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Stories From Megabass #13636961 07/20/20 02:05 PM
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Had some fireworks over a green light and tourney director said my boat was in the right. Fished the light caught some fish. Put 3 understand in the box for me and one for my buddy.

Weighed in at 9am but got bumped from the money.

Caught some good slots and dinks after that but our bite died.


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Re: Stories From Megabass [Re: 5Redman8] #13636974 07/20/20 02:14 PM
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OK, took me a few minutes to figure out what the green light was. With a title like this, you have to give the story about the fireworks. A dock owner, other boater etc. Don't just tease us.

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I've had that happen,when the sun comes up there's 10 boats around 2 docks and 2 more stragglers trying to squeeze in at the last minute lol


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Re: Stories From Megabass [Re: Bobby Milam] #13637062 07/20/20 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Bobby Milam
OK, took me a few minutes to figure out what the green light was. With a title like this, you have to give the story about the fireworks. A dock owner, other boater etc. Don't just tease us.


Reader’s digest version....

Lighted dock above and below water. Headed to it at 4:05am and got there at 4:10am....it is an awesome light and we knew we would have company. As we pull up two guys start waking to their boat slip and tell us they are anchored and we have to stay 50yds away. They are not the boat dock or light owner as he doesn’t bass fish.

In case you missed it, they were just walking to their boat....not in their boat. An argument ensued....both sides...neither cussed or threatened each other. Luckily I got video of them walking around not in their boat and a quick call to Chad with an explanation and he stated we were on the spot first.....put on speaker for them to hear.

They got real quiet for the next hour. Then at fishing time they were still there within 3yds of us and made a cast at the light. Got video told them they were not welcome. They still did not leave so I parked my boat between them and the light. We had to warn them to watch their heads as we were casting. They were right up against our boat.

Caught some fish and they got their panties even further wadded up...turned off the light and left. We stayed and caught a bunch more fish.

The dock owner is a well known @ss and he came down after they moved out of the slip and they whispered with each other and then he came down making as much noise as possible.....washing his deck....feeding HIS catfish and got all kinds of upset when we kept fishing.

If you want to stack your boat full of catfish PM me and I can give you the location.


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Re: Stories From Megabass [Re: 5Redman8] #13637074 07/20/20 03:34 PM
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So who were the other guys? Were they fishing the same tournament?


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Some nice fish weighed in....



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Re: Stories From Megabass [Re: 5Redman8] #13637084 07/20/20 03:48 PM
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Fork really showed out. Caught fish early and made a move at 8:30. bad mistake! 5 boats about everywhere we wanted to go. Went back to first spot and 3 other boats had moved in after we left.
By 11:00 I was putting corn in deer feeders at our Ranch. lol

It really fishes small when you put that many boats on it in the summer!

Congrats on a great tournament though. 22 overs for 1 day in July is pretty strong!


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Sounds like it was a pretty good day of fishing. I can't imagine 1,800 people out there which I guess would be about 800 boats + whatever crazy people not fishing the tournament decided still fish. Congrats to all of the winners.


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Originally Posted by Douglas J
So who were the other guys? Were they fishing the same tournament?


Not sure but thinking dock owners brother and yes they were in the tourney.


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Re: Stories From Megabass [Re: 5Redman8] #13637140 07/20/20 04:34 PM
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So I have a cool story.

The husband of the couple I rented the 5th wheel from had a buddy show up on Saturday afternoon and as I was loading up for the day the husband and that buddy came over to chit chat and see how I was doing. The buddy, out of the blue, asked me if I fish sinkos and I said of course so he reached into his pocket and handed me a package of Gary Yamamoto Sinkos with 3 left in the package and said here throw these, I always have luck with them. I accepted and threw them in the boat and we went our separate ways.

Yesterday around 7:30 I was still looking for a bite and eventually grabbed one of the sinkos and on the first cast, before the bait hit bottom, my line was moving sideways and boom fish #1. Next cast, fish #2. Both were equal size, 15" so I strapped up the rods and headed to weigh-in, eventually finishing 11th for the 8am. I stayed for the 9am, just fishing around LFM, and watched weights come in and knew my #2 wasn't in the money so I left to go back out and fish (I eventually let #2 go and was right 2.19lb didn't hunt the rest of the day).

So this morning I see the full results and I'm looking at the picture of the overall winner and think damn, that looks like the buddy who gave me the sinkos Saturday. Well sure enough I sent a message to the couple thanking them for the hospitality and ask how the husband did. The Wife said her husband didn't do well but that his buddy won 15k and the boat! Talk about coincidence!

I had a good time, caught some good slots but it was tough finding a place to fit in. I just started hoping around to areas that were ignored, finding something to throw at from watching my graphs. Most turned out to be nothing but I did luck into a few schools of nice slots but could just not find anything else to run to weigh-in about.

I did witness a few squabbles and words thrown between few jockeying for fishing area but for the most part most everyone I fished around did well sharing water.

I'll be back next year to try again!

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Caught a couple early and weighed the 1st 2 hours. Tied for 9th the 1st hour. Caught a few more the rest of the day. Either slots or 2 small. It was hot

Re: Stories From Megabass [Re: 5Redman8] #13637215 07/20/20 05:25 PM
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Actually Sinkey we processed 25 overs on the live release boat. One died. It was the first over of the morning and had a big slice in the jaw making it so it could not keep anything in it's mouth. Didn't look fresh. We could not save her.

Because of the TPWD survey we do with the overs we were really busy. Each over has the be measured in centimeters, recorded, pounds converted to grams, time caught and a fin sample taken. We had 25 vials avaible to us and used them all. The dead fish was taken to our freezer to be sent into TPWD for an autopsy. They try to figure out what killed them.

Keeping 25 overs straight and going thru all the steps when they come in, in groups while at the same time processing the unders, some of which had to be fizzed was an exhausting deal for the 4 volunteers. One time they brought 2 overs in the same bag, told us the weights. Being ounces apart it was guess time on which was the bigger. Or the one that the weigh master told the runner 6 something because of all of the overs that hour.

And then there was the young guy in the real pretty red Champion that came flying in at the last minute around noon waking every boat in the marina only to get bumped out. Which he repeated on the last hour. No regard for anyone but himself and once again his fish was to small.

All in all I'd say Bass Champs put on another great tournament and Lake Fork provided plenty of big fish for everyone.

After looking at the number posted by Bass Champs I'd say that they might have sent us a few big slots but didn't bother telling the kids running the fish to tell us of that. We don't normally process slots but I guess 3 got through. I did see one ticket fish that went in at 16.5".

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Sounds like everyone had a good time.

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Only 22 overs got paid. I guess the other 3 got disqualified

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Originally Posted by texasfisherman1
Only 22 overs got paid. I guess the other 3 got disqualified


22 were weighed. Not sure on the other 3.


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