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my first pro am #2135587 04/03/08 03:02 PM
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I will be fishing my first Pro Am in a couple of weeks and iam not sure what to expect. I dont want to make any mistakes so i guess iam looking for some good advise on what not to do. Any help would be appriciated.


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Re: my first pro am [Re: deasley] #2135629 04/03/08 03:12 PM
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Male sure to give your boater some gas money. This is important to some as I have learned when I was a co-angler.


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Re: my first pro am [Re: deasley] #2135659 04/03/08 03:19 PM
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First off, Good Luck and I hope you win it.

This has been discussed several times in the past so for more info do a search about co-anglers and that should bring lots of info your way.

Otherwise assume that your boater has nothing for you IE... Life vest, tackle, etc. also, pay attention to your boater, if they start talking about another area there is a chance they are fixing to make a move so start putting your stuff together then so when it is move time they don't have to wait on you. Keep your stuff out of the way , if they have a second console that is a great area for your tackle if not find a way that you can keep your stuff available yet out of thier path. Most of this is just common courtesy like don't cast in front of the boat. If they are stopped don't cast where you can't get your line out of the way when they do move the boat for this pay attention to the wind direction and where they are trying to hold the boat. There are tons of things to suggest to you but you will learn most of them on your first trip.

I have fished with quite a few different people and there is 1 guy that stands out as my best co-angler and he has only been in my boat 1 time, I hope I can get him to fish with me more in the future. You might get him to talk to you. He is known as ROYP here on the forum so look around for his post or pm him. I would consider any advice from him golden.


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Re: my first pro am [Re: Weekender1] #2135688 04/03/08 03:30 PM
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I have been told that is the number one complaint is the readyness to relocate i should be ready for that i do have my own equipment but i have a rather large tackle box and dont have the means to change my tackle setup i hope it will not be too intrusive. I am quite nervous mostly because the caliber of the tourney I really hope i can really take it all in and learn as much as i can.


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In my opinion if you are worried about it then you will do just fine.

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Re: my first pro am [Re: Weekender1] #2135757 04/03/08 03:53 PM
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You will get a chance to talk to you angler the night before. Talk to him about where and how he will be fishing and bring the tackle to accomidate that style.

Bring your own stuff. Try to keep everything clean and clear of the decks. Be ready to move at any notice, most of the time you will have enough time to store what you have out, due to him having to store his rod and trolling motor.

Just be respectful, and polite and everything will work out in the end.


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Re: my first pro am [Re: Fish Killer] #2135768 04/03/08 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted By: Fish Killer
You will get a chance to talk to you angler the night before. Talk to him about where and how he will be fishing and bring the tackle to accomidate that style.


Iam under the assumption that this is a day of practice for the pro before the main event over the weekend following the Pro Am is that correct in your opinion.


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It really depends on the tour and what pro-am you are fishing. Most that I have done are a drawn for the night before the tournament. Typically a co-angler can go out and prefish with a entered angler, but that is self arranged before the tournament.

No matter what happens just go into it as a learning experience, and accept anything that comes from it. Be polite, and have fun.


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What ProAm might that be?

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Deasley i fished this last year and you wont take anything but 2-3 rods and they provide the tackle box that is fairly small...

the pros are their to show you how they fish and yes theres a little competition but their main focus is to make sure you get on fish...



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Ahh this isn't a typical Pro-am style event. Just got out and have fun. Your going to have a great time, and I hope you draw one of your favorite anglers.


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you wont be giving them any gas $ and you are only going out for 4 hrs...

make sure you take the time to go to the meeting the night before as they feed you a great supper and its free beer (well it was last year)...

enjoy have fun and get loads of great swag.

also you get some GREAT advice on how to fish Fork.


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Re: my first pro am [Re: SnakeEyes] #2135824 04/03/08 04:12 PM
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who did you fish with??


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