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Tournament fishing #12611842
02/05/18 05:40 PM
02/05/18 05:40 PM
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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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Re: Tournament fishing [Re: Luke Scribner] #12611848
02/05/18 05:43 PM
02/05/18 05:43 PM
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San Antonio, Texas
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Usually I go find spots that I feel are less pressured. Think outside of the box a little bit.


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Re: Tournament fishing [Re: Luke Scribner] #12611898
02/05/18 06:08 PM
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Wise county
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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

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Re: Tournament fishing [Re: Luke Scribner] #12611926
02/05/18 06:25 PM
02/05/18 06:25 PM
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Frisco, TX. and Lake Fork
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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.

Re: Tournament fishing [Re: Sinkey] #12612107
02/05/18 07:56 PM
02/05/18 07:56 PM
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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.

Re: Tournament fishing [Re: Luke Scribner] #12612121
02/05/18 08:03 PM
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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.

Re: Tournament fishing [Re: Shaggin Bass] #12612178
02/05/18 08:26 PM
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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.

Re: Tournament fishing [Re: Shaggin Bass] #12613416
02/06/18 04:17 PM
02/06/18 04:17 PM
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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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Re: Tournament fishing [Re: Luke Scribner] #12613481
02/06/18 04:56 PM
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Melissa, Tx
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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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Re: Tournament fishing [Re: Luke Scribner] #12614161
02/06/18 11:09 PM
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Haslet, TX
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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


Re: Tournament fishing [Re: Luke Scribner] #12616438
02/08/18 05:01 AM
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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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