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Hiring a Guide before a Tournament #13856436 01/22/21 03:50 PM
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What are your thoughts on hiring a guide before a tournament?



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Re: Hiring a Guide before a Tournament [Re: fishinfool649] #13856465 01/22/21 04:01 PM
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Ok, as long as it doesn’t violate tournament rules

Re: Hiring a Guide before a Tournament [Re: fishinfool649] #13856477 01/22/21 04:08 PM
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I would never do it. But I would never hire a bass guide at all. But if it's not against the rules, I have no problem with it. I also have no problem with guides fishing tournaments

Re: Hiring a Guide before a Tournament [Re: fishinfool649] #13856505 01/22/21 04:19 PM
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I have done it many times and don't care what someone else thinks about it. We have sucked just as many times as we cashed checks with or without fishing with the guide. I also fish with this guide, who is a good friend, several times each year so its not just because of a tourney is coming up that next weekend. So, you if you're asking because you want to do it, go right ahead as long as its within your tourney rules....if you're asking because you think its not ok someone else is doing it, then that's another story.


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Re: Hiring a Guide before a Tournament [Re: fishinfool649] #13856516 01/22/21 04:25 PM
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Fish ABA as a Co-angler before your tournament. Best way to find out where not to fish. roflmao

Re: Hiring a Guide before a Tournament [Re: fishinfool649] #13856523 01/22/21 04:31 PM
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If the rules allow it, I would. I have fished a few tournaments where the body of water is so large that I wouldn't know where to start. A guide puts you in a general area w/ a pattern to build off of.

Re: Hiring a Guide before a Tournament [Re: fishinfool649] #13856544 01/22/21 04:41 PM
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i mean its not the most noble way to approach a tournament. Most people now a days take the easy way out and can't find there own fish but its not against the rules in most tournaments

Re: Hiring a Guide before a Tournament [Re: fishinfool649] #13856553 01/22/21 04:45 PM
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I know a lot of these bass club guys around Texas do it. Spend $400 to win $350. Poor math students.

Re: Hiring a Guide before a Tournament [Re: fishinfool649] #13856563 01/22/21 04:49 PM
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I guess it could save you a lot of time on baits that work and don’t, it’s not like the guide is taking you to their good spots anyways. I wouldn’t be proud of doing it, but it would cut your learning times down immensely.

Re: Hiring a Guide before a Tournament [Re: fishinfool649] #13856565 01/22/21 04:51 PM
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There a guy on Fork that does it. Takes a guide out about once a week or more. I think he won an hour at Mega Bass a year ago, so I guess it paid off.

I kinda think guys should go find their own fish. But to each and his own.

Re: Hiring a Guide before a Tournament [Re: WLBDallas] #13856580 01/22/21 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by WLBDallas
I know a lot of these bass club guys around Texas do it. Spend $400 to win $350. Poor math students.


By your logic. Anyone that ever hires a guide is a poor math student. $400 to win nothing.
Maybe they just like to fish and fish with guides. Maybe winning a couple dollars is just icing on the cake. Kinda like saying spend. 80 grand on a boat to win 300. Maybe they spent 80 grand because that's the boat they like. Winning 300 out of is just for fun. I wouldn't ever hire a guide because it just doesn't seem fun to me. I've won a free guide trip on Fork and never went. But I'm not gonna make fun of or look down on someone who does

Re: Hiring a Guide before a Tournament [Re: fishinfool649] #13856593 01/22/21 05:03 PM
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If the rules allow it go for it .


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Re: Hiring a Guide before a Tournament [Re: fishinfool649] #13856624 01/22/21 05:18 PM
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Re: Hiring a Guide before a Tournament [Re: fishinfool649] #13856720 01/22/21 06:32 PM
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Re: Hiring a Guide before a Tournament [Re: fishinfool649] #13856741 01/22/21 06:47 PM
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It worked for the guys that won champs on Falcon. Chicken mess in my opinion but I would guess it rarely works out so it’s good for the economy.

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