re: Joe dirt 318] #12535365
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Boats don't catch fish. That said, the big fiberglass boat advantages are real. Most are faster and easier to fish in rough water and high winds. I can see where someone would want to fish on an even playing field.

As for the OP Q? I haven't heard of any. However, I have been beat by guys in tin boats before, so I know they didn't have any problems getting to the fish.


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Re: Aluminum only club or tournaments. [Re: FlatBack4] #12535784
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Originally Posted By: FlatBack4
Just wondering why having an aluminum boat means you might need to put in more practice time. Are "big boat" owners, somehow, better fisherman because of the size of their boats?


No, that's not what I meant. I was a small tin boat guy for a while and the drawback to those boats is that you can't cover a lot of water as quickly as you can with a typical glass rig with a 150-250 motor. Meaning you might need to focus on two or three specific areas on a big body of water and fish them more thoroughly and really do your best to figure out a pattern that you can work with instead of running and gunning all over the lake in a day. To cover these areas you might even need to trailer your boat during practice to a far away spot to help you decide if it's really worth spending the time on the day of the tourney running all the way to that spot. Decision making is a lot more critical with those small boats and the margin for error is definitely a lot smaller, especially if the wind kicks up. smile

It's either fish in your small boat your own way or fish out of someone else's boat out of the backseat. Personally, I've always preferred fishing out of my own boat even if its more challenging.


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Re: Aluminum only club or tournaments. [Re: Joe dirt 318] #12535889
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That's just wrong! How are we supposed to tell our fiberglass boats that an aluminum only club is around.

Re: Aluminum only club or tournaments. [Re: 5-20] #12535903
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Originally Posted By: 5-20
Originally Posted By: FlatBack4
Just wondering why having an aluminum boat means you might need to put in more practice time. Are "big boat" owners, somehow, better fisherman because of the size of their boats?


No, that's not what I meant. I was a small tin boat guy for a while and the drawback to those boats is that you can't cover a lot of water as quickly as you can with a typical glass rig with a 150-250 motor. Meaning you might need to focus on two or three specific areas on a big body of water and fish them more thoroughly and really do your best to figure out a pattern that you can work with instead of running and gunning all over the lake in a day. To cover these areas you might even need to trailer your boat during practice to a far away spot to help you decide if it's really worth spending the time on the day of the tourney running all the way to that spot. Decision making is a lot more critical with those small boats and the margin for error is definitely a lot smaller, especially if the wind kicks up. smile

It's either fish in your small boat your own way or fish out of someone else's boat out of the backseat. Personally, I've always preferred fishing out of my own boat even if its more challenging.


I usually finish better when I fish small, thorough and don't run all over the lake. Regardless of what boat I'm in.

Re: Aluminum only club or tournaments. [Re: Joe dirt 318] #12535912
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I won a club tournament once at the boat ramp out of a tracker because it just wasn't safe for me to get out into the big water. I also have won angler of the year in a club multiple times from my tin boat, and was always in the top 6.




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Re: Aluminum only club or tournaments. [Re: Joe dirt 318] #12537345
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Tks for the info. I have always fished from big glass boat and recently downsized to a bass tracker. My concern was at a tournament launch if i left in the front of the pack i would have 20 glass boats flying past me 70mph on each side and fighting waves from both sides that's why i thought about aluminum only to maybe everything more equal.tks again.

Re: Aluminum only club or tournaments. [Re: Joe dirt 318] #12538903
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I don't know of any, but, I think it's a great idea.


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Re: Aluminum only club or tournaments. [Re: Joe dirt 318] #12538967
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Do Bass Trackers not make wakes too?

Re: Aluminum only club or tournaments. [Re: Kristopher Douglas.] #12539139
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Originally Posted By: Toadrustler
That's just wrong! How are we supposed to tell our fiberglass boats that an aluminum only club is around.


I agree,,,,
Aluminum "only" club or tournament is just WRONG.
That is clearly racist .... to base a club or tournament strictly on the type of skin on a boat.
Next thing you know we will be having women only or 50hp motors and below tournaments or clubs.
Just because I do not own an aluminum boat you want to exclude me ?
That's just wrong !
OMG

Re: Aluminum only club or tournaments. [Re: Joe dirt 318] #12539205
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Used to fish with these guys when I was a kid. Could fish out of whatever boat you wanted, but only electric motors, so lots of john boats obviously.

http://www.oklahomabassfishing.com/eric501.html

Re: Aluminum only club or tournaments. [Re: Joe dirt 318] #12539212
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So i guess its racist that alot of tournaments have a 250hp max excluding guys that have 300hp motors.

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