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Would you fish a derby in a Jon Boat #12782759
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Like the title says, would you fish a bass tournament in a Jon Boat. Of course as long as the rules of the tournament allow it. The boat would be legal in all aspects and with some form of cooler live well. Would you be fine with it or would it hurt your ego too much.

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Re: Would you fish a derby in a Jon Boat [Re: Brutaldudeski] #12782772
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I'd be fine with it. There's a man on here who fished a Fork Derby out of a jon boat and won himself a brand new Skeeter!


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Re: Would you fish a derby in a Jon Boat [Re: Brutaldudeski] #12782776
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Been there, done that, as long as the rules would let me trailer.


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Re: Would you fish a derby in a Jon Boat [Re: Big Swimbait] #12782782
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LOL!! That's about right!

Re: Would you fish a derby in a Jon Boat [Re: Brutaldudeski] #12782784
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Some of the best answers ever.

Re: Would you fish a derby in a Jon Boat [Re: Brutaldudeski] #12782797
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If it's what I had....hell yea. I wouldn't PREFER to do so, but I am lucky to have a bigger boat.


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Re: Would you fish a derby in a Jon Boat [Re: Brutaldudeski] #12782807
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There's been some spring tournaments i wished i had a jon boat to get access to water a glass boat couldn't get to.

My current partner fished a couple seasons out of a 2-man bass-buster with just a 12v trolling motor and an ice chest with a 12v 500gph pump - he won several club Ts out of that thing.

Re: Would you fish a derby in a Jon Boat [Re: Brutaldudeski] #12782815
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Yes sir, no problems with it. When holding our Friday night Working Mans Ts, many times I had to fish from shore, I have won 8 of the T's by fishing from shore. Some of the fishermen were jealous, but any one of the could have invited me to fish with them, but didn't, so I fished from shore. Not bad fishing by the launch ramp and knowing the lake pretty well. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck. We even allowed bass busters, too and they wons some T's as well.

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Re: Would you fish a derby in a Jon Boat [Re: Brutaldudeski] #12782841
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LOL, I got beat out of an hourly big bass payout by a guy in a jon boat with a little 2.5 hp motor. It was near the end of the hour as he pulled up with a nice 5 lb largemouth. I was hoping he would miss the hour and be in for the following hour. Mine was a nice lake record smallmouth but was under 5 so I missed the hourly payout. Did place 13th overall for a small payout though....

Re: Would you fish a derby in a Jon Boat [Re: Brutaldudeski] #12782871
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Didn't Brandon Palaniuk have motor problems, stayed in one spot, rode back with the camera crew and weighed in a big bag to win a tournament last year? The point is the fish don't care what you're fishing from. The only difference would be over time, you will get less casts in due to the lack of speed of your boat getting from one place to another. Since it's a numbers game, you'd be at a disadvantage. But for any given tournament, your john boat will do just fine.

Reminds me of Harvey Penick's golf book where his student called him from the state tournmanet saying he's matched up against a golfer with a funny looking swing and that the student would kick his behind. Harvey gently reminded him that the funny swing got that golfer to the same finals match as his student's. I won't judge a book by its cover.


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Re: Would you fish a derby in a Jon Boat [Re: Brutaldudeski] #12782875
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I fished a bunch of them road runner events as a youngster in a 14' ft Jon boat , 7.5 game fisher, Ted Williams 12 lb thrust t/m, green box portable flasher........ Buzzbaits had just hit the fishing world, I threw one until my arm fell off, then switch off to the other arm... Man that was a blast looking back on it...






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Originally Posted By: RedSkeeter
I fished a bunch of them road runner events as a youngster in a 14' ft Jon boat , 7.5 game fisher, Ted Williams 12 lb thrust t/m, green box portable flasher........ Buzzbaits had just hit the fishing world, I threw one until my arm fell off, then switch off to the other arm... Man that was a blast looking back on it...


Wow I remember the Ted Williams t/m, wasn't that sold at Sears? Or maybe Montgomery Wards?

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Re: Would you fish a derby in a Jon Boat [Re: Skunked Again Fishing] #12782940
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Originally Posted By: Skunked Again Fishing
Originally Posted By: RedSkeeter
I fished a bunch of them road runner events as a youngster in a 14' ft Jon boat , 7.5 game fisher, Ted Williams 12 lb thrust t/m, green box portable flasher........ Buzzbaits had just hit the fishing world, I threw one until my arm fell off, then switch off to the other arm... Man that was a blast looking back on it...


Wow I remember the Ted Williams t/m, wasn't that sold at Sears? Or maybe Montgomery Wards?

Sears...
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Originally Posted By: RedSkeeter
Originally Posted By: Skunked Again Fishing
Originally Posted By: RedSkeeter
I fished a bunch of them road runner events as a youngster in a 14' ft Jon boat , 7.5 game fisher, Ted Williams 12 lb thrust t/m, green box portable flasher........ Buzzbaits had just hit the fishing world, I threw one until my arm fell off, then switch off to the other arm... Man that was a blast looking back on it...


Wow I remember the Ted Williams t/m, wasn't that sold at Sears? Or maybe Montgomery Wards?

Sears...
All my Christmas and Birthday gifts came from Sears....lol


I must be a lot older than you Billy, I bought my lures from Western Auto. Sonic lures, remember those ?


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Originally Posted By: GIG'EM AGGIES
Originally Posted By: RedSkeeter
Originally Posted By: Skunked Again Fishing
Originally Posted By: RedSkeeter
I fished a bunch of them road runner events as a youngster in a 14' ft Jon boat , 7.5 game fisher, Ted Williams 12 lb thrust t/m, green box portable flasher........ Buzzbaits had just hit the fishing world, I threw one until my arm fell off, then switch off to the other arm... Man that was a blast looking back on it...


Wow I remember the Ted Williams t/m, wasn't that sold at Sears? Or maybe Montgomery Wards?

Sears...
All my Christmas and Birthday gifts came from Sears....lol


I must be a lot older than you Billy, I bought my lures from Western Auto. Sonic lures, remember those ?


Maybe just a little Ronnie,
I bought lures from Whites auto, and Gibsons department stores back in the 60's.....ouch, damn I am old..
LOL....






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