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Dumbest move ever in a tourney? #13487510 03/25/20 04:07 PM
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FLW Pro Circuit recap: Overcoming DUMBEST THING EVER for a Top 20 finish. You're not gonna believe this craziness!!!



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Re: Dumbest move ever in a tourney? [Re: Tom Redington] #13487544 03/25/20 04:26 PM
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Nice recovery Tom! cheers


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That’s crazy, great job on the redemption!


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Re: Dumbest move ever in a tourney? [Re: Tom Redington] #13487554 03/25/20 04:35 PM
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I would have to ask you Tom....why in the world were you taking a selfie with the fish in the middle of the tournament anyway! roflmao


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Re: Dumbest move ever in a tourney? [Re: Sinkey] #13487578 03/25/20 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Sinkey
I would have to ask you Tom....why in the world were you taking a selfie with the fish in the middle of the tournament anyway! roflmao


i asked myself the same thing! there were no marshals, so they asked us to send over regular updates so they'd have blog content throughout the tourney day. no good deed goes unpunished, right?! i just texted my weights in the rest of the tourney hammer

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Last day of Redman all American with just couple minutes to go,I hung a 2 1/2-3lb bass instead of taking a minute or so more time to lip the fish,I swung him over the side and 20lb line I had just retied broke......finished 2nd and cost me $80,000......

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Re: Dumbest move ever in a tourney? [Re: beartrap] #13488030 03/25/20 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by beartrap
Last day of Redman all American with just couple minutes to go,I hung a 2 1/2-3lb bass instead of taking a minute or so more time to lip the fish,I swung him over the side and 20lb line I had just retied broke......finished 2nd and cost me $80,000......

wow! that drive home must have been awful.

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Originally Posted by Tom Redington
Originally Posted by beartrap
Last day of Redman all American with just couple minutes to go,I hung a 2 1/2-3lb bass instead of taking a minute or so more time to lip the fish,I swung him over the side and 20lb line I had just retied broke......finished 2nd and cost me $80,000......

wow! that drive home must have been awful.


I really believe when it's your time to win,you will and it just wasn't my time...took a little while to get over it but looking back it was probably best thing that could have happened to me...at the time I was 53 years old and nearing the highest earning years of my business career but I had a couple of bosses above me that I was having some real problems with..... had I won,I might have been foolish enough to quit my job and become a pro fisherman....

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I cringed when I seen it lol, Good job on the come back and staying focused.


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At least it didn’t have a cull tag in it. Lol. That’s my own personal move.


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When you do something like that it makes you question your sanity.

I took six fish into weigh in at Fork one day. At one point that morning we had 10 fish in my livewell. We were whacking them. Once we got to ten I told my partner to keep fishing while I got my balance beam & culled down to the best five (or so I thought). The livewell on my Bullet was black and very hard to see those fish in there. We keep fishing & cull a couple more times during the day.

We get to the check in dock and start bagging the fish. I get 5 in the bag and OOPS- there is one more in there. I pull out my balance beam again and we cull at the check in dock. My partner takes the bag and heads to weigh in. I go load the boat. I get back to the pavilion and we have won the event with the largest sack of Unders ever weighed in an event on Fork up to that point. It was 11.97! My partner goes to the poly trailer and comes out a few mins later and gives me the thumbs up.

After the weigh in the TD comes over to me looking like his dog just died. He tells me another competitor saw us culling at the dock. I confessed as I thought we had done no wrong. Stupid me thought since it was a team event we could have 10 fish in the livewell. Doh!!

I voluntarily withdrew our catch and took a GOOSE-EGG for the event we just won.... realmad

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I ran that back because I thought I saw it wrong. Way to get the train back on the track Tom! Great finish! cheers

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Originally Posted by SoCal Tom
I ran that back because I thought I saw it wrong. Way to get the train back on the track Tom! Great finish! cheers

I ran it back twice!!!! I needed the laugh!



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I save my dumbest mistakes for my biggest tournaments....in my earlier post I described losing a fish that cost me winning the all American....8 years later I qualify for another all American,first day catch a good limit..... easily a top 5 bag on a tough fishery...pull up to the coliseum and start bagging my fish and discover I've got 6 fish in the livewell...entire catch gets disqualified.....I culled several times during the day and must have forgotten to throw a fish back once...

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